Puzzles are a popular way to pass the time, whether it is the highlight of family game night or put together over time on its own table whenever you have the time to stop and put a few pieces into place. However, you may not have the space for a ton of puzzles, or even for one puzzle to just sit around. Thankfully, there are digital puzzles, and if you cannot find a design that works for you, you can create your own. Keep reading to learn how to make a digital jigsaw puzzle.
Transform Your Photo Gallery
If you have cloud backup and take a lot of pictures, you know that you have a wide array of options to choose from where a digital puzzle is concerned. The hard part will be narrowing down which photo to choose. Do you want a gorgeous sunset or ocean view, or do you want a photo of a tourist attraction that you personally went to see? Whatever the case, you want to make sure to choose a picture that has a high quality and will not get pixelated, especially if you are choosing to make it a puzzle with a ton of pieces.
After selecting a picture, you can look for any site that will let you upload it and transform it into a puzzle. There are sites that you can look up to create your puzzle for free, so you do not have to spend any money on this activity if you do not want to. The steps to create your puzzle will vary slightly depending on what website you decide to go with, but the basics are the same. You will upload your chosen photo to the website, and then be presented with an array of options, such as size of the puzzle, number of the pieces, and any changes that you want to make to the image itself, such as filters or massive edits. You might upload a picture of a waterfall and end up with a vibrant, Dali-esque masterpiece to put together on your next trip.
Take It Up a Notch
Your options are not limited to making a still picture puzzle. You can also make a video jigsaw. This puzzle takes jigsaw puzzles to a whole different level. Unlike a puzzle that uses a still image, the video plays while you are trying to put the puzzle together, which gives you more of a challenge because you have to rely on guesswork more, as the image is constantly changing. Once you put the video puzzle together, you can watch the video in all its glory as a cohesive thing instead of trying to figure out what is playing on the individual pieces and how it fits into the overall picture.
The process of creating a video puzzle is similar to the process of creating a still image puzzle. You will want to choose a video that you do not mind watching over and over, as that is essentially what you will be doing once you start putting the puzzle together. After that, once again it is a matter of choosing a site to create the puzzle on, uploading the video and choosing how many pieces you want. Once that is done, you have your new video puzzle ready to go.
Digital jigsaw puzzles are wonderful gifts, both to yourself and other people, and are wonderful space savers when you do not have a lot of elbow room. Keep this article in mind when you are searching for your next project so you can create something that you will want to put together over and over again.