ImgBurn ImgBurn for Windows


Avg. Rating 4.8 (1,752 votes)

File Details

File Size 3.0 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 30,999,866
Homepage ImgBurn

Publisher's Description

ImgBurn is a free tool that enables you to burn CD/DVD images with ease. All the latest drives are supported (including booktype / bitsetting on many of the major ones). Advanced functionality can be found in the ImgBurn context menus.

CLEAN INSTALL! No OpenCandy bundled.

Latest Reviews


DheerajKumar reviewed v2.5.8.0 on Jul 14, 2023



rogelioingram reviewed v2.5.8.0 on Apr 24, 2022



DavidMapes reviewed v2.5.8.0 on Nov 22, 2021

This is one of my favorite tools!
I recommend everyone to use it.Easy and perfect.Thank you


helenika reviewed v2.5.8.0 on Oct 3, 2013

great, just take care of avoiding the toolbars and crap during installation.


PCB reviewed v2.5.8.0 on Aug 1, 2013

This app is awesome ... then they added junk-ware to it in v2.5.8.0 ... I got my older version back at ... hope this helps.


MeanE reviewed v2.5.8.0 on Jun 18, 2013

Be warned that has a whole bunch of crapware that gets installed with it.

Otherwise a great program until this release.


dubstepmaker reviewed v2.5.7.0 on Feb 14, 2013

great burner program.


finnlayer reviewed v2.5.7.0 on Dec 29, 2012

Some laptops with burners, have had the yellow icon in the system tray,

it was the upper and lower filets that needed be deleted, system reboot and the burners were working.

That's why this is such a good burner program, it also helps to find bios updates and change region + more options are available to the user.

Interface looks a little dull, never the less its as solid as a rock.


616h8 reviewed v2.5.7.0 on Aug 20, 2012

I had the unfortenate Error of Lead Out not completing in Nero, Roxio, Windows, BurnerXP & so on & so forth 25X!!!
Murfy's LAW: ImgBurn was the last App I tried & have been smiling ever since!!!
Xcilent work guyz!!!


SineWave reviewed v2.5.7.0 on Aug 3, 2012

I love this program and use it for years now. It's VERY reliable regarding burning CD/DVDs. The only time, so far, that it failed to burn a DVD, was when my burner went to burner holy land. ;) In I don't really know how many years, the program itself never failed me. However, there is still a very annoying bug that makes it crash, and it happens *quite often* when I'm in a "Build" mode and dragging files from the Explorer into it. It just goes "poof" and gives me the "application crashed" screen. So you have to "build" the project all over again... and it can still crash on you again. :-/ So sometimes, when I have a bigger "build" to make, I save the project after every drag and drop addition... for just in case. I still give it 5 stars for reliability when you press the "burn button". ;)

Also, I find it so convenient that I can install it so easily and burn CD/DVDs in a matter of seconds! Just use 7-zip to unpack it. All you need to make it work is actually just the main exe file and nothing else.

Well deserved five stars! I'll give it 10 stars when they resolve the drag and drop crashes! :)

Avg. Rating 4.8 (1,752 votes)
Your Rating

DheerajKumar reviewed v2.5.8.0 on Jul 14, 2023

Pros: Really It's appreciated this product.

Cons: Thanks for sharing this product in our life

Bottom Line: Awesome.

Someone reviewed v on Mar 19, 2023



Bottom Line:

Someone reviewed v on Jul 5, 2022

Pros: 555

Cons: 555

Bottom Line: 555


rogelioingram reviewed v2.5.8.0 on Apr 24, 2022

Pros: pretty

Cons: good

Bottom Line: good


DavidMapes reviewed v2.5.8.0 on Nov 22, 2021

Pros: This is one of my favorite tools!
I recommend everyone to use it.Easy and perfect.Thank you

Cons: This is one of my favorite tools!
I recommend everyone to use it.Easy and perfect.Thank you

Bottom Line: This is one of my favorite tools!
I recommend everyone to use it.Easy and perfect.Thank you


helenika reviewed v2.5.8.0 on Oct 3, 2013

great, just take care of avoiding the toolbars and crap during installation.


PCB reviewed v2.5.8.0 on Aug 1, 2013

This app is awesome ... then they added junk-ware to it in v2.5.8.0 ... I got my older version back at ... hope this helps.


MeanE reviewed v2.5.8.0 on Jun 18, 2013

Be warned that has a whole bunch of crapware that gets installed with it.

Otherwise a great program until this release.


dubstepmaker reviewed v2.5.7.0 on Feb 14, 2013

great burner program.


finnlayer reviewed v2.5.7.0 on Dec 29, 2012

Some laptops with burners, have had the yellow icon in the system tray,

it was the upper and lower filets that needed be deleted, system reboot and the burners were working.

That's why this is such a good burner program, it also helps to find bios updates and change region + more options are available to the user.

Interface looks a little dull, never the less its as solid as a rock.


616h8 reviewed v2.5.7.0 on Aug 20, 2012

I had the unfortenate Error of Lead Out not completing in Nero, Roxio, Windows, BurnerXP & so on & so forth 25X!!!
Murfy's LAW: ImgBurn was the last App I tried & have been smiling ever since!!!
Xcilent work guyz!!!


SineWave reviewed v2.5.7.0 on Aug 3, 2012

I love this program and use it for years now. It's VERY reliable regarding burning CD/DVDs. The only time, so far, that it failed to burn a DVD, was when my burner went to burner holy land. ;) In I don't really know how many years, the program itself never failed me. However, there is still a very annoying bug that makes it crash, and it happens *quite often* when I'm in a "Build" mode and dragging files from the Explorer into it. It just goes "poof" and gives me the "application crashed" screen. So you have to "build" the project all over again... and it can still crash on you again. :-/ So sometimes, when I have a bigger "build" to make, I save the project after every drag and drop addition... for just in case. I still give it 5 stars for reliability when you press the "burn button". ;)

Also, I find it so convenient that I can install it so easily and burn CD/DVDs in a matter of seconds! Just use 7-zip to unpack it. All you need to make it work is actually just the main exe file and nothing else.

Well deserved five stars! I'll give it 10 stars when they resolve the drag and drop crashes! :)


alejandro2708 reviewed v2.5.7.0 on Aug 1, 2012

muy bueno


fgjtgcjyghcjtghfc reviewed v2.5.7.0 on May 12, 2012

Still a good piece of software,except for the added ASK TOOLBAR!

The ASK tool bar INI file is set to 1 (yes please)as standard ,as if you and everyone would always give consent from the beginning without being asked.(which is nonsense behaviour of advertisers and all the other companies that want to mine data ,otherwise they would not get many people wanting their crap added extra's installed )

An easy way to bypass the data miner from going anywhere !Just download 7zip and when it's installed (7zip) just right click the setupimg exe and choose 7-zip ,then choose extract to "setupimgburn"

Now this will extract the contents of the imgburn exe to a folder,now you can open that folder and start imiage burn just by clicking the imgburn exe.The programme will start straight up into image burn without you being bugged for installing the ASK toolbar data miner ,as this method bypasses all the guff .

You could also go into the same folder and into the $PLUGINSDIR folder and delete both the apnstub exe and the apntoolbarinstaller exe just to further prevent any trickery.

Simples !!!!!

some guy

some guy reviewed v2.5.7.0 on Mar 30, 2012

great stuff has not failed me yet free non bloat. The only one i use


Otto_technica reviewed v2.5.6.0 on Feb 4, 2012

I've used this little app since the DVD Decryptor days. It's is, by far, the best burning package available today and it just gets better with each update.
Easy to use for the absolute beginner and advanced enough to tackle almost any "burning" task.
I can't rate this highly enough.


ppscslv reviewed v2.5.6.0 on Nov 6, 2011

It's exactly what I'm looking for...


gninga5 reviewed v2.5.6.0 on Oct 26, 2011

For use it in a iMac?


shroom reviewed v2.5.6.0 on Oct 4, 2011

Perfect burning app though "ApnStub" (toolbar) launches before the ImgBurn install so 3 points less.


sheishem reviewed v2.5.5.0 on Jun 22, 2011



HomeroJaySimpson reviewed v2.5.5.0 on Mar 26, 2011

¡Thank you!


SineWave reviewed v2.5.5.0 on Mar 23, 2011

I use it all the time for at least 2 years now and it's such a no-headache program. Kinda transparent - you stop thinking about it in a while. I burn[t] a lot of DVD-s with it and it only gave me problems when my burner started dying, which is understandable. The only thing I miss with it, now that it has proper and easy "burning list assembly" that is file manager-like [I don't use explorer but q-dir...] I only miss multi-session burning, but I kinda learned to live with it. Not that I wouldn't use it again if the author implements it! :) Great program and thank you for making it and making it simple to use.

Former Nero addict. :)


g4qber reviewed v2.5.5.0 on Mar 21, 2011

use it all the time

data OK but timestamps out in these burners:
burnaware 3.1.6


Darr247 reviewed v2.5.5.0 on Mar 5, 2011

I haven't tried ImgBurn yet, but Multi-Session means you burn some data to CD/DVD, then finalize/close that session (instead of finalizing the disc). Then you can record more data to the same CD/DVD and finalize that new session, et cetera. i.e. there are multiple sessions on the same CD or DVD.

The only drawback to a multi-session disc is some older drives (like, made before 1998), or some standalone home/auto/boombox disc players, might 'see' only the first session on a disc.

But, anyway... ImgBurn DOES appear to support multi-session. See the online manual - - That will get you to section 4... then page down to section 4.2.10

So, I'm going to rate it a 4 just for having such a comprehensive manual available. :-)


sousabone3 reviewed v2.5.5.0 on Feb 3, 2011

No Multisession? Like most programs with windows 7, hold shift and click to open a program from the "superbar" and voila. I burn simultaneously with my laptops internal and an external drive all the time. Is that what you meant by multisession?

Truly brilliant piece of software, and free. I use alot of free and open source software and I often find myself thinking that imgburn has got to be one of the best free apps out there. Its up there with foobar and vlc. Thanks imgburn!

edit - ?? thats not the 4 letter, that s the key next to z and above control


PaulWilliams reviewed v2.5.5.0 on Jan 21, 2011

Truly a one of a kind CD/DVD/Blu-Ray disc burning program. It's the only disc burning program I use. Nero could only dream of being as good as this. I can't believe they give this away for free.

Maybe a future update could include Multi Session support.

Thank you a million times over.


baki_princ reviewed v2.5.5.0 on Jan 13, 2011

still no multisession wholalala


emilianonlz reviewed v2.5.4.0 on Jan 10, 2011



guagua reviewed v2.5.4.0 on Dec 31, 2010


picco reviewed v2.5.4.0 on Dec 31, 2010

wena wenansansa


lehenryjr reviewed v2.5.4.0 on Dec 30, 2010

This application stays on my jumpdrive and if any one asks me about burning ISO's- I point them in this direction. It's portable and dependable.

