DropDMG is the easiest way to create OS X disk images, which pack entire folders or disks into a single compressed file, either for transport across the Internet or simply for backup. They are Apple’s preferred format for distributing Mac software. Disk images are also the only archive format whose contents you can directly access in the Finder. Just drag-and-drop a folder or file, and you’re done. Or, you can drag an existing disk image or archive onto DropDMG to convert it to any of the other supported formats or to burn it to CD or DVD.
DropDMG supports advanced options such as encrypted and segmented disk images, WYSIWYG layout with background pictures and custom volume icons, and rich-text license agreements in multiple languages. There are many time-saving features, and it can also be automated via AppleScript, the command-line, and Automator.
- Worked around a bug in the macOS 10.12 Finder that could cause an error when creating a disk image with a layout
- Worked around a change in macOS 10.12 that prevented the Always run with root access option from working
- DropDMG’s layout variables now work for .scptd files
- DropDMG now uses the new os_log subsystem on macOS 10.12
- Worked around a change in the macOS 10.12 Finder that could cause icons to be displayed in the wrong locations if you had enabled the hidden AppleShowAllFiles Finder preference
- Worked around a badly worded OS certificate error when checking for a software update
- Improved DropDMG’s logging of Scripting Bridge errors
- Made some changes to prevent Core Data from logging internal errors on macOS 10.12
OS X 10.6.8 or later