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The NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC JIGSAW PUZZLE GENERATOR (NGJPG) is a free service which will create an online jigsaw puzzle from one of National Geographic’s many pictures

It’s Sunday again. Time to relax and recharge for the week ahead. Some folks enjoy doing/solving jigsaw puzzles as a way to unwind. For them (and anyone else who enjoys jigsaw puzzles), do I have a treat.

Created by the National Geographic organization, the Jigsaw Puzzle Generator is a wonderful site which takes a number of beautiful pictures featured in the magazine and uses them to create jigsaw puzzles.

Making a puzzle is easy. Simply select a picture from the array on the home page. When it appears full size on the screen, click on it and – instant jigsaw puzzle.






While they may look easy, these are no ordinary puzzles, given the numerous options and settings that can be changed. For example, the size of the pieces can be altered as can the background colour. A preview feature is available for those who forget what the original picture looks like and then there’s the timer.

For those users with a competitive streak, a timer starts as soon as the puzzle is created and stops when it is completed. Solve the puzzle in record time then use the “Send to a Friend” link to send someone a link to the same puzzle along with the completion time.

In addition, National Geographic also provides widgets and code to embed jigsaw puzzles in web pages and blogs. I’m thinking of adding these at the end of an online assignment or quiz as a kind of reward.

Regardless of how they are used, they are both useful and fun.

You can take a look by going to:



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