Mac is great for storing, viewing and editing photos. Irrespective of which device you're using (iMac, MBP, MBA), OS X offers a really great photo experience. Due to this, various professional photographers and graphic artists use Mac for editing and storing their photos. This does not mean that they never encounter photo loss; on the contrary, Mac users too face photo loss sometimes.
Mac OS X is also prone to various errors. Most of these errors can be solved through Mac's Disk Utility. However, if the hard drive damage is severe and Disk Utility is unable to resolve the issue, then the only resolution to fix the error is to use third-party Mac photo recovery software.
Some of the common situations that cause photo loss from Mac machine are:
- While cleaning up the cluttered hard drive of your machine, you deleted a folder that was containing some of the photos that you recently transferred.
- After cleaning up the Trash you realized that you have to restore some of the photos from it.
- Severe virus infection on your Mac, which can only be rectified by reformatting your hard drive.
The best way to deal with all these situations and recover photos on your Mac is by replacing the lost files from a backup. But what do you do when there's no backup (or when the backups don't have the photos that were lost)? That is where third-party Mac photo recovery tools step in.
These tools mostly have a simple intuitive user-interface that enable you to recover lost photos files by yourself without the help of any technical support.
For a successful recovery of your photos files it is wise to download the photo recovery software on a drive other than the drive from where the data has been lost. Click here to see how.
This precaution is suggested for preventing overwriting of deleted data. Because if you download the tool on your affected drive and keep on using this drive for storing your files, then there are chances of overwriting of your deleted image files. Since an overwritten file cannot be extracted by any recovery software, it is best to avoid restoring photos to the same drive.
By following this simple precaution when using a professional Mac photo recovery software, you can “undelete” all your deleted photos.
However, if you feel doubtful about choosing the best tool out of many available in this category, then go for the one that provides both free demo and paid full version of the software, ensures money back guarantee, and supports various Mac based data storage media including internal and external hard drive, iPod, USB data storage device, etc.
You can initially download the free demo version of the software to check it out. Use the tool that scans your media faster than others and provides the preview of the recoverable files and you can figure out which one works best in recovering maximum number of photos.