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Create Cursors
Create your own animated cursors using the following Editors
Look for my
tutorial "How to create animated cursors" too

Aniedit The files were taken from the Microsoft Windows NT 3.5 Resource kit.Some remarks for the use of
Aniedit you'll find on my
Troubleshooting page.
66 KB. Freeware
Review:  
Download now

ArtCursors Aha-soft ArtCursors is an
advanced cursor editor for
Windows. ArtCursors allows
you to find, create, edit,
import and export cursors
and manage cursor libraries.
Info and download here.
Shareware
Review:   .

CursorWorkshop Axialis CursorWorkshop is
a powerful and easy to use
cursor editing and managing
program that is ideal for re-
touching, creating, archiving and distributing cursors.
Powerful editor. Creates animated cursors from existing animaton files. A large quantity of basic image and animation objects are provided in a library. More info on the Axialis homepage. Trial available.
Review:    

Microangelo Microangelo offers a single,
integrated solution for work-
ing with icon graphics and
static / animated cursors.
True Color support.
Here you can find more In-
formations
about this interes-
ting program. Shareware.
Review:    

Greenfish Icon Editor Pro Portable freeware Editor (without installation). Actually an Icon Editor, therefore many features such as batch convert image files, use of advanced selection tools, use of various gradient styles and filters. Converts anicursor to animated gif and the other way round. Multilanguage user interface. Homepage with Info and download
Freeware.
Note:  
 

Pro Motion Pro Motion is a painting- program for animations. It
has lots of functions that
support painting or creating
animations. The program
allows creation of animated
cursors too. Converts ani-
cursors into animated Gifs.
22 different painting methods, file format for sprite-grafics, special effects, animated Brushes, 3D-Animations based upon a 2D-image, and many more. More information here.
Review:    

IconEdit Pro Including features like opa-
city, antialiasing, shadows
(for 3D effects), contrast/
brightness/saturation con-
trol and much more.
Icons can be extracted from exe- and dll-files and also be cutted out of bitmaps (bmp, rle). Shareware. More information.
Review:    

Icon Easel Icon Easel and EasyIcons
work together to provide
you with complete icon
management and editing
capabilities.
True Color support.
Visit the Easy Icons Home-
page
to get more informa-
tion. Shareware.
Review:    

AniTuner Not a classic cursor editor since there's no cursor paint module included. You have to create and import paintings frame for frame from other graphic programs or import animation files.Let you easy convert cursors to animated gif files for use on a webpage. Easy change of color depth and cursor size for the entire cursor in one step. More info on the G.D.G. Software-Homepage. Freeware !
Review:  

RealWorld Cursor Editor Modern cursor editor with all features you need to create nice animated cursors More info on the RealWorld-Homepage. Freeware.
Review:    

Sib Cursor Editor Not yet tested cursor editor. Here more info.
Shareware.
   

SlavaSoft Paint Express Paint Express is only a non-official competitor because the programm only creates static cursors (*.cur). Here more info and download.
Shareware.
As a non-official competitor  

CursorGenCursorGen is an application
to generate cursors for the
BeOS. Cursors can easily
be defined and packaged
for BeOS development.
Visit the CursorGen down
loadpage
to get more information. Shareware.
As a non-official competitor  

grading system
Review:  outrageous Review:  good
Review:  better than nothing Review:  very good
Review:  satisfactory Review:  top class

You do not want to install a cursor editor program on your computer? You can create simple static cursors (*.cur) online too, in your webbrowser. Visit the following website: rw-designer.com



Create your own animated Gif's on your homepage!
Here's a little collection of Animated Gif Editors:

On Alchemy Mindworks
homepage you can down-
load the classic GIF Con-
struction Set for Win-
dows
On the Ulead homepage
you can find a free trial
version of Dierk's special
favorite PhotoImpact Gif
Animator
Take ONE by Rainer Do-
bele
is a universal graphics
and animation program that
supports a variety of image
and animation formats
Create animated Gif's and Image Maps and use cool graphics tools with Group
42's
Webimage

Here are some animated Gif's of my own


 
Here are some useful programs:

Kaleidoscope
for the Mac
Kaleidoscope is a control
panel that completely over-
hauls your Mac's user in-
terface using plug in color scheme files.
It comes with several other color schemes, each providing a completely different user interface. More information.

AX-Icons 4.5 Axialis AX-Icons 4.5, the
most powerful utility available to create, manage and distribute icons! Visit the Axialis Homepage
Create icon libraries, compile them and distribute them as self-executable files. Shareware. 2,4 megs

Download now

Screen Loupe Screen Loupe is a small
freeware tool that displays
a magnified view of what-
ever is beneath the mouse
cursor.
You can copy the contents
of the Loupe window to the clipboard as well. More info and download here. For Win 3.x / 95 / NT

Useful ZIP Tools for Windows

Winzip NetZIP FreeZip PowerZip
Winzip handles archived files in ZIP format. It brings the convenience of Windows to the use of Zip files and other compression formats. Visit the Winzip Homepage View ZIP file contents before downloading. Download specific portions of a ZIP file. Virus Scan. Built in ZIP / UNZIP Support. Self- Extractor. For more information and free download visit the NetZIP Homepage

 FreeZip integrates with Windows Explorer and uses file associations and context menus to zip or unzip files, including long file names and subdirectories. More information. Freeware! PowerZip supports multi-disk archives, Win95 self- extractor, drag'n' drop, ARJ archives, wild-cards and recursion, variable compression and much more. More information here.

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