Thursday, September 29, 2011

How to recover RAW Photos from Digital Camera?

This is the complete digital era. We have invented several innovative products which enhance our digital lifestyle not only at home but also outside. Digital Camera is a very important invention for human beings. It facilitates them to store RAW photos in bulk which can be edited and saved in any type of image formats later.

Mostly, memory cards are used in Digital Camera to store precious photos, audios and video files. The reason of its popularity goes to its cheap price, high storing capacity and availability to local stores.

Memory card is considered to be a secured device to carry digital information from one place to another. But, it is more prone for corruption. Even a small error in card can cause a big issue of photos loss. So, Taking backup of card on regularly is a good practice because, it helps us to restore our lost photos. However, in absence of backup, the recovery of lost photos from card is possible by using comprehensive photo recovery software.

Irrespective of its name, it recovers RAW photos including other image formats: JPEG, TIFF, PNG, GIF, BMP, INDD and various formats of video file and audio file.

Generally, a memory card is corrupted due to human interruption in read/write operation, low battery while shooting and virus manifestation.


Whatever be the reason of photos loss. If you do not have backup files, you must use photo recovery software to recover your RAW photos and other formats of pictures. In order to recover them, you must follow these points:
  1. Search a Photo Recovery Software from Internet
  2. Install it on your local computer
  3. Connect memory card with computer with the help of Card Reader
  4. Run the program. It will automatically detect the external drive. If it does not detect then specify the drive of memory card and click on scan button
  5. After scanning for few minutes, it will preview a list of all the possible recoverable files. Select from the list and click on recover button for recovery
  6. It will ask you to save it. Just save it on some location other than the drive from which you are recovering.
The photo recovery software is a robust tool which Recover RAW Images and various other format of photos, audios and videos.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Recovery of deleted photos from memory card

Have you lost your precious pictures due to corruption of memory card? Do you want to recover it ? If yes, then, this is the right article for you.

As you are aware of the fact that memory card like SD card, SDHC card, MMC card, XD card etc are used in digital cameras to store digital pictures and digital videos. In short, simple data storage plus advanced features make the digital camera popular and highly usable.

Though, memory cards are considered to be secured device to store digital information, We can not ignore the fact that few times, memory card fall into prey of corruption and becomes inaccessible. So, it is recommended to always keep a backup copy of all your digital pictures and movie clips of in order to prevent data loss. Situations, like memory card corruption and accidental file deletion can cause your precious memories to get lost and necessitate you to use applications like, a Photo Recovery Software.

Consider a situation: You are transferring pictures and videos from your Canon PowerShot G11 camera to computer in order to create space on its external memory (SD card). Then you suddenly remove the camera from computer because of going somewhere immediately without considering that a read/write process is running. The next time, when you try to view the pictures on the same SD card of Canon Canon PowerShot G11, it cannot be accessed and instead gives an error:

"Memory card error."

Apart from the above situation, a memory card can get corrupted due to several other reasons.

Main Reason of Corruption of Card:
  1. Virus infection
  2. Conking of Battery while the Camera is in use
  3. Power Shutdown when any file is open
  4. Pulling the card out when a file is being read from card
  5. Throwing of card on floor etc.
Whatever be the reason of corruption of card, you will not be able to view the stored files, if it is corrupted. Moreover, you will not be able to store any new files on card.

Since the memory card is unusable, the only solution to bring it back in working condition is to reformat the memory card. But, Reformatting of memory card is not a safe option (since it leads to loss of all the pictures and video files) unless you have a backup of all your precious files. So, think for a while before formatting the card!


You can ask a valid question, what to do in absence of backup of card?
And the right answer is to use a third-party photo recovery tool to Recover Deleted Photos.
The Photo Recovery Software are designed in a way that it can scan many affected digital storage media like memory card, hard disk, CD, DVD, memory sticks, flash drive etc and recover lost photos and videos from it. These tools are user-friendly and quite easy to use.

Steps to follow:
  1. insert the card in a card reader and attach with computer
  2. Run the photo recovery program and specify the path of the drive to scan
  3. After Scanning, it will show preview of recoverable files.
  4. Select the files from preview list and click on recovery button for recovery
  5. Save it with some name on other drive than source location.

This type of Photo Recovery Tool has interactive user-interface, which makes the recovery process easier and simpler. It supports recovery with multiple operating systems.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Raw Photo Recovery

Now-a-days, digital camera has become the necessity. There is no single family who do not have at least one digital camera in his/her family. The reason of popularity goes to its multi features and reduced maintenance cost.

It provides the facility to save our photos in the format of our choice. The both, JPEG and RAW format are the most popular formats and used by the Photographers.

The reason of using these two formats by the photographer is that it facilitates him/her to edit it as per need or you can say to make it more attractive. They can use RAW photo to save in any file formats supported by the camera.

Some of the popular RAW file formats used by the Digital Camera Manufactures are as below:

Nikon: NEF, NRW
Canon: CR2, CRW
Olympus: ORF
Sony: SR2, ARW, SRF
Kodak: K25, KDC, DCR
Fuji: RAF
Minolta: MRW
Pentax: PEF
Sigma: X3F
Epson: ERF etc.

Many times, our important RAW photos are lost due to human interruption in read/write process of memory card, virus manifestation or some other reasons.

Suppose, you are on vacation in Switzerland with your family. You snapped too many pictures of your 5 year old daughter and saved in RAW formats so that you can edit it later. But on returned from the trip, when you try to see them, it shows following error:

Card Error”

It might have happened due to any of the above reasons.


Some of the popular reasons that causes a memory card to be corrupted are as below:

1.Human intervention while a file is being written/read from card
2.Virus Infection
3.Conking of Battery while using the device like camera or camcorder
4.Switching off the camera too frequently while using.


As, there is no backup of those photos, so, there is only one way to download a RAW Photo Recovery software from Internet and install on your computer. Now, you must follow below steps in order to recover them successfully:

  1. Take the card out of camera, insert in a card reader and attach with computer via USB port
  2. Run the RAW Photo Recovery Program and scan the card
  3. It will show preview of all the stored photos including RAW photos
  4. select from the list and click on Recover button to recover them
  5. Save them on some location other than the drive from which you are recovering
Raw Photo Recovery Software is one of the most suitable photo recovery software and used by the Professional photographers. It recovers lost photos, audios and videos from memory card and other digital storage media.