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Dan Rugh
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I'm trying to make my own mouse pointer and have realized that I don't know what I'm doing. I made it in Photoshop and saved it as a gif so the the opacity would stay. One problem though, mouse pointers have to be either [I].ani[/I] or [I].cur[/I]. I don't believe I have a program that can save files as either of these two extensions. Can anyone help me out?

I attached a picture of the pointer to give you guys an idea of what I'm talking about
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My idea, personally, is if you transferred it to MS Paint (you won't have to use it, I swear. Horrible MS Paint.) by opening it from there and changing it to bitmap, but then type [B].ani[/B] or [B].cur[/B] at the end of your file name. It has worked for my MS Paint/Photoshop because before it couldn't save as .gif or .jpg unless I [I]typed[/I] it like that. So, maybe it can work either way.
BTW: If this doesn't work, to keep it safe, save it as [I]both[/I] .gif and whatever.
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Ok. So I put the cursor in Paint and saved it as a gif with the names leaf_cursor.ani and as leaf_cursor.cur. They at least show up as possible files that can be used. But, now when I try to change it to one of those in the mouse options, it won't load them. The icons for them don't show thumbnails of the images either... so I don't know what's going on...

Oh and it's not a problem with the size of it either because the one I'm using now (I got it from a website) is bigger in dimension and in kilobytes.
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