I ordered this mat for my wife who is a yoga instructor after our dog Chibs died to cheer her up. I think it worked but when she first saw it, she cried. The clarity of the pictures was really good and she says the thickness and grip are good, too. So far, 6 people in her classes say they are getting one, too. I only gave it 4 stars because I wish the customizing feature allowed you to do more things with photos.