Nowadays, there are so many CD and DVD burning tools that it’s simply impossible to choose. Of course, it is easy to pick one from the crowd, but it is hard to specify which one is the best, so one can only test several ones and make an informed decision.
One such application is ImgBurn, which, as its name suggests, has been specifically developed to burn images onto discs. Granted, this action can typically be achieved with most burning software out there, but its freeware license and additional features recommend it for closed analysis.
First and foremost, extra attention needs to be paid during installation as ImgBurn offers to create desktop shortcuts to third-party apps, as well as install a browser toolbar onto the host computer, which are not required to ensure the smooth running of the app.
Once installed, the user gets acquainted with the intuitive interface – this is the moment where it is worth mentioning that ImgBurn wad designed with simplicity in mind, offering numerous tips and tricks to guide the user towards the successful completion of a task.
Its clean and pleasant interface is extremely easy to use, and users can choose the action they need to perform from the several ones displayed: write image to disc, create image from disc, verify disc, write files/folders to disc, create image from file/folders or test a disc.
Depending on the selection made, the user is presented with numerous settings that can be either customized (for the experts), or left default, without it affecting the quality of the output.
The Settings window is the place that truly makes the difference between ImgBurn and other freeware burning tools. Each of its operations can be modified and adjusted to meet any requirement, as specific as it may be. One can choose the warning messages that should be displayed, the file splitting pattern, edit the buffer size or many more.
As a conclusion, when looking for a simple way to burn image files, ImgBurn is probably the smartest choice. Still, if one needs to do achieve a lot more than that, a more advanced app is recommended.