Here is the list of 5 free jigsaw puzzle maker software
These software are handy to create and solve jigsaw puzzles right from the desktop. Most of these software let you insert your own images for generating the jigsaw puzzle. Moreover, you can also preview original image while solving the puzzle. Some of these software also generate jigsaw puzzle as EXE file which you can execute anytime to solve the puzzle. Apart from this, these software also have their unique and interesting features. For example, you can set number of pieces to create the puzzle, view time taken by you to solve the puzzle, select a particular shape for puzzle pieces etc. Let’s have a look at the free custom jigsaw puzzle maker software.
BigJig is an advanced jigsaw puzzle maker software. Unfortunately, you can’t use your own images to create a puzzle. However, it provides sample images to generate the puzzle and also lets you download more jigsaws. While creating a particular jigsaw puzzle, you will be able to set number of pieces by moving the slider, select frame, enable/disable rotation, and choose a shape for puzzle pieces. 8 different shapes are available to choose from: Artistic, Classic, Scrappy, Distorted, Curl, Spriggy, Modern, and Bony.
While solving a puzzle, a Quick Help window is also provided to see the keys and mouse buttons available for solving the puzzle. Moreover, you can also enable thumbnail of original image to help you to solve the puzzle. You can also save your game whenever needed. A lot of features have made it a very good jigsaw puzzle maker software.
Astra Gift Maker software also provides multiple similar features, like above mentioned software. For example, it lets you select shape of puzzle, set number of pieces, view thumbnail of original image to solve the puzzle, etc. However, it comes with a feature to use your own images to create the puzzle. Once your puzzle is created, you can save it to PC as EXE file, and execute it whenever you want to play and solve the puzzle.
It supports Bitmap, JPG, GIF, and PNG to create the images.
Joy Puzzle Game (beta) is another interesting puzzle maker software which supports JPG and BMP images to create the puzzle. While solving the puzzle, you will be able to save the game progress which is a good feature. Apart from this, it lets you set the difficulty level (4:4 grid, 8:8 grid, etc.). A timer is also started automatically that will help you to check the total time taken by you to finish the game.
There are many other interesting features in this portable software: shuffle the puzzle anytime, preview the actual image that will help to solve the puzzle, show/hide numbers and grid in the puzzle, etc.
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Jigsaw Puzzle (or Jigsaw Game) comes as a portable Java application and difficulty level in this game is really high. You can use any JPG or GIF image and can set number of pieces by using available options. Number of pieces for a puzzle also depends on the size of your image. You need to arrange puzzle pieces by rotating them (use left mouse button) and by arranging them in the correct order. Preview of the original image can also be viewed anytime to get the hint.
This software also lets you enable outline for puzzle pieces, shadow, highlight, and sound. Apart from creating and playing the game, you can also save the game as XML file.
EXE Slide is actually a handy photo converter software. However, it comes with an interesting feature to create jigsaw puzzle. You first need to select a folder containing one or multiple images using its navigation pane. After this, you can use Create puzzle game option available in File menu to save the *.exe file of your puzzle. Whenever you will execute that file, your puzzle will be in front of you. Moreover, you can use that exe file to generate more and more puzzles.
Apart from creating the puzzle, this software lets you convert your photos to animated GIF, AVI, and SWF file. You will also be able to change the background color, delay time, set transparency, etc., before conversion.
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All these jigsaw puzzle makers are really good and you don’t have to go online for playing the jigsaw puzzle games. These software are useful for both elders and kids. Solving the puzzles is really challenging and using your own images to solve puzzles made these software interesting.