Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Here's 5 Best Photo Recovery Software in 2015 for you to ease your decisions!

Photos are one of the most precious forms of our best moments. We store our images and other media files on our system so that we can find them easily whenever we need. However, at times, you may lose your files due to any factor, such as accidental deletion of some photos, error in the drive while transferring data, storage drive corruption, formatted drive, etc. All of these issues lead you to data loss for some files of the entire partition.

If you have also faced the similar issue do not panic. There are ways from where you can still recover your complete lost data from the disk. You just need to install a recovery tool and you will be able to recover all of them. There are many tools available which you can try to recover your lost media file or image files.

Best 5 Photo Recovery Software to Retrieve Your Lost Images:

Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery (Paid)

Stellar Phoenix Photo recovery is a powerful tool that is capable to recover lost photos along with many other media files. This tool support various file formats as well as storage devices such as hard drives, optical disks, flash disks and built-in digital camera storage. It provides various scanning options to all of its users according to different situations.  You can preview the lost photos before your recovery. It is one of the most easy photo recovery software and provides a very interactive user interface so that user can communicate with the tool more easily. This tool is considered one of the best photo recovery software available for photo recovery. 
Stellar Photo Recovery is a really fast program it will not take more than half an hour to scan a 16 gigabyte USB flash drive completely. It also provides you the option to choose the file type extension for the files you want to recover, it will reduce your scanning time.

Main Features of the Software:

·         Support a wide range of multimedia files such as images, videos, audio
·     Provides recovery from all types of media devices such as flash drives, hard disks and digital    cameras.
·         Allows you to view all recoverable image files before initiating recovery process
      ·         Available for Both Mac and Windows operating systems 

Picture Rescue 2 PhotoRecovery Software (Paid)

This software allows you to recover lost photos as well as other media files with ease. It can provide photo recovery on various numbers of causes such as accidental deletion, reformatting or media corruption. It supports a wide range of media files including camera media files, mobile supported files, etc. This is one of the best photo recovery software that recovers all the lost photos from inaccessible storage media. This efficient tool is very easy to use and user do not have to be technically strong to use it.

Main Features of the Software:
·         It supports recovery of Lost and Accidentally Deleted Photos
·         Can recovers data Using Non-Destructive Reading
·         Supports Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP
·         Supports data recovery from a wide range of Digital Camera Media Types
     ·         Available for both PC as well as Mac

PhotoRec (Free)

PhotoRec is an exclusive product for photo recovery, which is compatible with Windows OS, OS X, DOS and DOS. This tool is a good competition for similar photo recovery software. It comes among one of the most popular free available tools for photo recovery. Its interface looks like a DOS-screen, so people who are not familiar with such screen may face issues to use it. However, it is best free available photo recovery program for computer skilled users.  

Main Features of the Tool:

·    This powerful photo recovery application is compatible with almost all the popular operating  systems, such as Windows OS, OS X, DOS and DOS
·         It supports recovery of over 20 file formats
·      It supports recovery of a deleted partition. This feature is available in very less photo recovery    programs in the market.  

This powerful photo recovery utility recovers photo, videos, and audios from digital cameras, memory cards, flash drives and hard disks. This efficient utility supports all popular file types for audio video and photos. This is a single solution to recover entire lost data in a single piece. Its scanning process searches all the lost files back to the system, you can configure this feature to reduce the scanning time.

Main Features of the Photo Recovery Tool

·         This tool support recovery of a wide range of image formats and some audio and video files.
·         Very less scanning time
·         less expensive

PC Inspector File Recovery(Free)

PC Inspector is an absolutely free photo recovery application. Its recovery process initiates from logical and physical drive so the users must be technically sound to use it properly. It scans all the images from the selected drives and recover them quickly. Its scanning process is quite fast so it will scan your complete drive in minimum time, however, this tool cannot scan corrupt storage media.

