[CC] Make passport/ID photos yourself with ID Photostudio (freeware)August 9, 2011 9 Email article | Print article
When I have a task to complete, I seek the means to do it preferably free of charge. Recently, one of these tasks was to restore old and damaged photos, convert them to passport format, and print them.
The restoring part was easily realized with Ashampoo Photo Optimizer (test version) and PhotoFiltre.
To achieve the second part (converting to passport format), I used the free and multi-language ID PhotoStudio, a user-friendly ID photo creator/duplicator & printer.
Using ID PhotoStudio is very easy. You load the photo you want to create a passport/ID photo of, select the photo dimension (you pick from a drop-down menu which contains pre-defined sizes based on country requirements), select how many photos you want, and print. It’s that simple!
Obviously most people won’t be using this type of software every day, but it is one of those programs that is nice to keep on hand when the time arrives for its need. It has a portable version so you don’t even have to install it; and its completely free. (Oh yes, I forget… you still have to buy something: Paper and ink/toner for printing photos.)
You can grab ID Photo Studio from the following links:
Product homepage: http://www.kcsoftwares.com/index.php?idps
Direct download: http://www.kcsoftwares.com/ftp2.kcsoftwares.com/kcsoftwa/files/IDPS_lite.exe or ftp://ftp2.kcsoftwares.com/kcsoftwa/files/IDPS_nork.exe or ftp://ftp2.kcsoftwares.com/kcsoftwa/files/IDPS.zip or ftp://ftp2.kcsoftwares.com/kcsoftwa/files/IDPS.7z
Download page: http://www.kcsoftwares.com/index.php?download
The software is 100% clean, as per VirusTotal. Do take note, however, the full installer of ID Photostudio comes bundled with Relevant Knowledge. I have provided links to the “Lite” and “No RK” installer versions of ID Photostudio so there should be no Relevant Knowledge bundled with those downloads. Still, be vigilant during installation and make sure not to install Relevant Knowledge if prompted during installation.