How to download software for making your own jigsaw puzzles

Written by kathryn hatter
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Anyone who enjoys jigsaw puzzles enjoys the challenge of the puzzle-building process. Working jigsaw puzzles on the computer gives an added twist to this popular pastime. There are many options for working on jigsaw puzzles on the computer, with special software designed to produce a variety of different puzzles for the puzzle enthusiast. Many jigsaw puzzle programs allow the user to create personal puzzles out of personal photos.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Digital photographs

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    Visit to find the download page for downloading Jigsaw Puzzle 2 Platinum. Click the "Download" link to download the software to your computer. Wait while the software downloads.

  2. 2

    Open the file once it downloads and install it on your computer. Proceed through the installation process, then open the software when it is finished.

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    Click "New Puzzle" from the list of options in the upper left corner. Choose "Local" to use a photo from your computer. Choose "internet" to use a photo found on the internet. Choose "Scan" to scan a photo in using your scanner.

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    View the puzzle once it uploads. Use the "Standard Tools" in the upper right corner to choose the number, shape and size of the pieces. Use the "Properties Tools" to choose whether the pieces are rotated or whether this will be a random setting. When you are finished selecting the options for the puzzle click the "Back" button in the upper left corner.

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    Click "Yes" to confirm that you want to proceed. Name your puzzle and click "OK." The puzzle will save and will appear in the centre of the next screen. Click the blue arrow and then click "Play" and then click "Continue." The puzzle will appear in random pieces for you to put together.

  6. 6

    Work the puzzle by moving the pieces with your mouse to fit them together. After you finish the puzzle, a window will appear telling you how long it took you to solve it. Click "OK" to continue making and working on jigsaw puzzles.

Tips and warnings

  • This software version is the freeware version. You may opt to continue only using the freeware version or you may decide to purchase a software version with more features and abilities.

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