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Microangelo Creation for Windows

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Key Details of Microangelo Creation

  • Create and maintain icons and cursor graphics.
  • Last updated on July 15, 2015
  • Virus scan status:

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

Editors' Review

Download.com staff

This basic icon- and cursor-creation tool packs solid tools into a very nice interface. Microangelo Creation uses a flexible work area with floating palettes you can rearrange for convenience. The tool icons hide a number of variations on their basic theme, which you access by clicking and holding the icons. Each tool also triggers contextual toolbars over the work area for even more options. Layers and opacity help you make complex images suitable for Windows XP. You'll also find a tool for automatically filling an object with color.

In a major improvement over earlier versions, the New Format command lets you create icons in the standard size formats, from 16x16 to 48x48. However, each cursor set needs a standard arrow, text selection, window resizing, timer, and so on, on which the application still doesn't provide guidance. Also, the program doesn't support the ability to create animated cursors. Design tips are hidden away in the Authoring Topics subsection of the Reference Information help section, and if the program mentions how to install icons and cursors in Windows, we couldn't find it. Despite those bobbles, Microangelo Creation offers first-rate drawing tools for power users.

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Full Specifications

April 30, 2005
Latest update
July 15, 2015
Operating System
Windows 10, Windows ME, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Additional Requirements
Windows 98/Me/2000/XP
Total Downloads
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Developer's Description

Create and maintain icons and cursor graphics.
Microangelo Creation is a robust, feature-packed icon editor. The application composes images using multiple editing layers. This strategy provides the maximum flexibility to position, manipulate, and blend the individual elements of an image. Creation excels in creating XP alpha-blended icons. It also frees the artist from the shackles of a fixed, 256-color palette when editing hi-color icons, allowing smooth gradients and full antialiasing. Creation's built-in Publish Check feature identifies and helps you resolve potential problems, assuring you that your final result always will support the Windows platforms you intend. Version 2.0 includes an image prefill option to speed development of all image formats. Complex selections can be built using any combination of Select tools. New 'highly visible' Selection and Shape cursors insure you'll always see the editing cursor clearly. Microangelo Creation is recommended for avid icon artists and professional developers.