I’ve had a Gmail account since a week before forever, and I’ve never bothered to delete a message. It’s free storage, right? That poor old Gmail account is storing tens of thousands of messages, many of which also have photo attachments. Oh, those are the forgotten photos we all have stuck somewhere in Gmail.
Now there’s a way to get those photos back without having to read every message and check every attachment.
Un-Lose Lost Photos With Lost Photos
Think of the tedium and time required to sort through all your Gmail email to find those lost photos. Oh, the humanity! I’d rather change diapers all day (with a time limit).
Lost Photos is the sweet little Mac app that’s almost perfect.
Almost? Lost Photos logs into your Gmail account (and Yahoo! and AOL and others but not Hotmail or Mac Mail or others) and finds those lost photos.
Said lost photos then show up on your Mac’s screen so you can sort through them, ogle the ones you loved, say snarky things about the ones you don’t, and share photos with a click or two to Facebook, Twitter, email, even send them to iPhoto for more permanent storage.
All this finding of lost photos couldn’t be much easier.
Simple enough, right?
Lost Photos doesn’t delete the photos in Gmail, it merely finds them and downloads the photos to your Mac.
Lost Photos is also smart enough to find photos in those various and sundry Yahoo! email accounts.
Therein lies the rub. Lost Photos does not yet work with Hotmail or many of the larger internet service provider email accounts. And, unfortunately, it doesn’t yet work with Apple’s Mail on the Mac.
But if you have thousands of email messages on Gmail or Yahoo! and probably many hundreds of photo attachments, there’s no easier, faster, or less expensive way to retrieve lost photos than with Lost Photos.