Install Imager on Raspberry Pi
Raspberry Pi's official SD card imaging utility.
This includes many features and customizations you can make to the image before flashing, and is overall very reliable.
To run: Menu -> Accessories -> Imager
To run in terminal: rpi-imager
Fortunately, Imager is very easy to install on your Raspberry Pi in just two steps.
- Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Raspberry Pi.
- Use Pi-Apps to install Imager.
For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest version of Raspberry Pi OS, which is currently version Bookworm.
Raspberry Pi OS has 32-bit and 64-bit variants, both of which will run on most Raspberry Pi computers, including the Pi 3, Pi 4, and Pi5.
Imager will run on either PiOS 32-bit or 64-bit.
Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Raspberry Pi with just a few clicks.
Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:
wget -qO- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Botspot/pi-apps/master/install | bash
Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here: https://github.com/Botspot/pi-apps
Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install Imager.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:
Then click on the Tools category.
Now scroll down to find Imager in the list.
Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install Imager for you!