An ISO image is a very popular disk image format. Many of the Linux operating system variants like Debian, Knoppix, Ubuntu, Mint etc., have been made available for download as ISO files for many many years. For many years, Microsoft is also using ISO files for distributing their operating system (Windows) and development tools like Visual Studio or the MSDN library. If you have been using an internet ready computer for a couple of years or so, then chances are that you might have come across an ISO disk image file or might have needed to create one. If you need to create, extract or convert the ISO disk images then a small software called AnyToISO is going to be of immense help.
AnyToISO is a software for Windows and Mac that is able to efficiently extract the files from an ISO disk image, convert various file formats (for example, NRG, IMG, BIN, RAR, ZIP, 7Z etc.) into the ISO image format, create an ISO image from a physical CD/DVD disk loaded into your optical disk drive, and convert a folder into an ISO image. Moreover, you can also extract some of the file formats used in Linux and Mac like DMG, DEB, RPM etc. It is the only tool you will ever need to create convert ISO image files or to convert other less popular disk image formats into ISO images.
After the installation of AnyToISO, it adds a right-click context-menu handler for Windows File Explorer so that you can right-click on any folder or the supported file formats to convert them to an ISO image. You can use the same method to start the extraction of files from the ISO image files.
The AnyToISO window has three different tabs for each of the three operations it supports – extraction or conversion of files, creation of ISO image from CD/DVD, and conversion of an entire folder into an ISO image. Whether you choose the operation from the right-click context menu, or from the options in the AnyToISO window, the progress can be seen in these different tabs.
Conclusion: AnyToISO is a universal converter for popular disk image files. It can be used to create ISO images, convert other disk images to ISO format and extract files from all the supported disk images. There is hardly anything else you would need to work with ISO disk image files.
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