Here are 5 Free software to create ISO image from CD/DVD. Creating an ISO file helps in just storing a backup of your CD/DVD drive, burning it later to a different disc, or to mount it using a CD/DVD emulator.
ISODisk is a free ISO maker that lets you easily create ISO files from CD or DVD discs. I really like ISODisk because if its simplicity. Just choose the drive where your disc is located, and ISODisk will create an ISO image from that.
Apart from being an ISO maker, ISODisk is also a virtual drive emulator. So, you can create an ISO image with it, and also mount the image as a CD/DVD with this free ISO file creator. You can download ISODisk here.
We first included ImgBurn in our list of free CD/DVD burners. Apart from that, ImgBurn can also create ISO files. Unlike ISODisk that can create ISO files only from discs, ImgBurn can create ISO files by combining files from your PC as well. So, you can create your own completely custom ISO file with this free ISO maker. Once you have created the image file, you can of course use this program to burn it to a CD/DVD as well.
3) ISO Recorder
ISO Recorder is another free software to create ISO from CD or DVD. ISO Recorder lets you create ISO images from CD or DVD. It also lets you create ISO images from files on your computer. ISO Recorder also comes with CD/DVD burning feature, but that depends on version of Windows you are using. ISO Recorder is completely free for personal use. You can download ISO Recorder here.
4) BurnAware Free
BurnAware Free is another free ISO creator that can create ISO files from discs, create ISO file from your own files, and create bootable ISO images. BurnAware Free comes with lot of other features as well, apart from just creating ISO. It can burn CD, DVD, and Blu-Ray drive. Apart from that, it can also create MP3 discs, and create DVD discs.
BurnAware Free comes with a really easy to understand interface. Just click on the icon for operation that you want to perform, and BurnAware Free will show you options for that. You can read more about Burnaware Free, or download it free here.
CDBurner XP is another free ISO maker that lets you create ISO from CD, and create ISO from DVD. CDBurner XP also comes with built-in CD/DVD burner to burn CD and DVD. CDBurner XP also lets you create ISO image by converting bin/nrg to ISO. Read more about CDBurner XP, or download it here.
All these free ISO image maker software are easy to use, and let you create ISO files from discs, or from local files on your PC.