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Cheap, yet classy passport size pics?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Tweetie_bird, Aug 4, 2002.

  1. Tweetie_bird

    Tweetie_bird 7+ Year Member

    Nov 20, 2001
    Hi guys :love:

    So, where can I find a place that has respectable pics (read: won't make me look TOO shabby) for a reasonable price?

    And how fast can you usually get em?

    Prices and names of places would be much appreciated.
    ::sigh:: so little time, to look so good. :(
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  3. kea

    kea Junior Member

    Jan 3, 2002
    costco...they print them in like 10-15 minutes and it's only five bucks...i think. whatever it is, it's super cheap.
  4. chopsuey

    chopsuey miss independent 7+ Year Member

    Jun 13, 2002
    good question.... ;)
    CVS....$8 for 16 pics. the only thing that i don't like about mine is that they're a little too close to my face, so it's kinda scary. the salesgirl offered to retake them, but i was on my way to work and didn't have time, so that's my fault. anyway....after that, you can always do reprints on their little machine thing or at kinko's, or whatever.... hope that helps!
  5. leorl

    leorl Physician Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    Jan 2, 2001
    Or buy glossy photo paper, find a good picture of yourself on the computer (if you have one scanned), crop out everything but your head, resize image if necessary to fit passport specifications, and print it out. Save picture, so whenever you need another photo like that you can just print it out instead of having to spend money each time you need photos.
  6. geneman

    geneman The Transgenic Hobo 7+ Year Member

    May 5, 2002
    Hi Tweetie,

    You can go to any 1-hour photo shop. Or find a friend who has a digital camera, Photoshop it into 12-2x2's, and print it at Kinko's on thick, glossy paper for $1.75.

  7. DrBravesgirl

    DrBravesgirl Surgeon for a year 7+ Year Member

    Jun 4, 2002
    i went to walgreens', had two passport pics taken (8 bucks), and took it to kinko's, where they made 20 copies of it onto glossy photo paper for 3 bucks.
  8. Tweetie_bird

    Tweetie_bird 7+ Year Member

    Nov 20, 2001
    You guys ROCK! :clap: :clap:

    Thanks for the wonderful (and cheap!!) ways to save me some money. :)

  9. jonquille

    jonquille Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Mar 4, 2002
    I just had someone take a bunch of pictures of me and then selected the best (I varied it up with some big smiles, some serious looks, some small smiles -- a regular photo shoot!). I then just got reprints made and cut out the 2x2 around my face for each secondary. I clarified with every school, and NOWHERE *required* a passport photo, even though it seemed like it. Just the appropriate size and a clear photo with enough of a close up.

    So that approach is pretty safe too. Reprints are pretty cheap.
  10. Neuronix

    Neuronix Total nerd Administrator Physician PhD Faculty SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

    Mar 14, 2002
    the beach
    Cheap digital camera my g/f's parents got free with promo. Had g/f take a pic of my head. Cropped it, smoothed it, sized it to 2"x1.8" (yeah, I coulda included more of the sideways, but who's gonna notice/care?), imported into MS Word, made 14 copies (15 total).

    Took the .doc file to Staples, had them print it out on their best stuff. Total cost $1.07.

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