Disk Image Plug-in
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Create Disk Images from a contextual menu easily.   Free
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A Finder plug-in to that enables the easy creation of Disk Images from a contextual menu.

This is an Automator workflow, so feel free to edit it to your own needs if you wish. Please send any feedback or bug reports to this address please.
What's New
Version 1.1:
  • When creating an image from a single file, the file's name is now the default
  • No longer freezes the Finder whilst processing
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later







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Disk Image Plug-in User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Anonymous reviewed on 24 Aug 2005
Does exactly what it claims to do. Saved me from having to make my own AppleScript/Automator action! Thank you!
[Version 1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 07 Jun 2005
Just drag your folder / file on top of disk utility in the dock.
[Version 1.0]

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Solewood Software (developer) replied on 08 Jun 2005
You can only drag olders onto Disk Utility. Dragging files results in nothing happening. Also, how many people have Disk Utility in their dock?
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Anonymous commented on 04 Jul 2005
Indeed, how many people do have disk utility in their dock. I'm not sure what screen resolution you're working in, but for me and my 12", every pixel counts. I don't use the same applications enough to have them in my dock, but to have a contextual item that pups up only when i need it is a much easier AND less screen real estate use of this. At any rate, it's free.
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Anonymous reviewed on 30 May 2005
FYI: This is an Automator plugin, not a CMM.

Why, oh why doesn't somebody do a CMM for this?
[Version 0.1]

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Anonymous commented on 30 May 2005
One of the nice things about automator plugins are that they can be dragged to automator and easily edited. I have a few very useful CM plugins, but they aren't easilly scripted. Automator plugins simplify this for many people. I'm glad someone is doing this as an automator plugin, it's beneficial to many and a good learning aid.
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JimW replied on 05 Jun 2005
If you wish something like this to be available as a CMM, please read my previous comment. It is available with "On My Command", a CMM environment that currently supports over 300 commands.
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JimW commented on 30 May 2005
I have been doing this for over a year with "On My Command" and one of its add-in's. Additionally it has literally hundreds of other add-in's available, all free.

I certainly hope the developer is not planning to charge for this after it is refined as it has already been done, again for free.

Additionally it already makes a .dmg file from a file so the developer may want to look at its script as a shortcut to achieve their goal of working on files.

Unfortunately it seems as this developer is also "reinventing the wheel" but so far has not seem to have made it any better.
[Version 0.1]

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Anonymous commented on 30 May 2005
lol, I'm certainly not planning to charge for it. Basically, I've wanted this functionality for a little while now and hadn't found anything that did what I wanted.

Having got round to actually making this for myself, I figured it would be beneficial to maybe someone else like me if I posted it.

Sorry if it's caused you any offence!
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JimW replied on 05 Jun 2005
No offense taken. It was just the tone of the initial release conveyed the impression that a fee might be instituted when 1.0 was released. So much of that is going on right now.

A developer will initially offer the product for free in order to gain acceptance and have the user community test it, then hit all with a fee when the final release or full version is issued. From my perspective that is a "bait and switch" tactic and unfair.

I have no issue with someone trying to charge for their product and offering for free during the test phase, but they should be up-front about it and indicate as such when the product is initially released.
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Anonymous commented on 04 Jul 2005
Jim, no offense but it sounds like you're just a little bummed out that you'd have to pay for something you find useful. I do agree I very much appreciate developers that offer free software. Its a huge help many times and a great service to many computer users. I also have felt the sting of a good piece of software going from a free to a paid license, and have had to decide on many occasions that the software just didn't justify the cost.

That said however, I happen to believe wholeheartedly in a capitalist / free market system, and if a developer wants to offer a free version prior to the initial 1.0 release to get people aware of the product and gain some kind of market acceptance, have the freeware using community to some beta testing, or do a little research to find out what the user base wants out of the final 1.0 release, I say "Good thinking, way to market your stuff".

Its not "Bait & switch" at all. Nothing of the kind.

Also, please understand that the perfect solution for you may not be the perfect solution for everyone. OMC may work great for you, but some people just dont have a use for it and would prefer a simple 1 trick pony rather than a whole slew of options. Just tell the developer "Thanks for the free option" and if you dont like it, move on. Some people like to reinvent the wheel just cause making a wheel is fun.
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Downloads:8,649
Version Downloads:3,975
Type:Utilities : Compression
License:Free
Date:14 Jul 2005
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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A Finder plug-in to that enables the easy creation of Disk Images from a contextual menu.

This is an Automator workflow, so feel free to edit it to your own needs if you wish. Please send any feedback or bug reports to this address please.


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