Easypano has released a beta version of the forthcoming upgrade to its Tourweaver online tour creation software. The beta can be downloaded from the Easypano Web site.

Tourweaver 2 includes an interface overhaul that includes alignment system with grids, rulers and guides. Objects can be grouped on the page for easier manipulation. Users can also snap and float, collapse, and expand interface palettes. The upgrade also adds undo and redo tools.

The upgrade supports map replacement without changing hotspots or radars. Multiple audio formats are supported including mp3, wav, au and midi -- as are large, high-quality images. A movie controller component has been added, and movies can be published to external video formats.

The beta can be downloaded from here.