Until next time,
Larry Henry Jr.


ZenoLabs reviewed v2.5.4.0 on Dec 14, 2010

Perfect. The only thing I don't like is the new prog icon :D
Thanks Lighting UK for this great tool!


sn0wy82 reviewed v2.5.3.0 on Dec 8, 2010

Excellent software- only problem I've had is with erasing DVD-RW's It doesn't like my burner for that!


PetePat reviewed v2.5.3.0 on Dec 8, 2010

The best.


marcioindau reviewed v2.5.3.0 on Dec 7, 2010

Copy on the fly is a DREAM ;/


war593122 reviewed v2.5.3.0 on Dec 7, 2010

The best!


baki_princ reviewed v2.5.3.0 on Dec 7, 2010

it will so not get 5 from me becouse of no most basic, 100yrs old option, that ALL competitors have and it even has a name: MILTISESSION!


Erentur reviewed v2.5.2.0 on Dec 5, 2010


Who's still using multisession ? In times in which DVD-R's costs are negligible there is imho no room for that mode. In my experience it caused more trouble than it was worth.

I am using ImgBurn for a couple of years now and it never let me down, does exactly it is advertised to do and it has lots of features for the power user and even a wizard for the not so experienced user. In addition to that it is free and light weight. At least I don't know of another program that small, which has the same or more features. Bashing the implementation of the optional Ask toolbar in an otherwise free program is also not called for.

From me both thumbs up for an excellent reliable and small piece of software.


Alexander-GG reviewed v2.5.2.0 on Nov 16, 2010

What's up with all of you guys?

This soft can't burn multi-session disks. I tried to find out something about this issue on their forums and I was really surprised to read that the author doesn't like to use the multi-session disks, so, if someone wants this feature he should write it's own burning software from the scratch, he-he.

What for someone needs this soft if there are a lot of free similar applications with almost all of the features which ImgBurn has? Is this some kind of fashion trend to use ImgBurn? I guess, yes, this is the fashion trend and nothing more.

Rate 2 for non-intuitive interface, limited functionality and ask toolbar. Wake up guys!


lehenryjr reviewed v2.5.2.0 on Oct 24, 2010

I use ImgBurn to write all the DVDs I create. I have tried several others, but I stick with ImgBurn because I know it's going to write the DVDs correctly, and they're going to work when I put them in a DVD player.

Nothing about the GUI is wasted— you get exactly what you need to know. The burning process is flawless and you can't beat the performance to price ratio.

Until next time,
Larry Henry Jr.


MRSMITH71 reviewed v2.5.2.0 on Oct 9, 2010

Fine Program. It only installs the ASK Toolbar if you are too inattentive to uncheck the boxes during install.


shroom reviewed v2.5.2.0 on Sep 15, 2010

Five stars for a perfect application.
Oh, minus one for the ask toolbar phoning home before I can even say no thanks (hopefully my firewall asked me before allowing it).


niteshadow reviewed v2.5.2.0 on Sep 10, 2010

Great app for burning to just about any media.
I like that it's easy to use but also has good options for the power user.
I mostly use it to create and write ISO images, and burn mp3 or audio CDs.
All in all a very solid performer.
As for the Ask toolbar it's unfortunate but I guess the developer needs to get funds besides donations.
It's true that the AskInstallChecker does run and it probably "phones" home, which some users will equate to spyware.
This can be stopped using a proper security software setting.
However AskToolbarInstaller only runs if you forgot to opt-out.
So toolbar does not install if you are careful which is no different than other "free" software, or even some commercial software.
The price for this great freeware is that you have to pay attention to what you click.


Rafterman reviewed v2.5.2.0 on Sep 8, 2010

Used to use this all the time with XP but when I began using a 64-bit o/s that all changed, Imgburn never worked correctly and kept on crashing/hanging, a pity really. Now with this Ask toolbar included I just would not bother. Why do these ppl think we need crapware like ask delivered with our apps, if I want the ask toolbar or any other toolbar I am quite capable of downloading it myself. When I download Imgburn all I want is Imgburn, very dissapointed.


basbabette reviewed v2.5.2.0 on Sep 6, 2010

its nice


JamesSmith2 reviewed v2.5.2.0 on Sep 4, 2010

Excellent program. Truly the best free CD/DVD/Blu-Ray Burning and Disc Imaging program around. The only missing feature is multi-session support. I love the new icons by the way.

I agree with the other reviewer, anyone comparing the program to spyware is a total jerk. The ask toolbar is optional and easily unticked during setup. No one wants it, but the author has to make money somewhere.


cltx99 reviewed v2.5.2.0 on Sep 3, 2010

A great application. Anyone crapping on IMGburn is a total jerk.


pjafrombbay reviewed v2.5.2.0 on Sep 3, 2010

This product may function well but it is IMHO "crapware". The installation includes the Ask toolbar that actually installs BEFORE you get a chance to say you don't want it then is VERY difficult to uninstall and totally remove from your system.

I would give this product a NO star rating if it was possible. We ought to black-list software that is a trojan for other rubbish products that most folks simply don't want.

I recommend: CDBurnerXP or BurnAware or DeepBurner or InfraRecorder



Galifray reviewed v2.5.2.0 on Sep 2, 2010

I had to stop using ImgBurn when I got a laptop with Windows 7 x64 because working with Cue and several other issues kept crashing it. The latest update 2.5.2 seems to have fixed them. Now if only they'd compile a native x64 version.


noMas_@ reviewed v2.5.2.0 on Sep 2, 2010

The best!


Aegis69 reviewed v2.5.2.0 on Sep 2, 2010

This app is so good it almost makes me with I was still using windows instead of Linux.


baki_princ reviewed v2.5.2.0 on Sep 2, 2010

something perfect just like jdownloader (you wont look any other program) but they just wont put support for multisession. thats why i give it 4 rating. i literarly need other burning software just becosue this one cant burn mullti sessions.


dhry reviewed v2.5.2.0 on Sep 2, 2010

Hurt so good! Yeah, baby make it hurt so good! Sometimes my disks don't burn like they should, oh wah-ah HUH UH.. burn so good!


lypxzm reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Aug 27, 2010

Burn so fast! Work well!


braboxs reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Aug 25, 2010



hilander53 reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Aug 8, 2010

è un grande software.. complimenti


rainer15 reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Jul 28, 2010

muchas gracias por el programa


mono1286 reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Jul 24, 2010

thanks for the support and hope that I serve


stevewilson reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Jun 15, 2010

The very nice burner! I'll consider it as a replacement of the current that I'm using, 'small cd writer'.


emiliano0001 reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Jun 8, 2010



FBINHORP reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Jun 3, 2010




demiri22 reviewed v2.5.1.0 on May 29, 2010

thank u very much


esteban_abajo reviewed v2.5.1.0 on May 3, 2010

thanks you very much


auto reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Apr 22, 2010

This software has a lot to offer for both beginners and power users, so why to pay when you can get it for free!


muckinfangled reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Apr 6, 2010

Love ImgBurn, I had no problems. I just opt-out of everything I wasn't interested in. I didn't install first few days of new release so my experience maybe different. I believe the AskInstallChecker 1.4.0 did "phone home"
No ad menus when in "tools menu" (did download from ImgBurn mirror and not from Betanews)

With all the "real" changes it's a great update.
Now I can reduce my other building/reading/writing applications to nearly none. ImgBurn is doing most duties, rightfully so.

I would rather have a bit of boxes to check and not to check than not to have future updates.
Still a 5 star app.


TomekLutel reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Apr 2, 2010

Author will go straight to heaven for giving such great software for free.


brener reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Mar 31, 2010

This is so funny. People who just do the dumb installation by just clicking "I agree" --> "Next" --> "Next" --> "Next"... ... "Finish" then just bit*ing how this imgbunr is "crap" or "I know your spy trix...", bla, bla, bla... LOL

Just what Lightning_UK said. The program is the same. None of the adds won't be installed if you just look at the screen and choose your options.

Come on people. Man has to eat too. Be nice.

And review: This program is all what i need to burn anything. What I miss is option to erase rewritable medium. That's all.

What i like the most is imgburn log. To see what is happening during the proces is simply the best thing in any burning software.

There is other free stuff, but this one is at the top of my list.

Check here: http://www.techsupportal...vd-burning-software.htm

And to author: thank you for the decrypter too. (wiki)

Keep the good work.


plasticpig72 reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Mar 19, 2010

I had used an earlier version of this with no problems. This version has just done 4 coasters in succession. Just to satisfy myself it's this software I have just burnt the same image file with CDBurnerXP without a problem.


TomWibbaert reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Mar 18, 2010

Now packed with a bunch of spyware and malware which STILL gets installed even if you did not choose to during install.

We know these tactics all too well.

1 star and OFF my system !


DLuke reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Mar 18, 2010

I never write reviews but I had to sign up for an account and post something because I LOVE THIS PROGRAM.

My experience (I downloaded it directly from imgburn's website):
1) The author did change things so it is in Opt In for the blue software thing
2) The ask toolbar does has to be deselected during install but that's easy enough
3) The extra ad menus in the tools menu are no longer there.

So far, no issues with the new version. It seems as ROCK SOLID as ever.

I'm not trying to be disrespectful but are you aware that all issues in question have been actually solved by the author hearing what folks had to say and then he reposted the changes immediately. Everything you're worried about can be deslected. In my opinon, that at least shows you the author listens to his audience.

Although "What's Your Problem" seems a little crass, he does have legitimate points.


ciohaeso reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Mar 17, 2010

@What's the Problem: All thats programs bring ads into the software menus that are not optional too? Because that happen with THIS!.

What's the Problem

What's the Problem reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Mar 17, 2010


For all you complainers out there, have you ever used...
Adobe Flash Player
Adobe Shockwave
AVG Anti-Virus

...This all have had adware/spyware bundled with it at one time or another. I could go on and on. Even services like GOOGLE, BING, YAHOO, advertise to you all the time but you don't care. You're hypocrites to complain about one but not the other.

Read the F*****g screen before you num nuts push the next button on the installer and uncheck what you don't want.

EDIT FOR @ciohaeso
First off, you do not make sense. You have very poor grammar and cannot put two thoughts together.

Second, if your read Lightning UK's post, you would see that he made the UniBlue opt in on the installer and he changed the Tools menu so it NO LONGER INCLUDES THE ADWARE LINKS. As soon as betanews updates their bits for it, you will see the change as well. Until then, download it directly from Imgburn's website.


anonswgeek reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Mar 17, 2010

has done everything i have asked of it..great software.
i got the version via the main ImgBurn site..the version hosted by fileforum/betanews had a different check sum. maybe its an older version.
new in the installer:
Unblue Desktop Icons - leave unchecked if you dont want it.
Ask toolbar - uncheck if you dont want it.


