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An exchange I use (Mt. Gox) wants me to send a color scan of my ID. The only camera I have access to is a grainy camera on my feature phone. I don't know the camera resolution but it is not very high.

The ID is readable but doesn't fill even half the image. If I try to get closer, the image is too out of focus.

Will this image be accepted or will my account end up getting locked ("under review") until I send in a scan with a better photo?

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Can you clarify which exchange you're asking about? Each will likely have its own policy. I see you've included the tag "mtgox", but it should be clarified within the question itself. –  Highly Irregular Aug 6 '12 at 4:03
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I don't know the answer to your question, but do you have a webcam? That may be able to take reasonable quality photos. –  Chris Moore Aug 6 '12 at 4:31
    
@HighlyIrregular Mt. Gox. Updated. –  Stephen Gornick Aug 6 '12 at 8:20
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@ChrisMoore Figured out another option -- a friend with a better phone. –  Stephen Gornick Aug 6 '12 at 8:24
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No, it will not. The information on the scanned image must be very clear and show a clear photograph.

It is best to scan the ID using a quality scanner. Even a picture taken on a smartphone and filtered with a "scanning" program was insufficient for their requirements.

Source: I lazily tried everything, getting rejected each time, then finally going and scanning the ID.

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side-note: with Bitcoin-Central I just took a picture with my smartphone and they accepted it, but it was an (relatively) high-quality phone camera. –  Lohoris Jan 11 '13 at 14:48
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