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Why Choose PhotoBooth Online App?

FREE on Any Device

No matter if you're on mobile, PC or tablet—the PhotoBooth Online tool will work in your browser and create ID photos for free anyway! Upload and crop as many as you like: no payment is needed.

Accepted by UK Gov.

We follow the approved local guidelines for digital UK applications and a printable ID photo: 35x45mm size, the correct background colour, proper head proportions, width, height, and resolution.

Correct Print Size

Our algorithms will cut, crop-frame and fine-tune your full-face picture. As a result, our app will turn your image into a perfectly-sized digital photo for your identity card (which you can print if you like).

For Unis and Schools

Need a student ID photo UK universities will accept? Save time and money and get it for free right from your mobile phone or PC! Crop, download and print your pics on a home printer or at any printing place!

How to Create a UK ID Photo Online in Our App

  1. take a snapshot with your smartphone camera or webcam
    STEP 1
    Take a picture
  2. create ID photo online in digital version or ready-to-print template
    STEP 2
    Save print-ready image

8 Reasons to Get a Photo for UK ID Here

  1. Free Image Now

    Save money and get a British ID photo online for free! Our web tool validates images per the country regulations: it checks the head, eyes and front shoulders position and removes any other objects in the background. Each printable image is free!
  2. Biometric Image

    Our online ID photo app prepares compliant UK biometric identification pictures with proper head sizes. After uploading, you'll get a digital JPG ID picture and a template with two photos ready to print on professional matte or glossy photo paper.
  3. Correct Proportions

    Crop your pictures to the standard UK ID photo size automatically. Upload a digital photo from your phone or PC's hard drive, and we'll remove the background and ensure the correct aspect ratio, focus, contrast, shadows adjustment, and print dimensions.
  4. Quick Result

    We'll cut your photos fast with the smart crop-frame algorithm used in our ID photo application. Also, there's no need for any picture background editing: to save time, we'll do it for you. As a result, you get a ready UK ID print-size photo in 2 minutes.
  5. 100% Suitable Quality

    Our app works the same on iOS, Android and Windows: it checks the key aspects of your print-ready ID picture: face position, proportions, no smiling, overall appearance, no glasses (except for medical reasons), correct lighting, plain background, etc.
  6. Accepted by Authorities

    Whatever the photo type (a PASS card, residence permit or other) we'll ensure it meets the rules—apply for a new identity card without hesitation. Our photo editor checks your image against the UK requirements to make sure your ID photo is 100% compliant.
  7. Easy to Print

    Our online ID photo app gives you two versions of your shot: use the printable image in the JPEG format to submit online or save the print-ready PNG template. You can copy the latter to your phone or USB to print it on a home printer or at a printing place.
  8. For Education & Work

    Obtain ID photos instantly on iPhone, Android or PC. Get high-quality images for digital or printed identity documents like the proof of age card (a.k.a. CitizenCard), bus pass or rail card, SmartPass or firearms licence—we support almost every photo type!

Getting ID Photo in the UK: Common Questions

  1. What size is an ID photo UK?

    When it comes to the printed version, the typical UK ID photo should be 35mm wide and 45mm high (or 3.5cm x 4.5cm): it’s the standard size. As for digital images and their sizes, they should measure 600 pixels in width x 750 pixels in height.
    Please note: whatever the photo type (a digital printable image or a printout), your ID picture should have the same height and width ratio.

  2. What forms of ID is PhotoBooth Online suitable for?

    Our free web services can be used to create photos for a wide range of documents from a passport, driving permit and PASS card to a biometric residence permit, Freedom Pass, travel card or SmartPass. In fact, you can even use our website to get a national identity card for other countries with similar photo requirements.

