Mac Hard Disk Recovery

Best Way to Recover Deleted Pictures on Mac

In earlier days, camera used to have film rolls, people used to capture their memorable incident with their camera, wash the film and keep them in their albums. But today with the advancement of technology, people have forgotten the old day’s photo albums and now keep their image gallery in hard disk of computer. Mac machine has a great advantage regarding storing image file as all pictures can be easily organized within a few mouse clicks. It is also good for editing images. It has an in built application known as iPhoto to modify image files. Thus, Mac machine is referred by most of the professional photographers. Mac volume also has enough space to store huge number of pictures. Despite of its great features, still you can lose pictures from volume.  Your pictures are saved in your system as long as you do not press delete button.

Suppose you are going through your college days memories, there is a possibility of deleting the pictures accidentally in a hurry. Or you have pressed “SHIFT+ OPTION +CMD+ DEL” to delete a picture and it emptied the Trash and after few days you find out that you really need this picture. You might have also deleted a picture instead of an unwanted image. There is also a possibility of erasing lots of pictures from hard disk at once resulting in deletion of needed image file. By mistake you might have cleaned the Trash bin using context menu, and there is no in built tool to restore files back if you have lost any important data. Software malfunctioning can also be the reason for deletion of pictures along with other files. There are also other reasons like improper termination of the system, spyware attack, power fluctuation, etc. To know how to recover deleted pictures on Mac based system, you should remember some points.

Though simple deletion of images from Trash does not lead to permanent deletion of files from Mac volume, it is present in some sectors of the hard drive until the space is overwritten with new files. The files will not be visible and will be marked as deleted in file system; they are not reachable to Operating System. But be sure that your Mac volume is not overwritten, because once you add any new file then you may end up losing files permanently. By using a recovery program, you can easily recover deleted pictures on Mac machine so no need to worry about that. But you should use reliable software to perform the process; otherwise it may lead to corruption of the hard disk.


Mac Hard Disk Recovery software is designed simply so that it can be used by a novice user. You can also employ this application to recover pictures from all type of storage device like external hard disk, memory cards, iPod devices, USB drives, etc. HFS+, HFSX are the file system of Mac machine supported by this application. You can also use this software to perform Mac Lion recovery and recover deleted pictures on Mac machine after accidental deletion of files by emptying the Trash Bin and malware attack. This software you can recover deleted pictures from various formats like JPEG, JPG, TIFF, TIF, PNG, BMP, GIF, PSD etc and also other types of media files like  songs, videos, graphics, etc. It can also restore files from formatted disk on Snow Leopard, Leopard or Lion with ease. This tool can also perform Seagate hard drive recovery on all the latest versions of Macintosh operating system such as Mac Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion

Follow the steps mentioned below recover deleted pictures on Mac:

Step 1:On welcome screen you will find three options and you have to select "Recover Photos". Then select "Recover Deleted Photos" to restore back image files as shown in Figure A.

How to Recover Deleted Pictures on Mac - Main Window

Figure A: Main Window

Step 2: Then you need to select the Mac volume and press "Next" option to start file recovery program as shown in Figure B.

How to recover deleted pictures on Mac - Select Hard Drive

Figure B: Select Mac Volume

Step 3: After successful completion of scanning program, the program will show you a list of retrieved image files as shown in figure C.

How to Recover Deleted Pictures on Mac - List of Recovered Data

Figure C: List of Recovered Pictures

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