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For some reason I had to search 2 hours to find Costco to be the cheapest place.

1. Costco is the cheapest. Love you COSTCO...... Because I have to do 3 family memebrs . .....

Homemeade ones with epassportphoto looks 10 times better than ones from Costco.


Passport photos 4.99 Costco


2. Some areas, AAA free for plus memebrs just for one time a year.
Rest of your family has to pay 10.00$ That is so cruel.
Please list if your area is free .


3. CVS 7.99 not so good outcome


4. Do it yourself with http://www.epassportphoto.com/
Take the photo.Upload to Rite Aid or cvs and pick up on your way. Can't be easier.



5. Dirty portrait studio in WalMart charges 10 bucks for 2 photos.









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Thanks for the headsup OP. Went to Costco and had my pictures done in 10 minutes total. Great deal!

jdiddy (May. 10, 2006 @ 1:16a) |

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ANightShopper (Aug. 09, 2006 @ 12:01p) |

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AAA not free in Maryland for Plus.

If you have Photoshop, this is an excellent tutorial to make your own Passport size photos.

I have used this and it has worked very nicely for me. Make your own Passport Size Photos

No wonder you are busy. You wasted your time searching.

Couldve done it at home in 2 hours. The time you saved is more valuable I bet than the money it would have/could have costed.


fatcool said: [Q]For some reason I had to search 4 hours

I am so busy.

I took a head shot on a white background and then went to WalMart, used the fuji machine to crop and print. got charged for a 4x6 print which was 26c at the time.

This couldn't have come at a better time. Now to find a cheap place to get the passport from. My local post office wants over $100 for everything not including the photo <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif" border=0> Is that the going rate these days?

From usps.gov

Passport Fees (effective March 8, 2005).
Passport Service
Age 16 and over
$67 Passport Fee*
$30 Execution Fee*
$97 Total Fees

Under Age 16
$52 Passport Fee*
$30 Execution Fee*
$82 Total Fees

*Note: Fees must be paid separately. Passport fees are paid to the Department of State by check or money order. Execution fees are paid to USPSŪ in cash, money order, check, debit or credit card. Routine Services (Form DS-11)* Non-Refundable


Expedited Service - Add $60 for each application

Yea all these places are a rip off, I dont mind paying even $10 if the person can print extra copies at 0.29 cents. They charge the same amount for every 2 pics. Finally gave a try for DIY on epassportphoto.com, and I am not going back. It really dosnt take more than 15-20mins to do it yourself.

Once done, get it printed anywhere for 0.29 cents <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border=0>, and have as many copies as you want <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif" border=0>

- LS

lion00999 said: [Q]If you have Photoshop, this is an excellent tutorial to make your own Passport size photos.

I have used this and it has worked very nicely for me. Make your own Passport Size Photos

Thanks for the info!

I need to get 6 photos soon. Would cost me $30 to use a professional.

Now I can print it at home for $.10X3 = $.30 total.

The E. Broadway location in Tucson, AZ said they would do passport photos for my entire family for free with my PLUS membership (2 kids)

Eric

went to post office couple of weeks ago to renew my passport. was told no execution fee if i submitted it by mail so she gave me the form. filled it out there, bought an envelope, stamps, and mailed the application plus photos plus $67 check right there.

frugalpete said: [Q]went to post office couple of weeks ago to renew my passport. was told no execution fee if i submitted it by mail so she gave me the form. filled it out there, bought an envelope, stamps, and mailed the application plus photos plus $67 check right there.
Pardon my ignorance but how else would it be submitted? I didn't see any reference on the government passport site listed earlier about no execution fee if information was mailed in. Has anyone else had an experience similar to frugalpete?

If u are willing to spend about 15 min of u'r time and effort u can have 6 passport size pics for the size of a 4x6.

