You just took 100 photos on your camera, ostensibly saved to the camera’s memory card, but when you transfer them to iPhoto, the photos just are not there. What can you do?
Reading The Unreadable
Allow me to be bloody honest with your for a moment. That scenario isn’t all that common. Of the tens of thousands of photos I’ve shot on various cameras with memory cards, it’s happened three times.
In each case I connected the camera to the Mac or pulled the memory card and plugged it into the Mac only to find– nothing.
Well over a hundred photos were shot in each case by something happened and it looked as if they just were not recorded onto the memory card.
Enter CardRaider, a Mac photo recover app I’ve had the pleasure to use. Twice.
All CardRaider does is scan your memory card and recover what’s actually there when the Mac itself can’t find the photos.
And it could not be much easier to use. Plug in the memory card, fire up CardRaider, click the green Scan button.
If the photos can be recovered, even though you can’t see them on your Mac, CardRaider does the trick. It will display thumbnails, visible in Preview, before beginning the recovery process.
It isn’t just photos, either. It can recover raw files from SD cards that have gone wacky, including JPG, and RAW photos, as well as movie clips (AVI, MOV, MPG), and, for photos, sends the recovered ones to iPhoto.
CardRaider is a utility that does more than the Mac’s Finder, so it’s also good to recover photos which you thought were erased from an SD card or memory card.
Even better, you don’t have to buy CardRaider until you need it. When your memory card goes berserk and won’t let the Mac copy all those photos you took, download CardReader, open it up, do the scan and if it finds what you want, then buy.
One more thing, CardRaider has another function which really helps to permanently delete photos on a memory card so they cannot be recovered. That could be worth the price of entry, too.