Windows cursors (.cur) can be prepared from all kinds of picture sources, provided they are in proper pixel size. Large pictures have to be resized, which can be either done before or with the tool that can create the cursor. Some good choices are listed below.
Convert Graphics interchange file format to Windows cursor file.
We have found 2 software records in our database eligible for .gif to .cur file format conversion.
Microsoft Windows software - convert gif to cur on Windows
A graphical art and design software
Convert from gif file format
The tables with software actions are a good pointer for what a certain program does with various file types and often may give users a good hint how to perform certain file conversion, for example the above-mentioned gif to cur. However, it is not perfect and sometimes can show results which are not really usable because of how certain programs work with files and the possible conversion is thus actually not possible at all.
An image browser, converter and editor for Windows