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JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) is a file format, which is most frequently used to save photographs on the digital cameras. JPEG has turned into a default file format for most of the DSLR cameras due to small size. It produces relatively good image quality. Earlier, most of us were not able to store photos effectively due to large file sizes and relatively small storage devices. JPEG images can be compressed without losing too much of the image data during reformatting. Now days, almost all digital cameras can save images in different file formats such as TIFF, TIF, PNG, BMP, GIF, PSD, CR2, CRW, DNG, RAF, RAW etc. To store large number of pictures, different types of the memory cards are available in the market. Memory cards use the flash memory to store a number of images on it. A Compact Flash memory is a non-volatile storage device, which retains all photographs until you intentionally remove them. Compact Flash cards are also not vulnerable to mechanical failures because, they do not have delicate moving parts like hard drives. But, they may get corrupted due to some logical failures. In such case, you need to use relevant memory card recovery tool to restore JPEG image files from a compact flash cards.
Compact Flash card generally uses the FAT32 file system to arrange and organize files on it. File system stores allocation information about each photo stored on the flash card. When you try to open the image, file system searches for that image file. If it is found in its file allocation table then it opens the image file else it reports an error message. There are instances when you cannot access the pictures from the Compact memory card due to a file system corruption. File system may get corrupted due to various reasons like virus infection, improper system shutdown when the file is being accessed by the computer, inappropriately removing the memory cards, power failures etc. When file systems get corrupted, pictures stored on memory card become inaccessible resulting in loss of image files. In a few cases, you may accidentally delete the images from the flash storage card when it is connected to the system. When you delete images from a memory card, they are not moved to Recycle Bin instead they bypass the Recycle Bin resulting in loss of images.
Always, take a backup of favorite photographs to avoid loss of images. Make use of “Safely Remove Hardware” icon to properly disconnect the Compact flash card from the computer. If you have accidentally deleted the images then do not use that the memory card to avoid overwriting of old file. Because, overwriting of the old data may cause a permanent loss of images. In order to solve this problem of an accidental deletion of the picture files, just use this advanced application that also recover lost photo files in a couple of mouse clicks. Industry experts worldwide recommended picture recovery software as the best application to recover lost or deleted photo files from various data storage drives. Moreover, this software makes photo recovery from the memory card very easy as it is performed in a couple of mouse clicks.
Picture Recovery Software is able to recover accidentally deleted and lost JPEG images from different types of memory cards like SD cards, CF cards, MMC, XD cards etc. In addition to this, this tool can also retrieve photos from a professional digital cameras such as Canon, Sony, Fujifilm, Olympus etc. This software can also recover lost or deleted RAW image files. This software recognizes and recovers different types of image files like TIFF, TIF, PNG, BMP, GIF, PSD, CR2, CRW etc and can easily recover images from iPod after accidentally restoring iPod data. This photo recovery software can efficiently undelete pictures from a formatted multi-media storage device as it supports image recovery after format. Download free demo version, where you can preview recovered images before actual data restoration.
Step 1: Downlaod and run the JPEG image restoration tool on your computer. Once it gets installed, click on the desktop icon in order to launch it. The home screen avails you three different options such as "Recover Files", "Recover Photos", "Recover Partitions/Drives". Click on "Recover Photos" option in order to retireve your deleted pictures as shown in Figure 1
Figure 1 : Welcome Screen
Step 2: After this, you will see another window with two recovery mode options. You can either click on "Recover Deleted Photos" or you can click no "Recover Lost Photos" as per your file loss or deletion scenarios as shown in Figure 2
Figure 2 : Fast recovery selection screen to select recovery option
Step 3: As soon as you click on any option, a new window will pop-up on your computer screen where you have to select the affected drive from where you have lost all your important picture files. Select the desired drive by clicking on it and then click on the "Next" button in order to move on to the next level as shown in Figure 3
Figure 3 : Select affected drive from where your files get deleted
Step 4: Once you are done with the drive selection, the software will take you to the next processing level where you will see another new window which will ask you to select the file type that you want to retrieve. You can always skip this step if you don't want to select any specific file type. But if you are selecting any specific file type then click on the "Next" button as shown in Figure 4
Figure 4 : Select file type that you want to retrieve
Step 5: Lastly, a preview window will appear where you can see the recovered file in a systematic file previewing format as shown in Figure 5
Figure 4 : Preview recovered file