Akuma reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Mar 17, 2010

Awesome program, but a shame about the spam in the latest version.
Rating: 4


CobraPL reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Mar 17, 2010

Imgburn, because of quality and price, deservs 5 stars.

Also, I see that author started making money on his (hard) work. It is completely OK.

We know, that most users do not check what installers say, just click until installation ends.

I think, that toolbars, ads etc. are OK, but under one condition: these ads should be NOT selected to install by default. Also, it is wise, to add information in Tools menu, that three ad menu items are BOTH links and ads.


giawutho reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Mar 17, 2010

@LIGHTNING UK!: Your software its really great, no doubt about that, but, what is that little boy aptitude you had now? and calling other users pathetic only for that is the first time that they complain about your soft? Sorry to say this, but now you are the pathetic, please grow up.


LIGHTNING UK! reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Mar 17, 2010

For all you moaning moaners out there, there is (and will be on here once the fileforum team read their email) an updated version of the installer where you have to opt *in* to creating the Uniblue desktop webpage shortcuts (no app was ever installed).

So that leaves you with a single checkbox should you not want the Ask toolbar.

If you seriously can't manage that and want to continue being pathetic, by all means go ahead.

(The re-released) ImgBurn.exe is exactly as it's always been previously.


ballyhairs reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Mar 17, 2010

And again.. Same story, they start fine and make descent programs and they end up pooping all over the place.
I just wonder WHY?!


Havokdan reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Mar 17, 2010

You can disable them but there button next to the icon that creates the program itself is not the same as separate toolbar. Moreover it is disappointing to see a good application to surrender to it, time to start looking for other alternatives.


draelail reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Mar 17, 2010

@The Seeker 11: The items in the Tools Menu are forced, that came with the program and can't put off in the setup.

The Seeker 11

The Seeker 11 reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Mar 17, 2010

The best image burner (amongst many other features) bar none.

To those complaining about the "adware", read the fscking installation options before whining about what gets installed, that's why they're called "options".


SmokingCat reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Mar 17, 2010

I hate programs that came with ads entries in his menus. Because the same I don't use NCH Software, now stick with version.


Sephiroth... reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Mar 17, 2010

Another great program that came full of adware.


PetePat reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Mar 17, 2010

optional ask toolbar is nothing compared to how good this app is.

from the forum:
I'm in the process of rebuilding the setup exe and that one will have the option to create said desktop shortcuts turned OFF by default.

Then, when the program loads it'll check to see if they were *enabled* during installation and *only* if they were will it display the options in the tools menu.

Case closed (I hope).

With new setup there are no menu entries by default only if you choose.


stevenarcher reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Mar 17, 2010

My first review, but I had to respond to negative comments. This is great freeware and the Ask toolbar and icons are optional on setup.
As for the tool menu additions...don't like it, then don't click on them!
A great FREE program that works brilliantly!!!

Second Shadow

Second Shadow reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Mar 17, 2010

Ouch! It's adware now :(
While the Ask Toolbar during install thing could be regarded as "borderline" adware, the permanent menu items (under "Tools") classify this program as definitely adware.
Oh, well, I guess I won't be donating again to Imgburn anytime soon


dhry reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Mar 17, 2010

Throwing in my single-star rating thanks to the adware. Sticking with In fact, I just tried installing (AFTER Lightning's so-called "fixes") and when the installer gets to the toolbar crap, a component called AskInstallChecker- immediately tries to call "home", even before you've gotten a chance to uncheck any of the options on the screen. Completely unacceptable.

After reading Lightning UK's rebuff post, I've decided I'm keeping the single star rating, to compensate for the tissues and hot cocoa I just went through after being called "pathetic". In fact, I've a good mind to completely uninstall the fsking thing and use DVD Decrypter instead.



Nighted reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Mar 17, 2010

Thanks for the Ask Toolbar....d***. >:(


Chocobito reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Mar 17, 2010

I was to put 5 stars to this software because its great, but know this bring ad-ware in the setup (optional) and ad-ware links in his tool menu (not optional), its a shame but I prefer the version that is totally clean.


arossetti reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Mar 16, 2010



FreeSpeech reviewed v2.5.1.0 on Mar 16, 2010

Wow you are amazing! Fanfriggingtastic!


yuksel reviewed v2.5.0.0 on Mar 13, 2010

definitely the best freeware cd/dvd burning application.


angelus84 reviewed v2.5.0.0 on Mar 7, 2010



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careloco reviewed v2.5.0.0 on Feb 11, 2010

lo masimo


whatisit reviewed v2.5.0.0 on Feb 9, 2010


Joco reviewed v2.5.0.0 on Feb 7, 2010

ImgBurn is the 4th freeware of CD burning I tried. So far I find it faster and more reliable. To build content from Files/Folders, I wish ImgBurn could have an explorer interface that accept drag and drop.


emmsf reviewed v2.5.0.0 on Jan 31, 2010



jodybocci reviewed v2.5.0.0 on Jan 19, 2010



elkal000 reviewed v2.5.0.0 on Jan 13, 2010

Good and simple, I quite like it.


msblueyez85 reviewed v2.5.0.0 on Jan 3, 2010

This was the ONLY program that worked for me on my new Vista laptop. Thank you!


binski207 reviewed v2.5.0.0 on Dec 29, 2009

REALLY dissapointed, if anyone has any tips please help me
won;t recognize anything


albboy007 reviewed v2.5.0.0 on Nov 9, 2009

emanresU deriseD

emanresU deriseD reviewed v2.5.0.0 on Oct 15, 2009

Very capable software of course, but to the people who keep telling me to "RTFM", I'm telling you: Not all of the settings are documented.

And the interface is just silly. The first time I used the "Write" function, it completely appeared to me that the disc label was uneditable. But wait! You can right click that static-looking label name, and choose "Change" from a menu that (surprisingly) appears! Silly.

I found a couple bugs having to do with the "Build" function as well.


ninjikiran reviewed v2.5.0.0 on Sep 20, 2009

Does what I need it to do, quickly and easily without any bloat to block my path. Couldn't ask for more, on top of that its free.


retjaerysekyftucflu reviewed v2.5.0.0 on Sep 1, 2009



Karis reviewed v2.5.0.0 on Aug 14, 2009

You can only submit one review per release. If you've already submitted a review, it will replace your previous submission for this release


tolaat01 reviewed v2.5.0.0 on Aug 3, 2009

great program that keeps improving


Cionno reviewed v2.5.0.0 on Jul 31, 2009

i'd really like an option to leave a disk non finalized (aka possibility to add files later) but this sw is incredibly genial


gorillaki reviewed v2.5.0.0 on Jul 30, 2009

Simply perfect. Far and out the best burning app for windows.
At the moment, it is also the best burning app for Linux (it works perfectly under WINE), while K3B for KDe4 is still very beta, NeroLinux has some bugs and it's not free, while GnomeBaker and Brasero are both useless crap.
Learning curve? Err, it's not a a robot, but it's really easy to understand and use, as long as you don't mind RTFM.


berserkchaos reviewed v2.5.0.0 on Jul 29, 2009

It gets better with every new relase...

Second Shadow

Second Shadow reviewed v2.5.0.0 on Jul 27, 2009

Outstanding program.
A few facts about ImgBurn here on FileForum:
- Over 12,000,000 downloads
- Over 900 votes
- Average rating: 4.9 / 5

Enough said


TOM-CAT_Master reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Jul 26, 2009

ImgBurn is about a complete burning software. I believe a 2Mb software worth more than a big software like nero burning rom.


tbzko reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Jul 20, 2009

esa genial


trynow reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Jul 20, 2009

this is better thans other freewares. reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Jul 14, 2009

muy bueno


gdoodle reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Jul 8, 2009

A pretty good burner. A great price


Cynderion reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Jul 6, 2009

thanks a lot. Veru nice programm ;)


steveyangjr reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Jul 6, 2009

I need this file for long time, thx a lot,


rhinohide reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Jul 1, 2009

Fabulous, and free. Plenty of "how to" use it available online if you search.


Pollo90 reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Jun 22, 2009



miozet reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Jun 15, 2009



idodialog reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Jun 14, 2009

Great program which works fine in Win7


funky_guy13in reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Jun 8, 2009

Have heard a lot, now going to test... :))


williewang reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Jun 2, 2009



ModderXManiac reviewed v2.4.4.0 on May 27, 2009

Freeware, under 2 megs, and it handles all my disc burning needs, period. It's fast, it's safe, and the developer always brings a boatload of changes and improvements with each new release.

I haven't needed Nero for 2 years now, thankyou, ImgBurn.


willybcn reviewed v2.4.4.0 on May 22, 2009

Lo quiero para quemar windows 7


jd_boggs reviewed v2.4.4.0 on May 19, 2009

The calculator did not add file sizes properly when selected to my new image.
It's simple to use though... you just over fill image. Then when you deselect a file it doesn't calculate correctly. So you have to manually refresh the screen by closing the program, then you get the right answer.


me21019 reviewed v2.4.4.0 on May 5, 2009



abubin reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Apr 30, 2009

For a 1.4mb download, you can burn data (self compiled data), create isos and burn isos. That's what this program does and do it well. Not some bloated application that is over few hundred mb to install when you only need to burn something. If you want dvd authoring look elsewhere. This is the ultimate FREE burning tools. Period.

@emanresU deriseD
The interface is fine. Maybe you are looking for something like a mac/vista gui eye candy. I find it easy to learn and pickup the interface. It's straightforward and does the job. What is the value of your said interface anyway? And have you donated those value for this FREE software?


Zero-Point reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Apr 22, 2009

For those who may not have noticed:

1. this is NOT a complete disc burning/authoring application
2. this IS an disc image burning application

Need it be stated more? uggh alright...

Granted there are now a lot of options and not everything is documented, but there is not supposed to be much involved:

1. choose image
2. click burn

This is the basis of this application if it not evident and that is the reason I love it; other features are supervenient. I'm surprised writing of files/folders has been added, but actually I like how it works from other burning apps. I can create a session to burn a directory even if files within that directory change or are added later.


Galway reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Apr 17, 2009

This is a gem of an application. Id give it 10 / 10 any day.
Its on my network share, due to the fact its lightweight and does exactly what it sets out to do and is best of all free.

If you cant use it, or don't know how then learn, its not rocket science.

i have used nero for years, after creator mucked up, and now dont even use it. This application is awesome, even writes Wii images, but thats another story.

XXXXX without a doubt.

emanresU deriseD

emanresU deriseD reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Apr 15, 2009

It's stone cold reliable, but as others have mentioned, the usability needs a lot of work. Some real documentation would be nice, as well. This has nothing to do with being a DVD ninja master, but rather, it has to do with user friendliness, which some (though disappointingly few) people still put a value on.

I find it amazing how many idiots think I am interested in "eye candy", or who think I can't make a valid criticism unless I've donated, or who think I am complaining that ImgBurn isn't as full-featured as Nero. People like this always imply that they are superior to others, when in fact, they are the opposite, because they miss the point.

