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DMG Canvas helps you manage the content and appearance of disk image files using helpful templates.

Choose your files, create your background image using helpful controls, and click Build. Your disk image will appear in Finder exactly as you designed it.

Disk images, delivered with style

  • Simplified design. With DMG Canvas, creating backgrounds is easy. Just drop in images, add customized text, and you're done.
  • Maximum compatibility. DMG Canvas creates disk images that work seamlessly on any version of OS X. Say goodbye to more...

What's New

Version 2.1.7:
  • Supports Resume and autosaved documents on Lion and later.
  • Added an Enter Full Screen menu item on Lion and later.
  • The disk image contents are now shown translucently in the Background editor view for easier layout.
  • The composited background image saved into the DMG is now sized to the larger of the background image or the given window bounds + 64 width/height.


OS X 10.6 or later

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Tommy_Gun Member IconReview+53

Pretty much the best DMG tool. This is one the few that always produce a correct dmg when you use background pictures.


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Version 2.1.7
Pripyat Member IconReview+264

Frequently hangs at the "Ejecting Template..." step.

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Version 2.1.7
jimzhan Member IconReview+1

This is a wrong linkage on MacUpdate Desktop which is linking with copy.

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Version 2.1.7

This should be fixed now; apologies for the months-long delay.

Old_guy Member IconReview+230

My main dmg tool. It never fails creating a OSX cross compatible dmg file.
Something other comparable apps do not.

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Version 2.1.6
THEE:LEE Member IconReview+116


I have always created mine by hand however this saves up a lot of time!

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Version 2.0.11
Ollie1972 Member IconReview+37

atm the best to compile DMG files. Works as advertised and is worth every penny.

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Version 2.0.11
Paul Cook Member IconComment+24
Paul Cook

I'm looking for something to make "pretty" Lion installers.

The InstallESD.dmg file has a background image in it. But as supplied by Apple, it doesn't seem to work. And I'd like to hide some folders and change the size of some icons--basically make it look like a Snow Leopard installer.

Is there an easy way to do this with DMG Canvas or similar too? I tried converting the InstallESD.dmg file to Read/Write, but didn't see any way to use DMG Canvas to change an existing dmg. (Did I miss something.) I tried making a new DMG, using the files in InstallESD.dmg as the source. That looked real nice, but wouldn't install.

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Version 2.0.10
Jason_Milles_76 Member IconReview+74

I alsways trusted SimplyDisk but with Lion it kinda behaves strange. Sometimes created invalid dmg files.
So did some searching for a alternative and found it with DMG Canvas.
It works fine with Lion, payed for it and happy using it now.

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Version 2.0.10
Donmontalvo Member IconReview+1288

I have to be honest, as a long time DropDMG user, I didn't think I would ever find a better DMG creation utility. Well, now I have.

We create many DMG's for distribution to our cleints. Custom background, custom window size/position, custom text, etc., etc., etc.

Where DMG Canvas shines is in its unusually great usability. It's simple and reliable. The only issue I found was resolved by my RTFM. :)

Five starts for an excellent tool.


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Version 2.0.9
iPhonePhobia Member IconReview+14

It's Easy to use and create backgrounds.I like
The disadvantage is you cannot create DMG files in one time

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Version 2.0.9
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Version 2.1.7
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Version 2.1.7
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Version 2.1.6
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Downloads 23,887
Version Downloads 3,419
License Shareware
Date 20 May 2013
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $15.00
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