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Online Registration Photo Guidance

During the online registration process you will be asked to upload a passport style photograph. This photograph will be used on your university identity card, your 'Cumbria Card'.

If you already have a Cumbria card you do not need to upload a photograph unless you’d like a more recent photograph on your card.

It is advisable that you upload a passport-style photograph as part of your online registration. This will ensure that your Cumbria Card is produced prior to your arrival on campus and will reduce your queuing time at your registration event.

The facility to upload a photograph will temporarily close 3 days before registration in September, but remains open throughout the rest of the year.

This page provides guidance on the nature of the image required and brief instructions on how to crop and resize an existing image you may have.

  • The photograph MUST

    • be passport standard
    • be in portrait orientation (ie, higher than it is wide)
    • be taken with your eyes open and clearly visible (no sunglasses or tinted glasses and no hair across your eyes)
    • show your full head, without any head covering unless you wear one for religious beliefs or medical reasons
    • show you on your own
    • be in colour
    • be taken within the last 12 months
    • be clear and in sharp focus, with a clear difference between your face and a plain light background

    To enable your photograph to be processed and printed onto your card the image file should be less than 50kb in size and in JPG format. Most digital cameras and smartphones save photographs as a JPG/JPEG file however these are normally larger than 50kb and will need resizing before submission. You can find the file size of the image by right clicking on the image file on our computer and selecting ‘Properties’. The Photo Resizing Service (below) will allow you to create a photo of the correct file size.

    A photograph not meeting the requirements will be rejected and you will have to have your photo taken and card produced at your registration event.

  • The photograph must NOT

    • include any other people
    • include pets
    • include other objects such as sports equipment
    • include any head covering (unless you wear one for religious beliefs or medical reasons)
    • include any Snapchat-style enhancements (cat ears, butterflies, etc.)

    A photograph not meeting the requirements will be rejected and you will have to have your photo taken and card produced at your registration event.

  • Example photographs

    Acceptable photographs

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    Unacceptable photographs

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    A photograph not meeting the requirements will be rejected and you will have to have your photo taken and card produced at your registration event.

  • Photograph resizing online

    Passport resize

    The University provides an easy-to-use online image resizing service

    This service will allow you to upload your original image and return a passport-sized photo optimised for your Cumbria Card. The original image on your computer will not be affected.
     
    Please note that your original file can be no larger than 8Mb

    http://media.cumbria.ac.uk/secure/pic

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    Photograph cropping

    Several websites allow you to crop pictures online. You may need to do this if your photo includes other people or objects that should not appear on your Cumbria Card.

    We found www.picresize.com to work well - but we would stress that this is an external site over which we have no control. Simply upload your picture, drag the crop box to classic passport photo shape and then click the Crop Selection button. We would suggest selecting Custom Size from the Resize Your Picture menu, and choosing a width of 300 pixels. Also, please remember to Save As a JPG.