I guarantee that none of said idiots could explain any of the settings I'm unsure about.

If this application works for you, then let me pause and clap for you.

There, I clapped. Did you hear it? Oh well.

If you have two brain cells to rub together, and agree that it would be nice to include at least a damned tooltip for some of the more advanced settings, then hooray for you.


gehtnix reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Apr 14, 2009

@ cowgar: why on earth do you start a "thread" about nero burning rom, telling us how good this app is and then expose yourself being a dunderpate by rating imgburn 1 star, just for being an application you don't know how to handle or explain it to your friends.

oic - you said, you don't burn a lot. why burning at all? go and buy yourself a
16 GB usb stick...

back to earnestness:
i rated ***** in the past and rate ***** for the new version and say "thanks" to
LightningUK for sharing this application with us for free.


KrzysiuB reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Apr 14, 2009

Nice proggie!
My first contact was: "oh, jeez, where, what, can I, and how...? ;)
But I give it a second chance, and third, and..., and now I can't find better stuff to burn for free!
So, if u don't like ImgBurn, then try it another time, or... _buy_ Nero... ;p
Greetz and respect for an Author/Coder and all crew, who helped that this poggie is what it is (sorry for my alien English) ;p


wyzwyk reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Apr 13, 2009

I've used this program for a while now and have never had a problem. It has been rock solid! Unlike the Nero BLOATWARE some people are so fond off Imgburn is small in size, and is llight on system resources. Also the developer works at improving this program all the time. Simply put, it's a very fine piece of software that I would heartily recommend to all......and it's free!


ballyhairs reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Apr 13, 2009

Looking at your other reviews tells enough about you, I think you have some kind of disorder.
I have been using ImgBurn for years now, never ever had error, easy to use, lite on system resources, constant improvement.
Highly recommended.


cowgaR reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Apr 12, 2009

@gehtnix & all intelligent betanews crowd:

instead of personal attack why didn't you write how to burn DVD->DVD on the fly in the year 2009 via this app? Thanks...

btw, no-one denies Nero Burning ROM (not the suite) is the king in the industry. There's nothing wrong on comparing app to a legend Nero once was until version 6. (they've literally destroyed the pack later on but NBR remained the same, just with the feature added). If you can't handle a competition, go shoot yourself...

And if you think going to 4 submenus just to selecting vital option is ok, then I wouldn't like to be designing GUI with you m8. And the fact that it doesn't produce quality burns as Nero is FACT!

Tested. Last but not least, in a good application, there is no need to "explain to friends" how it works. They just figure it up.

I rated it one just to weight all those 5 star ratings (otherwise I would put 3) as this app has lot to do with itself, too bad you don't see it.

original review
I used to like it, but anytime I've installed it to one of my heavy-burning friends they needed to return to an excellent and unbeatable Nero Burning Rom. Personally I don't burn much but they overhelmed me with hundreds of questions...

how to burn DVD->DVD?
how to burn "on the fly"?
why do I need to wait 30 minutes to format the DVD when Nero can do it immediately (well, after 20-30 seconds of preparing the media)?
why can't I make DVD Video disc from these files I've got stored on my HD, in Nero I just select DVD Video...

and many other features, which are present in Nero and going to imgburn it is impossible to find them (unless someone has a climax going to one tab, another tab of that tab that will show a 3 radiobutons each with its own tab and THERE you can select vital option).

also, complex preferences for this program are a joke to usability, many dialogs gets asked (Yes, freakingly YES I WANT THIS FOLDER TO BE THE ROOT FOLDER! Ok? you get it? really? because I've got it set in options and you're still asking like mad) again and again, and ergonomy is a strange word for an author...

yesterday I was burning disc on friends computer, I've selected speed 4x/... and disc got burned at high speed... too bad I didn't read GENIUS explanation: speed: audio/data

so It should be MAX/4x, well how logical... it isn't for a newcomer

personally, I'm using it, I've ditched Nero long ago, but because I am using it I won't rate it high (I've done it in the past), as this program isn't improving on its usability side.
Burning DVDs to DVDs on the fly is one big essential feature, and even such a stupid taskt this program isn't able to handle with easy, if...

Nero suite sux badly, but Nero Burning Rom still rocks in interface, stability, robustness and easy of use. Too many times I've got not a problem burning discs with Nero and I still have problem using this proggie. One example?

I've needed quality burns 2 weeks ago on Gold DVDs. I've fired up imgburn, selected speed 4x (as I really didn't want to go 8x because of burning issues on high speeds) and man, this proggie had a problems of keeping my drive on 4x! It somehow must ensure it will allways be 4.000000 not 4.1 so it is stoping the disc, starting it again, stoping... RESULTS? rails on the disc...

Nero will never do that, one smooth burn.

Sorry if that is not what you would like to hear, but that are pure experience of using this proggie on Vista for couple of months, and I don't think version 2.4 is an improvement in any area...(*edit* well, there are some improvements (well after a year!) in making Video DVDs etc. but they are all but intuitive).


berserkchaos reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Apr 11, 2009

G_D, you are right this program can make bootable CD/DVD...



johnk119 reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Apr 11, 2009

I've been using it since 2005 on and off, but more recently lately... It works well by itself or in combination with a dvd/cd authoring package... Great!


cory1492 reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Apr 11, 2009

G_D: it's in the (advanced)->(bootable disk) tab when using build image. You provide the premade boot image, or extract it from any available disk and it'll use it.

ImgBurn has never failed me, nor failed to impress me. Definitely earns the 5 stars and is freeware, no less. Great work and thanks LIGHTNING UK!


coover reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Apr 11, 2009


As distasteful as the name you've chosen to submit reviews to this forum may be, your review is even worse.

This application takes .iso files and allows you to burn them to disk. If the .iso file is bootable, the disk will be bootable.

I use both ImgBurn and Nero (7) and I find ImgBurn to be a much better application for this purpose. Nero, of course, is a better application for many other purposes (and is not free).


mflip reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Apr 11, 2009

This program can't create bootable DVD's or CD's? You know, like Nero can. At least there's no mention of how to do this on the developer's website.


roj reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Apr 11, 2009

The Gold Standard.

Nero *has wet dreams* about being this useful and lightweight all at the same time.

FIVE stars for excellence.


ApolloRCQ reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Apr 11, 2009

I've tried a lot of the rest this is THE BEST!!!


ZenoLabs reviewed v2.4.4.0 on Apr 11, 2009

Simply the B E S T !


blinkvt reviewed v2.4.3.0 on Apr 9, 2009

Works perfectly! Thanks!


Nightbiker reviewed v2.4.3.0 on Apr 5, 2009

This is my first choice when it comes to image burning tools. It beats every 'professional' (for pay) program I've ever tried. It does what it says, and does it very VERY well. Whenever anyone asks me what kind of burning software I use, I always recommend this one first. I have yet to have it fail -its outlasted 2 burners over the years, and no coasters have been produced by the software -ever.


war593122 reviewed v2.4.3.0 on Apr 5, 2009

By far the best!!


hellcat-ngnh reviewed v2.4.3.0 on Apr 2, 2009

Best ISO maker i have ever used. And it is "Freeware". WOW. Great Job and Kudos.


itsimm reviewed v2.4.3.0 on Apr 1, 2009

Have had this one for years. It is now a permanent resident on my computer. It has never failed, whereas all others have at one time or an another. The Best.


ballyhairs reviewed v2.4.3.0 on Apr 1, 2009

Well done.


boaz reviewed v2.4.3.0 on Apr 1, 2009

This has been my preferred program,for a very long time (back in the DVD Decrypter Days), for burning CD image files. It has always worked well for me. My thanks to the author for keeping it updated.


ModderXManiac reviewed v2.4.3.0 on Apr 1, 2009

The best freeware app of it's kind, hands-down, bar none. New versions don't come very often but when they do; the results are enourmous, and amounts of changes and additions are phenomenal for a freeware program and would even impress me as a paid application.

The best, as always, 5/5.


butthead reviewed v2.4.3.0 on Apr 1, 2009

My favourite burning software. Nice changelog :D


roj reviewed v2.4.3.0 on Apr 1, 2009

Sheer, unrivalled excellence.

FIVE stars.


muckinfangled reviewed v2.4.3.0 on Apr 1, 2009

Simply the best ! .......With no close second.


pcexpert reviewed v2.4.2.0 on Mar 27, 2009

My favorite burning tool.


Vantorax reviewed v2.4.2.0 on Mar 25, 2009

Never screwed up a single of my re-writables in the years I've been using it. Not once. Deserves a 5 stars.


myboy reviewed v2.4.2.0 on Mar 15, 2009

Beware, it WILL screw up your rewriteables. I've confirmed it with different drives and different brands.


fernando8888 reviewed v2.4.2.0 on Mar 14, 2009

kiero descargarlo!!! =D

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Winnipeg Web Design reviewed v2.4.2.0 on Mar 14, 2009

Excellent and small sized program to use with DVD-Shrink -> IMG Classic -> IMG Burn.


Shrek_Baby reviewed v2.4.2.0 on Feb 12, 2009

download me


maxkit reviewed v2.4.2.0 on Feb 3, 2009

Great application and great alternative to the bloated commercial software. I believe it is appropriate for 99% of home users which usually need to backup data and burn ISO-images or DVD/BD video. Takes five!


cristom79 reviewed v2.4.2.0 on Jan 29, 2009



psp2 reviewed v2.4.2.0 on Jan 17, 2009

"ImgBurn always finalises the disc."

That's the things you should aware before using this app.


Stingray57 reviewed v2.4.2.0 on Jan 15, 2009

Can't beat it, never fails, works simple, free and USB portable.
N'uf said- Done and Done...


belthurgp reviewed v2.4.2.0 on Jan 9, 2009

The best free burner ever that beats even paid ones.


godofthunder reviewed v2.4.2.0 on Dec 27, 2008

@ Joco

As human beings we have this ability to read instuctions on how to use things. This separates us from the apes. Try it sometime.


Joco reviewed v2.4.2.0 on Dec 17, 2008

I'd love to rate high. But I find this program confusing. Tried to create an image from files. Dropped a 400 MB folder into ImgBurn, it show just the folder name. The number of files and the % used bar remain unchanged. It is hard to navigate in the file layout on the DVD being built.

May be it's good but the GUI is catastrophic.


gehtnix reviewed v2.4.2.0 on Nov 28, 2008

as i wrote "getting better and better" for version, i now would rate "6" if possible. unbelievable, that such a great burning application is released as freeware. this tool never gave me a single coaster, burns cd and dvd and is my favourite burning tool, since i don't use padus anymore.


iamnotyou reviewed v2.4.2.0 on Oct 9, 2008

Fantastick bit of software ... use it often with no problems ... small in size but has most all of the features I need.

Thank you for your program!


