DMG Canvas

Developer: Araelium Group

Current Version: 2.0.11

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 1.7 MB - Download


DMG Canvas builds disk images from template documents that you create. Simply design your disk image's appearance using the graphical editor and click Build. Each time you release a new version of your disk image, simply click Build again and DMG Canvas will pull together all of the latest versions of your files. DMG Canvas also allows you to specify the license agreements displayed when the disk image is mounted, and use localized versions for non-English end users.

-- WYSIWYG Design --
Making disk images shouldn't be hard. With DMG Canvas, simply give your disk image a background image, drag and drop files onto the window view, and click Build. What you see in DMG Canvas is exactly how it will look in Finder.

-- Easy Backgrounds --
Using the Background layout view, you can create great backgrounds for your disk images right inside DMG Canvas itself. Just drop in images, add customized text, and you're done in a snap.

-- Localized Licenses --
Do you need your disk image to prompt a license agreement when mounted? Not a problem. Don't spend hours trying to figure it out yourself; Just put your license's text into DMG Canvas and you're done. It even supports styles and multiple languages.

-- Automated Workflow --
Be lazy. DMG Canvas comes with a handy little command line tool which will make a disk image from a DMG Canvas document. Use it as part of an automated workflow and you won't even have to think about making a disk image. That's how good DMG Canvas is.

-- Snow Leopard --
In Mac OS X Snow Leopard, disk images created with background images do not display properly on Mac OS X Leopard and earlier. This is because of a change in Finder itself that affects all disk images created on Snow Leopard. DMG Canvas solves this problem for you! If you create your disk images on Snow Leopard using DMG Canvas, they will display correctly on Leopard.


Release Notes:

- Added option for Show Icon Preview
- Added option for Show Item Info
- Fixed a bug in window sidebar sizing
- Really truly fixed Help Book issue (in App Store version)


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.0.7
Review by X-caiver

Very helpful - Ignore the 1-star review, that guy is missing the point. DMG Canvas is a great app, I've used an earlier version as part of my workflow for years. Automating the boring & tedious tasks of creating consistent disk images every time a doc/app version changes is very handy. Being able to have the disk image creation + EULA insertion all happen automatically at the end of my app's build process is great.

Found helpful by 13 out of 13 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.0.11
Review by phototrek

Command line tool pretty much useless - The app is usable, but the command line tool is severely limited. You can't specify the file(s) to be added to the disk image on command line; you have to do so in the GUI and save it in the recipe. Therefore, an automated build system, such as Jenkins, can't be used to generate the disk image as the locaiton of the built product isn't clearly known beforehand, and you can't specify it on command line in a post-build script.

Found helpful by 2 out of 3 people
Version 2.0.11
Review by jboyte

Great Tool for Developers. - Great Communication - I need to be able to package my program files into a .dmg for distribution. I need a little help in learning how to get the Applications icon to work properly. The developer responded almost immediately to my request for some help! WOW! Great Product and great service. HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS APP. You do get what you pay for! Grace & Peace to you! jim

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people