Hierarchical Progressive Surveys (HiPS) have become a widely used standard for storing and exploring large image surveys in the last decade. Among the many reasons for this success, the Hipsgen tool has had a special role. Hipsgen enables anyone to easily transform a set of individual images into a HiPS that can be visualized in a progressive way. Its usage has enabled the creation of a vast collection of surveys, spanning the whole wavelength range, at widely different resolutions, covering different fractions of the sky, … all in the same multi-scale format. This poster will review the basic properties of Hipsgen and the ingredients that make it a versatile and easy to use projection tool.