P2 Card Photo Guidelines

P2 Card Photo Guidelines

Student Business Services

If you're a current student, faculty or staff member with a photo on file from your physical P2 Card, you're already set! If you want to update your photo, visit https://p2.uttyler.edu or download the Transact eAccounts mobile app from your device's app store. Incoming students will receive an email with instructions on submitting a photo for your UT Tyler P2 Card.

Submitting a New Photo

Your ID Card photo should be in color, taken in the last 6 months. See the criteria below for acceptable and non-acceptable images.


  • Face camera directly with full face in view, no shadows obscure the face
  • Have a neutral facial expression or a natural smile, with both eyes open
  • Crop from just above the top of the head down to the collarbone
  • Background is uniform, plain and white or off-white, and free of shadows
  • Photo is sharp without any visible pixels or printer dots
  • Wearing prescription glasses if you normally do so
  • Head coverings allowed if you wear daily for religious purposes
  • Covering cannot obscure hairline or cast shadows on face


  • Wearing a hat, sunglasses, or anything that obscures the face
  • No shadows on face, glare on glasses, red eye
  • Other visible people or objects in the photo
  • No props or hand gestures
  • Inappropriate expressions
  • Copyrighted images

Approved photo
Approved Photo
Too Dark
Too Dark

Too light

photo too bright

Busy background
Photo has busy background
Poor resolution

photo has poor resolution

Tilted head
Photo with Tilted Head
Off-center, no room above head

photo subject wearing hat