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ASTAR Photo Validator

ASTAR Photo Validator is an essential tool for processing and validating photos for green card lottery and US visa requirements. This program allows you to crop your original photo and check if your photo meets the requirements. This is especially useful if you are applying for a US visa or for the Green Card Lottery (Diversity Visa Lottery program). You can find out more about this program here: youtube video

What is it for?

Annually millions of Diversity Visa Lottery applications are rejected because of… invalid photos. A photo? What could be so difficult about taking the proper photo? In fact, the requirements for DV lottery photos are strict and complex. Consider this: are many people aware of such advanced notions like photo resolution, color depth, color space? Meanwhile, all of the above and much more are specified in the photo requirements contained in the lottery rules.

You may want to hire a professional photographer to ensure everything goes smoothly. Unfortunately, judging from our experience, it is very often that photographs made in professional studios do not meet the requirements of the Green Card lottery. For example, not all photographers by far know that sRGB and Adobe RGB are two different color spaces. Or they might make your photo look nicer by retouching it, although lottery rules prohibit any manipulation of the photo. Therefore, we advise you to check a photo taken in a professional studio, even if the photographer assures you that it meets all the requirements.

So, no matter how you took the photo - yourself or in a photo studio, there is a high risk to apply with bad photo, and this mistake will cost you a rejected application, wasted time, effort and money. And great disappointment.

What is the solution to this tricky issue? The answer is simple: use specialized photo validation software - ASTAR™ PhotoValidator.

With this utility you can easily and quickly check your photo for compliance with 25 parameters and you will be immediately notified about all the errors if any are revealed.

Moreover ASTAR PhotoValidator has the function to automatically crop original photos taken with a camera or mobile phone. This feature will be of great use for those who want to take photos of themselves, since the cropped photo must not only have the correct dimensions, but also meet all composition requirements. To crop your image you only need to upload the original photo into the program; it will do the rest of the work itself.


  • Automatic cropping of the original photo
  • 25 properties of a photo are checked for compliance during the validation


ASTAR Photo Validator can run on any Windows platform.
The minimum requirements are:

  • OS: Windows family (from Windows XP to Windows-10 desktop version, excepting server versions)
  • Processor: 1 GHz
  • RAM: 512MB
  • Hard disk free space: 10 Mb

NOTE: The program can be installed on a MacBook using ORACLE VBOX (free), Parallels (14 days free trial), VMware Fusion (free), or Apple Boot Camp.

Warranty disclaimer and liability limitation

The program is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. Author does not warrant that product will meet your requirements or that its operation will be uninterrupted or error free. Author disclaims any warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.
Author does not bears any liability for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of business information, or other pecuniary loss) arising out of the use of or inability to use this program, even if the author has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
Astar.lt is a private enterprise and does not affiliated with the U.S. Government or any government agency. Author does not warrant that photo validated by this program will be accepted for the Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery Program.


To download ASTAR Photo Validator ver.8.9, intended to DV2025, use the button below:


If you would like to download an installation file for Windows XP, please contact our support using the contact information provided below.

How to buy

To get a registered version of the program you have to buy a license.
The price of the license is 17.99 EUR per user / per year. 
The license is issued for a specific computer and cannot be transferred to another computer.
Acquired license is valid from the day of purchase through the nearest July 1st. The only exception are licenses acquired in June: they are valid through July 1st of the following year.
To make a payment please press the green button below.
Note: you must enter a registration code of your copy of the program before effectuating payment.
The program will prompt you to register it and will give you a registration code after you do a few free trial photo checks.

Please enter your registration code:

Delivery rules

Activation of the program is carried out via the Internet within 5 minutes after the payment. After activation, a registration confirmation email will be sent to your email address. In some cases, a delay of more than 5 minutes is possible. In case of delay, you can contact the support service for more information.

Purchase returns

Due to the fact that you have the opportunity to try the program before purchase, the return of the goods is not accepted.

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