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RealWorld Cursor Editor

By RealWorld Graphics Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 11, 2015

RealWorld Cursor Editor provides all the tools you need to modify an existing mouse cursor or to create an entirely new one from scratch.

Pros

Integrated test area: Along RealWorld Cursor Editor's left side panel you'll find a testing area where your mouse cursor is temporarily replaced with the one you're designing. In addition to being able to test the design right then and there, you can also draw with the new cursor to see if its "hot spot" is in the right place.

Support for animated cursors: You can create animated cursors by importing each animation frame as a separate image file, or you can use the handy animation tools present in the software to generate those additional images from your original one. With the built-in animation tools you can create moving cursors, circling dots, fire-like particles, and a few others.

Layer support: Like most sophisticated image editors, RealWorld Cursor Editor lets you use multiple layers in order to alter an image with non-destructive edits. You can create and delete layers, reorder and disable them, and even set a custom opacity and blending mode.

Cons

Overcrowded interface: We feel that the interface layout and the choice of functions displayed in the toolbars is not optimal. Many functions, such as the Custom JavaScript Operation function, have a dedicated button on the toolbar and yet they are not regularly used to warrant such a prominent placement; another nitpick is that the side panels cannot be hidden from the View menu.

Bottom Line

RealWorld Cursor Editor tries to strike a happy medium between power and usability, and even though there's room for improvement, the app succeeds in its goal. Whether you want to add a quick graphic to an existing cursor or create an advanced cursor from scratch, you'll find all the tools you need right inside this software.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2013.1

Version 2013.1 improved function that uploads cursor to the cursor library which has now become more user friendly.

General

Release July 11, 2013
Date Added July 12, 2013
Version 2013.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 123,277
Downloads Last Week 32
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Developer's Description

RealWorld Cursor Editor allows users to reorder, duplicate, or append frames to animated cursors. Images in cursors can be modified by drawing tools such as Lines, Curves, Polygons, Rectangles, or Ellipses. Application contains several predefined filters covering color corrections, sharpening, softening, motion blur, and other effects.