Create hi-quality cursors for Windows and web sites
With CursorWorkshop make your own hi-quality static and animated cursors for Windows and Web sites.
The new generation of cursors uses variable transparency (alpha channel). This feature permits creating beautiful cursors with smooth borders and shadows. You need a professional tool to create such cursors. Axialis CursorWorkshop™ has been designed with one goal in mind: "Quality".
Enjoy the powerful editor which permits creating the various image formats of a cursor from an original drawing without quality loss.
The cursors can be created to customize Windows or enhance applications. You can also add your own cursors in your web sites.
Make static cursors
Axialis CursorWorkshop allows creating all kind of static cursors for Windows (extension CUR). All sizes and color depths are supported up to RGB with alpha channel for Windows XP and Windows Vista™.
Many features are implemented to help you creating your static cursors in minutes: create all image formats from images in one click, create new formats from existing ones, use of ready-to-use image objects and more.
Make animated cursors
Use the advanced editor to create animated cursors (extension ANI). Many features permits to make smooth animated pointers. You can edit each frame in a powerful editor, specify the display delays and see a live preview of your animated cursor while creating it.
Create your animated cursors from existing animations: Filmstrips with alpha channel (BMP, PNG, PSD, Jpeg 2000...), Animated GIF, FLI/FLC and more.
Easily produce attractive cursors using Image Objects
The use of image objects to create cursors is an exclusive feature of CursorWorkshop. It permits creating professional-looking cursors in minutes using a few mouse drag & drops. The principle is quite simple:
A large quantity of basic image and animation objects are provided in a library. By associating them together (on top of each other) you create your own cursor.
The images objects, which have been made by professional designers, are provided in 128x128 or 256x256 high-quality PNG format. By adjusting colors, lightness and contrasts, the possibilities are almost infinite.
Make cursors from animations
Axialis CursorWortkshop features a powerful feature that permits creating animated cursors from existing animaton files.
Autodesk FLI/FLC is the standard animation format used by 3D modeler applications like 3DS Max or Cinema 4D. Create your 3D object, animate it and save it as FLI. Open it in CursorWorkshop and create your ANI file in seconds.
Many GIF animations are available on Internet. Axialis CursorWorkshop allows you to open any animated GIF from a web page and easily create an animated cursor from it.
Work in a fully Integrated Workspace
The application features a fully integrated workspace. This is the way today's professional applications are made. All the features are immediately available on screen. This interface permits working efficiently and be more productive than ever. The multi-documents interface increases your productivity by working with different types of document windows (cursor projects, libraries, images, file explorers...).
Compatible with graphic industry standards
You can import PSD images with layers from Photoshop and easily create a multi-resolution cursors from a program or animation.
Use Photoshop and Illustrator plug-ins to transfer images directly in memory and make your cursors in a few clicks. No more temporary document files.
Use Batch Procedures
Batch procedures have been implemented in CursorWorkshop to automatically perform operations on a large number of files.
For example, you can create cursors from a set of PNG files (CUR/ANI files are created).
Modify cursors in programs
Program files (EXE, DLL, OCX) contain cursors. Of course, you'll be able to extract them to create independant CUR and ANI files. But that's not all: a powerful feature permits you to open program files and modify embedded cursors directly. With CursorWorkshop add your own touch to third-party applications!
Librarian & Explorer with previews
Use a powerful librarian to easily manage all your media and icon files. This is an integrated window (which can be hidden) where you can store, move, copy and extract all the files you're using in your work (images, cursors, libraries).
Also, A built-in file explorer permits to browse your disks and find files including images and all files containing cursors. This advanced explorer permits to display files in thumbnail mode. By a simple click you open any file in a viewer or editor window
Pentium 1Gh, Windows, 512MB, 1024x764
30 days trial. When the trial period ends, the product can be launched and used but you cannot save projects or files.