Stellar Photo Recovery - Professional software review
We always advise our friends to get a backup of all their favourite photos on a timely basis. Being a travel blogger and photographer couple, we tend to click a lot of photos and videos. These photographic memories are priceless to us and form a deep part of our lives. So, we know the importance of backup and maintenance of storage devices. However, you never know when a hard drive will go bad or crash right out of the box. Hence, we keep ourselves updated with the latest recovery tools and software. We wrote about how Stellar data recovery software once turned out to be our saviour when two memory cards carrying all the photographs from our Meghalaya trip went corrupt. Recently, we came across a similar software introduced by Stellar named 'Stellar Photo Recovery - Professional'; and we can't recommend it enough. It is a must-have for all the photographers and vloggers out there. In this blog, we will walk you through the key features of the Stellar Photo Recovery - Professional software and how you could use it to recover or repair your lost or accidentally deleted photographs. So let's dive right in.
Stellar Photo recovery software is a DIY software for both amateur and professional photographers. It can help them recover photos, videos and audio files easily and quickly. When we started understanding the number of ways Stellar Photo Recovery is useful and superior than most options out there, we decided to make a list. So here are some most useful and important features of this software -
Key features of the Photo Recovery - Professional Software:
1. Recovery from all storage media
There have been times when we found that our SD card has been damaged or corrupted and we lost all the photographs and media files. Well, now Stellar has a unique Photo Recovery - Professional software that can be a life saviour for us during such times. The software can undelete our lost photos and media files from any type of damaged or corrupted SD card be it mini, micro, SDHC or SDXC. Above all, the software also works on memory cards, memory sticks, pen drives, SSD cards, P2 cards, multimedia cards, XQD memory cards, USB flash drives, and many more.
2. Retrieves deleted photos and repairs damaged photos
Many a time we accidentally delete photos and media files from our SD cards without even copying them. Stellar Photo Recovery - Professional software can recover such deleted photos and repair the damaged photos from all types of storage media.
3. Supports file formats of all major cameras
Being professional photographers, we tend to click images in RAW file format. While we have come across data recovery tools that recover lost photos in JPEG formats; this is the first time we are looking at a software that recovers RAW file images as well. Yes, Stellar Photo Recovery - Professional software supports file formats of all major cameras like Canon, Epson, Fujifilm, Kodak, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Sony, Sigma and so on. The software also supports drone cameras.
4. Retrieves deleted videos and audio files
Stellar Photo Recovery - Professional software can retrieve accidentally deleted videos and audio files as well. It supports a range of around 100 video and audio file formats like MP3, MP4, RPS, 3GP, AVI, MPEG, MKV, MTS, DIVX, VOB, OGG, OGM, 3G2, ASX, MTS, AJP, F4V, VID, TOD, HDMOV, MOV, MQV, M4B, M4V, WMA, WMV, RA, AMR, IFF, SND, MXF and SVI. We’re sure this feature is highly useful for vloggers who take travel videos and interview people.
5. Recovers photos and videos from encrypted drives
Stellar Photo Recovery - Professional software works even on BitLocker encrypted drives or partitions and can easily retrieve lost photos, videos and audio files.
6. Performs deep scan
The Stellar Photo Recovery - Professional software can perform a deep scan of the drive to recover every bit of lost or deleted photos. It also recovers photos from the drives that have bad sectors.
7. Works smoothly with storage capacity > 6 TB
Most recovery software fails to recover photos from drives and devices that have a large storage capacity. Stellar Photo Recovery - Professional software, however, helps to recover files from media with size as high as 6 TB and more.
8. Restores files with original date-timestamp
Stellar Photo Recovery - Professional software supports recovery of files with the original timestamp, camera model/ name, resolution or file name. This makes it easy and convenient to identify the required files from a lot of unnecessary photos.
9. Extracts thumbnails of corrupt photos
Stellar Photo Recovery - Professional software supports thumbnail recovery for photo file formats. It restores both the original image and its respective thumbnail.
10. Shows preview of repaired photos
There are multiple preview options supported by Stellar Photo Recovery - Professional software. Such easily sorted scanned results help in identifying the files to be recovered.
11. Allows to save the scanned information
Once you scan the drive in the Stellar Photo Recovery - Professional software, it allows you to save the scanned results and use that information to resume the recovery at a later point without scanning the drive again.
12. Ascertains health of storage device
The Stellar Photo Recovery - Professional software provides SMART information about storage devices that reveals the health and temperature of the device. This helps take a timely backup if the device is on the verge of failure.
The Stellar Photo Recovery - Professional software has an easy to use graphical user interface which is basically self-explanatory. The first time we used it, we did not need any guidance in terms of reading the steps to follow. It is so intuitive.
14. Ensures fast recovery
The Stellar Photo Recovery - Professional software is an easier, faster and better way to recover the lost photos, videos and audio files. Its recovery rate is higher than any other data recovery software available in the market. The software also displays estimated time of recovery while the scanning process is ongoing.
15. Offers in-lab recovery
This is something we know about Stellar from our previous experience. If you are someone who is not tech-savvy and are unsure of whether your photos, videos or audio files will be recovered, you can simply mail your storage device to Stellar’s store. The data care experts will happily get back to you with the results of the scan.
How to install, activate and recover data by using Stellar Photo Recovery - Professional software:
1. You can purchase, download, install and run the Stellar Photo Recovery - Professional software from Stellar’s website. They also have Standard and Premium versions.
2. You will get an activation key via e-mail once you purchase the software. You can simply click the activation button, paste the key and click ‘Activate’ button to successfully activate the software.
3. On activation, all the hard drives that are connected to your computer/ laptop will be displayed. You can select the desired drive from which you wish to recover photo, audio and video files.
4. Finally, click ‘Scan’ and the screen will show you the scanning status and the time required to scan the entire drive.
5. Once the scanning is completed, the preview details of all files and folders found will be displayed.
6. You can simply select the files and folders that you want to be recovered. You can narrow the search result by selecting specific file types that are displayed. Once you have selected the files to be recovered, click ‘Recover’.
7. You will be asked to select the destination where you want your recovered files to be stored. Next, click ‘Start saving’ and the selected files will be recovered and saved at the specified location.
The best feature of this Stellar Photo Recovery - Professional software is that it is 100% secure. We authorize complete access of our device to the software, when we download it. There’s always a fear that our personal data might be misused or a virus might invade the device. Stellar photo recovery software works best here, as it provides complete privacy and guaranteed security.
Even you can benefit by using the Stellar Photo Recovery software to recover your lost photos, videos and audio files with ease. You can check out the Stellar Photo Recovery - Professional Software here.
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Have you at any point of time lost your precious photographs or videos? What did you do to recover them? What are your thoughts on the Stellar photo recovery software? Do let us know in the comment section below.