Edit: I will no longer be taking orders for construction, but I will take orders for image editing.NOW ACCEPTING NEW ORDERS? Yes - for editing onlyWelcome to Igloo Inc. - EMC's first and foremost map art-making service. Not familiar with map art? Take a look at some of our example work: EMC Museum advertisement, made for aCookieGod, smp1:Jimi Hendrix outline, smp2:Hall of Staff advertisement, made for 333kirby, smp2: Currently, we offer 3 services:1. The sale of map art owned by the company2. The editing of images to make them map-able (see "more about maps" for more info)3. General help and information for maps and map artMore about Maps: Link: Wiki page for mapsLink: Video explaining which blocks correspond to which colorsLink: Video showcasing image-to-map softwareMaps in minecraft show which types of blocks are at which coordinates. That is, for each x and z coordinate (press F3 in-game to see your coordinates) the game looks to see which type of block is there, then places a pixel on the map.*There are 11 basic colors, plus a light shade and a dark shade of each color, for a total of 33. However, in order to use the 22 extra shades, blocks must be placed higher or lower than the rest of the blocks, which can be tricky. Since there are only 11 colors which can be effectively used in a map, most images must be significantly edited before they can be used for map art.*The 11 colors are: Again, see the video posted above to see which blocks correspond to which colors. They may look slightly different on computers with different brightness levels.*It is worth noting that all colors of wool show up as light grey on maps. This means that you can't simply make wool pixel art that is visible to the player, then expect it to be visible on a map.*Maps are 128x128 pixels. At the closest zoom level, one pixel represents one block. At the next zoom level, one pixel represents a 2x2 block area, and so on. A map will be centered at a multiple of 128 on the x and z coordinates. For example, (0,0), (128, -128), (512, -256), etc. Note that techically, each block is centered at an integer plus 0.5 (not on a whole number). This means you must be careful when calculating what the boundary coordinates of a map will be.*You can copy a map by placing the map and an empty map in the crafting area. Copies of maps will stack. But be careful - If someone alters the place the map was made, then looks at it with a copy of the map, all other copies of that map will be altered. Image Design Pricing:The two programs I (currently) use to create map-ready images are MS Paint, and ImageToMap (available for free). The price for creating an image from scratch based on your description is 2000r. Note: In most cases, I will find a similar image, then shrink it, reduce the number of colors, then edit it further to make it look better. If you already have a base image (has more/different colors than the ones specified) and want me to edit it, the price is 1000r. If you have an image with 11 or fewer colors, which correspond to the 11 specified in the "More About Maps" section, I will not charge for this step.Sales Rights:If you buy a copy of map art made by Igloo Inc, you may make copies for your own use, but you may not distribute the copies without permission, and you may not sell the copies for profit.Exceptions:1. Advertisements can be copied/distributed freely (ex: the EMC Museum and Hall of Staff ads)2. The Jimi Hendrix one may be distributed freely, so long as you give me credit.3. If I give you permission otherwise.Unfortunately, I will no longer be making these to customer specifications, but if you need any help with maps or converting images to maps, don't hesitate to PM me.One last thing - if you know of a good free program that lets you directly convert all pixels of one color to another, and that can count the number of pixels of a certain color, please let me know! That would drastically improve my ability to edit images.