I have found Canon Easy-Photo Print EX to be superior to Canon CD Label Print. I was unable to fill the entire disc with a particular picture in CD LabelPrint but Easy-Photo Print worked flawlessly. Maybe, a combination of both will please everyone.
Yeah, Canon My Image Garden is garbage!
Yes, 100% agree with the many complaints about the MIG software. It's terrible! But, folks, I have a simple answer. Get yourself a copy of Canon CDLabelPrint, which used to come with PIXMA printers, etc. I expect you can still get it through Canon Support Downloads. I've just got myself an iP7250, designed a label and printed it out fine. I'm using compatible cartridges (of course!) and the quality is brilliant. The previous printer was an iP4500 which included the label software as above. Good luck, everyone!
Image Garden takes forever to open and sometimes freezes! I have always used Canon printers and stand by them but this software is horrible.
This is my third comment of the evening. I followed other commenters in using Canon CD Label Print and it functioned perfectly with my new Canon MG7120. What led Canon to attach "The Garden" as software for printable DVDs is unfathomable!
I commented 25 minutes ago regarding my frustration with "The Garden." I can offer a partial solution. The software that came with my Canon Pixma MP-160 works quite well with MG7120. That software is Canon Easy-Photo Print EX. It is somewhat clunky when one loads a large library of .jpg files because they are difficult to scroll. Also, when substituting a .jpg file for the disc background, there is no way to shrink the file to show the entire file on the disc face.
I wish that I had read these comments prior to the purchase of my Canon MG7120. Image Garden (I would like to meet the person who dreamed up that name) is totally useless. I tried the printable DVD function in Nero 11 and, unfortunately, it prints a non-centered image on the top half of the DVD. Nero will not give me any assistance because I am one month out of warranty. What next?
Yeah have to agree with all the above. A case of good hardware destroyed by the software.
Pixma 5420 is up & running with no problems. Still, I can't print from My Image Garden error message: "Cannot print because printer supported by this software is not installed! "
Duh, Pixma is a Canon printer. Any suggestions?
Having same issue, and the Cannon support is practically non-existent.
Don't agree with a lot of the comments above.
Just bought a Canon IP7250 and created and printed a CD within an hour.
I agree that Image Garden composition functionality is poor so I created the label in MS Publisher on a custom page format of 4.7" x 4.7". I then saved the image as a hi res JPEG.
In Image Garden, I chose the CD label template that puts an image over the whole disc and selected my saved .jpeg, it works perfectly.
To print the CD - remove the CD holder, replace the paper carrier and close the printer.
Put the CD in the holder and in Image Garden, select Print.
Just follow the on-screen instructions. The printer opens the door and prompts you to lower the inner door and insert the CD holder lining up the arrows, then click to continue the print operation.
Result - perfectly printed CD. I'm very happy.
It sounds as though you work for Canon: 'composition functionality is poor' is PR speak - not normal computer or printer user's English. The fact remains that you cannot use My Image Garden to print your own layout images on a printable CD. There are many other aspects of My Image Garden's 'functionality' which are gratuitously difficult if not impossible to use. It would be tedious to mention them here; but anyone who has tried to work with this retarded, mulish piece of user-unfriendly software, will know exactly what I mean. Many thanks.
I completely agree that this would be the least intuitive, hard to use and clunky software- worse than any of the previous Canon software efforts.
The only way I've been able to print a full CD cover is to:
1. Open the 'cdlabel' button in the corner shaped menu
2. Click 'cancel' for the 'theme list' window
3. Go to your desired cd label by opening the file in the left hand computer folder list
4. Select your desired file from the icons now displyed in the right panel
5. Click 'new art' down the bottom of the window and select 'disc label'
6. Now select any one of the theme list' and press ok
7. Your disc art should be displayed on portion of the theme selected
8. Select 'layout' and then the top lhs layout with just text panels on it and click ok
9. Right click every text panel and delete it with the 'delete' option in the window that comes up
9. Select 'background' in the bottom panel of the screen and click 'photo'
10. Your artwork should be covering the disc.
It took hours just to figure out the sequence....now try to adjust the size and position of the thing - you can't make it smaller, only bigger.
I'm stuck at this point, except, I guess it has to be a particular physical size to do it, which I am yet to figure out.
I agree with every word of the complaints above. Canon have employed arrogant, mendacious robots to design the software for 'My Image Garden'. The title alone is enough to make you sick. No one in their right mind, even if they could fathom Canon's gibberish instructions, would use the hideous templates they force on you. To say that the machine can print CD labels, full stop, is actually a false-pretence description and Canon should be prosecuted by Trading Standards. There is no simple transfer facility from your PC; you can only use images from My Image Garden or an SD card. Canon must know that their software is not fit for purpose, as they make it deviously impossible to find out that you cannot perform the simplest autonomous tasks on their new machines. A great printer 100% vitiated by ill-conceived, totally user unfriendly, software. I am going to have to sell my new MG7150. It is in effect, unusable. Perhaps if I was an slavish Canon employee writing the fatuous self-congratulatory blurb which infests every link to this printer, I would be able to use it to write my blurb. Luckily, I am a human being; and can simply sell it.
Image Garden is, without doubt, the worst piece of DVD printing software that I have ever had the misfortune to install. It takes what was a simple task with my old Canon printer and software and makes it totally impossible.
Now searching for any alternative that will work with my iP7250 so I can uninstall this heap of garbage.
Image Garden is the worst! It is always freezing. I like the quality of the printing on this Cannon MX922 but the Scanner/Image Garden is the worst! Fed up with it.
I agree! Very limited choices for DVD printing. Finally, got it figured out to get something I don't mind (still not really happy) and now the software tells me I don't have a printer that supports it.
I never write a review on anything. But I've now spent 2 hours trying to locate where the actual files are saved for a CD cover once you create it so I can back it up. I still can't find them!
But did anyone ever find where the actual DVD Label files are stored on the hard drive? I've got the SW to do minimal labels I need but want to be able to back up the files I created but can't find them! They must be encoded or something, I simply can't find them. If anyone knows, please help.
I am too fed up with Canon for My ImageGarden. It looks like My KinderGarten.
My A3 i9950 printer failed, I bought a more expensive Pro-100. I can't do seamless scanning/printing for CD labels as before, I have to use ImageGarden and that won't work with my reasonably new Canoscan 5600f, confirmed by Canon. Work around; drag images into CD printing but that is fiddly and often ImageGarden crashes and needs a new install.
Thousand thanks to the guest above who pointed out that the CD label print still works with Win7 32Bit, 11MB. KinderGarten 700MB. Guess where it's going.