How to sort recovered pictures from memory card?

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How to sort recovered pictures from memory card?

Post by Dreamer » Sun Oct 11, 2009 3:40 pm

Some pictures are OK, but some have just good thumbnail, they can't be opened. Is it possible to divide "good" pictures from "bad" somehow? Some bad pictures have no thumbnail/EXIF, but some have thumbnail and EXIF so it's hard to divide them from good pictures. The only way is to manually view every picture. :( Or do you know a better way?

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Re: How to sort recovered pictures from memory card?

Post by XnTriq » Wed Oct 21, 2009 2:00 am

Hi Dreamer,

have you tried browsing the recovered photos in XnView with these settings:
  • Ignore read errors = activated (General » Read/Write » General)
  • Use Embedded thumbnail = deactivated (Browser » Thumbnails » Appearance)
Unfortunately I don't know any specialized utilities :|
What software did you use to undelete the files?

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Re: How to sort recovered pictures from memory card?

Post by Dreamer » Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:13 pm

Hi XnTriq,

thanks for the reply. This problem has been resolved already, but perhaps it will help to other users.
have you tried browsing the recovered photos in XnView with these settings:

* Ignore read errors = activated (General » Read/Write » General)
Yes, but this just shows a part of the image, nothing else.
* Use Embedded thumbnail = deactivated (Browser » Thumbnails » Appearance)
This helps a bit, but it's still manual 'work'.

I did use old PC Inspector File Recovery, it worked well, most files have been recovered, even if they (it was not my card) were using that card few weeks after they lost the pictures, they didn't know they have been deleted.

Conclusion - there is probably no way to find 'bad' pictures. Perhaps a feature request - to sort - or find incomplete pictures?
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Re: How to sort recovered pictures from memory card?

Post by XnTriq » Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:00 pm

Dreamer wrote:Conclusion - there is probably no way to find 'bad' pictures. Perhaps a feature request - to sort - or find incomplete pictures?
Count me in!

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Re: How to sort recovered pictures from memory card?

Post by Dreamer » Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:44 pm

Wow! So many existing suggestions? :o
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