Static/Animated

Create static/animated cursors for Windows & websites

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Powerful features to make great cursors in minutes

Compatible

Compatible with development industry standards

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Product Overview

Axialis CursorWorkshop is a professional cursor authoring tool which runs under Windows and lets you easily create hi-quality static & animated cursors for Windows applications & websites.

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Make Cursors for Windows Applications and Websites

With CursorWorkshop make your own hi-quality static & animated cursors for your Windows applications as well as websites. The product generates CUR & ANI files.

The new generation of cursors uses variable transparency (alpha channel). This feature permits creating beautiful cursors with smooth borders and shadows. Axialis CursorWorkshop fully support creation of such cursors.

Make Static & Animated 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 to Windows 10).

Use the advanced editor to make Animated Cursors (extension ANI). Many features permits creating 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 you create it.

Highly-Productive Interface

The whole CursorWorkshop interface was designed to increase your productivity:

  • Fully Integrated Workspace - All the tools are easily accessible on screen. The application fully supports mouse drag & drop allowing intuitive operations.
  • Built-in Librarian - A powerful Librarian was included in the interface to let you manage your cursor collections with ease. Always visible on screen, it fully supports drag & drop operations and more.
  • Powerful File Explorer - A built-in file explorer permits browsing your disks and find files including images and all files containing cursors.
  • Batch Operations - Sometimes you have a large number of cursors to process. CursorWorkshop includes several batch processing features to create cursors from images, convert image formats, normalize image sizes and more.

Professional Cursor Creation for Everyone

CursorWorkshop was designed with one idea in mind: "Allow everyone to create hi-quality cursors, even without drawing skills". In addition to a classic multi-resolution image editor that you find in all cursor authoring applications, several tools have been added to help you creating professional cursors in a snap:

  • Cursor Creation from Images: This feature permits creating an cursor with its various image formats in just one click!
  • Image Objects - This exclusive feature permits creating professional-looking cursors in minutes using a few mouse drag & drops. A large quantity of basic image objects are provided in a library. By associating them together you create your own custom cursors. That's easy, fun and powerful!

Compatibility with Development Industry Standards

If you work with Adobe products, you'll enjoy CursorWorkshop plug-ins for Illustrator® and Photoshop®.

Once installed, the plug-ins will let you transfer images directly from your Adobe application to CursorWorkshop without saving a temporary file.

Features in Depth

Make Cursors for Windows Applications and Websites

With CursorWorkshop make your own hi-quality Static & Animated cursors for Windows applications and Websites.

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: "Create Quality Cursors in a Snap".

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 websites.

Work in a fully Integrated Workspace

CursorWorkshop™ features a fully integrated workspace. Some cursor tools available on the market are made of several programs resulting in applications which are difficult to use. In CursorWorkshop™, all features are available on screen. This interface lets you be more productive than ever.

All the tools are easily available on screen. The application fully supports mouse drag & drop allowing easy and intuitive operations like creating composite cursors from several images.

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 to Windows 10).

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.

Compatible with Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator

You can import PSD images with layers from Photoshop® and easily create a multi-resolution cursor from a Photoshop artwork.

The product also includes Plug-ins for Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Once installed, the plug-ins will let you transfer images directly from your Adobe application to CursorWorkshop without saving a temporary file. Click below to read 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.

Read the following articles if you want to learn more:

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.

Learn using a Comprehensive Help

We have created a professional and comprehensive help in CursorWorkshop to permit you to learn all the features included in the product. Unlike other competitor tools, the help file describes more than the product features. It is amply illustrated and written in easy-to-read English. It includes following topics:

  • General information on Cursors, cursor creation and use in software projects (4 topics).
  • Getting started lessons (14 topics).
  • How-to step-by-step tutorials (35 topics).
  • Full feature reference (150+ topics).

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).

Librarian & Explorer with previews

Use a powerful librarian to easily manage all your media and cursor 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

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System Requirements

Axialis CursorWorkshop is fully compatible with Windows 2000/XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 & Windows 10. The application is compiled in 32 bit mode but works perfectly under x64 versions of Windows.

Minimum Requirements

  • Intel Pentium class CPU - 1.4 Ghz
  • True Color Video Card (16,8 M colors) - 1280x1024
  • 2 Gb RAM
  • Windows 2000 or more

Recommended Configuration

  • Intel Core-Duo Class CPU - 2 Ghz or more
  • True Color Video Card (16,8 M colors) - 1920x1200
  • 4 Gb RAM
  • Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ covers most common support questions related to CursorWorkshop. If you can't find a response in the list below, you can Contact Axialis Team.

If you have questions about your purchase, registration or your customer account, please read the Customer FAQ.

Axialis CursorWorkshop is a professional cursor authoring tool which permits creating hi-quality static (CUR) and animated (ANI) cursors. It supports all image formats in cursors up to RGB with alpha channel.

This all-in-one application includes all the features you need to work with cursors: an editor to create from scratch or retouch cursors; tools to create static cursors from images (PSD, BMP, PNG...) or animated cursors from filmstrips, animated GIF or FLI/FLC animations; use 2 plug-ins to transfer your artwork from Photoshop and Illustrator; use thousands of ready-to-use image objects that you can assemble together to create cursors and more...