- Take a picture against a light (off white background
- crop it to a square (in photoshop or gimp ...)
- create a new image
- paste the cropped image in the new image 6 times (2 rows of 3 )
- save/export as .jpeg
- print it anywhere for about $0.25


its very simple, works great and super cheap


-prashanth

OrlandoT said: [Q]frugalpete said: [Q]went to post office couple of weeks ago to renew my passport. was told no execution fee if i submitted it by mail so she gave me the form. filled it out there, bought an envelope, stamps, and mailed the application plus photos plus $67 check right there.
Pardon my ignorance but how else would it be submitted? I didn't see any reference on the government passport site listed earlier about no execution fee if information was mailed in. Has anyone else had an experience similar to frugalpete?

the execution fee is if you renew at the post office you go to (if that post office branch has passport service.)


some places used digital camera to take those passport-size photos.
If that's the case, you can easily make your own, using your digital camera (provided you have one).

just beware that, for some purposes, they would like to have instant passport photos, since it would be harder to duplicate for fraud protection, etc.

frugalpete said: [Q]OrlandoT said: Pardon my ignorance but how else would it be submitted? I didn't see any reference on the government passport site listed earlier about no execution fee if information was mailed in. Has anyone else had an experience similar to frugalpete?

the execution fee is if you renew at the post office you go to (if that post office branch has passport service.)
There is also an execution fee for first time passports. You're saying you were able to avoid the execution fee because it was a renewal?

Forgot to mention, if you are using these photos for VISA or Passports, you better make sure you get the photos right, that is if you are doing it yourself. Read the requirements correctly.

- LS

FYI: Right now it is taking about 2 months for a regular service new passport. If you need it before then, pay the expedite charge!!!

fatcool said: [Q]
4. Do it yourself with http://www.epassportphoto.com/

nice, was just filling out forms for passports for the family.

If you don't want to risk the do-it-yourself route and need it ASAP, one place to remember is Kinko's. I think it was around $17.95 but if you find one open 24 hours, they might be able to do it right away for you.

lion00999 said: [Q]If you have Photoshop, this is an excellent tutorial to make your own Passport size photos.

I have used this and it has worked very nicely for me. Make your own Passport Size Photos

I just take a headshot against a white wall and size the picture in MS Word.

Sure some people will say go somewhere pay a little more because its professionally done and you need photo paper, printer, etc. But I am half competent and have had photo paper and printer and MS Word for the last 20 years, so its no big deal. Passport people never seem to care how ugly I look.


I use photoshop layout to make 6 copies in 4x6, and then print in Walgreen for free (first 20 prints free for new customers).

I got a sheet of 4 passport photos from Winkflash for 39 cents! Shipping is about $1 (although I got it during a free shipping promo). The quality was fine.

I know this isn't very fatwallet-ish, but I got a cheapo passport photo taken which was so horrifically ugly that I got another one.

If you live in New York City, head over to Columbia Photo on 3 W 51st St. The woman there said they "specialize in retakes". I got such a wonderful shot that I've kept their business card for next time.

robby69 said: [Q]fatcool said: [Q]
4. Do it yourself with http://www.epassportphoto.com/

nice, was just filling out forms for passports for the family.

This is a really easy and convenient site for those who might not have access (or know how to use) imaging software like photoshop. And not to crap on it at all (actually more of a crap on Wal-Mart), but I went to Wal-Mart and printed it out at the kodak machine, only to have the lady there tell me I couldn't buy it because it had the "epassportphoto.com" logo on the bottom. I told her it was my picture, that I took, of myself. She wouldn't budge. I allegedly had to have a notice from epassportphoto.com saying that I was allowed to print it. Retarded. Some people take their jobs WAY too seriously. Anyway, you really shouldn't have any problems anywhere else.

the size seems wrong when i save it to my computer as a JPEG image. i guess i'll actually print the picture out rather than just use print preview to see if it actually works.

qaz1001qaz said: [Q]the size seems wrong when i save it to my computer as a JPEG image. i guess i'll actually print the picture out rather than just use print preview to see if it actually works.

Like I said above, just use MS Word. They have a ruler above the page. Pull the corners of the picture to size.

