How to create an ISO image on MAC?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by scottsdomain, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. scottsdomain macrumors member

    May 30, 2008
    I am trying to create an ISO image from a CD, but can not find a built in app to do it.

    How do you guys create an ISO from an original CD?

    I tried following:

    But the result is not a readable ISO image.

    I tried from various other directions as well, but they were more vague.

    Anyone else create ISOs and use those rather then putting in original CDs?

    (I used to use my old PC, it had SW to do it)

    I can not believe it is this difficult to create an ISO image. (Hopefully something small I missed!)
  2. northerngit, Dec 30, 2008
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2012

    northerngit macrumors member

    Jul 16, 2007
    It's not exactly intuitive - when I first switched this one annoyed me too. Fire up Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility, and with the CD/DVD in the drive, select the media from the left hand side, and click "New Image". For image format, choose DVD/CD Master. This will produce a .cdr file. Rename the .CDR to .ISO (it's the same format)...

    You can test the image, by double clicking it in the Finder, which should mount it allowing you to browse the contents.

    All done!
  3. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
  4. Rizvi1 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2006
    Laurel, MD (Baltimore, MD / Washington, DC area)
    Thanks for the summary.

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