There's nothing worse than realizing you might have accidentally deleted precious images from your digital camera memory card.
PhotoRescue is a tool that can attempt to recover lost or erased files from digital media. Many file formats are supported, but the focus is on digital photography file formats like JPEG, TIFF, NEF, Compressed NEF and CRW file. It works with SmartMedia, CompactFlash, Memory Sticks, SD, MMC, XD Cards and Microdrives but also generally most other external storage devices.
PhotoRescue works via a simple interface where you select the kind of recovery you want to perform i.e. Quick or Advanced. Both require your camera device or SD card connected to your machine. Once scanned, it will inform you whether data can be recovered. Many users report success recovering data with PhotoRescue but one issue you might experience is that the file names are jumbled and need some sorting-out. You can also perform a backup of your memory cards, test them and erase them using PhotoRescue.
The good thing is that in Demo mode, it will display all those files that it thinks it will be able to recover before you pay for a licence. However, it should be noted that this is still no guarantee. One other thing to be aware of is that for future updates, you may be required to pay an upgrade fee again even after you've purchased the app but if it works, its probably money well spent.
PhotoRescue seems to be remarkably effective at recovering lost images that have been accidentally deleted but it offers no guarantees.
- Improved movie recovery.
- Additional RAW file formats.
- Significant speed increase on large memory card