LightScribe software is required for it to be possible to use the LightScribe labeling feature on specially marked LightScribe media. There are two basic types of software that are required, the actual software to create and design the labels and the system software to ensure the drive works with your computer.
The system software for LightScribe enabled drives usually comes with the rest of the recording drive software bundle.
Basic free software is available for download from the LightScribe website. The basic free software that is available is very easy to use and is called Simple Labeler. The Simple Labeler software allows for the creation of very basic titles and circular artwork. Another free software download from the LightScribe website is the Template Labeler. This software is also easy to use and simple, but allows for full disc printing or disc labelling.
If you purchase a LightScribe enabled recording drive, the software bundle for disc recording that comes with the drive contains software that will allow you to use the LightScribe labelling feature. This software varies in terms of complexity. Consult the manufacturer’s literature of your LightScribe enabled drive to get more information about the software being used with the recording drive that you have purchased. Software can also be purchased separately if free software or the software that came bundled with your drive is not acceptable for your needs.
The software for LightScribe labelling provides a variety of templates and designs to work with so that labels can be designed that contain many different types of items such as photos, artwork, and text. Other features often included in software for LightScribe labelling include the ability to design crafty mailers, images for jewel cases, and decorative sleeves for CDs and DVDs.