Saturday, November 9, 2019

UK Digital Passport Photo

This year, the United Kingdom passport process went "digital only." All British or UK passport photos are submitted online, no longer are actual prints needed.

The UK passport photo was always 35x45mm with a head size of 29-34mm on a light gray or cream colored background. NOW, it's the same ratio in dimension, but measured in pixels instead of millimeters.

The new UK passport photo size requirement is "minimum 600x750 pixels" (outer dimension), showing down to the elbow so the UK passport office can crop it themselves. The file size of the JPEG  can range from 50k to 10mg.

We've found that a more suitable size for this new image is 1000x1250 pixels, often resulting in an image that is just less than one megabyte.

When it's time to update your UK or British passport, call the experts in foreign passport photos, Newsome's Studio of Photography.

Located in Carrollwood (North Tampa) at 10012 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Suite 219, Tampa, FL 33618.

All work by appointment only... 813-968-2810