Passport Photo Workshop 3.0 has been released, a powerful but affordable passport photo software

Passport Photo Workshop Team Specialized in image editing software, today launched Passport Photo Workshop 3.0, a professional passport photo, visa photo and photo identification making software. With this new version,  Passport Photo Workshop added lots of new features and changed the pricing model to make it more affordable to our users.

“We have added a lot of new features to this new version, including:facial recognition for auto cropping, WiFi SD card, watch folder and digital camera supports for direct photo import, ISO/ICAO standard compiled passport photo template and layout editor and auto layout feature etc.” said Alex Li, the director of the team. “we have also adjusted the pricing model, now the software has 3 different editions – Basic Edition, Professional Edition and Ultimate Edition, which make our product more affordable and more accessible to our users.”

Main Features Of Passport Photo Workshop:

Built-in Auto Crop and Manual Crop feature
For higher accuracy, Manual Crop enables users to manually pinpoint facial feature to produce ISO/ICAO standard compiled passport photos. For faster processing speed, users may use Auto Crop, The Auto Crop feature can automatically recognize facial feature.

Variety of photo import methods
Supports import photos from files, webcam, Wifi SD cards, digital camera(Canon EOS series), and the software also inbuilt a watch folder feature.

Powerful output feature
The layout feature can layout a number of passport photos on A6, A5, A4, 3R or 4R papers, or you may choose directly save as image files such as JPG or PNG files, it is all up to you.

Customizable templates and layouts
Not only the software has inbuilt dozen of passport photo templates and layouts, but also provide the ability to let users to create customize templates and layouts.

Easy to use photo adjustment tools
Brightness adjustment, contrast adjustment, smooth skin and other photo adjustment tools are included inside the software.

Business-friendly features
Includes output history feature for furture re-print or re-output. Batch processing for users who want to process dozen of photos with just few clicks.

About Passport Photo Workshop:
Passport Photo Workshop is an all-in-one, professional and easy to use passport photo software for home, business and organization users.  Enabling our users to create all types of biometric passport photos, visa photos and photo identifications with just a few mouse clicks!

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How to Start a Passport Photo Business with Passport Photo Software

One of the best ways to start your own business is with passport photo software. Many of the larger photo studios you see today started out as a passport photo business. If you’re interested in photography then this is a great way to get your foot in the door of the industry.

10 Steps to Start a Professional Passport Photo Business

1. Have a Business Plan

Make sure that you have all of your ducks in a row when it comes to starting your own business. It sounds great in theory but there are actually some risks involved. The main risk is whether you can rely, partly or completely, on the revenue your business will bring in.

2. Do Your Homework on the Requirements

Each country has their own standards on passport and visa photo requirements. Make sure that you are familiar with each of them. Have reference material on hand at all times. It will make you look more competent when you investigate questions instead of just guessing.

3. Get the Right Passport Photo Software

This is the most important part of starting your passport photo business…obviously. The right kind of passport photo software will be easy to use and capable of handling all of the requirements for the countries passports and visas you are servicing for.

4. Studio system of Computer, Camera, and Printer with Good lighting

No matter where you open your business you’re going to want a professional looking studio to include: the right backdrop for passport photos (white, off-white, or light gray), a good camera, quality printer with plenty of photo quality paper (to produce the level of photos needed), a computer and great lighting to avoid shadows and produce better images.

5. Let Family and Friends Know

Start your marketing plan by word of mouth. Let family and friends know via Facebook, telephone and email that you have started your own passport photo business and ask them to tell others.

6. Use your photo software to make some samples and a portfolio

Get a friend to come over and take some sample shots of popular passports templates and photos and put them in a binder to use as a portfolio and sample for prospective customers.

7. Begin a Real Advertising Campaign

Take an ad out in the local paper and start an online advertising campaign through Google, Bing or Yahoo!

8. Start in Home, Expand if and When You Can

If you can’t afford prime real estate in a visible area then start the business in your own home. Home based business is all the rage right now and cheap to maintain.

9. Incorporate Photos but always stay at the core

Eventually you can start to offer other photo services as part of the business but always stay true to the “passport photo” as your specialty so that you can build authority and reputation in the marketplace.

10. Enjoy the freedom of working for yourself

Being your own boss and owning your own business feels great. Enjoy it!

How to Choose a Passport Photo Software

Passports are a serious business in this day and age. Governments, airport security, and customs officials all take passports very seriously and so should you. It would only make sense that you want to ensure that your passport photo is on point and done correctly. Or you may not be going anywhere.

Personal passport photo software is relatively new in the industry. Before the software you would have to make an appointment at a photography studio or passport photo service agent. You would wait days just to take the small, plain photo to submit to the immigration department for your passport issue. Now you can do it all in your own home, with no hassle, and within the correct specifications.

Things to Consider When Choosing Passport Photo Software

1. Make Sure it is Compatible with Your Equipment

Good passport photo software is compatible with a wide-range of equipment and operating systems. You shouldn’t have to be hassled trying to find one that will work on your computer and with your printer.

2. Photo Editor is a must

You need the software to be able to edit and adjust your photo so that it looks good. If it is blurry or has red-eye then chances are it won’t be accepted by immigration. Besides, you want to look presentable-even in your passport.

3. Ensure that Editing is Simple

You shouldn’t have to read a hundred page user guide or watch endless tutorials to be able to operate your passport photo software and edit your photos. Even people without a strong grasp of how computers, printers, and photography work should be able to operate the software and produce high-quality photos.

4. Easy Print Settings

Furthermore, we’re talking about passport photos here. You shouldn’t be paying the same as you would for a DLSR camera. The software should be affordable and able to work with the digital camera that you already have. Even the one in your smartphone or on your computer.

5. Make sure that It meets government requirements

Most importantly: the passport photo software should be true to its word. It should produce passport photos, within the immigration department’s required specifications, and do it simply. It should be software that is specifically designed to produce the types of photos that passports require.

Basic Passport Photo Requirements according to the US Passports and International Travel site:

  • Color photo
  • Printed on matte or glossy photo paper (no regular printer paper!)
  • 2 inches by 2 inches in size
  • The head from (top to chin) must be between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inch in size.
  • Photo taken within 6 months of passport application
  • Plain white or off-white background (no glamour shots!)
  • Full face view and directly facing the camera
  • Both eyes open and plain facial expression.


As you can see, good passport photo software has a lot of stiff requirements that it should live up to. The requirements are very specific and if your photo is not in compliance then you will have to wait even longer for a valid passport with which to travel. Make sure that your passport photo software covers all the bases.