Nero is the one of the most popular burning tool to make a CD/DVD. When ever we think about to make a CD/DVD Nero is the first name which suddenly comes in our mind. There are many versions of this software application which introduces the new features and services to its user time to time. It is a very good tool and have very easy interface for every kind of users. But due to some drawback it is ignored by some people due to its heavy setup and high system requirements, its latest version have a massive setup up to 300 MB and consume 1.5 GB of memory of your machine after installation. Here I am going to introduce the top Image Creator and Burning tools for windows users which are lighter in size yet powerful as Nero or we can easily use any of the tool listed below as a the alternative of Nero.
Best Image File Creator And Burning Tools For Windows Users
UltraISO is an application which offers many features to user like Duplicate CDs and DVDs to an ISO image, burn CDs and DVDs, Edit existing ISO File, Create bootable CD, DVD and floppy images, Capable of mounting file to a Virtual Drive(Only with ISO file) and much more. You can also convert .BIN, .IMG, .CIF, .NRG, .BWI, .DAA, .DMG, .HFS and other formats to the standard ISO image.
PowerISO is a powerful application which offers features to extract, create, open, mount / emulate, compress, encrypt, and otherwise manipulate CD / DVD image files. You can mount an ISO file to Virtual disk. It supports a huge number of image formats, including standard ISO and IMG files as well as files created by almost all popular disc-burning programs such as Nero, Clone-CD, and Alcohol120%. PowerISO also supports both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows and in latest version it Supports Blu-Ray disc burning and also make a Bootable USB drive, all these features with very simple and easy interface with multi languages.
3. Daemon Tools
Daemon Tools is the one of the best tool for loading virtual disk drives. Daemon Tools is a disk image emulator and optical disc authoring program for windows user. It has 4 Editions Daemon Tools Lite, Pro, Standard, Pro Advanced and Net. Which provides the many different features(according to edition). But over all Daemon Tools Net is the most advanced and featured edition which provides features such as iSCSI Server, Command-line interface, 32 virtual SCSI CD/DVD devices, Virtual device property monitoring, Image converter and much more and also supported file types.
MagicISO is a CD/DVD image shareware utility that can extract, edit, create, and burn disk image files. MagicISO offers CUE/BIN image format to ISO. It is one of the most lightest software but don’t go on its small size it is as powerful, you can directly create, edit, extract, and burn ISO files with it also handle DVD images up to 10GB and make CD/DVD image files from CD-ROM and DVD-ROM. You can also create a bootable CD and DVD image files.
5. Alcohol 120%
Alcohol 120% is one of the most famous burning software. Alcohol 120% supports .mds, .iso, .ccd/.img/.sub, .cue/.bin file formats. You can convert an image file to ISO file, mount disc images, with support for their proprietary Media Descriptor Image. Its latest versions contains the A.C.I.D.(Alcohol Cloaking Initiative for DRM) wizard (operates as an “SCSI-drive protector” which hides emulated drives from SecuROM 7 and SafeDisc 4. It can handle the creation of 31 virtual CD and DVD-ROM, letting users play discs without needing the physical disc.
CDBurnerXP is one of the needed app for home users. It is an easy to use and with very easy interface CD/DVD burning software, that can write CD-R and CD-RW discs. You can create an ISO file form an image file, convert an image file to ISO format and directly burn the ISO file from your CD or DVD writer. CDBurnerXP also offers to make a data and audio disk not even that, you can also rip audio CDs, normalize WAV files, encode MP3 files, erase disks, and more. The latest version compatible for burn a cd, DVD, H-DVD, Blu-Ray Disks.
WinImage is a light and the powerful disc imaging application with the features include creating, reading and editing disc images. You can also operate VMware and Microsoft Virtual PC hard disc images. With the help of WinImage you can create disk images from floppy disks, extract files from image files, create empty images, write the images back to floppy disks.