New Major Release of Award-Winning Cursor Creation Tool Offers Enhanced Drawing Capabilities
March 2004 - Aha-Soft, a leading developer of graphics software announced this month a new major release of its award-winning cursor creation and management tool Aha-Soft ArtCursors v4.0. This innovative solution offers professional and casual graphic artists all tools needed for designing, editing and retouching static and animated Windows cursors as well as managing cursor libraries.
Version 4.0 of Aha-Soft ArtCursors features a sufficiently improved image editor that offers graphic artists a number of breakthrough features, including the ability to create cursors with several raster layers. To support the multi-layer feature, a new image format - Icon Project - was introduced.
The concept of using layers is very familiar to any artist working with digital imaging software. Layers give you more freedom in using complex graphic tools and creating professionally looking images. This new feature enables Aha-Soft ArtCursors to rival any high-end graphics package. In fact, it is better than any of these high-end tools when you consider creation of cursors and other small graphics.
AhaSoft ArtCursors is specifically designed for efficient cursor creation and management and offers a variety of features that cannot be found in standard graphics applications. Among those features is the ability to import cursors from executables, image and library files and the search and extract function that enables busy artists scan through the contents of a folder or a drive and arrange all images found in any files into a single cursor library for easy and effective management.
ArtCursors is equipped with all essential drawing tools including various kinds of airbrushes, pencils and paintbrushes as well as miscellaneous text, line and shape tools. The software is equally well equipped in the effects department and offers a variety of solid, patterned and gradient flood fills, drop shadow, smooth, color modification and other effects. The native Windows XP icon format support enables artists to create 32-bit cursors with 8-bit alpha channels.
Other new features in version 4.0 include the ability to create, edit and import large images, support for export and import of transparent PNG images, ability to export cursor libraries to single 32-bit bitmap images, new flood fill patterns and effects, and more.
Windows 95/98/ME/2000/NT/XP/2003/Vista/7/8/10, 2MB of free disk space
Shareware, 30 days trial. Registration fee is $39.95 US.
About the Publisher
Based in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, Aha-Soft manufactures award-winning image processing software for professional and amateur graphic artists. The company's award-winning line of icon and cursor tools features innovative software designs to set new standards. This privately owned company was founded in 2000 and is off to a phenomenal start, receiving high praise from the industry experts and numerous accolades from online and print media, including Editor's Picks from ZDNet, WebAttack and SoftMag and the highest rating at TuCows and SimplyTheBest. Aha-Soft has established significant market penetration by utilizing an Internet-based sales and distribution model with estimated thousands of individual and corporate users all over the world.
For more information about Aha-Soft please visit the company's web site at www.aha-soft.com.
P.O. BOX 17077, Krasnoyarsk-10, 660010, Russia
Should you need a full version for review, please email us at supportaha-soft.com.
Download Evaluation Copy of ArtCursors 4.0
Download from: www.aha-soft.com/downloads/artcurs.exe (exe, 1.0 MB)
and www.aha-soft.com/downloads/artcurs.zip (zip, 1.0 MB)
More product information can be found at
Copyright © 2000-2017 Aha-Soft. All rights reserved.
is our pick. It allows you to design and edit all kinds of graphics required in the software development cycle, including icons, static and animated cursors and interface elements - all these graphics can now be designed in a single application.
Toolbar Icon Set
. A collection of practical and eye catching Windows icons representing all basic operations required for software development.
Business Icon Set
will make your software and web products look more modern and attractive. File formats included into the set are Windows icons, GIF and PNG images.
is an advanced icon-specific utility for Windows. It supports ICO, BMP, PNG, GIF, PSD, XPM, XBM, WBMP, CUR and ANI image formats and allows you to manage icon libraries.
Any to Icon
converts icons and cursors into BMP, JPG, PNG, GIF, ICO, CUR and other formats. This wizard can find icons and make images for use on Web pages.