TomekLutel reviewed v2.4.2.0 on Sep 30, 2008

What a relief after years of using nero bloatcrapware ! ImgBurn is the true burning software, small, fast and its free ! Thank you very much !


Kewanyh reviewed v2.4.2.0 on Sep 29, 2008


Simplicity and effectiveness. Great piece of software


studio308 reviewed v2.4.2.0 on Aug 23, 2008

Really crazy program!

some guy

some guy reviewed v2.4.2.0 on Aug 19, 2008

clean non bloat excellent


christian_dk reviewed v2.4.2.0 on Aug 15, 2008

Easy to use, elegant and free. Very nice.


dzjepp reviewed v2.4.2.0 on Aug 3, 2008

Really awesome burning app. Thank you to the devs. Donate if you can!


Zodiachus reviewed v2.4.2.0 on Jul 26, 2008

Best burning software out there, hands down.


aruprc reviewed v2.4.2.0 on Jul 23, 2008

How a burning software should be....simple, fast, no bloat, essential features and gets the job done everytime the way you want it.


bobad reviewed v2.4.2.0 on Jul 23, 2008

The hits just keep on coming! This is an unexpectedly fast and worthwhile update. Thanks LUK! I really like the new GUI, and the general direction in which the Dev is taking it. The only thing I really miss over my main burning program are Explorer extensions (right click context menu options).


DudeBoyz reviewed v2.4.2.0 on Jul 23, 2008

Outstanding that they have put out another update to this already awesome FREEWARE / NO NAG application. It just keeps getting better and better.

I agree that some more detailed documentation would be appreciated, but given how many incredible functions this app has, and the fact that he has added an available "Wizard-like" interface and other ease of use improvements, I think it still deserves a full-on rating of 5.

Thanks LUK, especially for the ability to Read multi-track disks and create an image from them, which was added in version

Now in ImgBurn, among other additions, you provide that new Drop Zone feature is pretty slick and easy to use.

Yes, you can also drag and drop files to the Build or Write mode windows using the method below, but this Drop Zone thing may end up being just a bit easier for most folks. Here's how to do it the old-school way:

Old Method

Select files to add to build in Windows Explorer or another file manager.

Hold Down Left Click and use the mouse to drag the cursor over the ImgBurn entry on the Task Bar and keep it there until ImgBurn becomes the active window, then while still holding down that Left Mouse button, drag the cursor up to the ImgBurn dialog and drop them there (release the Left Mouse button)

Undesired Username

Undesired Username reviewed v2.4.2.0 on Jul 22, 2008

Nice, but some real, local documentation would be welcome. Many of the settings are pretty obscure and/or unclearly worded, and have not even a tooltip to give clue. (Note to the other reviewer: It doesn't have a "wizard-like interface". It has a startup screen that gives you a few options. Once you select one, you're faced with a litany of un- or poorly-explained options, as I mentioned. A startup screen is not a "wizard".)


Rafel reviewed v2.4.1.0 on Jul 15, 2008

This great tool and Infra Recorder are perfect for average users.
Bloaterd suites with tools you never use? nop
Little programs do they say, and perfect.


cvbusa reviewed v2.4.1.0 on Jul 6, 2008

ImgBurn - great, small footprint application with basic CD/DVD iso burn/create/backup functions. No bloat like the typical 200 MByte suites that are available.

Thanks to creator ... my $5.00 donation is in the mail ( PayPal ).


Trixilver reviewed v2.4.1.0 on Jun 22, 2008

Perfect. Everyone should have a copy.


zohan reviewed v2.4.1.0 on Jun 17, 2008

Absolutely perfect! FREE and EASY to use. I use it to burn dvds and not even the big boys can compete with IMGburn! I recommend donating to the developer, because if you can pay for stuff like Nero, giving some money to an individual developer shouldn't hurt. go to to donate......


jcollake reviewed v2.4.1.0 on Jun 10, 2008

Yes, great software. We should all be supporting this project.


shastar reviewed v2.4.1.0 on May 23, 2008

5 stars....... Great burning software..


aeon reviewed v2.4.1.0 on May 18, 2008

Excellent burn program. Just like the previous poster said, I actually removed Nero and only use this one.


Ramhound reviewed v2.4.1.0 on May 4, 2008

Its always nice when a developer allows people to use his creation for free. I stop using Nero because it was really hard to get rid of. When you need a seperate program to remove every trace of it there is a problem with your program.

Granted some of the tools that came with Nero are handy but they should be seperate programs.

Anywas to the point I was impressed with this program and thus gave it a 5 star rating.

some guy

some guy reviewed v2.4.1.0 on May 2, 2008

non bloat free works :)


gehtnix reviewed v2.4.1.0 on Apr 8, 2008

getting better and better. i rate 5 for being one of
the best burning apps for the win platform and being
still free of charge. i'd recommend to donate the author a few dollars, euri or pounds, instead of using the "yes-i-have-the-working-nero-keygen" plus the bloatware it was coded for. great feature: use aspi, elbycdio or patin-couffin interface *g*.


klebel19 reviewed v2.4.1.0 on Apr 7, 2008

ImgBurn delivers as promised! Lots of options for tweaking your burn project, stable, smooth... excellent program!


Spile reviewed v2.4.1.0 on Apr 2, 2008

absolutely the best, compact and most versatile burn program around. goodbye Nero, welcome ImgBurn


zeeZee reviewed v2.4.1.0 on Apr 2, 2008

my 1 and only burn program i use after testing just about every one i could download. were there any bug fixes in this releases? or all "added" stuff.


Canuckistani reviewed v2.4.1.0 on Apr 2, 2008

The sketchy multisession support isn't a deal breaker for me. All to often I have found that, when attempting to add a new session weeks or months later, either a new session can't be written or writing a new session ruins the entire disc. Discs are cheap these days and spending 20 to 50 cents for a new compilation isn't going to break ones budget. Back when a CD-R cost five bucks a disc taking a chance with multisession was, at times, worth it but not any more I think. ImgBurn still needs some work but, overall, I'm quite satisfied with it.


jotte_ct reviewed v2.4.1.0 on Apr 2, 2008

I would also dump Nero or other burning software if this nice app would be able to handle multisession. But I guess, in that case, some company will buy it it freeware will be gone...
I will rate 5 because it's free


GrantTLC reviewed v2.4.1.0 on Apr 2, 2008

Having tried the previous version I finally ditched my old bloated copy of Nero for this and haven't looked back. Excellent.


aszure reviewed v2.4.1.0 on Apr 2, 2008

Very nice proggie. Does what it says, and does it well. Been using it for awhile, and its just simple, easy to use and pretty solid. I dont experience any crashes and runs well even on a slower system. Of course this is with my configuration, your mileage may vary.


DudeBoyz reviewed v2.4.1.0 on Apr 2, 2008

It is good to see this app updated. Since he added the ability to create an image from a disk, I've been an even bigger fan of the program.

And now, with the addition of the long hoped for Multi-Track read/rip feature, it truly is the best app of its kind, and it's still completely free.

About the only thing I can think of wanting in terms of new features would be to broaden archive / image format support to include things like Apple HFS, DMG and other more proprietary and comnpressed image formats like DAA from PowerISO, UIF from MagicIso, etc.

Massive props to LUK for changing his mind and making it Multi-Track capable. Absolutely fantastic.


boaz reviewed v2.4.1.0 on Apr 1, 2008

Excellent program. Does a great job, at what it is designed to do. I've been using this authors software for years. This is the burning engine for the famous (and banned) DVD Decrypter.

Thanks Lightning UK!


gcaleval reviewed v2.4.1.0 on Apr 1, 2008

The continuing expansion of features and usability make this brilliant piece of programming to grow in value. This application stands up against any of the commercial alternatives and in my experience is much more likely to deliver a clean burn than either Nero or Roxio. If you are looking for a mass of tools to trim your photos or edit your video, you should be looking elsewhere (Paint.Net is great for photo work -- don't be satisfied with the stuff that comes bundled with commercial burners)

But if you want an effective, easy-to-use and understand program to create your own disks, ImgBurn is the application for you.

I simply love ImgBurn and salute the developers. Thanks Lightning for another fine release.


muka3d reviewed v2.4.1.0 on Apr 1, 2008

@auiotour: Just because you can't copy protected movies with software that's not designed to do that, doesn't mean you should give it a low rating.

You can't even compare DVD Decrypter with ImgBurn. They have different purposes. One was for decrypting DVDs, the other is for burning images. And it does it extremely well.


Diam0nd reviewed v2.4.1.0 on Apr 1, 2008

Must-have? Yessir.


KRome reviewed v2.4.1.0 on Apr 1, 2008

This enables pirated versions of Super Smash Brothers to work on wii.

It lets you set where the layer change is.


auiotour reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Mar 28, 2008

Doing tests versus DVD Decrypter (old version)
DVD Decrypter rips faster on some titles.
ImgBurn does not rip CSS/CPPM Copy Protection. Which I am running into a lot with Euro films brought to the US.


Psychocrusha reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Mar 25, 2008

I used to didn't care too much about this program, but now since the latest version, it is outstanding. Highly recommended.


trynow reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Mar 24, 2008

windows all means vista and XP is it?


cowgaR reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Mar 19, 2008

A REFERENCE in GUI & Application design. Plus it burns CD&DVDs ;) Plus plus the highly rated app on betanews ;)

changelog (more detailed):

sysinternal application quality with much better GUI (which Mark simply doesn't know how to do ;)

Would be nice if there was a feature to burn Blue Ray discs (sadly HD-DVD died so we can miss this one;) for the dark (blue (sony)) "future"...


lotherius reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Mar 9, 2008

What more is there to say? I'm never installing Nero again! I don't need all the carpware that comes with the latest "suites", I need to be able to burn files and ISOs and that's what this gives me.


whatevers reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Mar 7, 2008

This can't get any better:

- top burning quality

- almost all files supported

- compact size, no silly buttons and child animations

- not bloated, zero PC impact without unnecessary features

- straight, forward interface for the beginners, tons of options for the advanced users (it even searches for firmware updates for your DVD drives)

- very active and supporting community

edit for to reviewer grimpr: if you want to copy on the fly, inserts both disks on the drives, right-click the source disk on windows explorer, choose explore, launch imageburn, choose burn files/folders and drag and drop the source from windows explorer. This is on the fly


grimpr reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Mar 5, 2008

New version with huge changes for the better!, all it needs now is an on the fly 1:1 disc copy mode.


computershack reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Mar 4, 2008

Very very very nice. My very first time using it and it was extremely intuitive and took no working out at all. They've put some thought into the GUI unlike many FOSS projects.
Excellent and well recommended.


The_Unknown reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Feb 24, 2008

The Best gets better!!

Full of features and compact at the same time.


Chocobito reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Feb 21, 2008

Wow a complete evolution since last version. Now this software its near to perfection.


muka3d reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Feb 18, 2008

Beyond perfection. Lightning UK is quite possibly the best freeware software developer ever.

