Animation Workshop

Effortless banners and ads

For Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 and Windows 11.

Build professional banners, advertisements and other commercial animations in minutes, with an impressively short learning curve. Animation Workshop handles the elements of its animations as objects, eliminating the need to understand how animation files are structured.

Animation Workshop will assemble your animations from still images, text and other animations. It brings an inexhaustible library of graphic effects to the table. It maintains its text as editable text objects, rather than graphics — the text content of your animations will be editable after they’re created.

Export Animation Workshop’s animations to GIF, MNG, AVI, MOV, animated PNG, SWF (Macromedia Flash™) and WebP.

Whether you need really quick web page banner advertisements, eye-catching graphics for a PowerPoint™ presentation, video titles that are hard to ignore or animations for Presentation Wizard or Screen Saver Construction Set documents, Animation Workshop will make it happen in minutes, and make it look like you have a complete graphic design house on speed-dial.

This software is available for electronic delivery and on DVD-ROM. We invite you to download an evaluation copy and try it out.

Animation Workshop's Features Include:

  • Build animations quickly from your source still images, text and other animations.
  • graphicImport JPG, PCX, GIF, BMP, TGA and PNG still images.
  • Import AVI, GIF, MOV, MNG Animated PNG and WeBP animations and digital video.
  • Create text with any TrueType font on your system.
  • Export animations to SWF (Macromedia Flash™) with sound.
  • Export to GIF, MNG, AVI, MOV, SWF (Macromedia Flash™), animated PNG and WebP.
  • Edit the text elements of your animations after they’re created.
  • Fill text and backgrounds with solid colors, gradients, fractal textures and tile matrices.
  • Supercompress your web page animations for the minimum possible file size.
  • Learn Animation Workshop in an hour with the engaging tutorial installed with this software.

Animation Workshop

IMPORTANT: Animation Workshop requires access to the Internet to validate itself after installation. Please see the discussion of registration key security for a detailed discussion of this functionality.



You can ensure yourself of a problem-free installation by reviewing our downloading and installation instructions. Downloadable installers can be used to install either an evaluation copy or a fully-functional registered copy of Alchemy Mindworks' applications.


Unknown Publisher Warning: You might see a warning during download or installation of our software to the effect that the publisher of these products could not be verified. We invite you to read a more detailed explanation of these messages. They can safely be ignored or disabled.

Smart Screen Warning: You might encounter a large blue window when you run one of our installers to the effect that Windows Protected your PC, and that the "app" in question is unrecognized. You can safely ignore this — click on More Info and proceed to install the software. Please read the Smart Screen notice for more about this, and for assistance with disabling this feature.

Norton Antivirus: If you're running Norton Antivirus, please read the WS.Reputation notice before you download an installer from this page.

Downloading: Note that you'll probably need to actually click on one of the following DOWNLOAD buttons to download an installer, rather than copying and pasting its link, or using it with a third-party download manager.

The DOWNLOAD UK button points to our server in Great Britain. If you're outside North America — or if you're encountering issues downloading from our primary servers — please try the one in the UK.

Several web browsers have removed support for FTP downloads — that would be the DOWNLOAD FTP button below. If you click on DOWNLOAD FTP and nothing useful happens, yours is one of them.

If you encounter a problem downloading one of our installers, we're here to help — please contact us and let us know what happened.

Installing: Be sure you're logged into your system as a normal user, not as Administrator, when you install and subsequently run this software.

Animation Workshop is available in 32- and 64-bit editions. The 64-bit edition is supported by 64-bit Windows 10 and 11. The 32-bit edition will run under any version of Windows right back to Windows XP.

Click on one of the following links to download Animation Workshop 64-bit 15.0a revision 2. This file is 38,682,624 bytes in length.

Animation Workshop 64-bit:
Download US
Animation Workshop 64-bit:
Download UK
Animation Workshop 64-bit:
Download FTP

Click on one of the following links to download Animation Workshop 32-bit 15.0a revision 2. This file is 41,121,280 bytes in length.

Animation Workshop 32-bit:
Download US
Animation Workshop 32-bit:
Download UK
Animation Workshop 32-bit:
Download FTP

Alchemy Mindworks' applications won't install spyware, malware or other invasions of your privacy, and we're extremely careful about virus scans. Learn more about the security of our downloaded installers.

As of this writing, if you have previously registered or upgraded to Animation Workshop 14, we invite you to upgrade to Animation Workshop 15 for half price. We are able to provide some limited support for the version 14 software, but it's becoming increasingly vulnerable to changes in Windows and some third-party security products.

If you have previously registered Animation Workshop 14 and you need to download the final release to reinstall your software, please contact us for a download link. Be sure to include your Animation Workshop 14 registration name and key.

Animation Workshop 2 through 12 have reached their ends-of-life, and they have been removed from distribution. We no longer have replacement installers for these products. We are able to provide replacement registration keys and limited support for Animation Workshop 14. We recommend that you register Animation Workshop 15.

Animation Workshop™ is a trademark of Alchemy Mindworks Corporation.

The monitor graphic is used under license from DryIcons. The still portion of the animation at the top of this page is used under license from Shutterstock.