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Animated cursor files contain an animated mouse pointer like this one:and are recognized natively by Windows.
AniTuner makes the creation and edition of these animated cursors easy. Everyone can now create his/her own animated cursors and animations in a snap:
Generate animated cursors from animated GIF, AVI clips, bitmap strips, or by importing existing image files (BMP, JPEG, PNG, GIF, PSD, ICO, CUR) as cursor frames.
Create animated GIF, AVI clips, Adobe Flash movies, bitmap strips from animated cursors or any other image set.
Resize and edit frames, set frame duration, change color depth, create 32-bit cursors with partial transparency (alpha channel),
AniTuner is a full freeware: no advertisement, no restrictions, no nags.
No registration is required.
You can distribute, install and use it free of charge, even for commercial purposes.
Replace the default mouse pointers of Windows by animated cursors made with AniTuner. Or use AniTuner to produce animations for your web pages, blogs, instant messaging applications, e-mails, presentations, video clips or even programs…
AniTuner features an easy-to-use interface that lets you visually edit and convert all of your animated cursors in a snap.
Available with a standard installer (and uninstaller) or as a portable edition with no required installation: you can run AniTuner from any removable storage device like a USB stick, and without leaving traces on the computer.
Create personalized animated cursors and animated GIF for your web pages and blogs.
Customize your Windows mouse pointers or put funny animated images, emoticons and smileys in your emails, messages, IM…
Programmers can also use animated cursors in their applications.
This tutorial shows you how to create an animated cursor from an animated GIF (an animated smiley), add a mouse pointer, export the ANI file and finally configure Windows to use the new animated cursor.
You can easily make animated GIFs from animated cursors in some clicks thanks to AniTuner, as shown in this video.