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AniTuner for Windows

By G.D.G. SoftwareFreeUser Rating

Key Details of AniTuner

  • Create, edit, and convert Windows animated cursors.
  • Last updated on March 3, 2011
  • There have been 1 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

Editors' Review

Download.com staff
Lacking any way to edit cursors, this free cursor utility works more like a conversion tool. On those grounds, it's pretty effective. AniTuner imports images in most popular formats and converts AVI files and GIF animations into animated cursors and back. You can create a semitransparent shadow for Windows XP and set color format between 2 and 32 bits with preview. The interface is far from perfect (for even a simple action you have to open a few menus and click a few buttons), but the program itself works well within its narrow bounds. To edit a frame of your cursor, you'll have to use Photoshop, ImageReady, or some other external image editor and load the frame back into AniTuner. Professionals and serious amateurs will want something else, but dabblers will appreciate AniTuner's simple operation, compact size, and freeware price.

What's new in version 2.0

Version 2.0 improved GIF export,image import and transparency support when resizing and flash SWF export.

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Full Specifications

March 3, 2011
Latest update
March 3, 2011
Operating System
Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows 10, Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows NT
Additional Requirements
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Developer's Description

Create, edit, and convert Windows animated cursors.
AniTuner lets you create, edit and convert Windows animated cursors (.ani files); use animated cursors to customize the appearance of Windows (desktop themes), or convert and insert them as animations in Web pages, e-mails, documents, manuals or even applications. AniTuner can create animated cursors from animated GIF and AVI; import existing images (BMP, GIF, PNG, PSD, CUR, ICO) to turn them into cursors or animated cursors; add/edit/remove/move frames, change their duration with real preview; export animated cursors to animated GIF, AVI, static BMP and Flash SWF. AniTuner handles all cursor sizes (not only 32x32) and color depths (from 1bpp to 32bpp). Special support for 32-bit cursors with a 8-bit alpha channel (Windows XP cursors). The package includes a context-sensitive help file, an online animated tutorial in Flash format, some sample animated cursors.