This feature permits to make an Image file from files and folders. To complete this operation, you need to follow these steps:

  1. Go to FileCreate a Data Image, or simply press Ctrl+Alt+D keys combination.

    Create Image File

  2. Fill Image panel with files you want to save to disc. You have 3 ways to manage files in your project:

    • Use the files and folders tree in Explorer panel and simply drag’n’drop items to Image panel to add them to project.

    • Drag’n’drop files from Explorer.

    • Right-click the Image panel, press Import to add all data from the existing image or Add Files to find the needed ones and append them to your project.

  3. Right-click the Image panel to customize the added files: you can Rename, Delete files or folders. If you want to manage added files you can add a New Folder by using the contextual menu. Also, you can choose a file to boot from using Mark as boot file option. Once the boot file is chosen you can manage Boot Parameters. Bootable files are shown in blue color.

    Create Image File

  4. Pay attention to the Info panel: add all files to the Image panel first, so you could see total image size. Then choose the appropriate type of the disc from the combobox. That serves for checking if your Image file “fits” one of the standard disc types, if you wish to burn one later.

    Create Image File

  5. Press Save icon from the Toolbar. The following window opens:

    Create Image File

  6. Manage the path where you want to save your Image file and set the name to one. Choose one of proposed Image formats (*.mdx, *.mds or *.iso). Choose the appropriate File system.

  7. Choose Compress if you want to reduce Image file size. Note that this option works only for *.mdx and *.mds images.

  8. Choose Split if you want to get several images from one disc as a result. Note that this option works only for *.mds images.

  9. Choose Password if you want to protect the Image file; type the code twice in the corresponding fields. Note that this option works only for *.mdx and *.mds images.

    Note: If you see the following message — your Image file size is bigger than the standard disc size.

    Create Image File

    You can ignore the standard optical disc sizes and save the custom-sized Image file, but remember that it will be impossible to record the saved Image file to the optical disc later.

  10. Press OK and wait till the burning process is over. Press Background mode to minimize the window to tray.

If you have any questions about creating an Image file, you can contact us directly.