ISO Workshop is a program designed for the creation and burning of ISO files, as the name implies. But it packs other useful features as well.
The interface of the application is represented by a common window with a well-organized layout. So, you can create ISO images from local files and folders, by specifying a name, output directory and type (CD, DVD, Blu-ray disc, Bridge, DVD-Video, or Boot).
Loading files and folders into the workspace is done by using the “drag and drop” functionality. The file list shows the name, size, type and date of modification for each item.
When you want to burn an ISO image to disc, all you have to do is select the destination drive (in case you have multiple CD/DVD writers), as well as finalize the disc (a requirement by most media players) and make it eject automatically when the task is done.
Additional tools of ISO Workshop let you extract files from ISO and other image formats (BIN, NRG, CDI, MDF, IMG, GI, PDI, DMG, B5I, B6I), create a backup by copying a disc to an ISO or BIN image file, as well as convert image types to the ISO format (the ones we have previously mentioned at file extraction). No other options are available through this app.
ISO Workshop runs on a pretty low amount of CPU and system memory, so it shouldn’t put a strain on the computer’s resources. It has a good response time and completes a task quickly. We have not experienced any problems throughout our testing, since the utility did not hang, crash or pop up error dialogs. All in all, ISO Workshop should please the entire audience.
ISO Workshop is a handy and reliable application designed to improve disc image management, conversion and burning actions. The program has a very simple user interface that lets you focus on the most important aspects of the process, allowing the program to do the rest.
Optical disc images are files storing complete copies of various media, including CD, DVD and Blu-Ray discs. They are used for backing up data from optical discs and creating exact disc copies for further replication.
The main advantage of disc images is that they are essentially exact sector-by-sector copies of original discs preserving both their content and structure. If you have a disc image in any format, you can easily recreate the original disc by burning the image to a blank CD, DVD or BD disc. And although this task may initially seem to be somewhat hard, proper software will make it a breeze – software like ISO Workshop!
ISO Workshop enables you to extract specific files and folders from disc images, create disc backups by copying disc contents to ISO or BIN image files, convert different disc image files into the ISO or BIN format and, of course, burn ISO and CUE images to blank discs.
The program supports a wide range of commonly used disc image formats, including ISO, CUE, BIN, NRG, CDI, MDF, IMG, GI, PDI, DMG, B5I and B6I. A built-in disk quality verification feature ensures the highest quality of each burning session.
The software has a very intuitive and fairly self-explanatory user interface the enables users with minimal disc burning skills to successfully work with multi-format disc images and create new CD’s and DVD’s from them.
Despite its impressive functionality, ISO Workshop fits into a small installation file that can be downloaded in seconds. If you’ve been on the look for a well-rounded disc image creation, conversion and burning tool, ISO Workshop is definitely worth checking out.
- Make standard and bootable ISO images
- Extract files and folders from disc image
- Copy disc to disc image (including Audio CD)
- Convert disc image to ISO or BIN format
- Burn ISO or CUE/BIN image to disc
- Supports common formats (ISO, CUE, BIN, NRG, MDF, CDI etc.)
- Supports CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, DVD+R DL, BD-R/RE
- Supports verification of written files