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Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery

Best Photo Recovery Software to Recover lost Photos, Videos & Music files


A comprehensive photo recovery software to restore photos, music & video files lost from accidental deletion, corruption, or formatting. Its impressive features allow image recovery from digital cameras, SD cards, memory cards, external storage, USB sticks, and even from hard drives.

  • Recover photos from digital cameras, memory cards, all internal & external media
  • Quickly recovers lost or deleted MXF movies, HD-MOV and Adobe EPS files
  • Supports lost or deleted photo recovery of more than 100 multimedia file types
  • Recover photos lost due to formatting or corruption of storage media
  • Reinstates deleted pictures with their original date-time shipping, camera model/name and/or file names
  • Recover photos from all digital camera brands like GoPro, Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Kodak, Leica, Sony etc.
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Key Features

Lost your Photos, Audio, & Videos? Trust #1 Photo recovery software from Stellar Phoenix. Important benefits of the software are described below to help you recover your deleted photos.

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Recover Deleted Photos

The Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery facilitates photo recovery from digital cameras, memory cards, hard drives, and flash drives. With improved support for FAT32, ExFAT and NTFS file systems, the software allows recovery process to be initiated for a logical drive, physical disk, attached storage media, or a saved image file. The software makes sure that it is all you need to recover any kind of lost or deleted photos.

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Recover Deleted Audio & Video Files

Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery is also capable of recovering different video and audio file formats stored on hard drives, memory cards, and other storage media. It is skilled in recovering video files like AVI, ASF, F4V, WMV, MP4, MOV etc as well as audio files like RPS, OGG, MP3, WMA and many more. It also facilitates to see the preview of recovered video as well as audio files and save them at a desired location.

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Recover SD Cards

Undelete your seemingly lost photos and media from damaged / corrupted / inaccessible memory cards, Flash cards, SD Cards (Mini, Micro, SDHC and SDXC), Smart Media Cards, secure MMC and CF Cards. Supported cameras include Sony, Nikon, Canon, Samsung, Pentax, Minolta, Kodak, Sigma, Fuji, Olympus, Epson, Mamiya and Panasonic. Moreover, the software also helps you to recover SD card after formatting.

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Create Image of selected media

With time and continuous usage, internal and external drives/media develop bad sectors. This kind of damage often makes data stored on the device inaccessible. With the Stellar Phoenix photo recovery software, you can create a sector-by-sector image of the entire or a selected range of media so that the data stored on the remaining good sectors can be saved. This image can then be used to recover data through the software.

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Save Scan information & Resume Recovery

The image recovery software from Stellar Phoenix lets you save the directory tree structure generated after a drive / volume scan to a desired location on the disk. The information is saved as a file that can be used to regenerate the tree structure of found files / folders or to resume recovery at a later stage. You can choose to save the result of the complete procedure or stop the scan at any time and save the information up to that point.

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Add new file headers to list of supported formats

If you’re unable to see the file format of the items you wish to recover in the supported file types feature of the software, you can either edit any of the existing file types or add new file headers manually or automatically. This feature makes this product the best photo recovery software available in the market. It gives the application extended flexibility and increases its utility.

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Recover from a specific region on hard disk / volume

Digital photo recovery software allows you to scan only a desired region of the hard drive or volume. Media files found in the region are provided for preview and recovery. It is also possible to scan media for desired file types only. This option is useful in case you know exactly where a lost photo/picture or file resided before it was deleted or what its file type was.

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Different types of file previews supported

With the launch of a new version of the software, three preview types have been added for you to view deleted / lost files and folders before recovering them. Classic List lists the files / folders as they are found on the hard disk, File List lists files / folders as per media type (for example, document, audio, video, archive, etc.) and Deleted List lets you see the list of deleted files.

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Enhanced user interface and customizable options

Another reason why this application is regarded as the best photo recovery software is its user friendliness. The latest version comes equipped with a new and improved interface to make the usage of the tool smoother and more interesting. In addition to more preview types, more views to display scan results, and customizable options such as zoom-in / zoom-out options for photos, options to check / uncheck files and folders for recovery with spacebar and more, are also provided.

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RAW Recovery support with improved Scanning engine

The product supports RAW recovery of files in case the usual recovery procedure does not yield satisfactory results. RAW recovery works on the principle of file signature recognition and conducts a deeper scan to retrieve lost / deleted files. Improved scanning engine ensure your files and folders are found out quickly thus enabling the digital photo recovery software to restore all data accurately.

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Supports Unicode file recovery

The picture recovery software from Stellar stands out from other free deleted photo recovery program in many aspects. Take the Unicode file recovery for example. In addition to recovery from different types of media and of different file formats, v7.0 of the software also supports recovery of Unicode files.

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Works smoothly with media having > 2TB storage

Most of the free photo recovery tool available in the market fail to work properly with devices having large storage capacities. However, the picture recovery software from Stellar helps you to recover deleted pictures from media with size as huge as 2TB and more.

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Please follow the below procedure:

  • Open Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery, Click on Start scan.
  • Choose the drive to start scanning.
  • Now, the scanning process will commence. After scanning, list of folders indicating each file formats will be displayed in the left pane.
  • Click each folder to view files in it. For file preview, just click on any file (or use up & down keys).
  • You can either recover all or selected files displayed in the tree generated by clicking on the recover icon

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The issue is because the camera card is not detected by the system as a drive. You need to connect the card through a card reader to the system. Re-launch and you can see the card in the left hand panel of the software.

Please follow the below procedure to the scan the media (Hard drive, camera card) using the software.

  • Connect the card through the card reader (preferably) or the drive to the system.
  • You can see the card/drive in the left hand panel of the software.
  • Double click on the card (shown in the left hand panel of the software).
  • Select the 'Photo Recovery' Icon.
  • Select the Type of files (that you want to recover) from the list of supportive file.
  • Click on Ok to start the scanning process.

After the completion of the scan you will able to see list of folders indicating each file formats will be displayed in the left pane.

You can now select the files that you would like to recover, Click on recover selected and provide the destination to save the files.

The latest version of Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery Software 7.0 supports MXF movies.

At first you should try to find the reasons for SD card corruption and try to manually apply some easy fixes for corrupt SD card recovery. If still your SD card could not be repaired to working order, then we recommend to use our Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery