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Dimage is a utility which allows you to create DMGs (disk images) with very little fuss. Especially in Panther (Mac OS X 10.3), DMGs are tedious to create. Dimage is always there when you need it, and can create disk images of folders, files, and groups of items with as little as one click of your mouse.

What's New

Version 1.0.6a adds the following:
  • Fixed a bug with the part of Dimage responsible for checking for new versions. Previously, the check for new versions would halt Dimage until it completed. Now, it runs in the background, allowing you to use Dimage as normal. The most notable side effect of this bug was that if the site holding the latest version was down, Dimage would halt indefinitely.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later

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The developer's website and download link are dead and that's a good thing. If you tried hard enough you'd find copies lying around (mine came from MacWorld Poland), but don't bother because despite strangely glowing early ratings, it's really bad.

Maybe this was acceptable when previous reviewers checked in, but as of now all the alternatives that I can think of do much more, much better, and without any of this app's serious drawbacks:

- it creates a strangely named and absolutely useless temporary duplicate of the source folder in /private/var/tmp/
- it then creates another temporary duplicate as an invisible and more strangely named sparse image in /private/tmp/501/TemporaryItems/ (where 501 is the current user's ID)
- it DOESN'T REMOVE THIS TEMPORARY DISK IMAGE when you cancel!
- nor does it remove the partial "final" disk image, but at least you should be able to trash it manually since you chose its destination yourself and that one isn't invisible
- all of which during my test caused the boot disk to saturate, a very, very bad thing under OS X
- it doesn't propose the source's location as a default destination (it's either your desktop or somewhere you browse to manually)
- it doesn't propose any sort of compression
- it has quite a poor GUI (and calls the volume name "label" à la linux, which means something entirely different on Macs since the mid 80')

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Anonymous
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Love it. Drag and drop simplicity, always effective. I use it to compress all of the apps I post.

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Anonymous
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Um.... what the hell is the big fuss? Open Disk Utility, click Images -> New, and create it from scratch or from a folder. And yes, I'm in Panther... I'll never understand some of these freeware apps...

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Anonymous
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Works just as promised. Simple, easy and you can attach an icon.

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Anonymous
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text downloads of .dmg files are a result of missing or incorrect MIME info on the host webserver. The developer needs to put the correct MIME info into his server if possible.

Browsers can override that stuff as well, but you can't expect everyone to put MIME info into their browser. (if they can at all)

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Anonymous
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great little tool that gets the job done. Panther seems to have gone backwards when it comes to creating a Disk Image and this tool simplifies what Apple should have done in 10.3

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Version 1.0.6a
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Anonymous
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Hold the option key down when downloading. I had no problems creating a few simple dmg files after downloading. Easy to use.. Seems to work well.

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Details

Downloads 10,094
Version Downloads 4,685
Type Utilities / Backup
License Free
Date 29 Nov 2003
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price Free
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