Photo Recovery Software

You know that feeling when you're almost certain you've lost photos on your memory card? It's frustrating and, in some professional situations, can be panic inducing. There are many tricks to trying to recover photos from your JPEG, TIFF, RAW, or movie files, but for simplicity's sake, Picture Rescue 2 from Prosoft Engineering can recover all of these file types, and more.

I've tried several types of recovery software for photo memory cards, so my mission was to determine how Picture Rescue 2 is different (read better) for this purpose. Clearly it works on most file types and formats, but one more notable feature that this software offers in its recovery processes is support for a wider range of camera brands: Canon, Konica, Leica, Nikon, Panasonic, Pentax, and more, including consumer and professional brands.

While the software is incredibly easy to use, it's not a dumbed-down product. It does the job of recovering digital images or video that may have been accidentally deleted, corrupted, or even those from reformatted memory cards. Certainly, the frustration from losing photos can be worse when it's from a dead battery that shut down your camera or from a read-error from a third-party card reader; however, Picture Rescue 2 handles these situations, as well. They even offer free technical support via telephone or email. Another nice feature that this software offers is its ability to securely delete any files that you absolutely do not want, so the process goes both ways.

After testing several camera and memory card brands and types, each one was restored, and all the images recovered. For affordable, simple, effective, photo and video recovery, Picture Rescue 2 reduces this frustration to a mere exercise in patience.

Company: Prosoft Engineering, Inc.
Price: $19.95
Rating: 5
Hot: Ease of use; compatibility; price; free support