Redbug Issues Mapwing Creator, Updates Pro Version

Redbug Technologies on Thursday introduced a US$39 shareware version of its utility Mapwing Creator, which turns digital photos into virtual tours. It will be available this summer. The developer also updated the Pro edition to version 1.5, adding support for high-resolution maps and improving Web page integration.

Mapwing Creator allows users to place one window in the interface layout, while the full version allows four windows, with 1,000 maximum points per tour as compared to 20 for the standard version. The standard version also has a maximum map size of 1,024 x 1,024 pixels, while Pro maps can be up to 10,240 x 10,240. Other differences are detailed on Redbugis Web site.

Mapwing Creator Pro 1.5 is a free update for existing users. The full version sells for $295. Both versions of the software require Mac OS X v10.3.

The Pro version in action