China will let you retake that weird ID picture you hate so much
April 11, 2016 - Uncategorized
Everyone hates their ID photos, but citizens in a growing number of cities in China are getting a chance to get one they like.
Local reports say northern China’s Hebei province started a new photo system, giving a remote control to people to trip the shutter themselves. After the photo is taken, they’ll be allowed to review it and reshoot if they aren’t happy with the result.
This replaces the old system, where a police officer takes your picture for you, said the official Xinhua news agency.
Fukang City in the Xinjiang region also announced over the weekend that it’s started to offer a similar remote control system. It said in a Weibo post that people will be able to preview the shot on a high-definition screen before the shot is taken. “If you’re not satisfied, you can retake the shot, so more people have control over how their photos look,” it said. Read more…