Animal Testing Rocks

Animal Testing Rocks reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Feb 12, 2008

great, except this new version "adds" feature removals :(

It would be even better with an enhanced Build Mode: being able to create virtual folders to organize the disc like I can with N3r0h


-Lord- reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Feb 11, 2008

If I could give this one a 10, I would. Too bad decrypter is not being developed anymore, but the capabilities of this program are stellar.
With features like disk mastering and extremely small install and footprint, this one completely blows others, like Alcohol120%, away.


echohead reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Feb 11, 2008

nero plugin support in foobar2000 and dvd shrink (via neroapi.dll) is the ONLY reason i havent completely switched to using imgburn.


ballyhairs reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Feb 11, 2008

The best of its kind


berserkchaos reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Feb 11, 2008

Waiting for compressed image support or on they fly copy.

Even without those features it deserves a solid 5.


mjm01010101 reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Feb 11, 2008

Quite the featureset.


bolaris reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Feb 11, 2008

Multitrack capability!!!! Its about time!


pluto2se reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Feb 11, 2008

Simply the best in image burning, period. Free or otherwise. There is nothing more to say, wish every software choice was this simple.


aking80 reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Feb 11, 2008

A must have on any system.


yokozuna reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Feb 11, 2008

Great tool and I fully agree with all reviews below. Actually I need only two features to replace any other burning tool I have on my computer with ImgBurn
- convert image file to ISO
- copy whole disc 1:1 (I know, I can make ISO first, and next burn it to disc, but i mean about one click solution)

Maybe the features already are implemented but they were digged, I do notk now. If not implementing them should not be hard.


kiwibank reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Feb 10, 2008

"Added: Support for multi-session/track CD reading/burning"...i have been sooo waiting for this...well done...absolute freeware at its` absolute best...


bobad reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Feb 10, 2008

I'm happy to see that ImgBurn now has a pretty face. By adding the "EZ Mode Picker", ImgBurn went a long way to clean up the arcane user interface that has been keeping it from becoming more popular. Non-geeks may still find it a bit confusing to use, but I suppose it isn't meant for the mainstream user. If you open the install archive with 7-zip, you can extract only the EXE file, making the program no-install, and portable. I haven't noticed any loss of features from doing this. The program icon looks awesome on ObjectDock. An old standby just got better. Excellent release, try it!


ZenoLabs reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Feb 10, 2008

A (yet) perfect prog, improved more and more and more...
And it's free, man! It rocks!


bufftbone reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Feb 10, 2008

These pretzels are making me thirsty.


dejavu reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Feb 10, 2008



bodean reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Feb 10, 2008

The best just got better!


donpacman reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Feb 10, 2008

I dropped NERO 8 because of ImgBurn!

Ian C.

Ian C. reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Feb 10, 2008

Ditto @ reynaldok


reynaldok reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Feb 10, 2008

* Written by Lightning UK (of DVD Decrypter fame)
* Burns virtually anything you can throw at it.
* Very easy book type settings menu
* Free
* Lightweight

* Are you serious?

Folks this program is hands down, without a doubt THE best burning program around.

get it now!


Dixon_Butz reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Feb 10, 2008

All I can say is, "OMFG WOW NICE!!".


Diam0nd reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Feb 10, 2008

#1. GReat stuff!!!


1uk3 reviewed v2.4.0.0 on Feb 10, 2008

Brilliant - I'm love the new start-up options screen. Nice!


Caminante reviewed v2.3.2.0 on Jan 3, 2008

I am selfish with time and therefore not much of a review writer. I had to write a review about this application though. It worked right away after installation. Have used it very little but interface is clean and user friendly. I wanted to burn an iso image for the Gparted-LiveCD linux partition application. Mission accomplished (after trying other applications which did not do job i.e Nero 5.5, Roxio Creator LE Dell Edition).


andrewbmoore reviewed v2.3.2.0 on Nov 9, 2007

Simple to use. Clean, fast and very robust. I use this software all the time to burn disk images and have never had a problem. I hope the author keeps maintaining this software.


CyberHobo reviewed v2.3.2.0 on Nov 5, 2007

This is it folks! A five'r from me. Many softwares never concentrate on fixing or optimizing their product. Their only interest is to give you some new goof-ball icons or maybe they'll throw in a tool bar of some useless sort and hound you for an upgrade fee.


sparskter reviewed v2.3.2.0 on Nov 2, 2007

The Best one...

Let´s face it: no one likes BLOATED SOFTWARE!!! Nero is good and WAS lightware... Now is bloated... a lot!!! Someone said: Nero is trying to become an OS...

The FACT: the less footprint, less CPU usage, less virtual m emory usage... THE BETTER! I DO NOT WANT BLOATED SOFTWARE! No one wants...

Imgburn has all you need for burning your medias for FREE [CLICK ON THE ADS ON ITS HOMEPAGE!! LETS SUPPORT IT!] and is low system usage.. I REALLY like it..



kiwibank reviewed v2.3.2.0 on Oct 24, 2007

a beautiful piece of software...


SamppaX reviewed v2.3.2.0 on Oct 21, 2007

Simple the best I have tested... and free.


winamp reviewed v2.3.2.0 on Sep 20, 2007

best s*** ever!! i skip nero.


Zygi reviewed v2.3.2.0 on Sep 4, 2007

Still its a lot better then most commercial burning programs out there and i've used couple of them. Jim , the reason could be also in drive, my dvd-rw Lite-On isn't great and i got problems with many media (sometimes lowest recording speed isn't good and faster gives better results) even that i've updated drive with newest firmware.


tinkerdill reviewed v2.3.2.0 on Sep 2, 2007

with DVDFab trista

and Jim, buy better if you want, this is freeware.


trista reviewed v2.3.2.0 on Aug 26, 2007

how do you decrypt the dvd???


teknix reviewed v2.3.2.0 on Aug 22, 2007

Very simple very fast.
nothing more needs to be said.



slinkys_delsol reviewed v2.3.2.0 on Aug 16, 2007

Dear "Jim"

That would tell me that the CDs / DVDs you are using are probably bad. I have some old batches of 100 CD Spindles I bought years ago including an RW Batch that always gave me write errors no matter what Recorder / PC I used them in.

Bottom line, some CD / DVD media is cheap for a reason... IT'S BAD!

If you media is not the issue, then try updating your Drives Firmware.


Jim reviewed v2.3.2.0 on Aug 15, 2007

Seems that every time I get a new computer, or reinstall windows its not long before I need a burning program, I go on a freeware hunt, and with its high downloads and betanews rating this is one of the first I try. Problem is it never fails to make a coaster, and I usually end up settleing for ISO Recorder which is unfortunately feature limited. - BTW Why does it look so much like DVD decrypter, which almost always gave me the same problem when I tried to use it to burn?


ballyhairs reviewed v2.3.2.0 on Jul 19, 2007

Its the best image burner ever made, and it does burn img files.
daemon tools + daemount + img burn are must have.


maize reviewed v2.3.2.0 on Jul 17, 2007

@rattuseth . Imgburn does burn img files.
A mistake on your part?


rattuseth reviewed v2.3.2.0 on Jul 2, 2007

Funny .... IMG burn does not burn "img" files


grimpr reviewed v2.3.2.0 on May 18, 2007

Excellent freeware program,burns everything except audio,Imgburn for data and Burrrn for audio is the perfect pair of programs for getting the job done easy,flawless and at the best price..FREE!


muka3d reviewed v2.3.2.0 on May 11, 2007

Congratulations LIGHTNING UK!, you've exceeded perfection yet again.


reynaldok reviewed v2.3.2.0 on May 6, 2007

This simply put is an AWESOME program.In build mode it even works with Video TS folders (freaking amazing)AND I've never had a problem with ANY disc burned that way.I donated ten bucks and would encourage everyone to donate something.


dhry reviewed v2.3.2.0 on May 3, 2007

Absolutely brilliant program. I know it supports reading to image and writing from image, so the only thing that I'd suggest is for an easy-to-use amalgamation of the two - a true "copy" mode. Insert source, remove source, insert destination, remove destination and you're done. THAT would earn a 6-star ranking in my book.


Corbit reviewed v2.3.2.0 on Apr 19, 2007

Does just what it's supposed to. If there were 6 stars, this app would earn all of them.


Gomez reviewed v2.3.2.0 on Apr 15, 2007

Its by far the best program to burn images.. its easy to use, free, clean and fast. what else can you ask? :D


cltx99 reviewed v2.3.2.0 on Apr 13, 2007



Lands reviewed v2.3.2.0 on Apr 13, 2007

Solid as a rock. A must have.


ochentay4 reviewed v2.3.2.0 on Apr 12, 2007

this is by far the best app to burn cd & dvds.

it lets you burn all types of disc images, has all types of options to play and try, it also shows you info about the discs you insert, what it is doing, change and view things while burning, and check firmware updates for any writer, and many many many more in a tiny download.

one thing: its not for the average user, its for power users! the interface its not beatiful but very useful and it shows everything i want to know while, before and after its burning.


Hank.Riker reviewed v2.3.2.0 on Apr 12, 2007

A great follow-up to the amazing DVD Decrypter, Lightning UK keeps raising the bar on the quality of the software, as well as the interface design.

It was a sad day when DD was removed from the world, but like a phoenix rising from it's ashes, ImgBurn is a fitting descendant.

I highly recommend it, but try it yourself, and and you will see.


berserkchaos reviewed v2.3.2.0 on Apr 12, 2007

Don't know what to say... This app is great!!!


Mystiqq reviewed v2.3.2.0 on Apr 12, 2007

After noticing it supports direct burn, i thought there was only Files->ISO->Burn, ImgBurn pretty much replaced Nero. It doesnt support the more fancy stuff but i dont any use for those.

No idea how the DL stuff etc. works since i only use single layer DVD-/+R discs.


dzjepp reviewed v2.3.2.0 on Apr 11, 2007

This is excellent if you want to burn image files. It's not a replacement for multi-format burning like Nero does though. I like using both apps.


Reverb reviewed v2.3.1.0 on Apr 11, 2007

Best free burning APP bar none. Comparable
to Nero LITE. It's also portable!! I have run
it from USB memory and Bart PE environment.


ModderXManiac reviewed v2.3.1.0 on Apr 11, 2007

I used to have Nero for iso burning alone, this does it soo much better, and for free!

...Not that I was one of the morons who actually BOUGHT Nero 7 :D

Excellent app, developer support/response is superb, and to think 2.300 only came about about two weeks ago; look at all the changes!


twosheds reviewed v2.3.1.0 on Apr 10, 2007

If you have a lot of ISOs to multiple burn, this beats Nero easily. The only thing I don't like is having to press the 'This file is already in your burn list' thing when I am doing sequential multiple copies, but maybe they'll let me turn it off in options one day.


ballyhairs reviewed v2.3.1.0 on Apr 10, 2007

The best image burner on the internet... Nero??? go suck air out of weed!!!


winamp reviewed v2.3.1.0 on Apr 10, 2007

i like it alot.. also easy to use on a usbstick on the run.. :D


simko reviewed v2.3.1.0 on Apr 10, 2007

Great program the support is a bit sucky imo but for most people it will do.


