CD and DVD printing software DVD Print makes it quite easy to create compelling CD and DVD covers.
This can come in handy when you download (free) music or movies from the Internet that come with covers. It can also be interesting for users who backup their CD and DVD collection and want to add a cover to these backups. And yes, P2P users will probably like the application as well.
DVD Print is a small program for the Windows operating system. It is a portable software program that will ask for a registration code upon start. This can be skipped however and there are no information on the website or in the application about the registration process (and what could happen if the registration is skipped continuously).
CD and DVD covers can be loaded in the application. A built in search can be used to find appropriate covers. The covers are however not downloaded directly in the software as they redirect the user to the website the cover was found on. It is then the user's task to download the cover and import it into the DVD printing application.
Various cover presets are available ranging from DVD box covers over audio CD front inserts to Playstation 1 double sleeves. There is also the option to create a new preset in case the existing ones are not suitable for the media.
There is also the option to add image effects to the cover which include the creation of a double-feature cover (for two movies on one DVD), music track overlays or flipping and rotating images around. DVD Print is a portable application that can be downloaded directly from the developer's website.
Update: You can still download the unregistered version from the developer website. It is not clear if the unregistered version is limited in any way, or if it can be used without registration.
What seems clear though is that work on it seems to have stopped in December 2011, as no new version has been released afterwards.
A good alternative that is not restricted in any way is Undercover XP. You can use it to create covers from images and print them on a connected printer.
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