Comparison of disc image software

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This article is a comparison of notable software applications that can access or manipulate disk image files. It compares their disk image handling capabilities.

SoftwareCreatesAModifiesBMountsCRestoresDExtractsEInputFOutputGOSLicense
7-ZipNoNoNoNoYesISON/AWindows, Linux, Mac OSGPL
AcetoneISOYesNoYesYesYesCD, DVD, ISO, BIN, MDF, IMG, NRG, CUE, TOC, DMGCD, DVD, ISO, BINLinuxGPL
Acronis True ImageYesNoYesYesYesTIB, VHDTIB, VHDWindowsShareware
Alcohol 120%YesNoYesYesNoISO, B5T, B6T, BWT, CCD, CDI, CUE, MDS, NRG, ISZMDS/MDF, ISOWindowsShareware
Alcohol 52% FEYesNoYesNoNoISON/AWindowsShareware
AnyDVD HDYesNoNoNoNoN/AISOWindowsShareware
Ashampoo Burning StudioYesNoNoYesNoISON/AWindowsShareware– Past version are made available as freeware from time to time
BlindWriteYes??Yes?B5T, B6T, BWA, BWI, BWS, BWT, CUE/BIN, ISO, MDS/MDFB5T, B6T, BWA, BWI, BWS, BWT, CUE/BIN, ISO, MDS/MDFWindowsShareware
BraseroNoNoNoYesNoISO, CUECD, DVDLinuxGPL
BurnatonceNoNoNoYesNoISO, CUE, TOCN/AWindowsFreeware
CDBurnerXPYesNoNoYesNoISO, NRG, BIN/CUEISO, MDS/MDFWindowsFreeware
CDemuNoNoYesNoNoCSO, ECM, GBI, GZ, XZ, ISZ, DMG, ISO, UDF, NRG, CDI, CCD, SUB, IMG, CUE/BIN, TOC, B5T, B6T, MDS, MDX, CIF, C2D, DAAN/ALinuxGPL v2
genisoimageYesNoNoNoNoN/AISOLinux,
Unix
GPL
isoinfoNoNoNoNoNoISON/ALinuxGPL
mkisofsYesNoNoNoNoN/AISOLinux,
Amiga
Windows
GPL
CDRollerYesNoNoYesYesISOISOWindowsShareware
CDRWIN?????CUE, BINCUE, BINWindowsShareware
CloneCDYesNoNoYesNoISO, UFD, IMG (CloneCD)[verification needed]ISO, UFD, IMG (CloneCD)[verification needed]WindowsShareware
CloneDVDYesNoNoYesYesISOISOWindowsShareware
CopyCatXYesNoNoYesYesDMGDMGMac OS XShareware
Daemon Tools LiteYesNoYesNoRequires Astroburn[1]ISO, BIN/CUE, B5T, B6T, BWT, CCD, CDI, MDF/MDS, MDX, NRG, ISZISO, MDS/MDF, MDXWindowsFreemium[2][3] (Shareware in Korea since version 4.45.1)[4][5]
Daemon Tools ProYesYesYesYesYesISO, BIN/CUE, B5T, B6T, BWT, CCD, CDI, MDF/MDS, MDX, NRG, PDI, ISZISO, MDS/MDF, MDXWindowsShareware
DeepBurnerYesNoNoYesNoISOISOWindowsFreemium
Disco???Yes???Mac OS XFreeware
DiscJuggler?????CDI, ISOCDIWindowsShareware
Disk UtilityYesYesYesYesYesDMG, ISODMG, ISOMac OS XIntegral
part of
Mac OS X
DiskImageMounterNoYesYesYesNoDMG, ISODMG, ISOMac OS XIntegral
part of
Mac OS X
DVD ShrinkYesNoNoNoNoN/AISOWindowsFreeware
File RollerNoNoNoNoYesISON/AUnix-likeGPL
Furius ISO MountNoNoYesYesNoISO, IMG, BIN, MDF, NRG?LinuxGPL
Image for WindowsYesNoYesYesYesTBI, VHD, VMDKTBI, VHD, VMDKWindowsShareware
ImgBurnYesNoNoYesNoISOISO, MDSWindowsFreeware
InfraRecorderYesNoNoYesNoN/AN/AWindowsGPL
ISO MasterYesYesNoNoYesISOISOLinux, BSDGPL v2
ISO RecorderYesNoNoYesNoISOISOWindows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7BSD license
