Introduction to AniTuner
AniTunerAniTuner lets you create, edit and convert animated cursor files (.ani) for Windows that contain an animated mouse pointer.
You can use animated cursors not only to customize the appearance of Windows (themes) but also to insert animations in your web pages, blogs, e-mails, instant messaging, documents or even applications...

AniTuner Screenshot

For example, five animated cursors were converted with AniTuner to these animated GIFs:






With AniTuner, you can

  • open and display any animated cursor.
  • make animated cursors (ANI) from animated GIF, video AVI and bitmap strips.
  • import image files (BMP, JPEG, GIF, PNG, Adobe Photoshop PSD, CUR, ICO) to turn them into static cursors or animated cursors.
  • export frames from your animated cursors to several image formats.
  • modify existing animated cursors, and change their color depth or size.
  • convert animated cursors to animated GIF, AVI, bitmap strips or Adobe Flash SWF movies.
  • edit frames, change their duration, modify them in your favorite image editor and save changes back to the animated cursor.
  • perform operations directly on one or several frames like rotation, flip, reverse, or image merging.

mouse cursorAniTuner deals with any cursor size (not only 32x32) and color format (from grayscale to RGBA). It especially handles 32-bit cursors with an 8-bit alpha channel, allowing partial transparency in Windows 2000, XP and Vista cursors.

  • turn your old 16 or 256-color animated cursors into 32-bit animated cursors with a semi-transparent shadow: make animated cursors for Windows XP and Vista.
  • export and import animated cursors as a series of PNG files with alpha channel optionally.
  • browse for animated cursors on your computer and preview them directly in AniTuner.

AniTunerAniTuner features an easy-to-use interface that lets you visually edit and convert all of your animated cursors in a snap. AniTuner is the successor of our old product called AniToAvi Wizard, and it is a full freeware program.

» Use the following links to explore other related help topics:

img Getting Started

img What is an animated cursor (important)

img Opening an animation file