@itickings-- thanks! the only others I had found so far were not free-- this worked for me. I had 76 photos that I was importing into iPhoto when it crashed (right after I said it was OK to delete the originals)-- PhotoRec restored 71 of them-- but it ALSO restored THUMBNAILS of all 76 of them. I was able to compare a list of the large files with a list of the small ones to find which full size images were missing-- so I could see exactly what I didn't have. Thanks so much!