Detailed Instructions

The photo you submit will be printed on your DalCard, which serves as your official student identification. Your photo must be of the same quality and format as other official identification documents like a passport. The photo can be taken with any digital camera, as long as it meets the standards set out in step 1.

When you’re ready to begin, go to the Get Started page.

Step 1-Take Your Photo

Take Your Photo

Upload your Photo

Edit Your Photo

Preview Your Photo

Finalize

The images above are acceptable photos. They are similar in size and requirements to driver’s license and passport photos. When taking your photo, use the following guidelines:

  • Full colour in normal tones (no black & white, sepia or filters)
  • Facing the camera in a normal posture (no profiles or angles)
  • Plain, light coloured, neutral background
  • No accessories may be worn (hats, sunglasses, sweatbands, etc.)
  • You must be the only person in the photo (no group shots or pets)
  • JPEG format, minimum 310x370 pixels (up to 6MB)

Detailed examples can be seen here.


STEP 2- Upload Your Photo

Take Your Photo

Upload your Photo

Edit Your Photo

Preview Your Photo

Finalize



Verify that your name and your Banner ID (student number beginning with B00) 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

Take Your Photo

Upload your Photo

Edit Your Photo

Preview Your Photo

Finalize


Use the online tool to crop or resize your photo, based on the examples provided. You will be able to compare it to a sample card in the next step. If your photo cannot be cropped correctly, or you want to pick a different photo, you can do so by clicking ‘change photo’.

STEP 4- Preview Your Photo

Take Your Photo

Upload your Photo

Edit Your Photo

Preview Your Photo

Finalize


This step displays a sample photo and a image representing what your DalCard will look like.

Click Submit Photo to complete your online photo submission.
Step 5-Finalize

Take Your Photo

Upload your Photo

Edit Your Photo

Preview Your Photo

Finalize


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

Thank you for submitting your photo to the Dalhousie University DalCard photo upload site.

Your photo has been successfully uploaded to our database.

Your student ID is provided as a tracking number to track the status of your photo.