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Jigsaw Puzzle Perk: Brain Boost!

And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow,  stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? . . . And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore. - Dr.… http://mypersonalpuzzle.com/blog/2014/04/jigsaw-puzzle-perk-brain-boost/

The Votes Are In: You Love Your Custom Puzzles!

As we get ready to enter Awards Season (People’s Choice, Golden Globes, Grammy Awards and Academy Awards, to name a few), we thought it would only be right to announce the winne… http://mypersonalpuzzle.com/blog/2014/01/votes-are-you-love-your-custom-puzzles/

Creative Gift Ideas Using Your Photos As Puzzles

In the past few weeks, we've seen some great photos come through our puzzle production facility here in Indiana. As usual, I'm pleasantly surprised by the creativity of people as … http://mypersonalpuzzle.com/blog/2013/12/creative-gift-ideas-using-your-photos-puzzles/

It’s Ugly Christmas Sweater Time!

Ugly Christmas Sweater parties have been all the rage the last few years. Sweaters that were once treasures, then trash, are now highly sought after. If you are “lucky” enough… http://mypersonalpuzzle.com/blog/2013/11/its-ugly-christmas-sweater-time/

Take the Kink(o)s Out of Uploading Photos

Since today we’re talking about uploading photos, here’s my confession:  I’m not that great with technology. Don’t get me wrong, I can get by with most of the basics, and… http://mypersonalpuzzle.com/blog/2013/10/take-kinkos-out-uploading-photos/

Cell Phone Photography Tips

Ok. We’re not in the photography business, we’re in the custom photo jigsaw puzzle business. But since your great photos lead to great photo puzzles, seemed like a good idea … http://mypersonalpuzzle.com/blog/2013/10/cell-phone-photography-tips/

A Personal Personal Puzzle Guarantee

One of the things that make My Personal Puzzles truly special — beyond your personal puzzle images — is the personal attention they get at our factory. Meet Agnes Cast.  … http://mypersonalpuzzle.com/blog/2013/10/personal-personal-puzzle-guarantee/

Custom Jigsaw Puzzle Half Cuts. Say What?

Here’s a typical puzzle dilemma:  you’ve finally finished putting together that 1000-piece puzzle you created from the picture you uploaded to ourMy Personal Puzzle site, and… http://mypersonalpuzzle.com/blog/2013/10/custom-jigsaw-puzzle-half-cuts-say-what/

Jigsaw Puzzle Memories

One of my favorite things about creating personalized puzzles is creating not just a jigsaw puzzle, but creating a jigsaw puzzle memory. For instance. We have a 100-piece puz… http://mypersonalpuzzle.com/blog/2013/09/jigsaw-puzzle-memories/

World Piece

A few years back (fine.  more than just a few.) when my boys were young, there was a rainy day during summer vacation when boredom inevitably led to Bad Things Happening. Squabbl… http://mypersonalpuzzle.com/blog/2013/09/world-piece/

Curious About Jigsaw Puzzle Piece Sizes?

We thought you might be. Here’s the scoop on our sturdy, high-quality jigsaw puzzle pieces. My Personal Puzzle offers six puzzle formats: 16 piece (18.25″ x 12.25″) … http://mypersonalpuzzle.com/blog/2013/09/curious-about-jigsaw-puzzle-piece-sizes/

Puzzle Proposal Ideas

One of the great things about being in the personalized puzzle business is having the privilege of viewing the images that our customers submit for creating their puzzles — from… http://mypersonalpuzzle.com/blog/2013/09/puzzle-proposal-ideas/

Jigsaw Puzzle Perks: The Little Toys That Could

Reasoning and problem-solving skills are necessary for our entire lives. Give a child a boost on gaining those very valuable skills by having them work even a simple jigsaw puzzle… http://mypersonalpuzzle.com/blog/2013/08/jigsaw-puzzle-perks-little-toys-could/

Jigsaw Puzzle Perks: Help for Dementia and Alzheimer’s

Several well-researched studies have found that people who have been engaged in activities like jigsaw puzzles, along with an active lifestyle, often have a longer life span and a… http://mypersonalpuzzle.com/blog/2013/08/jigsaw-puzzle-perks-help-dementia-and-alzheimers/

How to Make a Photo Puzzle 101

If you’re like most folks, one of the first things you think when you look at a favorite photo is “Shoot. I’d sure like to make a puzzle out of this. If I only knew how…… http://mypersonalpuzzle.com/blog/2013/08/how-make-photo-puzzle-101/

Jigsaw Puzzle Therapy

We found this great story in the Dubuque Telegraph Herald. It's a perfect illustration of the benefits of "puzzle therapy." Jigsaw puzzles are a wonderful way to keep the mind… http://mypersonalpuzzle.com/blog/2013/07/jigsaw-puzzle-therapy/

Our Exclusive Process Captures Your Photos Perfectly

One of the things I love most about what we do is converting someone's photograph into a lasting activity; something they can hold, manipulate, and turn into something else. Th… http://mypersonalpuzzle.com/blog/2012/10/our-exclusive-process-captures-your-photos-perfectly/

Senior Wish and MyPersonalPuzzle Make Michigan Woman’s Wish Come Alive

A Michigan woman recently had the unique opportunity of seeing one of her long-time wishes come true, thanks in part to Package Right Corporation and MyPersonalPuzzle.com. Toni… http://mypersonalpuzzle.com/blog/2012/05/senior-wish-and-mypersonalpuzzle-make-michigan-womans-wish-come-alive/

Puzzle Quality Tips x

Why am I Getting a Low Quality Score?

When it comes to printing, we need a high quality photo for the best results. The larger the image, the better the results are going to be. If you're uploading a photo we recommend sending us the largest version of the photo you have. Here's some quick tips that may help you.

  • File sizes less than 500k are likely going to be too small of a photo.
  • Try grabbing images directly from your camera, do not re-size them. 
  • For smaller puzzles (like our 16, 100, 250, 500), a great camera setting is 6MP or 3000x2000 pixels
  • For larger puzzles (like our 300, 1000, 1500 piece) a good camera setting would be 10MP or 5000x3600 pixels