A: You need a modern Web browser, such as Internet Explorer 7, Firefox 2/3 or Safari 3. Other browsers may work as well. You also need the Adobe Flash plug-in, version 9 or newer. You can get Flash from the Adobe Web site.
A: Most of the jigsaw puzzle images come from licensed royalty-free image collections.
A: No. We'd love to be able to feature your images, but it would be too difficult to research and confirm copyright on submitted images. If you want to turn your photo into a jigsaw puzzle, see the next two questions.
A: Yes, you canselect an image from your computer to use in a jigsaw puzzle. The image will not be saved on our server, but used only to create a jigsaw puzzle for a one-time use by you. Go to our make your own jigsaw puzzle page and select "Upload a File From Your Computer."
A: Yes. But you must find a place to host the image file on the net. You could place it on a site like Flickr, or your own Web space. Then, go to our make your own jigsaw puzzle page and select "Use a File From Another Web Site." When the puzzle appears, you will be given a link to send to your friends.
A: The game dimensions are 800x600, which is much smaller than the standard resoultions of most modern computer monitors. The entire puzzle should be easily able to fit on your screen. However, you may want to check your display settings to make sure your computer is set to a screen resolution of at least 1024x768 or 1280x960. Then also make sure your browser window is expanded to fill your screen.
A: Yes. There is an ENLARGE option to the left of the START button when you play the game.
A: Yes. There is a CUT control just to the left of the START button when you play the game.
A: Yes. While playing, you can click on the OPTIONS tab to the upper right. Then you can select a different background pattern and color.
A: Yes. You can use the OPTIONS tab to select the default beveled pieces, a thin border around the pieces or no border at all.
A: Some monitors display images very dark. You may want to adjust your monitor or display settings. But from within the game, you can choose Bright or Brighter in the OPTIONS.
A: Yes. In the OPTIONS, choose "Look" and a small, movable window will appear with the picture.
A: When you are in the middle of a puzzle, you can save your progress by clicking on the Options tab on the right to reveal the options buttons. Then find and click the Save button. You can then return later to finish the puzzle. To resume, go back to the same exact puzzle image. Choose the same exact number of puzzle pieces. Then, once the puzzle starts, click Options again and click Load. The pieces will return to the same location.