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Photography Question?

Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 4:11 am
by Plus4
Just wondering has anyone ever had a corrupt camera memory card and have you been successful using an image recovery software to restore photos on the card..

I cannot download the photos to my computer..I can only read a few pics on my Fuji camera but have seen on another camera that 75% of the photos are good on the memory card...Just cannot get them off of it...

Thanks :)

Memory card

Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 12:03 pm
by wyoblu
You can pick up a memory card reader, and download your photos to your computer that way. You can also take the memory card to a photo store and they can download your photos to a CD for you.

Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 4:24 pm
by Plus4
Thank You wyoblu :)
I will take the memory card
to a camera shop that has the recovery software..
I was told 17.00 if it works ..Nada if it fails..

Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:10 pm
by ronald
Don't give up Sylvia.. That happened to me... it was the camera that was at fault. A regular card reader might work if you use it to hook directly to a computer, and if it still won't read try viewing and saving each picture through the Start - Run- (drive with reader ) - open function... That has worked for me.

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:02 am
by Plus4
The camera is new and I have found out it is the memory card.
The company where the camera was purchased gave us a new card to replace the messed up one....
At the shop on one of their cameras the photos show up ...
Still on vacation.. Heading out tomorrow to a cabin near Rocky Mountain House..Will try out the new memory card.. Plan to deal more with the corrupt card when we return..

Photos are so important to all of us...
Way of recording memories made and a way of sharing with others the beauty one has seen ....

No I will not give up unless all my options are exhausted...(stubborn Dutch :) )

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:55 pm
by dgwick
Do a search for "recovermyfiles"
You can download the software and run it without purchasing it. If it's able to read the card and the pictures you can then purchase the software and restore all the data.
I have used this software a few times. Once on my parent's computer after a complete crash and new format and install of windows. I was able to recover 98% of their pictures even though the drive was formatted and we installed windows on it again.

At least you can truly try before you buy with this and if it doesn't work, you have lost nothing. Trying a different card reader as suggested previously is also a good idea. Some drives have difficulties with some cards. Anything is worth a shot when you are trying to recover memories.

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 3:28 pm
by Plus4
Thanks dgwick :)

I purchased a cheap mini card reader writer..
I am able to view 49 of 89 photos but only in small size.. I can not open them or copy and paste...
I was also able to download a few into a folder using the card readers options ..
The photos usually crash the computer though ..
I can use 3 photos that I have been able to save so far as my background...? with no problems to the computer..
I just can not share them...Yet :) I am past the frustration of not having the photos and I am kind of enjoying the challenge of recovering them :roll: :lol:

will keep working on the pics with the card reader until I can get into Calgary and drop off the corrupt card at a Photography shop that has the Recovery Software..

The second week of our vacation I used the new camera with a new memory card and had no trouble..

Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 3:37 am
by Plus4
Thank You so much to those above who helped me learn how to recover our photos...Few pics from Bigfork Montana taken from the corrupt card...
I was only able to recover about 1/3 of the pics but I am happy that not all were lost...

Private day beach Wayfarer State Park Bigfork


Timbers Motel Resort Bigfork



On a walk in Wayfarers State Park Montana

The Raven Restaurant and Bar ..WoodsBay

2nd week of vacation North of Rocky Mountain House Alberta photos with new memory card turned out OK..




Last day of holiday today..
Cheers.. :)

Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:49 am
by Albina8Ward
I’m a beginner, and I’m having trouble with correct exposure for indoor pictures, such as family groups, portraits, and candid shots... I usually remember to adjust the white balance, but any advice for improvement????

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