There are at least 3 reasons to create cursors:

  • Customizing Windows - Create your own cursors (animated or static) and save them in the folder Windows\Cursors. Open the Windows® control panel and change the 15 standard cursors accordingly.
  • Add cursors in your applications If you're a developer, you'll appreciate the ability to create your own cursors and include them in your application's resources. The Windows SDK explains in details how to load and use them in your application.
  • Use custom animated cursors in websites If you have a website or a blog, customize your pages with static or animated cursors of your own.

Yes. Axialis CursorWorkshop (version 6.3 or superior) is fully compatible with Windows 10 (interface, features...).

Yes. You can install plug-ins that will let you transferring an image from Photoshop/Illustrator into CursorWorkshop directly without using a temporary file.

Another great feature is the ability to use ready-to-use Photoshop templates. They permit creating icons in different formats using the professional tools of Photoshop, then export the whole cursor in one step into CursorWorkshop. You can even create your own templates.

Yes. You can open any transparent PNG (and even PSD, BMP or GIF) in the product and create a cursor with its different formats in one click. You can also use PNG filmstrips to create animated cursors. You can even create several cursors from a set of PNG images in one batch operation.

Yes. Using ready-to-use image objects, you can create attractive cursors using a few drag & drops. Registered users can download thousands of objects from our website and create professional-looking cursors in a few minutes.

Yes. CursorWorkshop permits compiling a cursor library (set of cursors on one file) and create a handy installation package. The user will easily install it on his computer. You can even create key-protected installations to sell your cursor sets.

Axialis CursorWorkshop is living, so periodically we release new versions. Axialis policy on updates is the clearest possible: FREE UPGRADES FOR LIFE.

Top 5 Reasons To Purchase CursorWorkshop

There are plenty of good reasons for purchasing CursorWorkshop, but here are the top 5:

One professional tool for all your needs

CursorWorkshop is a professional tool designed to Create, Extract, Convert, Manage and Redistribute Cursors. You create professional looking cursors. You work like a pro, you're seen as a pro.

Easily create animated and static cursors

Many easy-to-use features permit to create static and animated cursors from existing images and animations.

Be productive instantly

No complicated settings, no more pixel-by-pixel cursor making. All has been designed to let you be productive and get professional results in minutes (using image objects for instance).

Access to private images objects

Some image object packs are available to registered customers only. By purchasing you get a lifetime access to these packs.

Lifetime License

You pay for the program once and get all future versions for free. No condition, no hidden terms, 100% free, period.

Axialis Lifetime License

When you purchase an Axialis product, you get a lifetime license. What does it mean exactly?

What do we mean by Lifetime License?

You pay for the program only the first time and get all new versions of this program for FREE and for lifetime. It works with is a built-in update system which operates through Internet to automatically upgrade your application to the latest release using a patching system. All new program releases will include this feature.

How does it work?

When you purchase and install an Axialis program, you are prompted to register online. The first time you register you specify a personal Username and Password. Don't loose them, they are requested each time you upgrade your application online. When you use your program, click on the upgrade button. The program connects to our server and checks for a new version. If this is the case, a patch is downloaded and your application is upgraded for free. Friendly isn't it?

What about about the future?

If you purchase a product now, you're entitled for a Lifetime License. It means that you're guaranteed to get free upgrades for life. If we decide to change the terms of the Axialis EULA in the future, this will be applied to new licenses only. In all cases, you'll keep the lifetime license benefits.

Free for a lifetime? Really?

Yes, you pay once and get all future versions for free. That's as simple as it gets! No condition, no hidden terms, 100% free, period.

There are many options and features that can be added to your cursors so you will not just have high quality,
but also the look and characteristics you want.

Luis Sanchez at Software Informer

Latest CursorWorkshop News

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  • CursorWorkshop 6.33 Released

    This minor release includes various bug fixes and enhancements (enhanced user interface, Illustrator plug-in compatible with CS4...).

    Registered users can freely upgrade to this latest version using the built-in update feature.

  • New Tutorials for CursorWorkshop

    New tutorials for CursorWorkshop are available online. Follow easy step-by-step procedures to get the best of CursorWorkshop and create in minutes professional cursors for your applications and websites!

  • CursorWorkshop 6.31 Released

    Axialis CursorWorkshop is here! This new version is a major update of our cursor authoring tool (formerly AX-Cursors). It is fully compatible with Windows Vista and includes many new features:

    Make your own cursors for Windows and web sites: Create professional-looking static and animated cursors to customize mouse pointers in Windows®, applications and web sites. Color formats up to RGB with alpha channel are supported.

    Create cursors in seconds with Image Objects: This exclusive feature makes you a professional cursor designer. Just by using mouse drag & drops, create hi-quality cursors by assembling ready-to-use objects. New object packs #7 for cursors has been added (423 objects).

    Create animated cursors from GIF, FLI/FLC, filmstrip animations: Various built-in assistant permits creating animated cursors from existing animation files such as animated GIF, FLI/FLC Autodesk® animations, RGB filmstrips with alpha channel and more.

    Work efficiently with with industry standards: Use plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop® and Illustrator® and make your cursors in a few clicks.

    Many other new features are available...

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