Online ID Photo Maker That's Free & Instant

Auto-Checker & Editor. Print-ready quality
Compliant 2 x 2 Photo Size: used both for ID & DV
  • upload your own photo
  • get four printouts and copy
  • prepare photo for documents
  1. 100,000+
  2. 10+
  1. Images Processed
  2. Experts On Board

Why Get ID Photos in PhotoBooth Online Generator?

Free ID Photo Tool

Many edit-and-check services make you an ID photo with a watermark removable for a fee only. Unlike them, our free editor converts your shot into a high-quality ID photo file ready for submission.

Compliance Check

Up for the DV lottery? Use our green card photo editor online for FREE! Simply upload your own picture, and we'll process and check it against the official standards.

Online Picture Creator

Any software editor takes time to install and figure out how to make a right-size ID photo. Our editor is 100% online. No need to download anything except your checked ID photo.

Easy ID Picture App

Your picture will be compliant with the identification rules—we will convert it to the proper size and omit its background. From a regular ID to a green card image, our free ID photo maker will handle it all.

How Our ID Photo App Works

  1. take a selfie and upload to our dv photo editor, online and for free
    STEP 1
    Take a picture
  2. download an image converted by our free green card photo editor
    STEP 2
    Save ready image

8 Amazing Features of Our ID Picture Maker

  1. All-Purpose Format

    Most pictures for US documents have the 2x2 size and their background removed: we'll make you a photo of this format exactly. Once you get your image, you can be sure it'll pass any DV lottery photo check or another form of ID card control.
  2. Create Free Photos

    From its image crop page to the download page, our ID and DV lottery photo tool will not ask for your money. PhotoBooth Online is an end-to-end picture editor that’s free in the full sense of the word. No hidden paid steps or watermarks.
  3. Print-Ready Size

    We will edit and convert any of your photos to templates of the correct size and run a final check. Once it's done, you can reproduce the printable image file using any suitable color printer. No need for further enhancement or cropping, just print!
  4. Meet ID Card Rules

    Going for a DV lottery, looking for visa photos, or just need a new student card? In any case, there are photo rules to mind before you print. But no matter the photo type, our free ID and green card photo check tool will help keep your picture compliant.
  5. Automatic Tool

    In a usual editor, it's you who has to edit and crop your camera shot. By yourself. With out DV lottery photo checker, this isn’t the case. In our tool, the whole editing part is automatic. Upload your picture and then just save the print-size ID photo we create.
  6. Universal Generator

    Need to create or check visa photos for a trip to another country? You can get photos for foreign documents here. Or planning to take part in the Diversity Visa Program? Our online application works as a DV photo maker, too.
  7. Best Picture Possible

    Studio-made ID photos often turn out bad even if you keep a neutral facial expression. Annoying, right? Luckily, you’ve got the right DV photo editor for the job. Get dozens of watermark-free photos with your digital camera and pick the best to print!
  8. Instant Photo Checker

    DV lottery or not, you must be busy if you're trying to get a US resident card. We've got a time-saving life hack for you. Don't spend too much time on one picture: use our green card photo check tool and create a cropped image online in minutes!

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How to take an ID photo?

    There are three main options:

