Get Your Perfect 2x2 Inch Resume Photo for Free!

Need a resume photo? We've got you covered! Our easy-to-use service lets you upload a photo from your smartphone, and we’ll turn it into a perfectly-sized 2x2 inch resume photo that meets all official requirements. Plus, we guarantee 100% acceptance of your photos.

Why Choose Our Service?
  • profile-icon Auto-Crop: Our tool automatically crops your photo to the correct 2x2 inch size.
  • document-icon Complete Guidelines: Access full requirements for your photos.
  • person-icon Step-by-Step Tutorial: Simple instructions to guide you through the process.
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How to Create Your 2x2 Inch Resume Photo Online

Making your own resume photo at home is easy and convenient. Here’s how:

  1. Select Your Country and Document Type:
    Choose your country.
    Select "Resume Photo 2x2 inch" as your document type.
  2. Take and Upload Your Photo:
    Capture a photo using your smartphone or digital camera.
    Upload the photo to our resume photo maker, following the guidelines.
  3. Optimize Your Photo:
    Our platform will automatically adjust your photo for proper lighting, centering, and other criteria.
  4. Get Your Picture:
    Download the optimized image, for your CV.

Photo Requirements for Resume

To make sure your CV photo meets the criteria adhere to these instructions.

1.18 inch
Layout, size and scale by indentation for the ZZ photo
  • Size The image should be 2x2 inches
  • Backdrop Use a white or bright background
  • Facial Expression Maintain a demeanor
  • Apparel Steer clear of glasses, headwear and uniforms unless required for purposes
  • Quality Guarantee resolution (300 DPI) and proper lighting without shadows

*Data from government agencies

Specific Guidelines

Make sure to check how your photo will appear when printed to get the result. Save your photo in the format as instructed. It's important to understand the specifications, for passport and visa photos. Here are some common requirements:


Technical requirements if you are going to process the photo yourself through Photoshop or other services:

Crisp and Sharp

Ensure the picture is sharp focused and devoid of blurring.


300 DPI.

File Size

Between 1 MB and 15 MB.


Off white with no shadows present.

Capturing Your CV Photo at Home


  • Secure lighting and a simple backdrop.
  • Position yourself 5 - 7 feet away from the camera.
  • Use a tripod. Seek assistance from someone to snap the picture for you.


  • Maintain a stance with an expression on your face.
  • Avoid shadows. Maintain lighting, across the image.

Use our platform to upload and process your photo. Once processed you can download the image for your use. When capturing photos of babies and kids similar guidelines apply. Here are some tips to keep in mind.

For Newborns: Position the baby on a sheet. Take the photo from an overhead angle.

For Older Babies: Prop them up in a chair against a white sheet.


Tools based on artificial intelligence

Tools and Features

Key Features of the Online Passport Photo Editor



Trim your photo to the correct size



Adjust the photo dimensions as needed


Background Removal

Automatically remove non-neutral backgrounds



Optimize brightness, color, and contrast with one click

Printing Your Digital Resume Photo

For the best results, print your digital photo on high-quality matte or glossy paper. Use a dedicated photo service or our custom tool for at-home printing.

Where to Get a Resume Photo

Pharmacies and Drug Stores

CVS and similar ones offer quick photo services.

Shipping Centers

UPS, FedEx, and local shipping centers.

Post Offices

Many post offices offer photo services for around $10-15 too.

Retail Stores

Various retail locations have kiosks for taking photos at competitive prices.


How many photos are needed for a resume application?

You only need to submit one photo with your resume application, but make sure it’s of high quality and meets all specifications.

What are the usual photo prices?

Expect to pay around $15 at pharmacies, shipping centers, and retail stores. Prices can vary with professional photographers.

How do I make sure my photo meets official requirements?

Review the requirements provided by the authorities and use a photo template to ensure correct positioning and size.

What’s the best way to capture a digital resume photo?

Ensure balanced lighting, avoid shadows, use a plain background, and take a high-resolution image with a neutral expression. Online services can help edit and format the photo to meet requirements.

How recent must my photo be?

Your photo should be taken within the last six months to accurately reflect your current appearance.

Can a mobile app help create a correct photo?

Yes, there are mobile apps designed for creating resume and passport photos.

How do I get a ready photo for my document using PhotoGov?

Follow the steps on the PhotoGov website, pay the service fee, and receive a high-resolution electronic photo via email. For documents offering free photo processing, just enter your email, and get your processed photo in 30-40 seconds.

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