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RealWorld Cursor Editor

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Editors' Review


RealWorld Graphics' Cursor Editor is a nifty free app that you can use to create and edit special Windows cursors, including both static and animated designs. Drag-and-drop functionality, built-in drawing tools and image filters, correction capabilities, and support for sophisticated image-handling features such as layers and arbitrary selections give it capabilities we've usually seen only in large graphics packages that typically have correspondingly large prices. It can create custom icons, too.

A full Windows installer includes an optional component to support translations via community-made language packs, which we appreciate as a feature but declined to install. The clean and basic but well-designed interface opens with a full range of online tutorials in the main window, which together with a fully indexed and searchable Help file make it easy to take advantage of this program's many capabilities. You can create an optional free account from the interface, which offers yet more assistance with features like translations. We tried the Animated Water Drop cursor, which was fun, for a while. But that's the beauty of Cursor Editor: it's easy to create, modify, and save cursors until you find "keepers." We like its cool plug-ins, too, especially the fractal generator. It even accepts homemade plug-ins.

RealWorld Cursor Editor is freeware and works in Windows editions 2000 to 7. It installs desktop icons without asking but is otherwise completely well mannered. It has the capability to add numerous custom cursor effects that can be as easy or sophisticated as you like, and we recommend it to all users.

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4 stars

"The only free one out there"

April 07, 2013  |  By tomysshadow

 |  Version: RealWorld Cursor Editor 2012.1


I'm pretty certain this is the only free cursor creator, and it does exactly what it says. Helped me convert a PNG image to my mouse cursor.


The layout and user interface is a bit strange and doesn't have much context, but if you read the manual you can figure it out.


It could be better, but since it's the only software that can do this, I think it's pretty good.

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1 stars

"Just crashes when you click 'create'"

March 28, 2013  |  By siro_mateos

 |  Version: RealWorld Cursor Editor 2012.1


Easy to download and to uninstall.


It doesn't work.


Waste of time.

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5 stars

"Works well for me"

August 30, 2012  |  By theshrine

 |  Version: RealWorld Cursor Editor 2012.1


Works great.


A bit of a learning curve.


I like this editor. I watched it on Youtube for instructions. I put a halo around my cursor so it would be easier to find when using my laptop under harsh lighting.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2012.1
Version 2012.1 adds support for animated GIFs and can convert animated cursors to animated GIFs (or PNGs) for web publishing or vice versa and interface of the editor was adjusted to allow comfortable editing and application of effects.
Publisher RealWorld Graphics
Publisher web site http://www.rw-designer.com
Release Date March 01, 2012
Date Added March 01, 2012
Version 2012.1
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Cursors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 7.62MB
File Name RWCursorEditor32.msi
Total Downloads 103,786
Downloads Last Week 68
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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