Photo Recovery on Mac


With the growing technology people have forgotten old paper photo albums and now store their pics on computer hard drives. Storing photos on Mac has a lot of advantages - all photos can be easily organized with just a few clicks, and the hard drive volumes have enough space to arrange thousands of pics. But if you lose a file on Mac OS and empty its Trash, it will be difficult to restore it. However, it's possible with image recovery utilities. The best example of an image recovery tool is Mac Photo Recovery.

Is it possible to recover photos on Mac?

Yes, it is possible. Moreover, many other file types are supported by Mac Photo Recovery. And what's even more convenient - this tool can recover files not only from your Mac but also from external devices such as USB storages or SD cards of cameras. Mac Photo Recovery can also retrieve deleted pictures from Android phones.

What happens to an image when it is deleted from the Trash? You may think that it is gone forever but it's not true. In fact it just frees up disk space for other files, while its physical data stays on the hard drive that will be overwritten if you keep on using the hard drive after deletion. So, if you find out that a picture is missing then immediately stop using the hard drive.

Mac Photo Recovery is particularly designed to recover deleted image files from your Mac computer and other storage devices regardless of file systems.

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In the following cases a picture might get deleted from your Mac OS –

  • Accidental deletion of images from a drive or Mac Trash
  • Virus infection in the Operating System that leads to deletion of pictures without your notice
  • Photos deleted due to a third-party tool
  • Unintentional deletion of images while removing a file from an external hard drive that is connected to your MacBook. The images deleted in this way does not go to the Mac Trash.

Don't worry, if you have deleted photos from Mac system or any other external dirve, you can get back them using recovery tool. It is compatible with the all removable storage media. You can also know more about how to find deleted pictures on SD card.

Benefits of Mac Photo Recovery

  • Recover JPG files and other famous image formats including BMP, GIF, PNG, TIF, etc. from your Mac hard drive.
  • Shows a preview of deleted files in order to specify what you want to recover.
  • Recover from multiple storage devices: support free Mac photo recovery from Mac computer, memory cards, digital cameras such as Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, Minolta, Olympus and so on.
  • Can efficiently retrieve deleted images from Mac Trash. (For Microsoft Windows users read restore deleted pictures from Recycle Bin).

Steps to recover deleted images from Mac

1. Download & install Deleted Picture Recovery Software to undelete photos Mac .

2. On the main screen of the software select “Recover Photos”.

Photo Recovery for Mac-Main Screen

Figure A. Main Screen

3. Click “Recover Deleted Photos” on the next screen.

Photo Recovery for Mac-Restore Deleted Photos

Figure B. Restore Deleted Photos

4. Select the volume from which the pictures have to be recovered.

Photo Recovery for Mac-Select Volume

Figure C. Select Drive

5. Preview & save the recovered images.

Photo Recovery for Mac-Save recovered files

Figure D. File View

Suggestion –

Always double-check the pictures before permanently deleting them from the Recycle Bin.

Read “How to recover deleted photos from android phone?”,  if you want to undelete photos on your Android phone.

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