DMG Canvas
DMG Canvas
3.0

4.4

DMG Canvas free download for Mac

DMG Canvas3.0

23 September 2019

Create custom disk images.

Overview

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:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.12 or later

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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How would you rate DMG Canvas app?

23 Reviews of DMG Canvas

5
Christophero
28 November 2008
Version: 1.0.1

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LOVE this application. Takes away the hassle and makes it brain-dead easy to customize and distribute a Disk Image. HIGHLY recommended.
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5
Tommy-Gun
22 January 2014
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.
(2)
3
Pripyat
14 November 2013
Version: 2.1.7
Frequently hangs at the "Ejecting Template..." step.
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3.5
jimzhan
15 June 2013
Version: 2.1.7
This is a wrong linkage on MacUpdate Desktop which is linking with copy.
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5
Old-Peter
06 April 2013
Version: 2.1.6
My main dmg tool. It never fails creating a OSX cross compatible dmg file. Something other comparable apps do not.
(2)
4.5
THEE:LEE
20 February 2012
Version: 2.0.11
Awesome! I have always created mine by hand however this saves up a lot of time!
(1)
5
Ollie1972
19 February 2012
Version: 2.0.11
atm the best to compile DMG files. Works as advertised and is worth every penny.
(0)
Thinking-Differently
08 February 2012
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.
(0)
5
Jason-Milles-76
13 October 2011
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.
(0)
5
Donmontalvo
06 October 2011
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
(0)
4
iPhonePhobia
06 August 2011
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
(0)
5
Itistoday
13 January 2011
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).
(0)
3
Corpsecorps
03 October 2010
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.
(0)
Tekl
25 June 2010
Version: 2.0.5
Does not support Snow Leopard Icon size (more than 128x128 Pixel).
(1)
Cjbolland
12 April 2010
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.
(1)
dajonel
19 February 2010
Version: 2.0
Freezes and won't continue past building the template. Late 2009 Macbook running Mac OS X 10.6.2.
(1)
5
Jerjer
18 February 2010
Version: 1.0.8
Very Simple and Useful application. Great for non-technical people like myself, no command line expertise required.
(0)
Iaian7
17 October 2009
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.
(3)
Bs0d
25 July 2009
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...
(1)
5
Hendo
30 March 2009
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.
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5
gmattie
04 December 2008
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.
(4)
5
Tice
30 November 2008
Version: 1.0.1
Finally an app that does it all. Licenses, background, icon size, icon of the image, ... great work, thanks! : )
(5)
5
Christophero
28 November 2008
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.
(6)
Jbachelor
19 August 2008
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!
(4)