A free tool for the creation of rock climbing route guides/beta photos.

BetaCreator is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

BetaCreator is an Adobe AIR application, and as such you will need to have Adobe AIR installed on your system first. You can get Adobe AIR here.

NOTE: Currently BetaCreator is in a beta release phase, meaning that there may be bugs and glitches I haven't found yet. Please report any problems or suggestions for future releases to betacreator@gmail.com, or post on this forum at mountainproject.com.

You can download the latest release of BetaCreator here.

If you would like to make a donation for all of Alma's hard work, and help him purchase his first set of cams, click the button below.

Release Notes

Version 1.7.0 (10/27/09)
 - Exported data files include original image data

Version 1.6.2 (9/8/09)
 - Fixed bug with panning after saving
 - Fixed bug with moving objects
 - Improved algorithm for text/belay background

Version 1.6.1 (9/2/09)
 - Added translucent background for rappel/belay
 - Added help documentation under help menu
 - Fixed bugs with Match All to Selected Color
 - Fixed bugs with Change All to Selected Size
 - Fixed bug with line point editing

Version 1.6.0 (8/31/09)
 - Added line point editing (double click)
 - Undo last segment while drawing a line
 - Improvements to file saving process
 - Scroll wheel zooming uses control/command key
   (This was required to fix an annoying bug with the alt key.)

Version 1.5.1 (8/28/09)
 - Fixed undo and redo bugs
 - Added new help menu

Version 1.5.0 (8/27/09)
 - Added undo and redo under edit menu
 - Added keyboard shortcuts for line size
 - Fixed bug with saving data files

Version 1.4.2 (8/25/09)
 - Added mouse wheel zooming (use alt/option key)
 - Modified zoom stops
 - Optimized rendering performance while zooming
 - Added What's New window on first run

Version 1.4.1 (8/19/09)
 - Added data export option to save panel
 - Both delete and backspace keys remove objects
 - Fixed bug with imported text with background
 - Added donate menu link
 - Other minor tweaks

Version 1.4.0 (8/18/09)
 - Added line style selector
 - Added text background toggling

Version 1.3.3 (8/12/09)
 - Fixed bug with editing text fields
 - Fixed bug with belay tool panel

Version 1.3.2 (8/11/09)
 - Fixed bug with overwriting data files
 - Fixed bug with style of imported text
 - Fixed bug with color and size tools after import
 - Color picker and size selector now match selected objects

Version 1.3.1 (8/10/09)
 - Changed text tool to allow multiple lines
 - Fixed bug with panning after saving a file
 - Fixed bug with text boxes to allow color change
 - Fixed minor bug with text tool after initial placement

Version 1.3 (8/7/09)
 - Added 'new' command (under file menu)
 - Added tooltips
 - Fixed bug with status bar tool descriptions
 - Loading new image now resets zoom, location, and defaults to selection tool
 - Fixed bug with switching tools while drawing a line

Version 1.2 (7/27/09)
 - Added command to change all items to selected color (under edit menu)
 - Added command to change all items to selected size (under edit menu)
 - Fixed bug that didn't allow jpg quality to be changed
 - Fixed bug that didn't allow image adjustment values to be manually entered
 - Fixed bug with clearing data layer when loading one from file
 - Fixed letters being cut off in the bottom status bar
 - Fixed the instruction sheet so "Keyboard Shortcuts" is visible
 - Application launches centered on screen

Version 1.1 (7/17/09)
 - Added Piton Tool
 - Added Rap/Belay Tool
 - Added Loading Screen
 - Fixed bug with tool cursor over toolbar

Version 1.0 (7/8/09)