Losing any sort of file can cause problems, but losing photos due to accidental deletion can be heart-breaking. When using your digital camera to navigate images, it is all too easy to accidentally hit the option to delete an image or even wipe a memory card entirely, and when you are using your mac, although you have the safety net of sending file to Trash, once this has been emptied, it is possible that you may change your mind about find that where in it.
EaseUS Mac Photo Recovery Free is a fairly self-explanatory tool that can be used to help overcome these ‘oops’ moments and retrieve image files that you have accidentally deleted. We say ‘fairly self-explanatory’ as despite the word ‘photo’ being included in the software title, it can also be used to recover certain audio files. The fact that there is an emphasis on photos and the fact that the program can be used with memory cards would seem to indicate that this is a program designed with digital photographers in mind – as such it is odd to find that there is no support for the recovery of video files that can be recorded on a camera alongside photos.
As this is a free tool, and there is a paid-for version available, it should come as little surprise that there are limitations to the software. It is only possible to recover files that are in the bmp, jpg, png, tif and mp3 formats so it is important to keep this in mind before you spend too much time looking for other types of file – you’ll need to upgrade to the Standard edition of the app for $89.95 if your needs are greater.
But using the program for what it is capable of doing is a very easy affair. Fire up the app and you can simply select which drive you would like to search for recoverable files on. As it is possible that you have not assigned meaningful names to all of your files, there is a preview option that enables you to check what files look like before you choose to recover them or not. If you have gone as far as removing a partition that included file you needed, the app can be used to recover these partitions.