DropDMG Updated With BinHex Image Encoding

C-Command has released an update for DropDMG, bringing it to version 2.2. DropDMG is a utility designed for creating .dmg and .img disk images. The update features numerous performance enhancements including BinHex image encoding. According to C-Command:

DropDMG 2.2 is now available.

DropDMG is the easiest way to create ".dmg" and ".img" disk images on Mac OS X. It can encrypt images and post-process them with GZip or MacBinary. It also supports segmented images and images that auto-open when you mount them.

All the options are available from AppleScript. DropDMG is robust and has no trouble handling folders with spaces, quotation marks, dollar signs, or other "special" characters. It even works without Mac OS Xis optional "BSD Subsystem" installation. Full documentation is included in PDF and Apple Help formats.

New in this Version:

  • Added "dropdmg" tool for creating images from the command-line
  • You can now create an image from a file by dropping it on DropDMG; you no longer have to "wrap" the file in a folder
  • You can now specify the passphrase for an encrypted image via AppleScript
  • Can save a passphrase in the system Keychain, so that you can encrypt multiple images using the same passprhase, without having to keep typing it
  • Lets you authenticate as an administrator to copy protected files to an image
  • Images can now be encoded with BinHex
  • You can now drag a file or folder onto the preferences to set the destination
  • License agreements can use non-roman characters
  • Added Get Image Info... command
  • Added Verify Image Checksum... command
  • Added crash reporter
  • Added software update version checker
  • Faster MacBinary encoding
  • and more...

You can find more information about the DropDMG update at the C-Command Web site. DropDMG 2.2 is available for US$5.00.