corrupted jpgs

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by DustinT, May 11, 2011.

  1. DustinT macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2011

    I've got a folder with a handful of corrupted jpgs in them. They will partially display in some applications so some of the image data is still there.

    I'm looking for a program that can repair, at least partially, these images. Is there a tool that can work on a whole folder?

    Thanks for any tips.
  2. compuwar macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2006
    Northern/Central VA
    If the file is corrupted you can't really repair it- the encoding needs what's lost to work. If there's been a lot of activity on the disk, you may want to try something like PhotoRescue to see if there are areas on the disk that have non-corrupted copies.

  3. DustinT thread starter macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2011
    I made a backup of the disk using Disk Utility so I didn't have to worry about damaging it any further. Then, I ran PhotoRescue on it and it recovered the quite a few of the images that were lost. There's still a few that are unrecoverable but all in all I'm quite pleased.

    Thanks for the tip.

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