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DMG Architect... Easily add your own custom window backgrounds, files and icons. Total WYSIWYG control of everything including background image and window location. Use any image for your container icon, not just .ICNS files. Even change the icon of files already added to a project. No artwork? No problem. Choose a theme from our gallery of backdrops and icons.
  • Build: Revise your project as often as you need and at any stage. Add and update text without editing your background images. Typos are painless to fix. Accessing your Mac's powerful security features is easier than ever - add encryption for extra protection. more...

What's New

Version 1.2:
  • Version 1.2 is compatible with OS X Mountain Lion
  • Numerous bug fixes


Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later

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Buggles Member IconReview+5

In all seriousness... you get what you pay for. Buy Drop DMG. I was using this app for some time, but in the end it was too unreliable, too restrictive, and just a little too quirky.

Drop DMG.

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Version 1.2
Ezmac Member IconReview+5

Works fine:

but IMMO with Mountain Lion it needs an update: an option to sign DMG's with an Apple ID !

Writing readme files to explain how to disable GateKeeper isn't a good idea. Developer, me , seems to be a poor coder.

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Version 1.1
MadameMacintosh Member IconReview+4

The app is great, very nice, enough features, etc. Too bad it crashes when trying to create the dmg, which makes the app useless.

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Version 1.6
Tom E. Gun Member IconReview+39
Tom E. Gun

- DMG Architect crashes when using some non-ASCII characters for the disc image name.
- Grid preferences are not saved, they reset every time.
- Window Sizes are not accurate. It also takes the apps toolbar as part of the window's height (?)
- Compressed disk image format is not compressed at all.

It needs serious polishing, but its a good app. =)

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Version 1.6
Robertcoogan Member IconReview+107

Some great features, but also really needs some vital additions:

-One currently cannot import icons (folders) made with IconBuilder Pro. Old image files of icons are long gone, so only option is to import folder icon images, which DMGA won't let me do (I installed Apple's Icon Composer to remedy this, this did not work).

-Also had a similar problem: I tried to copy+paste icons from these same folders onto the opened .dmg and unopened .dmg files (via command+I), and I cannot. The icons are somehow locked, and I can't unlock them. Really irritating. Why I can't change them, I don't know.

-Image was successfully imported into the background, but when .dmg file is saved and opened, the window is slightly smaller than the image inside it. I could not re-save the folder size to exactly match size of imported image. One out of ten tries (approximately) this doesn't happen, the image and window display successfully. But one out of ten isn't exactly a good track record.

Overall the dev has made a very stable app with some very good features - but it's the missing features that really hobble this app to the point where the customizing of the overall .dmg folder/file is very limited. If users really wanted to be limited to a very restrictive set of features, then it would be fine. If the dev expanded the individual customization features more it would be well worth the price. Currently it is not.

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Version 1.6
Jill Pat Member IconComment+50
Jill Pat

This version suppose to be compatible with OS X 10.6 but it crashed two times when trying to make a dmg.

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Version 1.6
Bs0d Member IconComment+85

Out of respect for the developer, I'm not going to talk too much trash. However, there are a few things I do want to point out here, so Dev, please take them as pointers / advice:

- DMG A is VERY UNSTABLE. It freezes every time I try to build an image for some reason (may just be me or my mac though!).

- $30 for something you can do yourself is way too much. SimplyDisk, which does the exact same thing (and which is VERY stable and has just as many options) is more than $10 cheaper. If I had to choose, I would definitely go for SD than DA.

- Try something else regarding the licenses.

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Version 1.5
rob.h Member IconComment+165

Some interesting functionality and features, but a couple of gotchas too.

1. File name extensions get stripped off in the designer view, and you line everything up accordingly. Once the .dmg is created the file extensions reappear and as I found, the filenames then overlap and look messy so care is needed in the design phase.

2. I dragged 12 files on to a new/blank .dmg and found that they were automatically arranged into a single-width vertical column that extended off beyond the bottom of the window. While possible to rearrange the files near the top, the other files went past the bottom of the visible window and with no scroll bars there was no way to get them back. Only option was to delete the project and start again. Tried this with/without 'snap to grid' being turned on.

Not quite there yet for me.

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Version 1.5
apfelz Member IconComment+288


First you say essellerate lies - now you say I am a liar!


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Version 1.5
Multimago Member IconComment+28

I am amazed. The developer of this software sayd that the comments are false. They never asked before to MacUpdate to remove all comments. Why?

take a look: http://maczot.com/discuss/?p=891

so please MacUpdate staff, don't censure this message.

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Version 1.5
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Version 1.1
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Version 1.1
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Date 27 Jan 2013
Platform OS X / Intel 32
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