Photo 30x40 millimetres (3x4 cm)

Photo 30x40 millimetres (3x4 cm)

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Photo 30x40 millimetres requirements

Photo 30x40 millimetres (3x4 cm)
Size
Width: 30 mm
Height: 40 mm
Resolution
600 dpi
Image definition parameters
  • Head height: 30 mm
  • Top of the Photo to Top of the Hair: 2.5 mm
Is it suitable for online submission?
yes
Is it printable?
yes
Background Color

How to make a photo?

Body-camera distance
1
Body-camera distance
Posture: Straight ahead
Posture: Straight ahead
2
Posture: Straight ahead
Even lighting on both sides of the face
Even lighting on both sides of the face
3
Even lighting on both sides of the face

Photo 30x40 millimetres requirements

Photos to documents can have many different sizes, it depends on the country and the type of document. However, the size of 30x40 mm is quite popular worldwide and used for passports, visas, residence permits or ID cards. 

If you want to obtain a professional photograph that is suitable for various documents, usually the best solution is to choose a universal photograph. However, it is important to check the size regarding the official country requirements to be sure that, for instance, chosen 30x40 mm is the right one for the given document. If you are not sure about the size, after you upload a picture, use our photo resizer which distinguishes the document, adjusting it to the correct measurements.

30x40 millimetres photo dimensions

The size of the photograph is the most important requirement regarding the document like visa, passport, driving licence, etc. applications. Not always at a photography studio, there is the possibility to print photos with dimensions of 30 on 40 mm or 3 x 4 centimetres, so, using a photo maker with the option of automatic framing may be the best solution.

30x40 mm photo equivalents

The equivalents of a 30 x 40 millimeters size photograph are:

3 x 4 cm photo (i.e. photo's width 3 cm and height 4 cm)

1,18 x 1,57 inches photo (i.e. photo's width 1,18 inches and height 1,57 inches)

Digital version of 30mm x 40mm photos

In the case of electronic version photos only, it is crucial to maintain the right proportions, i.e. the ratio of the 30 millimetres width to the 40 mm height. 

Photo 30x40 mm in pixels

Depending on the resolution (dpi) of the printout, these may be very different concerning sizes expressed in pixels (px). E.g., these can be the dimensions:

for dpi=100 resolution: 118 x 139 px (width = 118 pixels, and height 139 pixels)

for dpi=300 resolution: 354 x 418 px (width = 354 pixels, and height 418 px)

for dpi=600 resolution: 708 x 835 px (width = 708 pixels, and height 835 px)

How to make a 30x40mm photo?

If you wonder how to make a 30 x 40 mm photograph, that is 3 on 4 centimetres, you should use the photo tool available on our page or in the AppStore or GooglePlay. After you download the app or open the website, you can choose a document and the photo cropper will adjust your photograph to the requirements of the office or institution. Thanks to this easy procedure, you will save time and money on searching for a photographer who will take professional photographs for documents in the size you need. Below we described each photo tool that our photo creator has. Read on, to find out how our online service and app work. 

To take the 30x40 mm photograph, use:

  1. Your smartphone, tablet or digital camera (a webcam is not allowed). 
  2. Download a PhotoAiD app or use an online service and follow the photo guidelines (find the official requirements for your 30x40 mm photo regarding your country, to know what else, besides the 3 x4 cm size is important). 
  3. Upload it to our photo tool and let our app do the rest!

Bear in mind that editing photos such as cropping from a bigger one, retouching, removing wrinkles, scars, etc. is forbidden and your photo will be declined because of interfering. To avoid photo rejection, use our photo tool which changes the photo size to 30x40 mm, crop the head to adjust with frame and change the background color to the right one as well as remove any shadows in the background or on the photographed person. The most important is that the photo maker works under the official requirements that have a 100% warranty of your photo acceptance

30x40 millimetres (3 x 4 cm) Photo Maker

The 30x40 mm photo maker works based on Artificial Intelligence. This means that all pictures uploaded to the editor are automatically verified by AI and marked as correct or incorrect. Below, they are describing all the tools which the PhotoAiD maker has. You can use it on your phone or on the website. Firstly, meet the official requirements pointed by any country you apply for a passport, visa, ID card or any other documents to travel, work or live in that country and start photographing! 

30x40 mm background remover

If you want to change the background color because you couldn’t get the right light in your home circumstances, making the background unity was difficult or your problem was removing the patterns appearing in the background? You have to use our background remover which changes the color for right and uniform. AI analyses the background requirements to give you a correct 30x40 mm picture with the right plain background color. It takes only a few seconds! 

