The Chinese government has a really specific list of requirements for visa photos:
I had an old unused photo from last time I applied for a visa or passport, and compared it to the requirements (decided not to use it because it was damaged). It seemed to match most of the requirements, except that it seems that they want a photo which isn't square: The required width is less than the required height.
Assuming most drugstores are still providing square passport photos, the question becomes: Should I cut the photo to match the specified width?
What adds to the confusion is if you look at the visa application form the box for the photo is nearly square, not the oblong shape in the requirements. And I have seen other advice that you need to make sure it fully fits the box.
Any advice about what to do here?