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Easy Banner Creator (Free Edition)

By Image Tools Group Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Sep 6, 2011

Banners are perhaps the most obvious way to customize a blog or Web site, especially if you're using an otherwise generic template. Creating a banner isn't always easy, though, if you don't have any graphic design skills. Easy Banner Creator (Free Edition) is an extremely simple utility for creating basic banners. It's nothing fancy, but it will do the job if you need to create a banner without a lot of hassle.

The program's interface is straightforward and easy to navigate. Down the left side there are controls for size, background, text, and animation. From the size dialog you can select from a variety of predefined sizes or enter custom dimensions. In the background dialog, you can select either a color or a custom image to serve as the banner's background. The text dialog lets you specify the font and text size, color, shading, and depth. Finally, the animation dialog gives you the option of animating the text on the banner in a variety of different styles. A Help file explains all of Easy Banner Creator's features, but it's really not necessary, as everything is pretty self-explanatory. The program isn't kidding when it says that users don't need graphic design skills; users who have graphic design skills will likely be frustrated by the lack of features and control that Easy Banner Creator offers. But for people who need banners and have no idea how to create them, Easy Banner Creator might be just the thing.

Easy Banner Creator (Free Edition) comes as a ZIP file. It installs desktop icons without asking and leaves a Start menu item behind upon removal.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.0

General

Date Added October 4, 2010
Version 1.0

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Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 55,264
Downloads Last Week 80
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Developer's Description

Easy Banner Creator is an easy-to-use tool for creation of animated or static banners in seconds without graphic skills. Your own banners will make your website successful and will attract new visitors. Version 1.0 contains the animation effect "Running text". Program features: - creates animated and static banners with standard or any sizes; - defines style of background fill: Color, Gradient, Picture; - loads background picture for created banners from BMP, JPEG (JPG), GIF, PNG, PCX, PSD, ICO - files and Windows Metafiles; - defines text by parameters: color, font, size, shade color and depth; - builds animation on the base of animation effect "Running text"; - defines animation parameters: direction, count of frames, delay; - optimizes size of created GIF- file and displayes its size in Status bar; - exports created banners to GIF- files; - saves animation scripts in EBC- files.