DMGConverter
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Simple and easy to use Disk Image creation and converter.   Free
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DMGConverter is a Disk Image (.dmg, .cdr, .iso) creation and conversion tool which is simple and easy to use.

It is a very useful tool for the collective processing of more than one file and every folder, and it can deal with all the fundamental processing with the drag & drop of the file/folder.

Feature
  • Create new image from folder.
  • Convert existing image to other supported format.
  • Convert existing image to segmet image.
  • Resize existing read/write image.
  • Check image checksum.
  • Show image
What's New
Version 5.5.2: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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DMGConverter User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 5.x:
(7)
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Paul Cook reviewed on 19 Sep 2013
I really do like this program. But there are a couple of minor enhancements that would make it much better.

We often convert a bunch of dmg files into the bzip2 compressed format in order to save space. But every once in a while, it throws up a dialog box saying that the results are larger than the original, and which do we want to use. It would be nice to be able to have it automatically keep the smaller of the two.

Also, it would be nice to have it automatically do a scan for restore on any dmg for which that can be done, and for which it hasn't been done.

But a great program otherwise
[Version 5.5.2]


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L008com commented on 05 Sep 2012
Doesn't work in Mountain Lion. Unfortuantely, I use this tool all the time to make disk images from folders, and to convert traditional (zlib) compressed disk images into highly compressed (bzip2) disk images.
[Version 5.5.2]

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Tipp-Flo replied on 05 Nov 2012
It does work here on ML. It starts though with a message saying that it has to quit because of an unknown error. But you have the option either to continue or to quit. If you press continue it works fine. - If it quits trash the preference file.
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Poikkeus reviewed on 26 Jul 2011
Easily the easiest method for making your own DMG documents. Although it can be used with document which span several disks, I found it best suited for single and double-layer DVDs. Oh, and its free!
[Version 5.5.2]


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+17

Paul Cook reviewed on 23 Mar 2011
This is a very good piece of freeware and it merits the maximum rating in many categories. If you have any need to make, create or change DMG disk images, you need to check out this tool.

While most of what it does could be done from Apple supplied command line and GUI utilities, this is my preferred tool for its intended functions. It is far easier and quicker for me to drag and drop a bunch of files onto DMG converter, then it is to accomplish the same goal via the other tools.

My most common use for DMG Converter is to convert existing disk images to the bzip2 format. The bzip2 format typically results in smaller file sizes.

The only improvements that I can think of for this software, would be if I could set what the default behavior should be in the unusual instances when the converted image is larger than the original. There is a preference for asking me. But I'd rather that the smallest file were the one kept, whether that is the original or the converted.

It would also be nice to be able to drop a whole folder or drive with DMG images in subdirectories and have it traverse the directory structure and reconvert them.
[Version 5.5.2]


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+16
scottwild.co commented on 18 Dec 2010
Great App, any chance of an auto quit feature for this app after creating a file?

Many Thanks
[Version 5.5.2]


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+9

Tachyonflare reviewed on 06 Mar 2010
This application is incredible, exactly what I was looking for.....it now has a permanent stay in my utilities folder. =)
[Version 5.5.0.3]


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+52
Peter_EarthMan commented on 21 Aug 2009
A .DMG created with OS X 10.6 (GM) doesn't open under OS X 10.5

Needs a fix asap.
[Version 5.0.5r3]

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Sunskysoft (developer) replied on 23 Aug 2009
Thank you for the report.

Can the dmg file made by using other software (FreeDMG,DropDMG,etc) on OS X 10.6 do the mount with OS X 10.5 or less?

Time might hang in the fix of this problem because the author is not using OS X 10.6 (GM) now. (and doesn't have OS X 10.6 (GM).)
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+339

Xenophile reviewed on 17 May 2009
Awesome free software.

I was using DropDMG but DMGConverter is better for converting multiple images; I can drop dozens of DMG images on and it effortlessly converts them serially without choking like DropDMG does.

A few suggestions:

1. DMGConverter will only create new images from folders - I'd like to be able to drop a file or group of files on it to create an image. DropDMG can do this, so it's definitely possible.

2. When an image, file, or folder is dropped on it, DMGConverter should be able to figure out what to do. Currently I must switch to the "Convert" tab if I want to convert a disk image, or switch to the "new image" tab if I want a new image, adding extra steps to what should be a one step process. If I drop a folder is dropped on DMGConverter, then obviously I don't want to convert a disk image, likewise if an image is dropped on it, then usually I don't to make an image of an image. Make DMGConverter smart enough so I don't have switch modes all the time.

Otherwise, this is a great freeware app.
[Version 5.0.4]


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+32
low flyer commented on 11 May 2009
When trying to mount the DMGConverter 5.0.2.dmg on my eMac, running Mac OS X 10.4.11, the following msg appeared:
"The disk image you are opening may be damaged and could damage your system.
Are you sure you want to open this disk image?"
I went ahead mounting the disk image and installed the app which now works properly.
[Version 5.0.2]

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+1200
misha replied on 11 May 2009
Downloads/mounts without issue for me under 10.5.6. Must have been one-off download corruption thing at your end.
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+26
bidule replied on 16 May 2009
I had the same problem on PPC 10.4.10, but after mounting on Leopard Intel, I could use it on PPC. Another tip : burn the dmg with Disk Utility and grab the app.
However, new v. 5.0.3 mounts and works on PPC 10.4.10.
Thanks !
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+35

