Photo Recovery from Camera Card on Mac

Looking for how to recover photos from Mac camera card? Here is a detailed guide to restore lost images from Mac camera card or external storage device with Remo Recover photo recovery software.


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OS X Compatible Camera Card Photo Recovery

Nowadays it is a trend using mobile phones, camcorders, digital cameras, etc. to capture photos of life time events in anyone’s life. Among these devices digital cameras are proficient to capture better quality pictures. Some of the leading digital camera brands are Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus and many more. These digital cameras use various kinds of memory cards with different storage capacity and some of the digital camera supported memory card types are SD, XD, MMC, CF, Memory Stick, etc. These camera cards contain your favorite photos, videos and other media files. But, due to various reasons in variety of circumstances you will encounter photo loss scenarios on camera cards.

Some of the reasons why you encounter photo loss on camera cards can be accidental deletion, unintentional formatting, file system corruption on camera card, virus infection, etc. In all these scenarios you start wondering, how to recover photos from camera card? Is it possible to retrieve pictures after formatting camera card? These types of questions continue.

What exactly happens when you encounter photo loss from camera card? How it is possible to restore photos on memory card?

When you purchase a camera card to use in your digital camera, initially it will be formatted with FAT (File Allocation Table) file system. As and when you capture photo from your camera file name, date and other information will be recorded in this table. When you accidentally delete photos from camera card or unintentionally formatting the card, just these records will be lost not the entire file. Hence you can restore photos from camera card, but if you save any new data on the card then it will result in overwriting of deleted data. So, it is better to not use camera card after encountering photo loss. To increase the chances of recovery employ some reliable photo recovery software.

How Remo Recover works to get back photos from OS X compatible camera card?

Remo Recover is photo recovery software designed for Mac OS X, to rescue pictures from corrupted/formatted camera cards. It is safe and secure software to rescue photos from camera cards as it does not make any modifications to original files. This software is highly compatible with all versions of Mac operating systems like Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion. It not only recovers images along with that it retrieves audios, videos and other media files stored on camera card. You need not be a photo recovery professional to rescue photos from camera card. This software provides you preview option to view photos prior to restoration and you can save recovery session to avoid rescanning of drive in future.

Significant features of Remo Recover: -

  • Supports almost all memory card formats like SD, SDXC, CF, Memory Stick, MMC, etc.
  • Recovers photos from any Mac based hard drives, USB drives, digital cameras, iPod, etc.
  • Along with basic image formats like JPEG, JPG, BMP, TIF, GIF, etc. RAW images types like CR2, CRW, NEF, PEF, etc. can be retrieved


  • Maintain regular backup of treasured photos
  • Perform recovery process as early as possible
  • Don’t use your camera card after encountering loss of images

Steps to recover photos from camera card on Mac using Remo Recover: -

Step 1: Connect your camera card to Mac machine using a card reader and select “Recover Photos” option from main screen.

OS X Compatible Photo Recovery from Camera Card - Main Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 2: Then select Camera card drive and click on "Next" button to begin scanning process.

OS X Compatible Photo Recovery from Camera Card - Select Volume

Figure 2: Select Volume

Step 3: After software completes scanning process you can view recoverable pictures in two types of view which are “File Type View” and “Data View”.

OS X Compatible Photo Recovery from Camera Card - Recovered Photos

Figure 3: Recovered Photos

Step 4: Finally preview recoverable photos and save recovery session to avoid rescanning of drive in future.

OS X Compatible Photo Recovery from Camera Card - Save Recovery Session

Figure 4: Save Recovery Session