I am trying to figure out how to make custom mouse cursors for Windows 7.
I understand that the preferred file format is in .ani and .cur - however I have yet to find a legitimate program that will create these files. At the moment, I am able to create mouse icons using GIMP and saving as .ico files (its a bit finicky and I can't select the "hot spot" where the actually click occurs) - but I would like to work up to having actually animated icons as well. I see somewhere online that GIMP at one point had a plugin for .cur and .ani files but I haven't seen it when I attempt to look through GIMP's plugin library.
I have looked into working with Photoshop since I heard its good about creating cursor icons, and I feel I can trust Adobe to not give me viruses.
Any thoughts or suggestions? Thank you very much