30x40 mm photo cropper

Probably you thought about how to resize the picture for your document with requirements of 30x40 mm. Well, it is simple and quick with our photo cropper! The app or online tool checks the picture and resizes it with regarding 30x40 mm photo size. Then, analyses and adjusts the distance from the head and face to the top and bottom of the photo to crop it perfectly as required. Furthermore, the photo resizer not only crops your image but converts the 30x40 mm size to JPG format!

30x40 mm photo verification

The list of requirements for passport, visas or any other identity or travel documents is really long. Not only the right size is an important rule. To submit the correct picture, you have to know a lot of specifications, such as the photo quality, facial expression, head position, background color, patterns, lighting, etc. Photos have to be verified concerning all the guidelines. If they don’t meet the requirements pointed out by your country’s authorities, it means that your photo might be rejected. To avoid a photo rejection and have acceptance from the approving institution, use our photo maker to verify photos produced on our website or in the mobile app. Every photo which is validated by our photo creator has a 100% guarantee of acceptance. 

30x40 mm photo template 

After verification, the photo editor has to mark the photograph as a correct one or incorrect. If everything is fine and your 30x40 mm photo is accurate, we will send you a photo template to your email address or home address. Then, you can print it in a local photo lab or printing point or you can choose to have delivered a printed photograph to your home. 

Frequently Asked Questions

💡 What is the 30x40 mm photo equivalency?

The equivalents of a 30 x 40 millimeters size photograph are: 3 x 4 cm photo (i.e. photo's width 3 cm and height 4 cm) and 1,18 x 1,57 inches photo (i.e. photo's width 1,18 inches and height 1,57 inches).

💡 What is the digital version of 30x40 mm photo?

In the case of electronic version photos only, it is crucial to maintain the right proportions. This means that the ratio is of the 30 millimeters width to the 40 mm height.

💡 How to make a 30x40mm photo?

To make a 3 x 4 cm picture, you have to do is download a PhotoAiD app or use an online service and follow the photo guidelines. Then, choose a document and the photo cropper will adjust your photograph to the requirements of the office or institution.

No. Editing photos such as passport photos or visa, driving licence or for any identity or travel documents cannot be edited as they have to show your natural and accurate appearance. Beautifying in any way, like removing scars, retouching, etc. is forbidden.

To change background color you have to use the professional services like PhotoAiD which removes background shadows and make it uniform and in the right color. It works under the official requirements to give you a correct 30x40 mm photograph.

Depending on the resolution (dpi) of the printout, these may be very different concerning sizes expressed in pixels (px). E.g., these can be the dimensions for dpi=100 resolution: 118 x 139 px (width = 118 pixels, and height 139 pixels) or for dpi=300 resolution: 354 x 418 px (width = 354 pixels, and height 418 px).

Yes, use our photo tool which verifies and mark your picture as a correct or incorrect one. Remember that to submit the correct picture, you have to know a lot of specifications, such as the photo quality, facial expression, head position, background color, patterns, lighting, etc. If they don’t meet the requirements pointed out by your country’s authorities, it means that your photo might be rejected.

You can choose to have send a photo template to your email address or home address. Then, you can print it in a local photo lab or printing point or you can choose to have delivered a printed photograph to your home.

It is better to not resize the picture by yourself, use a professional service like PhotoAiD tool which resizes your picture regarding the official requirements for your country.

About the document

Photo 30x40 millimeters (3 x 4 cm)

Photo 30x40 millimeters (3 x 4 cm) is a popular generic photo size of passports, visas, ID cards, residence permits, weapons permits and others. The 30 mm width to the 40 millimetres height will simply suit a lot of travel and identity documents. 

Which countries have a 30x40 mm photo size?

This is a list of documents and countries which use 30x40 mm measurements:

  • Afghanistan ID card (e-tazkira)
  • Angola visa
  • Armenia ID card
  • Azerbaijan ID card and visa
  • Botswana visa, passport, residence permit
  • Brazil ID card and SPTrans Bilhete Único
  • Colombia online visa and residence visa
  • Estonia weapons permit
  • Ethiopia visa, passport and origin card
  • Guinea-Bissau visa
  • Japan Residence Card or Certificate of Eligibility
  • Laos visa
  • Moldova ID card
  • Mongolia visa and residence permit
  • Palestine visa
  • Philippine Acknowledgement of employment contracts
  • Portugese citizen card and Portugal visa (in Indonesia and Philippines)
  • Romania ID card and visa
  • Russia Pensioner ID, Army ID, work permit, medical book, temporary residence, student ID, haunting license as well as Moscow social card
  • South Korea Alien Registration
  • Turkmenistan passport
  • Ukraine visa
  • Vietnam ID card and APEC Business Travel Card

How much is it to get a 30x40 mm photograph?

As 30x40 mm is used for many countries around the world with a different currency, the price depends on the country. However, you can print it in photo booths, photo labs as well as choose to have it ready printed on high-quality paper and sent after using a photo maker to your home address or via email.

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