Sunday, November 23, 2014

Top 5 Photo Recovery Software you should try at least once

We all get upset after losing photo. We face situations when Photos get deleted or lost from camera, mobile phone or computer hard drive.

Thanks to the availability of recovery software that people are able to recover their photos. However, people often get confused when it comes to choosing software which can recover almost 100% photos. In such situation, few people make wise decision as to rely or remember one brand name and to download and install it permanently and use whenever needed.

But sometimes, users search the web and find lot of recovery programs, only to ask themselves, which one to use?

After you find one and make up your mind to use it, later on you find that the free version is lacking few features , or the most powerful paid programs needs honed technical skill or taking long time to recover your files.

There are many programs on the internet which claims to be free but are not free. In such situation, it is better to be aware and have a little knowledge about recovery software.

Here a brief overview of top programs which recovers the photos effectively and efficiently. The below written article can be used as a guide when it comes to choose from recovery software. We will introduce you to many great photo recovery programs to choose from both (free and paid.)

1. Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery Software ($39)

Stellar Phoenix is an effective, efficient and user friendly paid program to recover deleted photos or pictures. It allows you to recover deleted photos from all brands of digital camera, mobiles, USB drive, internal and external hard drives and all other external storage devices. It boasts of deep scanning algorithm and consistent recovering capabilities, however scanning process takes time and needs your patience.

2, PhotoRec   (Free)

PhotoRec is a wonderful free recovery program which supports Windows OS X/ OS/ DOS. It recovers deleted photos from digital cameras, memory cards, hard drives and other storage devices programs. However many users feel that it is not so user friendly as it only works via command line.
Program to recover deleted photos – PhotoRec

3, Zar(Zero assumption recovery) (49.95$)

Even if Zar is not free software, you may use the free trial version to undelete or recover your photos. It uses a deep scanning mechanism and it recognizes your drive, even if the device is damaged or not recognized by PC. Also the capability to recognize more file types and reliable recovering capabilities than any other software makes it stand apart. The only drawback people find is that is sometimes slow.

4, PicaJet Photo Recovery (Free)
Another powerful photo recovery program to recover deleted photos, but if you want to use this software, you need to have a basic technical knowledge. This program is used mostly by professional photographers or skilled computer users.

5. Undelete 360 (Free)

Undelete 360 is another free version files of a recovery program used to restore accidentally or unintentionally deleted files. Only one thing you have to bear with is that you have to select each file individually even if you have large files to recover. However, the paid version is free of such complexity.

In spite of lacking few features, Undelete is efficient in recognizing and recovering more file types than other recovery programs.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Child Went Missing! Unusual Story of How Recovery software saves the family.

Karen, Olivia and Kim were an apparently happy family settled in downtown, Dallas Texas. Karen, a very passionate photographer loves to shoot day and night and can almost bring life to every piece of object clicked through his hands. They were a small family and Olivia his wife is a home maker by choice and loved spending her time in the house doing the entire household chore and taking care of her kitchen perfectly, upbringing and spending time with her 3 year old daughter Kim, cooking delicious food for the family, and gardening her small backyard which she loved.
Olivia had reasons for that. Karen and Olivia hardly spent time together and since Karen had critical outdoor project shoots to handle and also provide for the house, Olivia silently grieved and wished for his time and attention for the family, especially for their daughter Kim.
There were countless times when Karen did not turned up on time for their promised evening getaway, or a holiday break, or parents meeting at school or even their 8th wedding anniversary!
Karen and Olivia after a lot of counseling from a family friend happily decided to spend their next week in a 5 days holiday trip. Karen also promised to buy Olivia a new cell phone as gift when her cell phone got dropped on the floor and stopped functioning.

The Location was exquisite………the rooms decorated perfectly and the restaurant had the perfect ambience. For Olivia it was a long cherished dream. She didn’t even remember when the last time they had such a holiday break.
Olivia was sitting in the lawn and was lost in the thoughts of their fading marriage and mending their bond. Karen promised to return after a one hour teleconferencing. They had hardly noticed Kim from last 30 minutes. She was busy playing in the lawn with friends. Olivia suddenly broke from her thoughts and looked for Kim but she wasn’t there. Kim…….Kim……Kim…..the voice went unheard leaving Olivia heartbroken, shattered and exhausted after 3 hours of long search.
Karen without blaming Olivia realized the situation and Olivia’s mental state. Karen being a professional photographer was always organized and had a good knowledge of latest technology trends and data recovery techniques. He recovered few pictures of their daughter from Olivia’s cell phone through recovery software. He circulated the hardcopy as well as the softcopy of Kim’s pictures wherever possible.
After 5 days, her daughter was found in a charity home and they told that some good soul had found her roaming and brought her here.
The incident was a learning experience. Karen learnt to be more attentive and caring towards family sentiments.
Later on Olivia and Karen narrated the story to their friends and relatives that how the recovery software helped them to recover their kid’s pictures from the phone’s memory card and trace her whereabouts quickly.
Now the question is who do you think is responsible for the incidence? Do you think, Olivia being aware of her father’s absence should have shown more responsibility and alertness while being on such a unknown place and should not have left her daughter alone.
Or Karen could be there all around them as they were on a holiday break and also being compassionate of her wife’s requisite of togetherness and understanding?

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

7 silly mistakes which may corrupt your Kodak Easy Share C195 card

Camera memory cards are used as a storage device for storing multimedia files, such as pictures and videos.  It is widely used to expand the storage capacity in digital cameras as these devices have limited internal memory capacity for storing data.
People widely use memory cards as their photo repository. Kodak Easy Share C195 use SD card of varied sizes and capacity depending upon the usage.  Due to rising usage of SD cards, the chances of data loss are also rising. But nowadays, there’s no need of any fright as chance of recovery is ALMOST 100%.
 However it is advisable to keep a backup of all the important files and pictures on at least two separate safe location so that if the data is lost from memory card, you can recover it back easily from the backup. In case you have not kept a backup, then opt for memory card recovery software to recover photos back. Failing to do that drags you into the devastating situation of photo loss that occurs due to various reasons. These reasons may range from accidental deletion, unplanned formatting of SD card to corruption of the card. Read More about Recovery Software

The reasons for memory card corruption are mainly human errors. However, a little awareness can save everyone from such scenarios.
Avoid following 7 things which may corrupt your Kodak Easy Share C195 card
  1. Memory card is removed improperly (without proper ejection procedure) and showing error messages.
  2. Same memory card is repetitively used on different devices causing damage to the card. Sometimes memory card is accidentally formatted die to accidentally pressing the format option.
  3. Improper removal of Memory card and use of the same Memory card on different electronic gadgets frequently can damage the file system of Memory card. On such situation, memory card might display the error like “format error” or “card not formatted error”, etc. To access files on Memory car, you need to format it. But formatting Memory card will throw you at the end of data loss.
  4. Interruption during read/write process due to sudden power failure, virus attack, improper shutdown, abrupt removal of memory card while the photos are being transferred to or from memory card
  5. Use of memory card even after memory card gives “card full” message. Memory cards that are too full may cause to overwrite the header
  6. Recklessly taking and deleting picture without giving the camera the time to read/write the pictures may cause card corruption
  7. Clicking pictures in low battery.