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  • Passport photos for pennies

    If you’ve ever paid for a passport photo, you know that they can run $10 or more for only two little pictures. Enter ePassportPhoto.com. For no charge, they will take a picture that you’ve taken yourself and format it to create a 4×6 image file that contains six 2×2 photos. You can then print the new file as you would any 4×6 photo – and, as most moms know, you can print a 4×6 photo for as little as 9 cents. Just make sure you follow the directions for taking the photo, including specifics about background and white space. And if you’re not an American citizen, check them out anyway – they can generate photos that meet the requirements of more than 60 countries. Did I mention that the conversion service is free?

    I haven’t used ePassportPhoto.com myself, but if you do, I’d love to know how it worked for you.

    Image credit: NewBedford360.com.


    1. The Femmes Frugal says:

      I usually do this myself, but that is a great thing to know! To do it yourself, if you are at all proficient in PhotoShop, Paint.net or any similar software, put as many 2×2’s as you need on the 4×6, and if you have any white space left, fill it with squiggly lines. Apparently some development places can detect that you are trying to cheat them out of passport photos.

    2. Kimberly says:

      This is awesome. I’m applying to medical schools right now, and all of the applications want a passport photo along with their packet. You just saved me a ton of money. Thanks!

    3. Clean ClutterFree Simple says:

      Great tip! I usually go to Costco for our passport pictures. DD1 is on her second passport, got her first one at 3 months! They’re $5 at Costco. Still not $.09, but better than most instant places.

    4. Chief Family Officer says:

      @Kimberly – Let us know how it works for you!

      @CCS – Thanks for that tip. If this doesn’t work out, I’ll head to Costco the next time I need passport photos.