DropDMG Gains New Features With Version 2.0

Michael Tsai has released an update for DropDMG, bringing it to version 2.0. DropDMG is an app that makes creating ".dmg" and ".img" disk images easier. The new version has many new features and other enhancements. According to Michael Tsai:

It can encrypt images and post-process them with GZip, BZip2, or MacBinary. It can create images with rich-text license agreements. It also supports segmented images and images that auto-open when you mount them. All the options are available from AppleScript.

New features in version 2.0 include:

  • Converts dropped images to the format specified in the preferences when you hold down Control-Shift.
  • Hold down Option when dropping a folder or image to specify settings to be used for that item (temporarily overriding the preferences).
  • Makes self-mounting NDIF images (SMIs). This is the only kind of image that supports license agreements on both 9 and X.
  • Creates smaller zlib-compressed images when running on 10.2 and later. (The images are still compatible with 10.1is Disk Copy.)
  • You can now choose to post-compress with BZip2 instead of GZip. BZip2 is slower than GZip but creates smaller files.
  • Improved the layout of the preferences window.
  • Faster at copying files to the image when running on 10.2 and later.
  • Worked around 10.2 bug that caused errors when a file or folder name contained a slash (as shown in the Finder).
  • Worked around OS X bug that prevented copying files larger than about 1 GB.

You can find more information about the DropDMG update at Michael Tsaiis Web site. Drop DMG 2.0 is shareware and is available for US$10.00. It is a free update for owners of version 1.x.