IsoBusterYesNoNoNoYesDAO, TAO, ISO, BIN, IMG, CCD, CIF, FCD, NRG, GCD, P01, C2D, CUE, CDI, CD, GI, PXI, MDS/MDF, VC4/000, B5T/B5I, DMG, IBP, IBQ, NCD, FLP, E01/S01/L01, RMGISO, TAO, BIN, CUE, IBP and IBQWindowsShareware
IZArcNoNoNoNoYesISON/AWindowsFreeware
K3bYesNoNoYesYesISON/AUnix-likeGPL
MagicISOYesYesWith MagicDiscYesYesSupported by both MagicISO and MagicDisc: ISO, BIN/CUE, IMA/IMG, CIF, NRG, IMG/CCD, MDF/MDS, VCD, VaporCD, P01/MD1/XA, VC4/000, VDI, C2D, BWI/BWT, CDI, TAO/DAO, PDI.[6][7] Supported by MagicISO only: DMG, FLP, DSK, BFI, BIF, WBT[6]ISO, BIN/CUE, UIF, NRG, DMG[8]WindowsShareware (MagicDisc is Freeware)[9]
mountNoNoYesNoNoISON/ALinuxGPL
Macrium ReflectYesNoYesYes?MRIMGMRIMGWindowsShareware
Nero Multimedia SuiteYesNoNoYesNoISO, NRGISO, NRGWindowsShareware
Nero Burning ROMYesNoNoYesNoISO, NRGISO, NRGWindowsShareware
Nero LinuxYesNoNoYesNoISO, NRGISO, NRGLinuxDiscontinued (Shareware)
Norton GhostYesNoYesYes?GHO, GHS, VMDK, V2I, IV2I, PQIGHO, GHS, VMDKWindowsShareware
PartimageYesNoNoYesNoCompressed file system image: Ext2, Ext3, Reiserfs, FAT16, FAT32, HPFS, JFS, Xfs, UFS, HFS and NTFSExt2, Ext3, Reiserfs, FAT16, FAT32, HPFS, JFS, Xfs, UFS, HFS and NTFSLinuxGPL
PeaZipNoNoNoNoYesZIP, TAR, 7Z, DMG, ISO...[10]7Z, ARC, BZIP2, GZIP, PAQ, PEA, QUAD/BALZ, Split, TAR, UPX, WIM, XZ, ZIPWindows, LinuxLGPL v3
PowerISO for LinuxNoNoNoNoYesISOISO, BIN, DAALinuxFreeware[11]
PowerISO for WindowsYesYesYesYesYesBIN/CUE, DAA, UIF, DMG, MDF/MDS, ASHDISC, BWI/B5I, LCD, IMG, CDI, CIF, P01, PDI, NRG, NCD, PXI, GI, FCD, VCD, C2D, BIFISO, BIN, DAAWindowsShareware
Roxio Creator[12]YesNoNoYesNoISO, C2D, BIN/CUE, GIISO, GIWindowsProprietary
commercial
Roxio Toast[13]NoNoNoYesNoISO, BIN/CUE, IMG, DMG, CDR, NRGN/AMac OS XProprietary
commercial
Saturn Disk ImageYesNoNoNoYesISO (ISO 9660 and Joliet only)N/AWindows, Linux, Mac OS X, BSD, Solariszlib/libpng
UltraISOYesYesYesYesYesBIN/CUE, BWI/BWT/B5T/B5I/B6T/B6I, C2D, CDI, CIF, DAA, DMG, FCD, G2D, GCD/GI, IMA, IMG/CCD, IML, ISO/ISZ, LCD, MDF/MDS, NCD, NRG, P01/MD1/XA, PDI, PXI, TAO/DAO, UIF, VaporCD, VC4/000, VCD, VDI, XMD/XMF [14]BIN/CUE, CCD/IMG/SUB, ISO/ISZ, MDF/MD5, NRGWindowsShareware
Virtual CloneDriveNoNoYesNoNoISO, BIN, CCDN/AWindowsFreeware
Virtual CD-ROM Control PanelNoNoYesNoNoISON/AWindowsFreeware
VirtualDrive ProNoNoYesNoNoN/AN/AWindowsShareware
WinCDEmuYesNoYesNoNoISO, CUE, NRG, MDS/MDF, CCD, IMGN/AWindowsGPL
WinImageYesFile replacement onlyYesNoYesISO, VMDK, VHD, VUD, CIF, DSK, VFD, FLP, IMA, IMZ, WLZ, DMFISO, VMDK, VHD, VUD, CIF, DSK, VFD, FLP, IMA, IMZ, WLZ, DMFWindowsShareware
WinRARNoNoNoNoYesISON/AWindowsShareware
WinZipNoNoNoNoYesISON/AWindowsShareware
SoftwareCreatesAModifiesBMountsCRestoresDExtractsEInputFOutputGOSLicense

