Free jigsaw puzzles are not hard to find. In fact the problem is in the opposite direction, what not to choose.
To be honest before I researched this story I was old school when it came to jigsaw puzzles. I like the physicality of being able to leave a jigsaw puzzle on a corner table and be able to go back to the piece in your own time.
But I've been converted. The digital world has added several new dimensions to this well loved past time. Beautiful photography, high quality themes such as land and seascapes, birds, animals and more.
I lkie the the personal element of being able to turn your own photos into a jigsaw puzzle. This opens up all sorts of possibilities.
Jigsaw puzzles as a personal gift to friends and family. Their is even a chance that a jigsaw puzzle can help you pick up the pieces of your personal life by sending a slowly revealed image and message to someone special (or not so special) in your life.
Of course most sites offer free versions to introduce you to their low priced upgrades but many free jigsaw puzzle versions do have advanced features such as: being able to change the size and shape of the pieces.
You can also choose how many pieces you'd like your puzzle to be: from four pieces to 64 thousand! I'd like to hear from someone who has actually done a 64,000 piece jigsaw.
You can start your search at the top. For Mac and IOS users there's nothing easier than Mac ITunes. Chances are if you've read this far you already know you need to go to the App Store to download it for your Ipad and Iphone. For PC and Android users it's Google Play Store.
Ok, here's what I found in the Mac App store.
Jigsaw Puzzles Epic (by Kristanix Games)
Jigsaw Puzzles Epic is a jigsaw game with over 7000 beautiful pictures in a wide variety of categories. You can also create puzzles from your own photos. This premium quality app is the perfect choice for lovers of jig saw puzzles.
In Jigsaw Puzzle Epic you can travel all around the globe, see majestic landscapes, experience the seasons of the year and the wonders of the world, all from the peace and quiet of your own home.
• Over 7000 beautiful, HD photographs, in more than 170 different packs!
• Get a new free puzzle daily!
• New puzzle packs added regularly!
• 11 difficulty settings: Up to 625 pieces!
• Create custom puzzles from your own photo collection.
• Every puzzle is unique: Different piece shapes every time!
• Saves all puzzles in progress, so you can work on several at the same time.
• Complete challenging goals!
• Fully HD optimized for Retina devices!
• iCloud support - sync automatically between your iPhone, iPad and Mac!
• Game Center integration with Achievements and Leaderboards!
Magic JigsawPuzzles and National Geographic
How can you beat one of the world's most famous photographic magazines, National Geographic, teaming up with a jigsaw maker? You can't.
Just Jigsaw Puzzles
Just jigsaw puzzles are made from licensed royalty-free images. It's one of those sites where you can determine your own degree of difficulty. You can make your one time puzzles too by uploading an image or putting it online on Flickr. While playing, you can set the level of play with a slider along with a couple of other options.