This section gives a set of links to programs and sites that are completely free to download.
Realworld Cursor Editor (Portable version)
Beneton Movie GIF
This sections gives a set of links to trials of programs that can be used to create emoticons. All links are to the program's official website.
Adobe Fireworks CS5
PaintShop Pro X17 - For static only (no animation software)
ASEPRITE (Sprite editor)
Paint Tool SAI