Keep your data private! Install Clario for mobile and desktop.
Try NowAd
DMG Canvas
DMG Canvas
3.0.15
4.5
0.0
DMG Canvas free download for Mac

DMG Canvas for Mac3.0.15

12 July 2021

Create custom disk images.

What is DMG Canvas for Mac

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 compatibility issues.
  • Retina ready. DMG Canvas supports Retina displays on OS X 10.7 or later. Your disk images will be bold and beautiful.
  • macOS Sierra ready. DMG Canvas also supports code signing disk images, so developers can be prepared for changes to Gatekeeper, particular Launch Path Randomization. Apple strongly recommends using disk images to ship applications, so developers should take note!

What's new in DMG Canvas

Version 3.0.15:
  • Notarize Disk images for macOS Catalina
  • Updated interface which supports macOS Dark Mode
  • New "None/Default" background option to support bare Dark Mode disk images
  • Dark Mode preview of the disk image contents
  • Improved Undo and improved background object resizing
  • Improved build progress and cancellation
  • Added Hebrew and Russian languages for Liceneses
  • Smaller file sizes and other improvements
Try our new feature and write a detailed review about DMG Canvas. All reviews will be posted soon.
Write your thoughts in our old-fashioned comment
MacUpdate Comment Policy. We strongly recommend leaving comments, however comments with abusive words, bullying, personal attacks of any type will be moderated.
0.0
(0 Reviews of )
There are no reviews yet
Tommy-Gun
Tommy-Gun
Jan 22 2014
2.1.7
5.0
Jan 22 2014
5.0
Version: 2.1.7
Pretty much the best DMG tool. This is one the few that always produce a correct dmg when you use background pictures. Recommended.
Pripyat
Pripyat
Nov 14 2013
2.1.7
3.0
Nov 14 2013
3.0
Version: 2.1.7
Frequently hangs at the "Ejecting Template..." step.
jimzhan
jimzhan
Jun 15 2013
2.1.7
3.5
Jun 15 2013
3.5
Version: 2.1.7
This is a wrong linkage on MacUpdate Desktop which is linking with copy.
Old-guy
Old-guy
Apr 6 2013
2.1.6
5.0
Apr 6 2013
5.0
Version: 2.1.6
My main dmg tool. It never fails creating a OSX cross compatible dmg file. Something other comparable apps do not.
THEE:LEE
THEE:LEE
Feb 20 2012
2.0.11
4.5
Feb 20 2012
4.5
Version: 2.0.11
Awesome! I have always created mine by hand however this saves up a lot of time!
Ollie1972
Ollie1972
Feb 19 2012
2.0.11
5.0
Feb 19 2012
5.0
Version: 2.0.11
atm the best to compile DMG files. Works as advertised and is worth every penny.
Thinking-Differently
Thinking-Differently
Feb 8 2012
2.0.10
0.0
Feb 8 2012
0.0
Version: 2.0.10
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.
Jason-Milles-76
Jason-Milles-76
Oct 13 2011
2.0.10
5.0
Oct 13 2011
5.0
Version: 2.0.10
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.
Donmontalvo
Donmontalvo
Oct 6 2011
2.0.9
5.0
Oct 6 2011
5.0
Version: 2.0.9
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. Don
iPhonePhobia
iPhonePhobia
Aug 6 2011
2.0.9
4.0
Aug 6 2011
4.0
Version: 2.0.9
It's Easy to use and create backgrounds.I like The disadvantage is you cannot create DMG files in one time
Itistoday
Itistoday
Jan 13 2011
2.0.7
5.0
Jan 13 2011
5.0
Version: 2.0.7
Awesome! This is the best tool I've seen for creating disk images. Very robust, and I'm glad to see that the latest version can create good Leopard compatible disk images on Snow Leopard. It makes creating fancy disk images a synch (not something that's easy to do manually).
Corpsecorps
Corpsecorps
Oct 3 2010
2.0.7
3.0
Oct 3 2010
3.0
Version: 2.0.7
This little app has some very nice features which, unfortunately, draw one toward attempting things it cannot accomplish. Some functionality breaks down in cases where there are more than a few items to be placed in the layout; for instance when you want 10 icons, but the window to be small enough to show 5. No scrolling of the layout. Still haven't found a DMG layout customizer which excels.
Tekl
Tekl
Jun 25 2010
2.0.5
0.0
Jun 25 2010
0.0
Version: 2.0.5
Does not support Snow Leopard Icon size (more than 128x128 Pixel).
Cjbolland
Cjbolland
Apr 12 2010
2.0.4
0.0
Apr 12 2010
0.0
Version: 2.0.4
When creating a .dmg it works. But if you create the same again it creates a 5kb .dmg with nothing inside.
dajonel
dajonel
Feb 19 2010
2.0
0.0
Feb 19 2010
0.0
Version: 2.0
