Photos in your digital camera and smartphone can get lost due to various reasons. Two of the most common reasons are corrupted memory chip and accidental deletion. If any of those happens, the only option there for you is to try to recover the photos using a photo recovery program like Ashampoo GetBack Photo.
Ashampoo GetBack Photo is designed to recover photos from any kind of storage media (internal and external) that is compatible with Windows. The program has a very small interface with a drop down menu that displays the drives that are connected to the system and a button to start the search operation. Any kind of storage media that is viewable in windows explorer will be available in the program menu.
Once you have selected the device or drive and started your search operation, the program will search for deleted files and display the file names and thumbnails of the photos that can be recovered. You can select the photos that you want to recover and click on the “Keep selected photos” button to complete the operation. By default, photos are saved in your “Pictures” folder. You can change the default location using the configuration option in the main menu.
The configuration option also allows you to choose the type of scan you want to initiate. There are two scanning options available, Quick and Complex. The former option only scans for known image formats (JPG, PNG, BMP, GIF) and the latter option searches for all known image formats including RAW. Complex scan is recommended if you want to recover photos that were inside of word or pdf documents.
Ashampoo GetBack Photo is priced at $19.99, but you can now use the full version free without any restrictions. Visit the offer page and register to receive your free license.
Download Ashampoo GetBack Photo: ashampoo_getback_photo_1.0.1_14157.exe [10 MB]
Enter the free license key during the installation process to unlock the full version.