    1. Take your ID photo in a retail store, pharmacy, shipping center, or professional studio. This variant is most useful when you want someone else to prepare a perfect picture for you. The photographer will set up their camera, ensure proper lighting in the room, and create a plain background. They will also make sure that your face is fully visible and of the correct size, and so on.
      When it’s done, they’ll also check the resulting printable image against the requirements for this photo type (DV lottery green card photo, identification headshot, social security card picture, etc.). Of course, all this convenience doesn’t come for free: it will cost you $10-15 on average. Creating a mere JPEG shouldn’t be that expensive, don’t you think?
    2. Find a photo booth. Sadly, this machine can’t take care of every detail for you like a human photographer. It hasn’t got any built-in photo editor, so all it has to offer is a proper background, lighting, and photo printer.
      The rest, however, is up to you: you have to check that the overall look of your photo meets the relevant ID requirements. This implies some pressure if you need your photo urgently (say, for the upcoming DV lottery). That being said, the price for such a service is comparable to that of the previous option. To top it off, most of these booths have gone out of date. So this variant is arguably the worst (especially so if compared with the free option), but we have to mention it to give you the full picture.
    3. Create a compliant image at home using an online ID photo maker. This way you can stay home and save money you could’ve spent on a lengthy visit to a studio or booth. Plus, you’ll save time (a lot of it), as everything’s done in minutes. Also, there won’t be any watermarks or hidden fees. Finally, you can also use our tool as a DV lottery photo editor, work permit picture generator and so on—our format is universal!
      The only visible drawback of this online option is that you have to make sure you meet all the requirements relevant to your type of document. And yes, we can help you with that—whether you need to edit a DV lottery green card photo, or some other type of identification headshot. Or you might need a perfect badge photo for onboarding. All we need from you is a JPG picture taken with a digital camera. Once we get it, we’ll crop-frame and cut the image to the same height and photo size they use in identification documents.
  2. What ID photo maker should I choose?

    The available options are legion. The three main types are smartphone applications, software tools, and websites. But the first two solutions require you to do some prep before you actually edit your picture (like installing the editor to your smartphone or PC, signing up, and so on).
    As for ID photo websites, many of those tend to have a nasty habit of asking you to pay at the download page. That is AFTER they generate your image. This move can be quite irritating if you need to get a photo urgently (say, for a DV lottery).
    However, the PhotoBooth Online website doesn’t use that unpleasant practice. Our easy photo generator is transparent—we process your pictures into neat templates for free. Also, we run them through an integrated ID and green card check tool. So, if you want to print, save the output file in a click.

  3. How to take ID photo with iPhone?

    Apple iPhone has a great camera that can take perfect pictures in ultra HD resolution. But please mind that you’ll have to resize your iPhone portrait to use it for an identification document. There’s a decent number of iOS apps available in the App Store that can do that. In fact, the available options are overwhelming: whether you need a headshot for your library card or a DV lottery green card photo editor, there is a dedicated app for any of those.
    Luckily, you don’t have to trudge through all of this to find what will work for you. Whether you need a DV lottery photo editor or another identification tool, there’s also an easier option to resize without quality loss and avoid getting a pixelated image. Open Safari, go to this website, and upload a suitable file from your iPhone gallery. PhotoBooth Online is iOS and Safari-friendly, so it’ll process your photograph in a matter of seconds without any trouble.

  4. How can I make my photo ID online free?

    It depends on the type of identification document you want to get. You may obtain it at a governmental institution, educational organization, or private company. As for the photo for your new document, you’re often allowed to take and check it yourself. Here’s how you can make a DIY picture quickly:

    1. Take a good headshot with your Android or iPhone. Please note that you mustn’t wear glasses, hats, or other hair accessories. Also, avoid shadows on your face or background, don’t apply any filters, and keep your eyes open and mouth closed
    2. Upload your picture to our online editor
    3. We’ll automatically crop-frame your portrait and run our integrated ID and green card photo check to make sure it’s compliant
    4. Proceed to the last page and click the button to get a 2 x 2 size ID photo for the online application or JPG print
  5. How to take a good ID photo?

    No matter what document you need a picture for, some preparation never hurts if you want to look your best. Here are some quick tips that’ll help you get a perfect photo for your ID card with our free online tool:

    • Pick a place where it’s most comfortable for you. Feel awkward when photographed by another person or by the robot camera in a photo booth? If so, it’s best to take your image in the comfort of your home and then simply upload it to our free ID picture editor.
    • Make sure you look tidy. Carefully arrange your hair—in an ID photo, a business-like hairstyle will work best (check that there are no flyaways or tousle). Also, apply some makeup if that’s your thing (but keep it natural). This stage is especially important since you aren’t allowed to apply any filters later, and our online ID picture maker won’t do it either.
    • Wear the right outfit. We recommend putting on something business-like for your photo. That’s the case for the upper body clothes—only your shoulders and upper chest will be visible (so, no tank tops or you’ll look naked). As for lower-body clothes like pants and shoes, they can be anything: even if you take a full-body image, our free ID photo generator will crop them out.