Common Features of the Software:

·      It support recovery of deleted images from both logical and physical hard drives;
·      It supports recovery of photos without header entry
·      It scan the the partitions automatically and find them even after erased or damaged boot sector or FAT
·      Provides file recovery with the original time and date stamp

Let us Compare Photo Recovery Software features

Name ->
Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery

Picture Rescue 2 Photo Recovery Software

PC Inspector File Recovery

EaseUs Photo Recovery


Multimedia File Type Support
65 file types including images, Audis and Video files
JPEG, PNG, GIF and TIFF files
Image, audio and video files of various popular formats.
20 file types including images, Audis and Video files
Image, audio and video files of various popular formats.
RAW image recovery
Installation time
Less than 20 sec
Less than 30 sec
Less than 20 sec
Less than 20 sec
Less than 20 sec

3.3 MB
34 KB
File preview
Supported Devices
flash drives, hard disks and digital cameras, Optical media support
USB storage devices, Smart Media,major digital camera manufacturers, Optical media support
both logical and physical hard drives
Deleted partitions
digital cameras, memory cards, flash drives and hard disks.
Demo Versions Available
Windows Support
Mac Support

Price for single license
Licensing options
Single user
Single user
Single user
Single user
Single user


    All the above mentioned tools are good and you can use any of them to recover your lost photos. However, as free tools have some limitations, so they cannot  support all the photos loss cases. Therefore, you may use a paid photo recovery tool when the loss is quite deep and you need complete photo recovery.  All of the above software are tried and tested and that is the reason Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery Software is kept in No.1 on our list!!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Why Eye Fi Mobi SD card’s ESP is becoming first choice for photographers!!!

With the advancement in new technology trends and devices, photographers are looking for more convenient and operational storage device instead of the old one. EyeFi Mobi SD cards are among the latest invention in SD cards. With these cards, Photographers can instantly click pictures, store and sync photos across mobile devices and tablets without the need of wi-fi network or PC. The Eye-fi card is well equipped to create its own wi-fi network
To establish the Eye fi Mobi Sd card you have to enter the 10 digit activation code. After doing that you can send your photos and videos to your iOS or Android device without the help of any cards or cables.

Eye-Fi is a company centered in Mountain View, California that manufactures SD memory cards and SDHC cards with Wi-Fi capabilities.

 Few Features of Eye Fi Mobi SD card which makes it so popular!

·         It has Wi-Fi built right into the SD memory card. Using this feature one can directly upload photos and videos over the wi-fi network instantly.

·         You can clear up the memory card space and reuse the SD card for more storage.

·         The Eye-Fi SD card is compatible with both Windows and Mac OS X on smartphones or tablet (running iOS or Android).

·         Photographers can directly upload photos to online websites. They also can upload and share photos and videos through various social media websites.

·         It saves time and is fast

·         You can share your photos while travelling. Be it a planned moment or an unplanned click, you do not have to wait for cables and wires for transferring and sharing your photos and videos.

·         It offers good connectivity and is compact enough to store and handle.

·         It can easily add Wi-Fi networks where one has access to.

·         Eye fi mobi cards are hot-spots in themselves.

·                     It can easily add Wi-Fi networks where one has access to.
·          Eye fi mobi cards are hot-spots in themselves

·        Apart from all the above features, one challenge which is very common is that unless and until a photo is being uploaded/transferred, the chances of data loss still persists. It is always advisable to the photographers to keep a backup of the work. But there are few cases where one cannot avoid the data loss situation.

·         Memory card error
·         Memory Card Corruption
·         Accidental deletion
·         Unintentional or Intentional Format
·         Improper handling or mishandling

To recover photos from your Eye-fi mobi SD card, you have to rely on third party photo recoverysoftware which also can be used in various other photo loss situations .  If you have not used the SD card for any more data storage then you can recover data from your eyefi mobi SD card. 

Wrapping Up

There are many competent SD cards in the market. For example Trancend wi-fi 32 GB SDHC card, EZshare 8GB wi-fi SDHC cards eyc which can be a fair competition to Eye-fi SD cards. But again the choice depends on the needs of the photographers. Eye-fi Mobi cards have less storage space as compared to the price. You may get other Wi-Fi Sd cards in the same price range  with more storage space but the other SD cards will have certain limitation.
If we do keep the price factor aside, as a photographer, I myself will rate Eye-fi higher than other Sd  cards due to its impressive wireless range, its ability to real time photo sharing and speed. Also its fast photo syncing, cloud storage and photo sharing capabilities makes it stand apart from other wifi SD cards.

Above all, Eye fi mobi SD cards are good in creating a back-up of photos also. So grab a DSLR or point and shoot and forget about wires or cables.  Everything can happen just instantly!