How do I recover deleted photos from my camera or fix this photo?

Discussion in 'OS X' started by BonbonVanille, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jul 5, 2011
    So I downloaded all the photos from my camera and deleted them only when I previewed a photo that I really need it came out like this:


    So can I fix this photo or do I need to recover all my photos? I tried using Exif-Untrasher a free program because I don't want to buy one but it doesn't seem to work and says I don't have enough space for the volume...I really need this picture and don't know what to do. Thanks in advance!
  2. macrumors newbie

    Sep 27, 2011
    Sorry for a little bit late reply. Well, seems the photo is corrupted. I am not sure what caused it. Aslo as far as I know Exif Untrasher can only retrieve photos with JPEG format from external devices. So what kind of format were your camera photos?

    Fixing this kind of photos won't be easy, I think the most effective way is to try recovering from your camera (memory card) for the originals. You may take a try of this Photo Recovery Mac Software. Though not freeware, just take the free demo to check if the photos can be found through the preview function. Once confirmed, then it's your option whether to buy it or not. Not to worry, price quite affordable compared to the value it brings.

    Note: a simple deletion won't be necessary to erase the items on your camera immediately untill they are overwritten by new files (if you continue take more photos or videos, there might be a chance).

    Next time, better make multiple copies and think about 3 seconds before you really want to delete something. Hope it helps. Best regards.

    - Victoria
  3. macrumors member


    May 12, 2011
    Actually I am very much agreed with Victoria!! Fixing such kind of photo is really not an easy job. May I know which version of OS X your are using. If you upgraded to OS X lion be very careful in choosing the software that may harm your data quality. I have tried one photo recovery mac software some days back which supporting OS X Lion.
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 13, 2009
    Do you have a Windows machine anywhere? If you do, download

    Remember if you want to recover things;
    • Stop using the Memory card (if you keep using it your files will get overwritten)
    • Do not save the recovered files to the Memory Card until your finished recovering them (because again, you'll end up overwriting something). Instead save them to the computers HD.
  5. Loa
    macrumors 65816


    May 5, 2003

    You may recover your pic using recovery methods, but if not, it's not all lost. You're missing pixels in the middle of the image, but 10 minutes in photoshop did this.

    In full resolution, it would be longer, but a lot better.

  6. macrumors newbie

    Nov 14, 2011
    Your picture has corrupted, However, you can try some photo restore program to help you.
  7. macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    I actually don't think the missing data in that shot can be recovered. It's not there to begin with. If you are ultra talented, you might be able to clone in some info from a similar shot....maybe one taken at the same time? But the original is a lost cause I'm afraid, and I wouldn't throw money at it.

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