Picture Recovery on Mac

  • The simplest way to retrieve all the photos on a Macintosh machine
  • It can also be implemented by various other internal and external storage drives
  • Supports photos of all file type formats
  • Makes the list of recovered items available for a user preview
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Requirements: Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008

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Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.x and above (including Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion)

Best software for Picture recovery on Apple Mac

Mac system is highly advanced in terms of functionality and features. For this reason, graphic designers and web designers always choose Mac over any other operating system. Mac OS X incorporates many outstanding utilities for creative designing. It has easy to use interface due to which the normal users are also able to design and edit images, videos and other multimedia files with utmost ease. Pictures speak more than words because photos are the only way to preserve the most cherished moments for a lifetime. Pictures are more expressive than any other means of communication. Mac OS has the best photo editing tool which helps to make the picture more appealing and meaningful. IPhoto is the best photo managing, organizing and editing tool. The usage of IPhoto application of Mac OS is very vast. IPhoto application can be used to import photos from CD’s, digital cameras, scanners and internet. After importing from all these sources, the pictures will be imported to iPhoto library. You can store your pictures to the album or you can create an album in iPhoto library. When you delete a picture from the album, it will be deleted only from the album but not from the iPhoto library. But, if you accidentally delete a picture from iPhoto library, then it will delete a picture directly from iPhoto library resulting in photo loss. You can easily recover pictures from iPhoto because they are not permanently deleted until they are overwritten by new pictures. There are many Mac data picture recovery tools available which can efficiently restore lost or deleted photos from iPhoto. Besides this, there are many other reasons responsible for deletion of pictures from Mac OS, which are mentioned below:

IPhoto library Crash: iPhoto library is based on AlbumData.xml file that helps to find albums and photos in iPhoto library. AlbumData.xml file is only written by iPhoto and you are not able to change the information in your library by modifying it. If you accidentally alter or change the contents of AlbumData.xml file then iPhoto library does not allow you to access the files from it resulting in the loss of photos. IPhoto may also crash when it writes malformed data to AlbumData.xml file. In this case, it may results in an error message like “The data file for this library is malformed”, which does not allow you to access photos from it resulting in loss of files.

Accidentally ejecting the iPod during file transfer: Improper ways of removing iPod from the computer in between during pictures are getting transferred can lead to the deletion of all your valuable picture from your iPod. Once the photo files get deleted, you may not be able to recover it back until and unless you use third-party picture recovery tool.

iPod firmware corruption: iPod may get freeze due to the corruption of the iPod firmware. All your stored picture files and other media files will become inaccessible. Corrupted iPod can be detected easily by your system during transferring of files but you can access the stored data due to its inaccessibility. This immovability leads to the loss of important picture files.

Accidentally restoring iPod: You may lose your valuable photo files from your iPod if you accidentally select the restore option. Restoring option will change the factory settings of the iPod resulting in deletion of all the stored picture along with other stored media files for permanently.

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Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.x and above (including Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion)

Apple has manufactured a disk repair utility which is known as the 'Disk Utility'. This utility is used to find out the disk errors/file system corruption issues if any and repair them. However, even the Disk Utility fails to repair the issues if the corruption level is very much complex and flashes some error messages that can be read as below:

  • Volume check failed
  • Verify and Repair Volume 'disk1s3’
  • Invalid B tree node structure
  • Checking Extents Overflow file
  • Checking Catalog file
  • Invalid map node
  • Invalid sibling link
  • Checking Journaled HFS Plus volume

Once, you come across to the above error message, Disk Utility will stop functioning at that point of time due to which the disk/drive remained inaccessible.
In order to resolve the problem, you have to execute ‘Erase and Install’ operation of the Mac OS X operating system. However, all the stored data will get deleted from Mac hard drive. You need to create a backup for every single file in order to restore it back after the completion of the ‘Erase and Install operation’. In case, if you the backup option is not available with you then you have to run reliable Mac picture recovery software to retrieve back all your valuable pictures.

Digital photo recovery utility helps you to restore lost or deleted pictures from the corrupted iPhoto library. This software can also restore lost or deleted audio and video files from the Mac Operating system. Moreover, it supports an easy recovery of deleted/lost pictures and other media files from HFS+, HFSX, FAT16 and FAT32 volumes. This is the most advanced digital media file recovery software which can easily retrieve more than 50 popular media files. This software can recover image files from Compact flash cards, memory cards, USB flash drives, camcorders, iPods and hard drives. Additionally, it can easily retrieve digital photos from DSLR cameras like Sony, Canon, Olympus, Nikon, Fujifilm, etc. Thus, you can easily restore digital camera lost images by using this picture recovery tool. It has built-in special algorithms which help to restore almost all popular picture file formats such as JPEG, JPG, PNG, TIFF, TIF, BMP, PSD, GIF, etc. You can view recovered photos in Mac finder styled interface and if you are not able to find files in recovered data list then you can use a fast built-in tool called “Find Tool” to find the files in recovered data list. This software supports both 32-bit and 64-bit Mac Operating systems. Thus this software works efficiently with all popular Mac OS such as Mac OS X 10.5.x and above (including Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion).

Perform picture recovery on Apple Mac in just five easy steps:

Step 1: Launch the Photo Recovery application on your Mac OS. On the main screen will appear with three options - "Recover Files", "Recover Photos","Recover Partitions / Drives". Click on "Recover Photos" option in order to restore deleted/lost pictures as shown in Figure 1

Picture Recovery  - Main Window

Figure 1: Home window

Step 2: After this, a new window will open with two recovery mode options - Recover Deleted Photos and Recover Lost Photos. You need to select any one recovery mode option as per your requirement in order to recover your lost/deleted picture files as shown in Figure 2

Picture Recovery  - Fast recovery selection window

Figure 2: Select the appropriate picture recovery mode as per your requirement

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Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.x and above (including Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion)

Step 3: Once you are done with it, you need to choose the affected drive from where you have lost your important pictures. After selecting the drive, click on the "Next" button as shown in Figure 3

Picture Recovery  - Drive selection window

Figure 3: Select affected drive from where you have lost your picture files

Step 4: Immidiately after clickig on Next button, a new window will appear where you have to select the file type that you wish to recover. After selecting the file type, click on "Next" button in order to start the recovery process as shown in Figure 4

Picture Recovery  - File type selection window

Figure 4: File type selection screen

Step 5: Finally once the picture file gets recovered, the preview window will appear on your screen where you can preview your recovered file in an organized manner as shown in Figure 5

Pixture Recovery  - preview window

Figure 5: Evaluate the recovery result

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Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.x and above (including Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion)


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