Uh oh, OMG, somebody help (accidentally deleted photos)

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by AxelMonkey, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. AxelMonkey macrumors regular

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    ok so i have this dilemma right now, I deleted some pics on accident from the camera and mac. I want to get them back, but I dont know how. Some one help... please?
     
  2. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    Recover them from the trash? Recover from Time Machine backup?
     
  3. AxelMonkey thread starter macrumors regular

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    Deleted them from trash, and didnt have time to even back them up :( i like uploaded them from an SD card, then deleted them, like a dumb bass
     
  4. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    Are they still on the SD card?
     
  5. AxelMonkey thread starter macrumors regular

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    :/ no aperture asked me if I wanted to delete them after I imported them. i said yes. fudge. such a n00b mistake.
     
  6. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    If it is in Aperture, then you can still recover them from Aperture's trash (in v.3 it is in the program) and in v.2 it (was) in your trash.

    Other than that, you can't really get back stuff that you've deleted, although there are programs that recover images from SD cards etc. - but they can be pricey.
     
  7. Flash SWT macrumors 6502

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    If you haven't shot new photos on the SD card yet you can probably still recover them. The key is don't use the SD card at this point for anything other then running recovery.

    Personally I've had good luck with the Rescue Pro package that comes free with Sandisk Extreme CF cards.
    http://www.lc-tech.com/software/rprodetail.html

    I know many photographers who swear by PhotoRescue which has a free demo that will show you whether it can recover your images before you have to buy it.
    http://www.datarescue.com/photorescue/

    There are other programs out there such as Lexar's Image Rescue.
    http://www.lexar.com/software/image_rescue3.html

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  8. jammiefreerider macrumors regular

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    I use PhotoRec its free. It saved me 2 weeks ago when I deleted and wrote over video files on my SD card. Files were recovered just their file names had changed. Its so good.
     
  9. RHVC59 macrumors 6502

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    +1 for photo rescue well worth the $ :D
     
  10. TheReef macrumors 68000

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    Another free option is Exif Untrasher.
    As said, don't take photos on that memory card until you've recovered your pix.
     

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