The advent of digital cameras had brought about a radical change in the world of photography.Photography has been made easier and interesting by ‘Digicams’.Steven J Sasson is credited for bringing about this digital revolution in photography, as he invented the world’s first digital still camera in 1975,working with Eastman Kodak Company.
Digital cameras are not only easier to use but they can also help you store around a dozen rolls of film at any point of time.Digital cameras also make it easy to copy the photos on to any device including a PC/computer.Digital cameras also let you delete bad snaps immediately.But digital cameras are also prone to flash card corruption.
Digital camera flash card corruption:
A flash card on your digital camera can suddenly appear empty or it could be difficult to mount it on to your system.The flash card can also suddenly start throwing strange errors in the camera.Digital cameras are also prone to user error.The chances of you accidentally formatting the card are also quite high.
How to recover photgraphs from corrupted flash cards?
PhotoRec – is a very good file data recovery software that is designed to recover all lost pictures from your digital camera memory.It can also recover documents,videos and archives from Hard Disks and CDRom.A good feature of PhotoRec is it ignores the filesystem and works on the underlying data.Hence PhotoRec will work even if your media’s filesystem has been severely damaged or re-formatted.
PhotoRec runs under the following operating systems:
- Windows NT 4/2000/XP/2003
- FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD
- Sun Solaris
- Mac OS X
PhotoRec can also be compiled on almost every Unix system.
PhotoRec can search all known file headers and it can recover the whole file, as usually there is no data fragmentation.Photorec recognizes numerous file formats including HTML, PDF, Office, ZIP, JPEG and various other graphics file formats.
TestDisk is an application for recovering lost partitions on a wide variety of filesystems and making non-bootable disks bootable again.PhotoRec is a companion program to TestDisk.
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