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Is it Ok to upload a photo of an ID card that lacks color, as a photo for my secondary app?

its my most professional and best looking photo
 

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its probably worth a few bucks to get someone at walgreens to take and print a picture of you in a suit.
 
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Literally a photo of an ID card? Like a scan of your driver's license? I think you could do better...
 
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Is it Ok to upload a photo of an ID card that lacks color, as a photo for my secondary app?

its my most professional and best looking photo
You should just take a new pic of yourself dressed/styled professionally on your camera or phone. It's free and easy

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You should just take a new pic of yourself dressed/styled professionally on your camera or phone. It's free and easy

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im already dressed professionally in the photo its just black and white but looks good
 
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im already dressed professionally in the photo its just black and white but looks good

NO. Go take a real picture. Dress up, stand infront of a neutral color wall, have someone take a picture of you. You don't need to go to walgreens and pay $7 so some 18 year old clerk can take a picture of you with a digital camera (literally what happened last time I did this).
 
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    im already dressed professionally in the photo its just black and white but looks good
    You've spent how many hours on your application?
    What does it say when you appear to care so little about how you present yourself?
     
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    At some of my interviews, they actually pulled up my photo as I was walking in. I was glad I coughed up 15$ to take a nice professional photo with my hair styled and me smiling. It gave a positive impression and I got a nice souvenir from my time applying to med school.
     
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    If you're just asking about if a black and white photo is acceptable, I think B&W is fine. My photo was black and white, but is very professional looking. However, it is a new photo that I took for the app cycle. I would avoid taking a picture off of an ID. Likely, you would be sacrificing quality by taking a photo of your ID.
     

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    I don't understand why people take risks with such an easy part of the application. It's like a football team volunteering to kick all of their extra points from the 40 yard line. They might still make it, but why risk it?
     
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    Is that the explanation for these sepia tone photos!?

    Sepia is so five years ago. "dog face filter" is the new hotness.
     
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    I've also gotten some pretty awful snapchat filters.

    A student will be expelled this year for playing Pokemon Go in a protected area of their med school or hospital. I'm calling it now.
     
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    A student will be expelled this year for playing Pokemon Go in a protected area of their med school or hospital. I'm calling it now.

    I can see people having their friends take pictures of them next to pokemon and using it as their app photo.
     

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    Got any friends skilled with photoshop or image editing tools?

    Take a simple (but high resolution) picture in front of a white wall, and with a bit of editing (nothing extreme or instagram like), it can look very nice. Take it during the day in a room with a lot of light exposure. I don't suggest selfies, the camera distorts the face with a bit of fisheye effect from close distance. Might make you better looking in a lot of cases lol but it looks unprofessional. Take a few and ask your friends/family which represents your appearance best.

    That or just go to a kinkos, costco, etc. anywhere that takes passport photos for cheap.
     
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