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Corel Animation Shop

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February 16, 2011    
 
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Corel Animation Shop is a GIF & Graphic Animation Software for Windows created by Corel Corporation. Corel have no plans for further updates of this software.

Corel have no plans for further updates of this software

Product summary of Animation Shop

Description: Animation Shop is a piece of software that provides you with a variety of tools and features to create, alter, and optimize animated graphics for your website. The software was developed by Corel, an industry pioneer and well-known name in software development for graphic design.

What to expect from Animation Shop

Web development is becoming an exponentially competitive and increasingly creative industry. These days, if you want to have the best in web design, you have to go to great lengths to ensure that your website is engineered well for performance, formatted properly for easy navigation and use, and designed well for aesthetic appeal. When it comes to website design, there are tons of applications that you can use to help make life easier and one of those applications is called Animation Shop, a program that was created by the well-known graphic design software developer Corel. Animation Shop provides you with a wide variety of tools to help you engineer and design your website to perfection. Read on to learn more about the features and functions of Corel's Animation Shop.

What exactly does Animation Shop do?

As the name of the software implies, Animation Shop is a program that allows you to easily create animated effects and other graphical design components to enhance your website. The program specializes in tools for making animated buttons, banners, and frames. Perhaps the best features of this software are the Animation and Banner wizards, which make it a cinch for both novice and professional web designers to create stunning visuals without having to painstakingly learn each and every feature and tool in the software.

A more personalized and custom look

If you want a more personal look, you can work without the wizards to create your animations from scratch. Some of the tools that Animation Shop provides include paint brush, eraser, line, shape, text, crop, flood fill, and other editing tools. Furthermore, there are a bunch of handy features that make it easy to preview and edit your creations. For example, the onionskin preview and multiple-level undo/redo features are great for testing, previewing, and reverting your designs as you create and edit them. The program also has support for HTML code generation, cull animation commands, and the saving and loading of workspaces. On the artistic side, Animation Shop has effects such as transitions, image and text effects, as well as multiple-frame effects. Some of the other interesting features of Animation Shop include the ability to preview your creations in your browser, an optimization wizard, printing functions for animations or frames, as well as support for numerous file formats.

Pros and cons of Animation Shop

Perhaps the biggest benefit of using Animation Shop is that it makes web design and development easier, especially with the use of the wizard features. Furthermore, Animation Shop can be integrated with Corel's Paint Shop Pro for more versatility, tools, functions, and features when creating your web design. On the downside, however, there are numerous other applications out there that are more feature-rich, up-to-date, and perhaps even cheaper than Animation Shop, which currently costs $19.99 to buy.

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Animation Shop is a great little animation creator that is easy to use. With Animation Shop, you can create your own animated pictures for web sites and other uses with just a few clicks of the mouse. It has built in transition effects that can be added between frames easily and with minimal fuss. You can also select between frame rates, compression sizes (which affect final file size) and other choices to make your animation what you want it to be.
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Reviewed by Iris December 11, 2011
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Great software; a shame it is discontinued.

Animation Shop is a great little animation creator that is easy to use. With Animation Shop, you can create your own animated pictures for web sites and other uses with just a few clicks of the mouse. It has built in transition effects that can be added between frames easily and with minimal fuss. You can also select between frame rates, compression sizes (which affect final file size) and other choices to make your animation what you want it to be.

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