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How to take your own biometric photo
Get the perfect biometric ID photo in 3 minutes or less.
Check out just how easy it is!
Take or upload a photo
First, snap a photo or upload one from your device. Our photo editing tool will help you frame the picture correctly.
Get your photo fine-tuned by AI
Next, AI fine-tunes your photo by adapting the background to meet all requirements. It also crops and resizes the image.
Let our experts verify the pictures
Finally, one of our experts carefully verifies the picture against official requirements. You get the feedback in under a minute.
Enjoy your new photos
Your 100% compliant photos are ready for instant download. You can also order printouts and get them delivered to your door.
Tips for taking your own biometric photos
Follow these steps to get the best results
Mind the distance
Pose 4–6 feet (1–2 meters) from the camera. Use a timer to take your photo or have someone snap it for you.
Face the camera directly
Keep your head straight. Avoid tilting your body or looking away. Remember: portrait mode is not suitable for any ID photos.
Ensure good lighting
Take your photos in daylight e.g., next to a bright window. Shadows on your face or in the background are not allowed.
1x1 inch photo in a nutshell
Is it suitable for online submission?
Is it printable?
Need more details? Read the information below
What dimensions does a 1x1 inch photo have in other units?
In the handy table below, you can find the size of 1x1 pictures in other commonly used measuring units.
1x1 Photo Size
In millimeters (mm)
In centimeters (cm)
In inches (in)
In pixels (px)
Note: With our 1x1 photo converter, you can easily resize any image to a square 1x1 photo format perfect for online applications!
What documents require 1x1-inch pictures?
The 1x1 (25 mm in height by 25 mm in width) is a custom photo size uncommon for official documents. It’s mostly required for:
- Philippines RUSH IDs
- Philippines driver’s license
- Thailand driver’s license
Before you create your images of that size, make sure they comply with the country’s photo size requirements for a given document type.
How to make a 1x1 photo at home?
The quickest way to do it is to upload an image to our 1x1 photo maker.
Our software will automatically convert your photo to a 1x1 inch size within minutes. You can also use a free 1x1 photo maker online but note that most of them won’t guarantee the image will comply with the official requirements for a 1x1 ID photo.
Alternatively, Photoshop or similar editing tools can help you with creating 1x1 inch images. But, they often require advanced skills or a pricey license.
How to make a 1x1 picture on an iPhone?
Your safest bet is to use apps to make your photo 1x1 with a white background.
You can find many apps with a designated 1x1 photo crop feature. For your convenience, they’ll help you resize your uploaded image to fit an in-built 1x1 photo template.
With our editor, you don’t need to learn how to make a 1x1 photo yourself. Simply upload a photo, and we'll do the rest. Our AI system will automatically create your images, and biometric photo experts will verify the details.
Where can I get high quality 1x1 photo prints?
The best way to print a 1x1 inch photo is to get it done by professional biometric photo providers.
You can find many online photo makers that offer 1x1 photo printing services. Alternatively, download a photo booth app on your smartphone that lets you order prints. You can explore our expert-reviewed passport photo apps to find the best one.
Do you prefer to get 1x1 inch photo prints yourself? Many stores across the US offer printing services suitable for biometric pictures. You can simply Google “where can I get 1x1 photo prints near me” and choose the most convenient place from the map.
How do I print a 1x1 inch photo at home?
Once you have a digital image created with a 1x1 photo maker, you can print it yourself.
For best results, we recommend using glossy or matte photo paper. You can read about the best ink and laser printers to print photos at home, including those for official documents.
Or, get the job done with a reliable photo app. Our biometric photo professionals will send your 1x1 photo prints to your mailbox instantly. That way, you save time and money on going to photography studios or photo booths.
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