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  May 18, 2006

Redbug Announces Mapwing Creator for $39, Updates Pro

(Carlisle, PA) - Redbug Technologies has announced Mapwing Creator, a $39 shareware application for turning digital photographs into virtual reality tours. Redbug has also updated Mapwing Creator Pro to version 1.5, adding support for high resolution maps and improving web page integration. To learn more about Mapwing, visit http://www.redbugtech.com/mapwing.php.

Mapwing is a software technology for building, sharing, and exploring virtual reality (VR) tours. It enables anyone with a digital camera and a computer to create tours quickly and easily. Users can create VR locations or "points" out of images and connect these together to form tours. A tour can be enhanced with an interactive map, text comments, web site links, and detail image hotspots. Mapwing tours can be viewed in web pages using Adobe's Flash Player or explored with OpenGL using Mapwing Viewer.

Mapwing Creator enables users to create full-featured virtual tours that contain up to 20 points and have a map background resolution of 1024 by 1024 pixels. Mapwing Creator will be available this summer as shareware for $39. It requires Mac OS X 10.3 or higher. For more information, visit http://www.redbugtech.com/creator.php.

Mapwing Creator Pro 1.5 adds several new features including improved export to Flash options, high resolution map backgrounds of 10,240 by 10,240 pixels, and a thumbnail view for media assets. Mapwing Creator Pro 1.5 is a free update for existing users. The full version retails for $295 and requires Mac OS X 10.3 or higher. To download a demo or to learn more, visit http://www.redbugtech.com/creatorpro.php.

Redbug Technologies is a software development company based in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The company was formed in 2004 and is presently focused on exploring VR software technologies.
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