Looking for a free image editor

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  1. shek

    shek Registered Member

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    Hi, All,

    I am looking for a free image editor. Right now I am a happy UltraISO user, but it is not a freeware. So I would like to know whether there is a free alternative.

    The features should include:
    1. directly edit the CD/DVD image file and extract files and folders from it
    2. create/edit the ISO from CD-rom/DVD-rom or hard disk.
    3. maintain cd's bootable info and create/edit my own bootable image file.
    4. support most common image file formats such as iso, bin, img, nrg , and convert them into the standard ISO image format.

    any suggestions?

    Thanks.

    shek
     
  2. Daktari

    Daktari Guest

    Have you tried Irfanview? http://www.irfanview.com/ It can open many formats most I don't even know what they are for! (may be what you're looking for??)
     
  3. Shrek

    Shrek Guest

    Hi Shek, I'm Shrek!

    Is this what you are looking for?

    CDmage V1.01.5

    CDmage is a utility that performs various tasks on common CD image formats such as ISO, BIN, BWI, NRG etc. It allows you to explore the filesystem in the CD image, extract files, convert from one image format to another, repair corrupted sectors etc. This is an indispensable tool for working with CD images.

    http://cdmage.orcon.net.nz/frames.html
     
  4. Comp01

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    Nothing free like that that I personally know of, I went searching for the same basic thing in a free version, and ended up buying WinImage. For extracting files from a *.ISO I guess the best free thing for that would be Daemon tools http://www.daemon-tools.cc/dtcc/portal/portal.php - It is a very good, you can also fairly easily create bootable CD's with Burnatonce http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&ct=res&cd=1&url=http://www.burnatonce.com/&ei=O2EiQ83XK8-8YMfnsOwE - and, even though its a hassle, you could most likely utilise both Daemon tools and Bunatonce to convert formats (Mount the image with Daemon tools, copy the files/folders to a temp folder on your HDD, and then create a *.ISO image file with Burnatonce with the files/folders you copied to the hard drive.) - Other than those workarounds there is nothing free that I could ever find that could work with ISO/Disk image files.
     
  5. seamaiden

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    XnView is much better viewer than IrFanView with more features. It is available in several languages, supports over 400 graphic formats, and has an excellent help file and support forum. It also supports plugins, including Adobe Photoshop 8bf plugins. Best of all, it is free. :)

    XnView Site
    http://www.xnview.com

    Support Forum
    http://forum.xnview.com
    http://newsgroup.xnview.com
     
  6. bigbuck

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    Hey Daktari and Seamaiden,
    I think Shek was actually chasing Disc Imaging Software.....for HDD backup, not 'picture' editing. ;) ;) ;)
     
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    Thanks BB.

    Cheers :D
     
  8. seamaiden

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    Oh, sorry about that.
     
  9. shek

    shek Registered Member

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    Shrek and Comp01----

    thank you for your help.I will make a try for them.

    bigbuck----

    thanks for your clarification.

    btw, i just find another one, called CDBurnerXP Pro .

    shek
     
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