Mystiqq reviewed v2.3.0.0 on Mar 26, 2007

Does exactly what it title says. Burns image files. Extremely light with very clean interface. Capable of doing most things releated to burning CD/DVD discs.


lostinlodos reviewed v2.3.0.0 on Mar 25, 2007

Great for a free tool, but just average compared to programs like Nero and ISOBuster. If all you want to do is burn, this is fine, if you want any real control try a full program.


boaz reviewed v2.3.0.0 on Mar 23, 2007

Excellent program for burning CD image files. I've been using it from the beginning, and always keep it updated. I like the "verify" feature, this assures perfect burns!


johnsahakian reviewed v2.3.0.0 on Mar 23, 2007

this is more than good....
superb software...
just try it...
more than 5 star...
thank you imgburn


yokozuna reviewed v2.3.0.0 on Mar 23, 2007

What is new?

Added: Parsing of the Joliet filesystem (in addition to the existing UDF/ISO9660 parsing) for pin pointing the file where a read error is occuring.
Added: Ability to have the program use erase/format commands where DVD-RAM and BD-RE disc then give their full capacity to the user data area and do not keep any 'spare areas' for error recovery. (Potentially useful for PS3)
Added: A little 'Erase' button to the main screen for easy access to disc formatting/erasing functions.
Added: Support for images with a 2332 byte sector size (Easy CD Creator v5 ?)
Added: Support for converting a few additional image formats over to the correct format for burning to DVD (Mode1/2048).
Added: Import / Export of 'Automatic Write Speed' configuration.
Added/Changed: If Build mode detects the file 'I386\NTLDR', it will automatically enable the ISO9660/Joliet options to allow file names without extensions.
Changed: When files/folders are dragged + dropped into the source list in Build mode, they're now added to the MRU list - but only if 8 or less items are added at a time.
Changed: When files added to the source list in Build mode via the 'Browse for file' button, they're now added to the MRU list - but only if 8 or less items are added at a time.
Fixed: Browsing for (and opening) a file (especially in 'Verify' mode) could fail due to some garbage being appended to the filename.
Fixed: A potential error when unlocking a volume from exclusive access when locking it had failed in the first place.
Fixed: File/folder names parsed from the ISO9660 file system could have garbage appended to them if there was no trailing null.
Fixed: Thread synchronisation issue where MD5 values might then be missing from the Log.
Fixed: The first cell in an angle block was being ignored and hence never shown in the 'Create Layer Break Position' window. (The first should have been visible, but not the others)
Fixed: The program displayed the incorrect 'previous' cell in layer break preview if the chosen cell followed one or more interleaved cells.
Fixed: UDF Filesystem didn't allow for the ';' character in file names.
Fixed: The 'Don't Prompt VIDEO_TS Content' option wasn't acutally using the answer specifed in the settings.
Fixed: The Filter Driver Load Order page was listing 'Upper Class Filters - [None Found]' for an item that should have said 'Lower Class Filters - [None Found]'.
Fixed: The wrong item in the Build mode MRU list could get deleted when the 16 item limit was reached. (Number 8 was deleted rather than number 16)



dhry reviewed v2.2.0.0 on Mar 19, 2007

Great program. Five stars next time round if the author could spend the two seconds it would take to give this program .CUE file support.


andrewbmoore reviewed v2.2.0.0 on Mar 16, 2007

I needed to quickly burn an ISO to a CD on my machine at work and did not want to install all the bloat associated with some commercial products. The time it took me to download, install, learn to use the software, and complete the burn took me at most 3 minutes. I attribute this to a very intuitive user interface design along with an excellent coding and testing team (or individual?). Great job!


muka3d reviewed v2.2.0.0 on Feb 26, 2007

Best burning program ever. Does basically everything you need it to, and it's small, freeware, and contains NO bloat!

Software perfection!


segfaul reviewed v2.2.0.0 on Feb 25, 2007

Tried it and it gave me errors, couldn´t read the disc, so i uninstalled it and returned to stomp recordnow max.


berserkchaos reviewed v2.2.0.0 on Feb 19, 2007

Forget about everything else!!!


Lands reviewed v2.2.0.0 on Feb 16, 2007

High quality software. And online support for this brilliant piece of software is top notch.

Brilliant job, LUK!


coover reviewed v2.2.0.0 on Feb 14, 2007

Dr Teeth says "over-rated". I'm dumbfounded.

This application does everything it says it will do very easily, and it's free! There may be better. But how much better can you get? There may be easier, but how much easier is possible?

This app is a 5. Heck, this app is a 6, a 7, an 8, or more. "Over-rated"? Bah!


ballyhairs reviewed v2.2.0.0 on Feb 14, 2007

One of the first things I install on fresh windows, really great.


bobad reviewed v2.2.0.0 on Feb 14, 2007

This is just what I have been hoping for! I have always liked ImgBurn, and the ISO building is the piece de restiance! Now there is a portable 1-File Wonder that does all your burning chores! One can open the install file with 7-Zip, and extract the EXE file, and no install is needed. Copy it to your USB flash drive for complete portability

My only wish is that ImgBurn have a "1-click burn", or "unattended" mode. This would enable 1 click on an ISO file. The click would open ImgBurn, automatically start writing it to the default burner, and automatically close ImgBurn when completed.


DrTeeth reviewed v2.2.0.0 on Feb 14, 2007

Good, but over-rated.

Dr. Wu

Dr. Wu reviewed v2.2.0.0 on Feb 14, 2007

An essential program.


ripfuel reviewed v2.2.0.0 on Feb 14, 2007

This is just an awesome program. Now with the recent updates to this version, it has everything you need. I use this program daily & I could not do without it! :)


DudeBoyz reviewed v2.2.0.0 on Feb 14, 2007

He has finally added ISO READ / RIP to the program, meaning you can now RIP a data disk straight to ISO and burn it back again to make 1:1 copies.

This long hoped for feature now makes the program compellingly complete. There is now a top notch and still FREE All-In-One app for the ripping, creation and burning of ISO images.

No need to fork out $30-$50 for another app. This one seems now to be able to do it all.

I've made bootable copies of my Bart's PE Builder CD and my Partition Manager Recovery Boot CD as well as a handfull of other 1:1 data disk backups, and so far it has worked flawlessly.

If it did multi-session / multi-track rips, that would be even better, and perhaps he will add that one day. But for now, this is quite good.

Outstanding feature addition now puts it right at the very top of "Must Have Apps".


arossetti reviewed v2.2.0.0 on Feb 14, 2007

Best in class. Period.

The Seeker 11

The Seeker 11 reviewed v2.2.0.0 on Feb 14, 2007

A near-perfect program in that it does exactly what you want it to, with no useless features, all via an intuitive interface.


mlkmlk reviewed v2.1.0.0 on Jan 17, 2007

best burner ever.
install any elby/slysoft product (can be a demo you never use).
then use elby burn engine, (select in preferences in I/O)
Then you will live a coaster free life!
I have had this work on the most tempramental of computers both young and old, good and dell!


tayfour reviewed v2.1.0.0 on Dec 26, 2006

you are the best

this programme is a wonderfull one


mavhuc reviewed v2.1.0.0 on Nov 18, 2006

Excellent program works and its free. It burns fast and has i can always rely on it when other burn programs fail or come short.

It also has an auto update feature built-in that will ensure you are running the latest build when you start the app.

I highly reccommend this program.
Free = yes
reliable = yes
spyware free = yes


monie76549 reviewed v2.1.0.0 on Oct 27, 2006

ok.Im a little slow on catching up to all the news about decrypter and i just found u all here and signed up to the new question i still need dvd shrink and can anyone send me the download addy? not computer savy like alot of you so please explain in laymen terms..thanks.. good luck here..hope this lasts as long as the other one did...


IMKey reviewed v2.1.0.0 on Oct 1, 2006

reliable burns,
great interface


benZin reviewed v2.1.0.0 on Sep 30, 2006

Free? Yes.
It works? Very well.
Really?? Hell yeah, it makes me uninstall alcohol 120%, man.


ricktendo64 reviewed v2.1.0.0 on Sep 24, 2006

I Love! ImgBurn... Keep up the good work.


pdxgeek reviewed v2.1.0.0 on Sep 17, 2006

After spending $99 on Roxio Media Creator 9 which the website touts as having vista support, having the install fail, getting it on by running the MSIs manually, then having the "home" exe crash, as well as the 'Creator Classic' which I launched from the program files directory, I finally gave up and googled (once more) for an ISO burning app with vista support.

CDBurnerXP Pro (freeware) also failed me.

Imgburn installed without a hitch, it was easy to use with verbose information, burned a DVD ISO just fine and played a lovely island tune to let me know when its done. Now I can have a margarita and then take back Media Creator 9.


christoofar reviewed v2.1.0.0 on Sep 12, 2006

Stellar tool for accurate burns, and freeware to boot! nuff said!


tazandpig reviewed v2.1.0.0 on Sep 12, 2006

Ravemanson - I see you learned the art of being polite at school, didn't you?

Is it any wonder that more people don't offer their subjective opinion of new (or revamped) stuff when characters like yourself immediately pounce upon them and attempt to rip them to shreds?

You've just made yourself look like a complete twat.

Not everyone can afford/be bothered/need the likes of Nero and it's associated bloat to get the job of burning an image done.

This is one of these extremely useful little utils for such people. It does the job and does it well. UNLIKE Nero which has recently suffered from a whole clutch of bugs.


ZenoLabs reviewed v2.1.0.0 on Sep 12, 2006

LOL ravemanson... just stay with your bloatware and go on thinkin' ImgBurn does just one thing...
This tool rocks! \o_


DudeBoyz reviewed v2.1.0.0 on Sep 12, 2006

Wow. Harsh, man.

Hey, it's free, does a GREAT job at what it does do and it's pretty darn stable.

I wish it did even more formats than it does so I would not have to get extra apps like PowerISO to decode the .DAA images, etc.

Dude got totally shafted on the DVD Decrypter deal, and it is nice to see that he has been able to take some of that code and turn it into a very useful application.

Also, one thing I'm really pleased about is that this app seems to be able to format my RW disks at times when no other app can even see the disks after a bad burn or a Macintosh burn. Good stuff.

I hope he focuses on the useful feedback instead of hostile and ill-informed posts. If so, the app can only get better.

Kudos LUK!


ravemanson reviewed v2.1.0.0 on Sep 12, 2006

Guys, for christ'sakes, i don't use Nero, it blows as well. What i'm saying is that ANY burning app (including FREE ones) can do much more than this crap.