From the AAA Southern New England Website:
http://www.aaa.com/aaa/240/sne/membership/membershipmanual.html

FREE Passport Photos - one color set provided FREE to AAA Plus members. Additional sets $4. ($8/set available to Basic members, additional sets $4)

I am unsure if this is valid nationwide. Please check with your own branch of AAA to see if this benefit applies to you.

I believe it, but that is the weirdest thing i have heard. You should have called the Manager of the store and asked him to check it online. never leave without an apology when they err. After all, You are paying for it and it is YOUR Photo.

Nyways, to avoid this, open the image which epassport made for you, open in paintshop or any other editing tool that comes with your Operating system and cut that epassport.com thing and save it...

aaydemi said: [Q]robby69 said: [Q]fatcool said: [Q]
4. Do it yourself with http://www.epassportphoto.com/

nice, was just filling out forms for passports for the family.

This is a really easy and convenient site for those who might not have access (or know how to use) imaging software like photoshop. And not to crap on it at all (actually more of a crap on Wal-Mart), but I went to Wal-Mart and printed it out at the kodak machine, only to have the lady there tell me I couldn't buy it because it had the "epassportphoto.com" logo on the bottom. I told her it was my picture, that I took, of myself. She wouldn't budge. I allegedly had to have a notice from epassportphoto.com saying that I was allowed to print it. Retarded. Some people take their jobs WAY too seriously. Anyway, you really shouldn't have any problems anywhere else.

i made my own recently, photoshop into 2x2, used the free walgreens deal to get 20 prints (1 became the passport photo) and 8x10 for free. didnt take too long, but it can be a pain depending on your preferences

Well ! You don't have to crop/edit to make it 2x2.
When printing from Walgreens/CVS Kiosk Machines use "PHOTO ID" as the option and it automatically converts the size and shoes 6 photos on a 4x6 page.
Print it pay - 19 or 29 cents whatever ... and walk out.

Did it couple of times myself at CVS.

WalMart charges 7.59 + tax for 6 pictures. I just took it last week at Germantown, MD WalMart, and you get it instantly

fatcool said: [Q]For some reason I had to search 2 hours to find Costco to be the cheapest place.
you wasted 2 hours to save only a few dollars? what's wrong with that picture?

I found a good picture of myself in all my digital photos, after looking for a solid white/off-white background. I touched it up a little, transferred it onto a diskette, then I took it to Wolf's Camera. They sized it for me to meet passport requirements, and then they printed them out for me at only .49 cents each. If you have a digital camera, you can do the same. The reason I wanted Wolf to do the printing, is the paper and ink is very good, and there should be no problems with the passport agency accepting the photos. Which they did, I might add.
2 photos costs me $1.06

I am glad that our company has a travel dept. We can take our passport photo there for free. I have seen some frequent travelers even use the travel dept to help sending in their passports for renewal or even getting a new passport all under the company's expense. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border=0>

If you got into one of the almost free Canon ip3000 or higher photo printers they come with easy photo print. There are options to print passport photos. Just make a picture yourself and select the correct option.

Needed two passport size pics for visa to some country last week and the local photoshop did it for $4 total. Plus he emailed me the pics so I can print it at Walgreens or CVS the next time I need pics.

I got mine done at the post office in Dallas, wasn't to expensive. Maybe 10 bucks. Sorry I don't remember exactly. Thganks op.

YOU CANT USE INKJET FOR PASSPORT PHOTOS! I was told the only acceptible standard for passport photos is Polaroid film or traditional paper & chemical film (like Kodak). The government standard I saw (about 2 years ago) said NO Dye-Sublimation or inkjet photos are allowed as they are not approved media.

I'm sure you could take a digital shot and have it printed on chemical paper but I don't think you'll be able to use your $20AR Canon inkjet!

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shellyle said: [Q]Following the passport photos by ePassportPhoto deal...

did someone had a similiar experience to the one described in ePassportPhoto blog where some Walgreens/costco/... denied them from printing ePassportPhoto image?<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-confused.gif" border=0>Thanks, OP. Just got the epassportphoto.com photos from costco.com.



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