Only wish I had read the comments on this site before spending good money on a Canon printer. This software is absolute rubbish. The disc templates are shocking! Be warned, don't buy a new Canon if you want to design and print on discs.
I've never returned a printer before because of the software being so bad, this may be the first time. And I spent days picking out a printer by features, guess I should have paid more attention to software reviews. I hope I can find some work a rounds for the CD/DVD printing software.
CD Label Print works just fine on my Win 7 64-bit.
Each time I scan a document the Image Garden software shows an error and closes down.
I also found the My Image Garden software to be very limited not allowing additional DVD design, just the ones that come with the program, but I tried a work around which was successful, having another PC with Windows 7 and the old CD Label Print software and using my wireless network I was able to send a disk design done on the CD Print Label software to the Airprint equipped with Canon MG6360 with no issues and a nicely printed DVD.
Just got hold of a Canon MG5450 printer to replace my broken ip5200. Thought the software would be better but 'My Image Garden' is ridiculous! They've dumbed the software down so far that you don't have any control - the scanning software is poor - mash the scan button and it will (wrongly) interpret what your big stupid hands put on the platter, and scan part of the page only. The only other option, scan the entire platter - Canon think users are too stupid to draw a box round what they want to scan on a preview window these days!
The CD/DVD printing software is also dire. A bunch of 20 or so templates, and that's it. Want a image covering the disc, and the text at the top? Tough. The only template for a single image covering the disc has the text at the bottom and you can't move it. It looks like they have designed this software for simpletons.
Anyway, as long as you aren't running 64-bit windows, you'll be pleased to hear you can still download the much superior CD Labelprint from Canon. It's not perfect, and despite the claims by Canon, it doesn't work on Windows 7 64-bit, but it works fine on Windows 7 32-bit. You can get hold of it here:
I downloaded the CD of the LabelPrint software above and it seems to run with the
drivers provided with my MG7120 printer, even though I have Windows 7 and that
is not listed among the operating systems supported by CD Label Print.
Some differences: the CD-LabelPrint minimum inside the diameter is not so small
as My Image Garden, the DVD manufacturer's info shows up as it is not printed over.
That may or may not be okay for users.
CD-LabelPrint has a printing option to select a darker higher saturation image and
my particular DVD background image looks better that way. I cannot find this
option in My Image Garden for DVD printing.
I have had the MG5460 approx. 4 months. I don't pretend to be an expert in understanding software, but I am no Luddite either. My Image Garden is possibly the most ridiculous piece of software I have ever come across. I just want to print a label on my disc and have struggled for hours to sort the issues. After finally formatting a disc cover, it will only print to paper, the disc can't be inserted. Can't ring Canon as I work Mon-Fri, the only hours their support is available. Have trawled the internet for tips and reviews and I am obviously not the only one struggling.
As my MX850 died with the coverall error B200, I bit the bullet and got the MX925 to print on DVD's. This software is worse than the bundle I got 5 years ago. I thought only Microsoft could do this. It is now impossible to save disc label files for transport. You are stuck with the layout they have ordained and my old software does not recognize the new printer. Thank God for Photoshop.
I also love the printer, but the software is atrocious. Possibly developed by primates on a planet where primates are the stupidest mammal on the planet. Virtually unusable, which therefore makes the otherwise good printer also more limited than it should be. Canon should be ashamed.
I agree - it pretty much stops everything I do when I open the program - terrible!
I absolutely agree, this is the most inept and frustrating software.
I bought the canon MG5420 thinking I could print CD's effortlessly. WRONG!
This software must have been developed by an idiot!
It's the worst garbage I've seen in a long time!
SMARTEN UP CANON!
I rarely give software a bad review, but I'm really annoyed that having bought another Canon printer, I've been saddled with such a terrible software package.
This is really horrible software. All I want to do is to the print layout as I have done previously with CANON, Epson and HP software. I know how I organise my images on my hard disk. I don't want a slow application on my PC getting between me and what I want the printer to do.
I can't see why anyone would want this software at all. It is a really backward step. Please get rid of it. I am deleting it immediately!