Freezes and won't continue past building the template. Late 2009 Macbook running Mac OS X 10.6.2.
Jerjer
Jerjer
Feb 18 2010
1.0.8
5.0
Feb 18 2010
5.0
Version: 1.0.8
Very Simple and Useful application. Great for non-technical people like myself, no command line expertise required.
Iaian7
Iaian7
Oct 17 2009
1.0.8
0.0
Oct 17 2009
0.0
Version: 1.0.8
Great UI, and a nicer setup than most DMG apps I've tried, with the exception of icon placement! There's no snapping, no moving with the arrow keys, and when trying to move 1 or 2 pixels with the mouse, the icon will either jump back to its original location, or jump 2 pixels further away. This makes it impossible to align icons, or place a single icon in a specific location. Adding to the difficulty, the highlighted style used in DMG Canvas does not match the OS X Finder style, so aligning elements using the highlighted title region will actually NOT line up with background elements once the final DMG is opened in Finder. If snapping and precise placement controls can be implemented (nudging with the arrow keys would be ideal too), this will probably be the easiest and nicest solution available.
Bs0d
Bs0d
Jul 25 2009
1.0.8
0.0
Jul 25 2009
0.0
Version: 1.0.8
The app gets stuck when adding licences ... EVERY TIME! Dev, any solution to that? Do I need to wait longer (10min)? Thanks...
Hendo
Hendo
Mar 30 2009
1.0.8
5.0
Mar 30 2009
5.0
Version: 1.0.8
DMG Canvas is the perfect application for DMG packaging. It's really easy to use, and at a great price (free) It was a very well thought out application and it has a beautiful interface. One suggestion I would make is to add guidelines and a snapping feature so it's easy to align icons instead of trying to eyeball it. other than that, this is one fine piece of software. 5 stars across the board.
gmattie
gmattie
Dec 4 2008
1.0.2
5.0
Dec 4 2008
5.0
Version: 1.0.2
DMG Canvas is amazing. I'm surprised the developer is offering it for free (with $15 donation suggestion) since it's stronger and more user friendly than any of the other paid apps. however, i did find a problem with the app, which i don't hold against the developer because it's freeware, and because i'm sure it will be sorted eventually. the problem is with the "Internet Enabled" option. if this option is unchecked, it works as it should locally and does not automatically copy contents of the DMG into the downloads folder. however, when the same .DMG is placed on a server and downloaded with Safari, it will copy contents automatically.
Tice
Tice
Nov 30 2008
1.0.1
5.0
Nov 30 2008
5.0
Version: 1.0.1
Finally an app that does it all. Licenses, background, icon size, icon of the image, ... great work, thanks! : )
Christophero
Christophero
Nov 28 2008
1.0.1
5.0
Nov 28 2008
5.0
Version: 1.0.1
LOVE this application. Takes away the hassle and makes it brain-dead easy to customize and distribute a Disk Image. HIGHLY recommended.
Jbachelor
Jbachelor
Aug 19 2008
1.0
0.0
Aug 19 2008
0.0
Version: 1.0
This software was precisely what I was looking for, and makes it awesomely simple to create highly attractive DMGs for others to download! Worth every penny and more!
$20.00Buy Now
4.5
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.12.0 or later
License: 
PaidOne-Time Purchase

Downloaded & Installed 27,177 times

How would you rate DMG Canvas?
Similar apps
DMG Architect
Create professional disk images.
Is this app is similar to DMG Architect? Vote to improve the quality of this list.
Vote results
0
Upvotes
4
Total score
0
Downvotes
DropDMG
Quickly create disk image (dmg) archives.
Is this app is similar to DropDMG? Vote to improve the quality of this list.
Vote results
1
Upvotes
1
Total score
0
Downvotes
Little Disc+
Tools for creation and manipulation of disc images and other archives.
Is this app is similar to Little Disc+? Vote to improve the quality of this list.
Vote results
0
Upvotes
1
Total score
0
Downvotes
iDMG
Drag and drop creation of .dmg files, supports encryption.
Is this app is similar to iDMG? Vote to improve the quality of this list.
Vote results
0
Upvotes
1
Total score
0
Downvotes
DMG Master
Create DMG image archives with a document based approach.
Is this app is similar to DMG Master? Vote to improve the quality of this list.
Vote results
0
Upvotes
1
Total score
0
Downvotes