Best LightScribe Software

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by schwine, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Oct 21, 2007
    What is the best LightScribe software for Mac OS X (10.4.11 Power PC)?

    Thanks for any tips.
  2. macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2007
    Tempe, AZ
  3. macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2009
    Denham, Nr London, UK
    Not working in Snow Leopard

    The LaCie software doesn't seem to work now in Snow Leopard (not for me anyway). Sort of reasonable, as the software hasn't been updated for some time. The only one that I have working is Simple Labeler As the name suggests it is quite basic, but quick and easy to use.
  4. macrumors newbie

    Mar 22, 2003
    Disc Cover... Others?

    Disc Cover works, but isn't free. It's alright, better than the simple labeler but I was looking for something better than it when I came across this post. Any more ideas?
  5. macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2010
    Odessa, Ukraine
    If you have Roxio Toast 9 or 10, you should already have light version of Disc Cover RE included in the suite.
  6. macrumors newbie

    Feb 7, 2010
    +1 for "Lacie software". A good option in my personal opinion. All the best!
  7. macrumors 65816

    May 10, 2009
    the biggest problem with Lightscribe for a Mac is it is easy to find the simple labeler but not the full template version I did the work here for you, this is the link to the proper labeler to fully use Lightscribe:
    OK the info gets even better now the normal settings for the lightscribe labeler are a little washed out even in the highest contrast setting BUT here's the good news you can fix that by opening a terminal window and upping the print quality if you follow the instructions here:

    Just scroll down to the instructions for Mac and click on the little link marked "here" in the paragraph to figure out how--it will cause the burner to take a bit longer to burn a high contrast label but well worth the time.
  8. macrumors regular

    Apr 2, 2008
    I was looking at getting a Freecom drive (It's slim, buspowered reading, FW400 too, and Aluminium). Are these drivers/software universal enough to use on that, or would it have to be a LaCie drive?
  9. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2009
    San Diego, CA
    Plus 1 for lacie's software. For the record, I've had no problems with their software running on Snow Leopard.
  10. macrumors newbie


    Nov 10, 2010

    Disclabel Is The Best. It's Not Free But It's Worth Every Cent.
  11. Tobias-Funke, May 15, 2012
    Last edited: May 15, 2012

    macrumors newbie

    May 15, 2012
    Back East
    USE Lightscribe via Toast for a MAC

    Recently got rid of an old Dell that had two Lightscribe drives in it. Very nice to make Lightscribe discs but I have a new Mac Pro and wanted to shift all to it. I found that you can download the Lightscribe software easily but it only runs the simple version meaning no custom labels using one's one pictures and such.

    If you open Roxio Toast and go to Disc Cover RE, you can actually make your own disc using your own graphics and text. You must export the template you make but you can send it right to Lightscribe and it will make your disc from there.

    It is noticeably slower than the PC but you can still get what you want. Maybe it is me but I had yet to see this mentioned anywhere.

    Thus using Lightscribe is easier now on my MAC. Believe it or not, some people still want CDs. Long live Rock and Roll!!

    Hope this helps anyone doing a Google search for "Lightscribe for mac images for simple label" since the simple label maker via the Lightscribe download allows for words to be put on a disc, you cannot do images. Using Toast gets around this.

    Have fun!!:D:D:D:D

    Running Mac Pro Tower with OS 10.6.8

  12. macrumors newbie

    Aug 30, 2015
    Since six years have passed and there no longer is a, I am wondering if you might have a way I can get ahold of these instructions for upping the print quality of a lightscribe drive. Thanks.
  13. macrumors member

    Aug 12, 2011
    I cannot speak for the lacie stuff. However, an alternative can be had in the Roxio Toast suite. Their Disc Labeler program can output to light scribe.

    If you already have Toast, I wouldn't upgrade. You already have the software. The last two upgrades were not worth the money IMHO.

    My overall experience with lightscribe is disappointing. I still have stacks of unused media. You could see the potential for sure. It just never got close.

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