I'm probably missing something but...! I want to create my own paaport photos..I have PSP9, serif photoplus, picasa2 and have tried using all of them to no avail. The photos need to be 45mm high by 35 mm wide...I took a few phots with my digital camera (Canon IXUS 800 is). When I tried to resize the picture becomes distorted, but leaving the 'maintain aspect ratio' switched on I vcannot get it to the right size. I know you can do this in photoshop, it tells you so on the web..but can I do it with the software / hardware I have..any help appreciated as usual..
If you take a head shot at say 6ft - 8ft distance ( depending on lens ) take a waist up shot then load on to pc.
you need then to use the square selection tool to frame the head & top of sholders part of the photo ... a bit of skill to get a 45 x 35 ratio ( don't worry about size right now just crop the correct aspect ratio)
now [copy] & [paste] as new image
[save] new image call it head
[open] head -[image] [resize] menu opens - pick - lock aspect ratio pick print size cm
then pick 4.5 x 3.5 [save] with new file name head1
should be correct size now
go to [file] [print layout] drag inage to ' paper ' 4 times
set printer to highest re
might be worth testing on ordinary paper just in case first
took a few digital pics at different distances and got them printed off at Costco (9p each). Those which came up at the right size when trimmed with a guillotine (I noted the distance & lens focal length used), were accepted by the Passport Office.