Solve Summer With Your Own Free Jigsaw Puzzle
posted Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 3:52 PM EDT
The puzzle of what to do with the rest of the summer has just been solved by Carolina Road Software with its Jigsaw Explorer Web app. Good thing it's already August, because we've already spent the morning selecting images, exploding them into online jigsaw puzzles and meticulously putting them back together again.
But it isn't all just fun and games. It's a nice way to get your photos noticed, too. Read our review for the whole story.
Jigsaw Explorer -- Adding Polish to Online Jigsaw Puzzles
Carolina Road Software announces its unique jigsaw puzzle web app, Jigsaw Explorer (http://www.jigsawexplorer.com), now provides new custom jigsaw puzzle features.
Jigsaw Explorer's mission is to provide jigsaw puzzle enthusiasts with a more polished and refined jigsaw puzzle experience than is currently available among other jigsaw puzzle Web sites. This feat is accomplished through use of advanced jigsaw puzzle software based on Microsoft's Silverlight technology. Jigsaw Explorer offers features normally found only in commercial jigsaw puzzle software, such as high resolution jigsaw puzzle subjects, rotateable puzzle pieces, the ability to divide puzzles in up to 1000 pieces and the ability to save unfinished puzzles to a computer file for later completion. Of course, high quality jigsaw puzzle software needs to be accompanied by high quality jigsaw puzzle subjects. Jigsaw Explorer meets that challenge with over 1200 hand picked puzzle subjects covering a wide variety of interesting categories.
Jigsaw Explorer now includes the ability to open your own photos as jigsaw puzzles. Uniquely, Jigsaw Explorer does not require that photos be uploaded to their Web site for this feature to work. You simply select an image file directly from your computer to play as a puzzle, just as you would do with an installed jigsaw puzzle program. Skipping the upload step means using your photos as jigsaw puzzles is quicker, easier and ensures the photos never leave your control.
Additionally, Jigsaw Explorer now allows jigsaw puzzles to be created and shared on the Web. Once more, Jigsaw Explorer accomplishes the task in a unique manner. Jigsaw Explorer does not require registration to create puzzles, nor do photos need to be uploaded to the Jigsaw Explorer Web site. Instead, you simply submit the Web address of a photo already present on the Web. For example, you can provide Jigsaw Explorer with the Web address of a photo stored on Facebook, Flickr, Dropbox or anywhere else your photos are publicly accessible. Instead of keeping a copy of the photo, as other online jigsaw puzzle sites do, Jigsaw Explorer only stores the photo's Web address. A short Web address to the resulting puzzle is returned. When that puzzle address is opened in a web browser the photo is presented as a jigsaw puzzle.
Carolina Road Software is the creator of Jigsaw Explorer which can be found at http://www.jigsawexplorer.com. Carolina Road Software has been in the computer jigsaw puzzle business since 2003 and is also the creator of Living Scenes Jigsaw Puzzles (http://www.livingscenes.com). Jigsaw Explorer's current service will continue to be provided at no cost, although a premium service level will be added at a later date.