Binders and Passports Edition
We have a little write-up over at Canadian Budget Binder, so do go check it out, if you are so inclined.
Speaking of things Canadian, we’ve recently been getting our ducks in a row for travel to the home country. This involves getting a passport and requisite photo for the littlest traveler we know.
Last time we needed passport photos we did what might seem reasonable: go to a store that prints passport photos, have them take the picture, and wait around while they print it. For the privilege of getting passport photos that way, we were out $35 a person.
This time around, we tried something different: Using the appropriate app on one of our phones (ID PhotoPrint app in this case), we took the photo at home using a white sheet as a backdrop and it was auto-magically formatted to the right dimensions. We uploaded the photo electronically to the same store we used before, and they were printed and waiting to be picked up at our convenience. The main difference being, that from the stores point of view we were printing a standard 4 x 6 picture, not passport photos. The app puts the passport size photos onto a 4 x 6 format with lines on top for where you have to cut it. The total cost this time was 33 cents. The photo clerk was nice enough to cut the photos down to the right size for us along the guides so we didn’t have to experiment with the cutting part our selves.
Just a nice tip we thought might be interesting to anyone looking to get passport photos done.