Software Comparison: Corrupted Files Restoration

While working on my SP3 project, I encountered a problem: I was using new memory card, images looked fine on my camera screen and in MicrosoftPhotos. But after opening them with Camera Raw/Photoshop/Lightroom, many of them looked like this:

To recover the images, I conducted some research:

https://photo.stackexchange.com/questions/61600/why-are-my-raw-images-corrupt-but-the-previews-okay

https://eirikso.com/2009/03/23/how-to-rescue-images-from-a-corrupted-cf-card/

https://photo.stackexchange.com/questions/14385/what-causes-this-sort-of-raw-file-corruption

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwfjC_5jrvk

I decided to try Photo Mechanic because it has demo version. I’ve found out that the program is able to extract jpg file from raw file – the one that camera screen and Microsoft Photos preview. Obviously it’s not as good as raw file, but it can rescue you when a photoshoot can’t be redone.

Here is how Photo Mechanic restored file looks in Camera Raw:

cameraraw_afterPhotoMechanic

You can see that all the corrupted area is restored.

(Outcome 4)

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