  3. How to take pictures for CitizenCards at home?

    First, you need to find suitable equipment and environment for your ID photo session:

    • As for equipment, we recommend using your iPhone or Android phone: this is the fastest way to create a new image since you’ll be able to upload your shot right from your device. However, you can also use a DSLR camera, the only difference being the need to copy the image to your smartphone or PC afterwards
    • As far as the environment goes, you’ll need to arrange a DIY ID photo setup. First, find a plain light-coloured background: it can be a plain wall, plain cream / light grey bed sheet or unrolled off-white projector screen. Then you’ll need to ensure sufficient and proper illumination suitable for an ID photo. Mind that if you just turn on the lights, it may not work (such lighting will most likely be too sharp and uneven for ID pictures). Your best bet here is to stand in front of a window with nice and even daylight coming in—this will make really good lighting for your photo

    Once the prep stage is complete, follow these instructions to make a headshot for your citizen card:

    1. Find a camera and a room where you’re most comfortable (it doesn’t what background you’ll have as we will remove it anyway)
    2. Ask someone to capture your full-face ID photo. If you’re alone or just don’t want anyone to photograph you, place your camera on a tripod. If you don’t have one, just extend your arms with the mobile phone or digital camera in your hands (but they must not be visible in the photo)
    3. Stand straight and keep a neutral facial expression. Also, relax: if you’re too tense, it’ll show on your face and won’t help to make a good ID photo)
    4. Look directly at the camera, eyes open fully, mouth closed, don’t smile
    5. Take a picture (or, better yet, take as many shots as you like to pick the best photo later)
    6. If you did the previous steps on your smartphone, you can skip this one. Otherwise, transfer your image to your PC, Mac or smartphone
    7. Access the website of our PhotoBooth Online service (in fact, if you’re reading this, you’re already on the crop page you need; just find the uploading button). Then, upload your image file to our tool to generate an online ID photo automatically—all the cropping and editing will be done by our application, and you only save the result on the download page
  4. How to look good in UK ID photo?

    When you make a new picture, try to wear casual clothes in neutral plain colours. Since your UK ID photo will capture your upper body and shoulders, pay attention to your top clothes, makeup, hair, and accessories (although make sure there aren’t any other objects in your ID photo). Put on modest makeup, wear glasses, if you do it every day, comb your hair, and don’t wear a hat. You can wear religious attire and head covering, but keep your face fully visible.
    Before you actually take the photo, don’t forget to maintain a correct face expression—keep your head and shoulders straight, mouth closed, and eyes open.
    The best practice to follow here is to remain recognisable in the final ID photo—after all, you don’t want any delays when travelling or checking into hotels.

  5. How to take a student ID photo online?

    Use our online image maker if you want to update the headshot in your student, uni, or college pass card. Whether it’s for yourself or for your children attending school or university, it’s absolutely free to resize and prepare a good ID photo in our application. Follow these simple steps:

    1. Check your school, university, or college requirements for face pics
    2. Dress according to your educational institution’s guidelines
    3. The photo background can be anything since our website tool will change it to plain off-white colour anyway
    4. Put your camera or phone in front of you
    5. Take the photo and upload it to the PhotoBooth Online crop page
    6. Move to the download page of our website and either grab your digital picture…
    7. …or print the 4×6 template image on a printer to use in your physical student card
  6. How to take a good work ID photo in the UK?

    When taking a job name tag or badge picture, remember to check your company’s brand book to adhere to the business style of your employer. For example, your company might require you to wear a uniform or particular colours in your employee ID photo. Once you’ve familiarised yourself with the rules, follow the tutorial below to take ID photos in high resolution.
    Here are some quick instructions:

    1. Find a camera that can take a digital photo—a smartphone is preferable, but a digital camera will do as well. Use the default parameters, do not adjust anything (no filters or the like)
    2. Ideally, find a room that has a window with even daylight coming in. If it’s already dark, turn on the lights to avoid shadows in the background (the rules for an ID photo are the same as for passports)
    3. Ensure that there are no other persons or objects in the background (whatever the photo type, your background should be neutral and light grey)
    4. Either take the photo yourself (preferably, use a tripod) or ask for someone’s help
    5. Upload the shot to our online app. Once it’s at our crop page, we’ll process it automatically (crop-frame, resize, etc.) into a ready-to-print ID photo
    6. Proceed to the download page to save the resulting digital photo and find a home print device or a nearby place that can make printouts. In any case, the shot should be printed on high-quality paper only

    Print two coloured pictures of the 35mm x 45mm size to use for your work permit card. A quick tip: save the ID photo file in case you ever need the image for other documents