How to Recover Images on Mac?

Images are the best means to regain sweet memories of anyone’s life, normally they are captured using digital cameras and these captured images might be stored in Mac system as backup. Although Mac systems are secure, its users are still prone to data loss because of human mistakes. A circumstance in which you encounter image loss from Mac machine is detailed as follows: You have stored some precious photos of your life events in Mac system and you wanted to copy those images to an external storage medium. Hence, you plugged an external USB drive to Mac system and selected the pictures to transfer. Unfortunately you unplugged the USB drive before completion of transfer process, which caused interruption to transmission process and resulted in loss of essential photos from Mac computer. Now you want to know about how to recover images on Mac machine?

Don’t be upset!!! Instead of worrying check for available backup in Time Machine. In case Time Machine is disabled and if you don’t find any other backups, don’t conclude that your images are lost permanently. Because lost or deleted images can be recovered by employing a good Mac digital image recovery tools. Apart from above explained scenario there are various other instances in which you may lose images form Mac, few of them are listed below:

  • Emptying Trash Bin without going through its contents cause deletion of images from Mac system.
  • If file system of Mac volumes gets corrupted then it leads to loss of images along with other data stored in it.
  • Improper handling of Mac computer like forceful termination when still files are open on it and being used, results in image loss.
  • Other reasons may include virus / malware infections, accidentally selecting important photos while deleting unwanted data.

Remo Recover is the strongly recommended software by Mac photo recovery experts to perform image recovery on Mac machines, because of its reliability and cost effectiveness. And it is the most widely used Mac photo recovery program around the globe. It supports retrieving image files from HFS+, HFSX, FAT16, FAT32 and ExFAT file system based volumes. Remo Mac image recovery software has capability to find deleted mac images, basic photo types like JPEG, JPG, TIF, GIF, CR2, CRW, NEF, BMP, PNG, PEF, etc and RAW images. It is capable of recovering images from hard drives, USB drives, Flash memory cards, etc.

Prominent features of Remo Recover: -

  • Provides Save Recovery Session option that enables you to avoid rescanning of drive in future.
  • Along with recovering deleted images it also retrieves other data like music files, videos, documents, etc. with ease.
  • Compatible with versions of Macintosh operating system like Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion.
  • Runs successfully on Mac operating system based machines like MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac mini, etc.
  • Engineered with highly advanced photo recovery algorithms that perform deep scanning of entire drive to restore missing or erased images.

Useful Tips: -

  • Don’t install photo recovery software in the same drive from where you want retrieve images.
  • Enable Time Machine to take backup of essential image files, so that you can restore them back.

Steps to perform photo recovery on Mac using Remo Recover software: -

Step 1:Install and run Remo Recover software on Mac machine and select “Recover Photos” option from main screen.

Mac Image Recovery - Main Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 2: After that select the volume from where you want undelete images and click “Next” button to begin scanning process.

Undelete Pictures Mac - Select Volume

Figure 2: Select Volume

Step 3: Once scanning process gets over you can view list of recovered pictures in two different views which are "File Type View" and "Data View".

Image Recovery Mac Os X - Recovered Photos

Figure 3: Recovered Photos

Step 4: Finally make use of “Save Recovery Session” option to avoid rescanning of drive in future.

Undelete Mac Pictures - Save Recovery Session

Figure 4: Save Recovery Session


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