[CC] Make passport/ID photos yourself with ID Photostudio (freeware)

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.

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  • jonejan98

    Relevant knowledge is a market research software. It is installed with user’s permission and can be uninstalled anytime via control panel. Some users think it’s a spyware. You can read more about this software at their website relevantknowledge.com. User is rewarded for taking part in their survey. Relevant knowledge donates a tree for every user’s participation. This way user indirectly participates in a good cause. All user has to do is participate in surveys. Wes Atherton
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  • I am fuming: I unclicked the relevant knowledge box, and it installed anyway!!

  • Jyo

    Hmmm, fake ID’s anyone? …thanks Jeanjean!

  • Torymon

    Thanks to Jeanjean regarding the warning about “Relevant Knowledge”! That got me curious and this
    is what I found;

    Their website: http://www.relevantknowledge.com/Home.aspx

    and a very thorough discussion of what “Relevant Knowledge” is and what it does is found here…


    Thank you both, Jeanjean and Ashraf!

  • Ashraf

    @Thamza: Thank Jeanjean. Poor guy had it submitted two months ago and I just got around to publishing it today.

    @WobblyWombat: I think the point is the convenience of not having to know what size photo you need, and the ability to easily print multiple photos on one page. But your point still stands: You can do this with many other programs, too.

    @Bruce Fraser: o.O I will remember that shall I ever go to Canada.

  • Bruce Fraser

    In Canada, passport photos must be made and signed by a commercial photographer, with the address of the photo studio.

  • WobblyWombat

    Thanks for posting, but I don’t get it – isn’t it just a matter of cropping and/or resizing? Doesn’t pretty much any photo software do that?
    I know in FastStone you can resize by %percent, pixels, or any print size – metric or imperial. Is that not a common feature?
    Am I missing something?

  • Thamza

    Thanks for this article, it is very interesting.