The dimension and size requirement on government websites depends from department to department, but generally it looks like:
Upload Scanned Images of Photograph and Signature:
Size of the photo image must be greater than 4 kb and less than 40 kb.
Dimension of photograph image should be 3.5 cm(width) x 4.5 cm(Height) only.
Dimension of photograph image should be 110px (width) adn 140px (height) only.
don’t need advanced editing, but we only need to crop, scale, adjust
some basic brightness and contrast. Besides, the other tools shared in
the previous post –
Using Paint.NET for resizing photo to 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm and other specification required by most Indian Government exam websites
- Open Paint.NET
- Drag and drop your photo in the Paint.NET work space.
- When asked whether to open the image or add as a layer, select “Open”
- If the orientation of the photo being edited is landscape, crop the photo to select only the required portion of the photo in the passport photo. After cropping, you should have a photo in portrait orientation. So the aspect ratio is somewhat close. We now have to adjust the dimensions to fit the size requirements.
- Click on Image > Resize.
Using Image Resize, you can use absolute size and disable maintain aspect ratio and start editing your image as desired. If the aspect ratio of the image you have cropped is exact, then you may also use “maintain aspect ratio”.
Using Paint.NET Image Resize control, you can edit your photo by adjusting the
- Pixel Size: specifies the size in pixels
- Resolution: how many pixels per inch or per cm
- and Print size: dimension in cm or inch
and see that the file size is within the requirements.
In the screenshot above, the adjustment have been made to fit requirement of 3.5×4.5 cm and file size below 40Kb. In some cases, dimension may also be mentioned in terms of pixels such as 110px x 140px.
If you are someone who is looking for light weight photo editing tool instead of heavy photo editing programs with tons of features which you may probably never use, then Paint.NET is worth checking out.
Check out Photo Editing software on Amazon