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PhotoRescue Expert.... In 2001, PhotoRescue introduced the first affordable and fair "what you see is what you get" digital picture and digital photo data recovery solution. PhotoRescue will undelete, unerase and recover pictures, images, photos and files lost on corrupted, erased or damaged compact flash, smartmedia, memory sticks, mmd, XD, multimedia or secure digital memory cards when other solutions fail. Unlike our competitors, we do guarantee our data recovery performance: once the demo previews your pic, they will be recovered or you get your money back (see our refund policy).

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Version 2.1.713:
  • Supports Additional RAW file formats.


Mac OS X 10.1.5 or later

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akcelia Member IconComment+0

I am not one to write comments generally on products that do what they profess to do, but I had tried other products on my Olympus digital camera disk, and they had not worked. This one brought back the 147 photos that I had despaired of ever seeing. Note that I ran it once, and it said "No files recovered." I ran it again without letting the computer go to sleep. I also restarted and switched USB ports that the card reader was in, and those kinds of rituals, and it worked like a charm. If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Yippee!!

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Version 2.1.999
Jfm Member IconComment+73

Impressive! Works very well!

My sister arrived tonight at my home: she was unable to download the 220 pictures she had on her Nikon camera. I made several attempts myself, no way to do it. She had gone to the local shop where she had bought the camera, they attempted with a card reader: no success, card corrupted.

I then remembered having read about PhotoRescue Wiward and PhotoRescue Expert. I decided to test Wizard, since it seemed to be the easiest one to use. I selected PTP, didn't recognize the disk. I then tried with Mass Storage, and this time it identified the disk. PhotoRescue spent a few minutes attempting to access the content, and then... miracle! One by one, the "lost" pictures began to appear on the screen, it recovered all of them! No need to say I immediately bought Wizard, which allowed me to get the code for activating the code. (By the way, this is a very nice way of providing the ability to test a shareware: I didn't need to buy it before making absolutely sure it would work for the specific task I wanted to do.)

Once I got my code and activated fully the Wizard, it was just a matter of a few minutes to have all the pictures on my computer. And I did not even need a card reader, although this is recommended: I managed to do it straight from the camera!

Wonderful was also the fact that it is extremely easy to use even for a non technical user: it just does the job, the only thing one has to do is to click on "Next".

After this very good experience, I just don't understand how there can be people who are not pleased with that Wizard! For me, it did its job wonderfully, and I give it 5 stars on each category (true, it does not have many features: but how can one complain about that when the main feature is... simplicity! why to have many features when it just works the way it is? and people who want more are free to buy the expert version).

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Version 2.1.677
Kevin Li Member IconComment+0
Kevin Li

you are not be able to rescue any single pic unless paid for the app. For some guys accidentally deleted one or two pic, is that reasonable cost u $40?

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Version 2.1.665
Anonymous Member Icon

not 40, $29


These last two reviews are pretty ignorant. Its well worth the $40. As a professional photographer, this program is invaluable for saving corrupt cards. Yeah, its slow and the interface is whack, but who cares as long as I get my photos back so I don't have to re-shoot my assignments!

 Member IconReview+0

The app is very slow and doesn't actually show you anything but purple tinted thumbnails of what it might recover unless you pay $30.

Who is going to pay $30 on the chance it might work????

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Version 2.0
Datarescue (Developer)

Not all situations are recoverable, some of them require special steps. That's the point of offering a preview of the files. When in doubt, contact support@datarescue.com and we'll be able to assist you. Extremely slow reads could indicate a card that is physically damaged.

Anonymous Member IconReview

This is a great utility. I had just finished taking about 20 pictures of little kids for Christmas cards and then my SmartMedia card pooped out. There was no WAY I was retaking those pictures. I googled this utility up, and 10 minutes later 90% of the images were recovered quickly and easily with PhotoRescue.

A real lifesaver.

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Version 2.0
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Downloads 7,145
Version Downloads 188
Type Utilities / Backup
License Demo
Date 24 May 2012
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price $29.00
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