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Notes[edit source | edit]

  1. ^ ^ Creates: Specifies whether the application can create a new disc image file, either by capturing the image of an actual disc or by composing a disc image file from locally-stored files.
  2. ^ ^ Modifies: Specifies whether the application is able to manipulate the contents of an existing disc image file, including adding, changing or deleting files within or modifying disc image metadata.
  3. ^ ^ Mounts: Specifies whether the application can emulate an optical disc drive. Such an application treats a disc image file like a virtual disc and virtually inserts it into that emulated virtual drive.
  4. ^ ^ Restores: Specifies whether the application can write the contents of a disk image file onto a physical media (such as an optical disc, a floppy disk or a hard disk drive) and create a physical replica.
  5. ^ ^ Extracts: Specifies whether the application can copy some or all of the files within a disc image file to somewhere else.
  6. ^ ^ Input: Specifies the types of disc image formats that the application can open.
  7. ^ ^ Output: Specifies the types of disc image formats that the application can save to.

References[edit source | edit]

  1. ^ "Main window and toolbar". Daemon Tools documentation. Daemon Tools. Retrieved 29 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "FAQ: Is DAEMON Tools software free or not?". daemon-tools.cc. Retrieved 21 November 2011. "DAEMON Tools Lite is free for home and non-business use. In case you want to use DAEMON Tools in any organization, you need to buy a license." 
  3. ^ "Installation". DAEMON Tools Lite Help. DAEMON Tools. Retrieved 21 November 2011. "[Inside third screenshot] Support is provided only for Paid License users." 
  4. ^ "Daemon tool lite license problem". "Due to some changes in marketing strategy Korea is no longer among the countries for which a Free version of DAEMON Tools Lite available." 
  5. ^ "DAEMON Tools Lite (Korean)". 
  6. ^ a b "MagicISO Features". 
  7. ^ "MagicISO Virtual CD/DVD-ROM Overview". 
  8. ^ "MagicISO FAQ : How to convert ISO to DMG file for Mac OS with MagicISO?". 
  9. ^ "MagicISO Virtual CD/DVD-ROM Overview". "MagicDisc is freeware." 
  10. ^ "Supported formats". Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  11. ^ "poweriso 1.3". Softpedia. SoftNews SRL. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  12. ^ "Minimum System Requirements". Roxio NXT Pro portal. Roxio. Retrieved 20 December 2012. "Disc image formats: read ISO, C2D, BIN/CUE and GI; write ISO and GI" 
  13. ^ "System Requirements". Roxio Toast 11 Titanium portal. Roxio. Retrieved 20 December 2012. 
  14. ^ http://www.ezbsystems.com/ultraiso/history.htm