With Nero Express and the Image Recorder you can create disc images from every compilation. The NRG image file format can always be selected whereas the ISO image file format can only be selected from certain compilation types. Nero Express only enables the possible image file formats.
The NRG image file format was developed by Nero. In contrast to ISO, NRG can be created from every disc and compilation type. This means that even Audio CDs or multisession discs can be saved as an NRG image file.


This function is only available in the full version. You can always upgrade your Essentials version at www.nero.com to get the full version with all the functions.


Nero Image Recorder must be activated before it appears in the drop-down menu.
To set the burn settings according to your requirements and to save your project as an image file to the hard drive using the Image Recorder, proceed as follows:   
Compile a project of your choice.
The Final Burn Settings screen is opened.
Select the Image Recorder option from the Current Recorder drop-down menu.
Add to the required values in the input fields.
Add to the required settings in the extended area as necessary.
Click the Burn button.
The Burning Process screen is displayed and the Save Image File dialog box is opened.
Enter a name for your image file in the File Name input field.
Select the desired storage location in the navigation tree and click the Save button.
The burn or save process starts. You can follow the process status in the status bar. As soon as the burn or save process is finished, a window is opened and displays a message about the result of the burn process.
Click the OK button.
If you would like to save a log of the burn process, click the Save button.
Click the Next button.
You have successfully saved a project with Nero Image Recorder and can now continue by selecting another option from the final screen or by exiting Nero Express.

Creating an Image File