Starting TI6, you will be greeted with the wizard interface, giving you three options to choose from.
After selecting to create an image, you choose which partition or hard drive to image.
Now choose the type of storage medium for the image file. Fixed hard drive or network drive allows storing the file on a local or network drive, choosing removable drive allows storing the image file on CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, or even floppies.
Choose the image file location and name.
Select the desired compression rate. Moving the slider will update the estimated file size and imaging time to give you a rough idea.
Select if and how you wish to split the image file.
Enter an optional password to protect the image file from unauthorized access. A useful security measure, but not exactly encryption-level protection.
Until now, no operations have been performed yet. Push Proceed to initiate the actual imaging process.
See the current progress and remaining time.
As you can see, a very simple process with a very user-friendly interface.