Tomdoherty reviewed on 10 May 2009
Thanks to developer for speedy resolve to earlier issue. Works perfectly on PowerBook G4 running 10.4.11.
[Version 5.0.2]

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bidule replied on 11 May 2009
Strange… The archive unzipped, but after, the "DMGConverter 5.0.2.dmg" can't be opened on PPC 10.4.10 , even with Pacifist 2.0.1. I opened it on Intel 10.4.11 and then, the app works perfectly on both systems, PPC 10.4.10 and Intel 10.4.11, and I can open created dmg on 10.4.10PPC too.
Thanks !
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+2
Moocan had trouble on 11 Oct 2009
Hi,

Starting two days when I'm trying to create a dmg from a folder under my documents folder/subfolder or to convert an dmg from a file within my subfolders I have each time an error saying "error ID 2: no such file or directory".

now It only work if source folder or dmg file (for creation or convertion) is on the desktop.
It never happens before with old version.

Thanks for this great utility.
I'm on MacOSX 10.5.8.
[Version 5.2.0.6]


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JIC had trouble on 19 Aug 2009
Sorry, but since a couple of new releases, it allways crashes when it starts.

I use in in an Intel MacBook Pro with the Operating System fully updated.
[Version 5.0.5r3]

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Sunskysoft (developer) replied on 23 Aug 2009
Thank you for the report.

This problem might be solved by starting after the preferences file is deleted.
Preferences file is in the following:

/ Library / Preferences / jp.sunskysoft.DMGConverter5.plist

This problem seems to occur uncommonly.
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+35
Tomdoherty had trouble on 27 Jun 2009
Download reveals v5.04, not 5.04r2.
[Version 5.0.4r2]

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+403
MacUpdate-Lon commented on 27 Jun 2009
http://sunsky3s.s41.xrea.com/dmgconverter/index.html says:

"Version 5.0.4r2 Universal Binary dmg.zip format (5.0MB) (2009/6/27)"

So the proper thing to do is to contact the developer and not post here with such matters.
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Anonymous commented on 27 Jun 2009
Version 5.0.4r2 replaces the translation of German.
There is no change in the application.
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+112
Formica had trouble on 10 May 2009
TOMDOHERTY & BIDULE, the developer seems to have fixed your reported problem within one day! I'm curious if the new version does in fact work on 10.4.x because I have some 10.4 machines at work that I'd like to put this app on. Does 5.0.1 now work for you?
[Version 5.0.1]

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+26
bidule commented on 10 May 2009
No, not on PPC 10.4.10 nor in Intel 10.4.11, same warning on both ones.
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Anonymous commented on 10 May 2009
This problem seems to occur if it uses DMGConverter with MacOS10.4.

At present, I have not understood the cause of this problem yet.
Because I do not have the machine that makes MacOS10.4 run now, it is likely to become a little more in the correction.
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+1

+35
Tomdoherty replied on 10 May 2009
Version 5.0.1 was quickly replaced with 5.0.2 and this works perfectly with 10.4.11 on my PowerBook G4. Thanks to developer for speedy resolve.
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+1

+35
Tomdoherty had trouble on 08 May 2009
Error message: 'An exception of class OutOfBoundsException was not handled. The application must shut down.' I'm using a PowerBook G4 running Mac OS X 10.4.11. Any suggestions/solutions would be appreciated.
[Version 5.0]

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bidule commented on 09 May 2009
Same warning on Intel 10.4.11 and PPC 10.4.10. I'm afraid it's Leopard only, works on Intel Leopard.
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Anonymous commented on 09 May 2009
This problem seems to occur if it uses DMGConverter with MacOS10.4.x.
I plan to fix this problem by the next version.

+16

scottwild.co rated on 18 Dec 2010

[Version 5.5.2]


Downloads:120,997
Version Downloads:72,573
Type:Utilities : Compression
License:Free
Date:11 Oct 2010
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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DMGConverter is a Disk Image (.dmg, .cdr, .iso) creation and conversion tool which is simple and easy to use.

It is a very useful tool for the collective processing of more than one file and every folder, and it can deal with all the fundamental processing with the drag & drop of the file/folder.

Feature
  • Create new image from folder.
  • Convert existing image to other supported format.
  • Convert existing image to segmet image.
  • Resize existing read/write image.
  • Check image checksum.
  • Show image information.
  • Show Image format information.
Supported format
  • Read/Write Disk Image
  • Read-only Disk Image
  • ADC compressed Disk Image
  • zlib compressed Disk Image
  • bzip2 compressed Disk Image (MacOS 10.4 or later)
  • DVD/CD master Disk Image (.cdr)
  • Sparse Disk Image
  • ISO9660 Disk Image (ISO9660, Joliet)(.iso)(Create only)
  • UDF filesystem (.iso)(Create only)
  • Cross-platform Hybrid Images (.iso)(Create only)
  • NDIF compressed Disk Image (old)

Volume format
  • Case-sensitive Mac OS Extended
  • Mac OS Extended
  • Case-sensitive Journaled Mac OS Extended
  • Journaled Mac OS Extended
  • UNIX File System
  • FAT16
  • FAT32

Encoding (After create or convert)
  • gzip compression (faster compression)
  • bzip2 compression (Better compression)

Supported Languages
  • English
  • Japanese


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