VitalBodies makes custom graphics for clients, including custom CD and DVD labels. We also like to support (give back to) the Open Source movement so we made an open source template for you to use. In fact, one of the inspirations behind this site is to support Open Source projects. Additionally, we like to create the occasional open source project ourselves. One such project is a free CD/DVD cover template for Open Source software. This idea started by trying to burn a custom LightScribe label onto a LightScribe disk with the full moon as the background. At the time, this was fairly challenging on Ubuntu.
Ubuntu Disks We like to burn LightScribe labels onto them...
"Open source is something we can all give to others. We like to burn LightScribe labels on the disks we give to make them more fun and more functional. VitalBodies created a great starting point that we can use over and over, with only slight modification, or a lot of modification if you feel like getting creative. We like the template they provided."
We also wanted to make a cover to burn onto a LightScribe disk for Ubuntu, for personal use. Getting LightScribe going on Ubuntu was challenging, so we wrote a BLOG POST to help others.
Now that we have used Ubuntu for a while, and are no longer so challenged, we wanted to share Ubuntu with others and so we started on version 2 of a disk cover.
From there we though that others might like to burn their own Ubuntu covers using our template, so we started to make the cover a bit nicer and more generic (and thus flexible) in GIMP. Most people might want to change the text or the background or get even more artistic and we wanted to provide the possibility for that.
Open the Open_Source_Disk.xcf file in GIMP. Modify the template as needed (if needed) and then save a copy to JPG format. Open the Lacie program and import the JPG you've just saved. Now you're ready to burn your LightScribe label onto your disk. Just follow the instructions within the Lacie program.
Below is an example of a burned ibex disk. The disk looks much better in the hand than on screen.
So what does all this add up to? You get a free template to make disk labels. If you plan on burning Ubuntu disks you're set to go there too. We even set you up with the official Ubuntu font. If you just need to burn a Lucid Lynx label, simply download the JPG above. If you need instructions on how to get LightScribe set up in Ubuntu, check out this blog post.
Download the GIMP template:
You will need this FONT for GIMP to display the graphic correctly: Ubuntu-Title
1Download the Template and the Ubuntu Font.
2Install the font then use the template in GIMP to create a JPG image.
3Use the JPG image to burn a LightScribe label on your disk.
Find our free, ready to use labels HERE
Other Label Software:
Here is another program that is for disk labels and is open source: