Stellar Photo Recovery review

Rescue deleted images or video from any memory card or hard drive - it's no problem with Stellar Photo Recovery

5 Star Rating
Stellar Photo Recovery review
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Digital Camera World Verdict

Nobody wants to loose precious digital media and require the assistance of recovery software, but thankfully all may well not be lost, thanks to Stellar Photo Recovery. If our testing is anything to go by, this recovery software has an incredible ability to resurrect deleted images or digital media wiped during a card reformat. Don't expect the software to work miracles and restore images from a card that's since been fully overwritten with new data, but otherwise Stellar Photo Recovery has the potential to rescue you from most data loss scenarios, and with incredible ease.


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    Super-easy to use

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    Very effective at restoring data

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    Compatible with most cards and cameras


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    Somewhat slow to scan/recover files

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    Can't restore original file names

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If you've been shooting digital cameras long enough, you'll have encountered the sickening feeling when you accidentally reformat a memory card, or find your precious photos inaccessible due to corrupted card. But fear not, as Stellar Photo Recovery - available for Windows and Mac - claims to be able to recover common image, video and audio file formats from a memory card, as well as your computer's hard drive, SSD or an attached USB drive. But is the best recovery software for photos?

Key features

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Recovers Photo, Video & Music FilesRecovers Photo, Video & Music FilesRecovers Photo, Video & Music Files
Supports All Storage MediaSupports All Storage MediaSupports All Storage Media
Supports All Major CamerasSupports All Major CamerasSupports All Major Cameras
Row 3 - Cell 0 Repairs Corrupt PhotosRepairs Corrupt Photos
Row 4 - Cell 0 Extracts Thumbnails of Severely Corrupt PhotosExtracts Thumbnails of Severely Corrupt Photos
Row 5 - Cell 0 Row 5 - Cell 1 Repairs Corrupt Videos
Row 6 - Cell 0 Row 6 - Cell 1 Repairs Multiple Videos in one go
Row 7 - Cell 0 Row 7 - Cell 1 Supports Multiple Formats

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Ben Andrews

Ben is the Imaging Labs manager, responsible for all the testing on Digital Camera World and across the entire photography portfolio at Future. Whether he's in the lab testing the sharpness of new lenses, the resolution of the latest image sensors, the zoom range of monster bridge cameras or even the latest camera phones, Ben is our go-to guy for technical insight. He's also the team's man-at-arms when it comes to camera bags, filters, memory cards, and all manner of camera accessories – his lab is a bit like the Batcave of photography! With years of experience trialling and testing kit, he's a human encyclopedia of benchmarks when it comes to recommending the best buys.