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Detailed Instructions

Seneca College students, faculty and staff may submit their picture to be used on their own ID Card. In order to have your ID Card card ready for you upon your arrival, please submit a color snapshot showing a full front view of your head and shoulders according to the requirements shown on this site. By submitting this photo for your ID Card you agree this photo may be used by Seneca College. Please contact the Card Office if you have questions about this policy at 416.491.5050 or myphoto@senecacollege.ca. To begin, click on the “Get Started Now” button located on the Home page.

By submitting this photo for your College ID you agree this photo may be used by Seneca College. Please contact the ID Card Office if you have questions about this policy at 416.491.5050 or myphoto@senecacollege.ca.

To begin, click on the “Get Started Now” button located on the Home page.

Step 1-Take Your Photo
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The above photos represent acceptable photos. If you prefer, you can have your photo taken by one of the many retail establishments offering passport photo services. Many of them are able to provide you with a digital copy of the photo which you can then easily upload to our system.

When taking your photo, please use the following as guidelines to ensure your photo is accepted:

  • A natural expression is encouraged
  • Brightness and contrast should be adjusted to present the subject and background accurately
  • Photos without proper contrast or color may obscure unique facial features
  • Color should reproduce natural skin tones of subject
  • Fluorescent or other lighting with unbalanced color may cause unwanted color cast in the photo
  • Subject's head should be positioned directly facing the camera
  • Photo should capture from slightly above top of hair to middle of chest
  • Eyes should be open and looking at the camera
  • Eyeglasses should be worn if normally used by the subject
  • Do not wear sunglasses
  • Glare on eyeglasses can usually be avoided with a slight upward or downward tilt of the head
  • Background should be plain white or off-white
  • Include headpieces if worn daily for religious purposes; they should not obscure or cast shadows on the eyes or any other part of the face
  • Over- or under-exposure may render the photo unusable
  • Facial features of subject should be clearly evident in the photo
  • Lighting should be adjusted to avoid shadows on the face or background
  • High-resolution photography is strongly recommended
  • Digital photos should be produced without discernible pixels or dot patterns
  • Fine facial features should be discernible
  • The entire face should be in focus
  • No red eye or flash reflection
  • Do not wear costumes or hats
  • Do not have any other object or person in the picture
  • Photo must be in color
  • Photo must be taken in the last 6 months and must be in likeness of your current appearance

We reserve the right to refuse any photo that does not meet these guidelines.

Detailed examples can be seen here.

STEP 2- Upload Your Photo
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Verify that your name and your ID are correct and then select a photo to upload. Click “Browse” to search your computer for your photo. Once you have selected the file, press the ‘next’ button to upload your photo.

STEP 3- Edit Your Photo
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If you need to, you can use this online tool to crop or resize your photo. After you have finished, you will be able to compare your photo with a sample provided. When you are satisfied with your photo, continue to Step 4. You may also choose to remove the file and start over with a new photo. 

STEP 4- Preview Your Photo
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Preview and compare your photo with the sample photo provided. Click on the radio button that answers the following question:

Does your photo format look like the given example?

If you selected yes, continue to the next paragraph that explains your acceptance and understanding of submitting your photo using this online tool:

Click on the box that says “Submit Photo”. This will upload your photo to be reviewed and printed onto your new card.

Step 5-Finalize
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If your photo has been uploaded successfully, the confirmation message shown below will appear containing your tracking number:

A confirmation message will display to confirm the successful upload