Sigh... Another waste of talent. If You got no problems with Your current burning suite then this is TOTALLY useless. Especially since You wouldn't download this in that case anyway. "This tool can only get better" is correct, cause this app has no reason to exist at the moment. "You can even use ImgBurn to erase / format your rewritable media!". Really!? With bloatware computers i guess You'll try anything.

This is the most stupid review i've ever read:

"One of the best, easiest to use, most straightforward CD/DVD burning programs I have ever used. When burning an image, why take the time to launch Nero or some other full-featured burning program when ImgBurn will do the task easier and quicker?"

Of course it's "best", "easiest" and "straightforward", it does ONE thing.

Why take the time to DOWNLOAD an application which is 100% useless when You already got an application installed which loads fast AND does "the job" fast? Idiot.


ballyhairs reviewed v2.0.0.0 on Sep 11, 2006

I always use it for burning image files, there is a newer version of it though on their homepage....


lemonlovr reviewed v2.0.0.0 on Aug 27, 2006

One of the best, easiest to use, most straightforward CD/DVD burning programs I have ever used. When burning an image, why take the time to launch Nero or someo other full-featured burning program when ImgBurn will do the task easier and quicker? I have been using this program for a long time and the new 2.0.0 version corrects all of the issues I had with it running on Vista build 5384. Great job!


W@KK0 reviewed v2.0.0.0 on Aug 24, 2006

Looks decent, responds well, very little user interaction required, burns without any problems.

Also no visible trojan embedded, scanned with Trend Micro OfficeScan Corporate Edition with Pattern 3.681.00 Engine 8.000.

An update taken from their home page, please take note...

Please Note: You may get a 'PECompact' virus warning from your AntiVirus software. This is a false alarm and will hopefully be fixed when they update their definition files. 'PECompact' is merely a compression program.


hkm reviewed v2.0.0.0 on Aug 19, 2006

I love this freeware-never ever had a problem. To OP - what trojan? I'm using Kaspersky & Norton [both current], and neither reported anything whatsoever.


niknet reviewed v2.0.0.0 on Aug 15, 2006

Good Program,But Contains Trojan In Download..


granders reviewed v2.0.0.0 on Aug 13, 2006

Excellent application. Free and great. Recomended.


guitardave78 reviewed v2.0.0.0 on Aug 6, 2006

Easily the best simple ISO burning/creation tool I have ever used!!


yokozuna reviewed v2.0.0.0 on Aug 6, 2006

I think that ImgBurn is the best burning utility for Windows. The current release, in my case, eliminates need for other burning programs. My NEC 4771 burns DVD-RAM discs, which are good for temporary copies. If I want to burn something for good I use DVD+R. ImgBurn and UltraISO makes possible whatever I want (burning, image file conversion, image file edition). I only wish ImgBurn would allow burning ISOs on the fly (no, no I do not need any sessions, just burning ISOs on the fly).

PS I just discovered it is possible: Sweet!


b0mmel reviewed v2.0.0.0 on Aug 6, 2006

Before this new 2.0 release it was the most powerful little tool to burn images. Now with the added authoring feature it is a complete burning solution. The interface looks good and is thought out. The entire program feels very solid and compact (zero bloat).


spiked reviewed v2.0.0.0 on Aug 5, 2006

This is really great to give your noob friends who keep trying to burn an ISO by adding it to a file system compilation in Nero or Roxio. If they can't get it right with ImgBurn, you need to find new friends.


FlAshdobe reviewed v2.0.0.0 on Aug 5, 2006

You must be a real noob if you whine about this sweet piece of software!


shrink57 reviewed v1.3.0.0 on Jul 26, 2006

Small, works great and easy to use. What more could you want?


Nikkie reviewed v1.3.0.0 on Jun 27, 2006

Great Tool ...


stopbuggingme reviewed v1.3.0.0 on May 29, 2006

Works flawlessly for me, and the price is right!

WOW! is all I have to say.


munga42 reviewed v1.3.0.0 on May 26, 2006

hehe, did they get busted to?


Klusternisse reviewed v1.3.0.0 on Apr 19, 2006

just love this tool :)


mocilo74 reviewed v1.3.0.0 on Apr 15, 2006

I use this tiny little proggie for about two years now and it´s the best i have ever used. Simple and small. It does what it does and nothing more. I´ll give it 5 / 5.


Kramy reviewed v1.3.0.0 on Apr 13, 2006

dwby: Actually, contrary to the below person I use ImgBurn because it does so well when I'm doing multiple things. DeepBurner, Nero, and CdBurnerXP all spit out useless CDs for me if I'm doing lots of things at once(game in background, torrenting, moving large amounts of data around on HD). For me, ImgBurn has yet to cause or have any problems.


dwby reviewed v1.3.0.0 on Apr 13, 2006

The best of the best! Wouldn't trust anything else with burning my ISOs etc!

"Apparently if you are doing other things on your pc while burning with imgburn it will/can fail."
Everyone knows you shouldn't work at your computer while burning to a CD/DVD. It's just common sense. Not the programs fault at all.


photonboy reviewed v1.2.0.0 on Mar 18, 2006

I gave this a 5, but then I found out what others have:
This program can idle requiring a reboot and loss of data.

General burning suggestion:
Reboot and don't have anything major running.


bufftbone reviewed v1.2.0.0 on Feb 25, 2006

I'd give it a 5 but it'll randomly get to 100% then not say the write process is complete. If I hit cancel or stop, it'll just sit there and not stop the burn. The only way to close the program is to bring up task manager and close the process that way. Then the only way to get the disc out and burn again is by restarting my computer.

This program (different versions) as well as its' older brother program did the same thing.


anomoly reviewed v1.2.0.0 on Feb 25, 2006

With the last version, using a ridata branded dvd-r, I had to throw the disc away because burn was corrupted. Nero express has never done this & nero is what I have been using since. Apparently if you are doing other things on your pc while burning with imgburn it will/can fail.


ibod reviewed v1.2.0.0 on Feb 24, 2006

A pale comparison to it's forbear.

In fact, more problematic for me as the cache constantly fills/empties which doesn't happen in the original program this one is related to.

I applaud the developer for releasing this though and fart in the general direction of the oafs that caused the original to be removed.

May their balls turn to cubes and the corners rot off.


ZenoLabs reviewed v1.2.0.0 on Feb 23, 2006

Great tools for burning your iso files!


Kramy reviewed v1.2.0.0 on Feb 23, 2006

Best ISO burner I could ever ask for! I use this thing 2-3 times a day!


christoofar reviewed v1.2.0.0 on Feb 23, 2006

It brings a tear to the eye.



speaker reviewed v1.1.0.0 on Feb 11, 2006

Excellent software which I now use to exclusively burn .iso files. This app burned perfect copies where Nero and ImgTool Burn failed. It was even able to cope with low-quality, damaged/scratched media that the latter two apps choked on.


bufftbone reviewed v1.1.0.0 on Dec 31, 2005

nice clean interface. DVD Decrypter was giving me problems lately with burning images. I'm glad to see this one work w/o a hitch. Burning with nero was such a pain (but did work for me).


fair_is_fair reviewed v1.1.0.0 on Dec 27, 2005

ImgBurn works! I've had so much trouble in windows lately trying to burn iso images.

Deepburner and Nero were scr*wing up my cdrws and dvdrws.

ImgBurn also erases rewritable disks well. Not one cd ruined thus far.

Anyone know of something that will work with data and music files as well?


SirMango reviewed v1.1.0.0 on Dec 23, 2005

Come on, you didn't read the news?!
Great software. Clean interface and lot's of features.
This and Folder2iso is the free CD/DVD burning solution


ditroia reviewed v1.1.0.0 on Dec 9, 2005

Made by the same guy after DVD Decrypter was shut down.


janzaclipz reviewed v1.1.0.0 on Dec 4, 2005



3aFaReeT reviewed v1.1.0.0 on Dec 3, 2005

so simple, light load and supports all the major formats of Images.
in a single word... AMAZING


pyridox reviewed v1.1.0.0 on Dec 2, 2005

Works Great! Does exactly what it supposed to do, burns image files to CD/DVD, and has a small footprint.


OAKsider reviewed v1.1.0.0 on Dec 2, 2005

Great Software! My Thumb Up also!


yokozuna reviewed v1.1.0.0 on Dec 2, 2005

Woooow! What a perfect simplicity! My thumb up!


cricri_pingouin reviewed v1.1.0.0 on Dec 2, 2005

Top marks from me. I used 1.0 for a while, and never had any problems whatsoever with it.
I agree that if it could also create images from media, that would be a dream. But as such, it already replaced Alcohol 120% and Nero for all my image burning needs. Highly recommended.


rav0 reviewed v1.0.0.0 on Nov 11, 2005

Simply awesome. Extreme ease of use combines spectacularly with advanced technology in this tiny tool.

This program would benifit greatly from read not just write capability. Its sister program program DVD Decrypter (suspended) was designed as a DVD-Video backup tool, but [s]was[/s] is often used as an disk image utiliser for all kinds of CD and DVD disks. ImgBurn has great image burning, though for now image creation will be done elsewhere.


deviantATTILA reviewed v1.0.0.0 on Oct 22, 2005

The best lil' burning app known to man.


-Lord- reviewed v1.0.0.0 on Oct 17, 2005

Absolutely AWESOME. I can't rate this highly enough. Suggestion: Include mounting images, and you will blow the big boys away. I'll be donating to this one for sure.


dontasciime reviewed v1.0.0.0 on Oct 12, 2005

Fantastic to see you back with your new totally legal program.

And file freak i still think your advert for non free software sucks.


mmebane reviewed v1.0.0.0 on Oct 10, 2005

Not bad. Glad DVD Decrypter didn't totally die.

Still, with one major fiasco already having happened, I wish he'd open-source it.


FileFreak reviewed v1.0.0.0 on Oct 10, 2005

Great little proggie. I still think is better thouogh.


3aFaReeT reviewed v1.0.0.0 on Oct 7, 2005

Amazing simple program... :)


dejavu reviewed v1.0.0.0 on Oct 5, 2005

YES!!! But the guide on the web page to omit open and close the burner :)


christoofar reviewed v1.0.0.0 on Oct 5, 2005



DaveNCheez reviewed v1.0.0.0 on Oct 5, 2005

Excellent, glad something came out of DVD Decrypter


pyridox reviewed v1.0.0.0 on Oct 5, 2005

Very nice program! It's nice to see Lightning UK working projects again. It's too bad we can't resurect DVD Decrypter ...:-(


THILE reviewed v1.0.0.0 on Oct 5, 2005

So sad he had to shutdown DVD Decrypter.
But still really nice he keeps on developing on the burning part :)


1uk3 reviewed v1.0.0.0 on Oct 5, 2005

Very nice program! I like it! :D


dwby reviewed v1.0.0.0 on Oct 5, 2005

Great program. Couldn't expect any more from LUK!. The best! And it's free!

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