If you are interested in creating a fantastic photo puzzle, the first step is choosing the correct photograph. Having the right image can literally make a puzzle or break a puzzle. Although the search for the perfect pictures shouldn’t have you pulling out your hair, there are certain tips to remember when looking to create puzzles from photos. Consider the following tips to ensure your puzzle is a hit!
Tip #1 – Pick Your Picture!
The most important part of any photo puzzle is the photograph itself. This image should be one that you particular enjoy or cherish. If you plan on giving the custom puzzle as a gift, carefully consider the photograph you use to ensure that the puzzle’s recipient will enjoy the finished product. When choosing a photograph, consider one that has a crisp, clear image. Furthermore, photographs with limited blank or negative space often make more enjoyable picture puzzles.
Tip #2 – Size It Up!
The size of your photograph plays a huge part in the quality of your custom jigsaw puzzle. If you are using a digital image, remember that the number of pixels directly translates into clarity and quality of the finished puzzle. For this reason, images less than 400x600 pixels should not be used. When using a print picture, the smallest possible size is a 2.5-inch x 3.5-inch wallet size. Also, be sure that you own the copyright of the image or have the proper permission to use the image in question as copyrighted images cannot be reproduced. If you have your heart set on a specific photograph, you may need to choose a smaller puzzle in order for the image to look its best.
If you have any questions regarding a specific image, the knowledgeable staff at Up in Pieces will be glad to help! Furthermore, consider consulting the graphic design staff at Up In Pieces, who will work with you to ensure that your picture puzzle looks fantastic and professional.