Life-Saving Photos

by Stephanie Wood

Life-Saving Photos

You probably don’t need too much encouragement to take pictures of your child, but how you shoot and store them can make all the difference in an emergency. No one likes to think their baby could one day be missing, but it happens to more than 2,000 children every day, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. The best way to help law enforcement officials find your child is by having a clear and recent digital photo of your little one that can be quickly transmitted electronically. Duracell and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children have teamed up to offer a free Child Safety Toolkit, a downloadable guide with advice on the best ways to take and store your child’s image. Some tips:

  • The color photo should be no more than six months old.
  • Frame only your child’s head and shoulders in the shot.
  • Don’t include other people or animals in the photo.
  • Digital ID images should be saved with the highest possible resolution (between 200 and 600 dpi).

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