Summary: Do you want to revert the cropped image to its original form but unsure how to do it? You can apply the ‘undo’ operation in photo editing apps during editing if you haven’t yet saved the image or closed the app. In case you want to undo changes in a saved image, read this post to learn tips to get back original unedited images on your computer, Android, or iPhone. You can also download Stellar Photo Recovery software that can restore unedited original photos from your computer.
You may have edited the photo but now want to undo the changes. Photo editing apps have the ‘Undo’ feature to revert any changes you made in a photo instantly. But, if you have saved the changes in a photo and closed the app, you may be in a tricky situation.
Here you will learn how to revert edited photos to original on your computer, Android and iPhone.
The method to recover the original photo after cropping, red eye removal, filtering, brightness change, etc., depends on the photo editing tool you have used. Not every image editor allows restoring the original photo after saving the edited file and closing the app.
Thus, it’s always recommended to use a copy of the original photo for editing.
Here, you’ll learn how to recover the unedited version of your photos on commonly used apps on PC, Mac, Android, and iPhone.
Google Photos is one of the commonly used apps on smartphones, PC, and Mac.
It allows you to edit an image and also undo the changes if required.
However, you can’t revert the edits of pictures you ‘saved as a copy’. The ‘Revert’ feature is applicable only when edits are saved in the original image file.
If someone has shared a cropped JPEG, TIFF, RAW, or any other image file via e-mail, chat, messaging app, or external media, you cannot uncrop or undo its edit. You can ask the sender for the original photo that might be saved on his/her computer or mobile phone.
If you have edited or cropped the picture in Mac’s Preview app, you can easily undo the changes. The image editor, Preview, allows reverting the changes you made to an image.
Here’s how to recover the original photo after editing/ cropping on Mac:
5. Click Browse All Versions.
6. Different versions of your photo opens. Select the original version of the edited photo and click Restore.
Photos App on iPhone can restore the cropped image to its original form even after the edited image is saved and the app is closed.
Recover the deleted or missing original photos from your computer using a photo recovery software. The solution is helpful when:
The advanced Stellar Photo Recovery thoroughly scans your PC, Mac, or removable drives to find and restore the unedited or uncropped original photo.
It recovers the deleted unedited version of your photos along with their original file name. The software quickly restores uncropped original photo in three simple steps — Select Location, Scan, Preview & Recover.
Step 1: Download and launch Stellar Photo Recovery on your computer.
Step 2: In the software interface, select the location you want to recover photos and click Scan.
Step 3: Preview the found photos and select the required unedited photos. Click Recover.
Some popular apps like Google Photos and Preview let their users restore the unedited version of the photo even after the edited file is saved, and the app is closed.
Try the given steps to revert edited photos to original on your system. You can uncrop, remove applied filters, or other changes made in the images.
Just in case you lose or delete the original photo from your computer, SD card, USB, etc., restore it using Stellar Photo Recovery software. A free trial is available in which you can view the original recoverable photos.
Also read: Best Software for Photographers
Nishat Paiker is an expert technical writer and editor with over 8 years of experience. She has deep knowledge about data recovery and loves to explore new technology and DIY tools. Nishat has keen interest in photography. You will often find her giving photography tips and hacks.
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