Picture Recovery from Digital Camera

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Simple methods for Picture recovery from Digital Camera

Digital camera is one of the newest inventions in the field of digital photography. Digital camera is basically used to create digitalized images with sharp features and great clarity. Digital camera stores images digitally instead of recording them on the film. But compared to film based camera, digital camera cannot produce infinite resolution of pictures due to certain reasons such as:

  • Limited  amount of memory of the camera can affect the quality of the image
  • The optical resolution of the digitizing mechanism
  • The resolution of the final output device

Besides these drawbacks of digital camera over film camera, the most advantageous point of digital camera is that making pictures is both inexpensive and fast as it doesn’t rely on the film for any kind of processing. Now days, most of the digital cameras are also able to capture sound and video, in addition to still pictures. The capturing process in digital camera is accomplished by use of photo censor. All the advanced digital cameras use CCDs (Charged Couple Device) to capture images, whereas some of the newer and inexpensive digital cameras use CMOS (Complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor) photo sensor. Types of digital cameras are divided on the basis of their usage and configuration. Basically, the most common types of digital cameras are Compact digital cameras, Digital single lens reflex cameras (DSLR), Bridge cameras, Digital rangefinders, Electronic viewfinder (EVF), and Line-scan cameras. JPEG is the most common picture file format supported by every digital camera for storing image files. Besides this, Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) and PNG (Portable Network Graphics) are other two picture file format which is used almost every digital camera for recording and storing any picture. Moreover, digital cameras are highly compatible by all the popular video files such as AVI, MPEG, DV, MOV (often containing motion JPEG), WMV, and ASF (basically the same as WMV). Latest and hi-tech digital cameras are compatible by MP4 video file format. This format is based on the QuickTime format and uses newer compression algorithms in order to increase the recording time within the same space.
Pictures are life time asset and they have very deep relationship with our feelings and emotions. You will not be able to withstand the shock of losing your important pictures from our camera. Photos can get deleted or lost from your camera due various reasons. But the most common reason for deletion of pictures from camera is accidental deletion by pressing Delete All button of the camera while previewing stored picture files. Besides this, you may lose your important picture from your computer by pressing combination of Shift + Delete key after your pictures get transferred from your camera to your system. Not only this, but also if you press this combination button before transferring picture files from your camera to your system can also lead to the deletion of photo files for permanently. In addition to this, there are numerous reasons accountable for deletion of pictures from camera. Some of the most common reasons are stated below:

Improper transferring of pictures due to interruptions: If any kind of interruption takes place at the time when the pictures are getting transferred can lead to the deletion of pictures. It is essential that there should be proper synchronization between the camera and your computer in order to ensure proper execution of file transferring process. Synchronization between your camera and computer gets affected only by some of the interrupting factors such as virus attack, abrupt system shut down, synchronization error, improper plug-in, abruptly removing data cable from your system, etc. If any one of these interrupting factors takes place then you will not be able to execute the file transferring process successfully.

Turning off the camera during transfer of pictures: You may lose your important pictures from your camera, if your camera gets switched off in between during your pictures are getting transferred to your system. Sudden camera turns off only because of low level of battery. If your camera doesn’t have sufficient amount of battery then automatically it will shut down. Besides this, camera may also get switched off due to any kind of hardware problem. Sometimes, virus is also responsible for abrupt shut down of camera. Due to all these reasons, camera will get turn off during the file transferring process resulting in deletion / loss of few important pictures from camera. Thus in order to restore lost pictures, you need to use best photo retrieval program.

Abrupt pulling out memory card from camera:  If you eject memory card suddenly from your camera during copying process then the chances of losing your valuable pictures are more. Important data may be lost from the camera due to improper handling of memory card like forcibly pulling out the memory card from the camera while data transfer is not completed properly. This abrupt removal of memory card not only lead to the data loss but also it leads to the corruption of the memory card due to which you may not be able to access any stored picture files and other important documents. This is the most occurring scenario that takes place on a regular basis.

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To avoid such data loss situations and to protect your most important picture file from getting deleted, you can follow some precautionary measures which are mentioned below:

  • Don’t use digital camera for clicking pictures or recording videos when camera is low on battery. Try to keep sufficient amount of battery level in your camera in order to execute copying process successfully
  • Try to avoid abrupt removal of memory card from camera at the time of copying process in order to protect your most valuable pictures from getting lost
  • If you have already lost pictures from memory card then stop using that memory card right after the data loss is experienced. This will reduce the chances of lost data on memory card getting overwritten with new picture files

Use Picture Recovery Software to restore images from DSLR Camera. If your photo files get deleted due to any of above data loss scenarios then this software can also retrieve them easily within few minutes. It’s built in special algorithm helps in rescuing all the popular image, video, audios and even if the RAW digital photo file formats from the memory card digital camera. This software supports picture recovery on different Windows OS like Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and many more. Apart from these, it also restores deleted / lost pictures from all popular camera brands such as Sony, Samsung, Kodak, Panasonic, Fujifilm etc. In addition to this, this software can competently restore deleted pictures from iPod, flash memory cards, USB external drives, etc. Moreover it supports recovery of deleted pictures from FAT (16 & 32), NTFS, NTFS5, ExtFAT partitions. Apart from all these, you can also retireve and restore picture files from a formatted storage device. You can easily find all popular picture file formats such as JPEG, JPG, TIFF, CR2, CRW, TIF, ARW, SR2, PNG, BMP, GIF, PSD etc. with the help of this software. Thus, this tool can easily restore photos after format. In case if you have Mac OS installed in your system then you can use Picture Recovery Software. This software can easily undelete deleted images from Macintosh.

Steps related how to use this software are stated below:

Step 1: Download and Install trial version of this software and launch it by clicking on the desktop icon. Once the software gets launched, the main window will appear on your computer screen with three options - "Recover Files", "Recover Photos", "Recover Partitions / Drives". You need to click on second option .i.e. "Recover Photos" as shown in Figure 1

Picture Recovery  - Main Window

Figure 1 : Home Screen

Step 2: As soon as you click on Recover Photos option, a new window will open where you need to select the recovery mode option by selecting any one option between "Recover Deleted Photos" and "Recover Lost Photos" as shown in Figure 2

Picture Recovery  - Fast recovery selection window

Figure 2 : Recovery mode selection window

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Step 3: After this, you need to select the appropriate drive from where your important pictures get lost or deleted. Once you are done with selecting the affected drive then click on "Next" button in order to move on to the another processing level as shown in Figure 3

Picture Recovery  - Drive selection window

Figure 3 : Select affected drive from where your important picture files get deleted / lost

Step 4: The software will move on to the next level as soon as you click on Next button. A new window will pop-up on your screen where you have to select the file type that you wants to restore. Click on "Next", once you are done with the selection of the file type as shown in figure 4

Picture Recovery  - File type selection window

Figure 4 : File type selection screen-shot

Step 5: Once your file gets recovered, you can preview the recovered file with the help of previewing window as shown in Figure 5

Pixture Recovery  - preview window

Figure 5 : Preview recovered file screen-shot

 

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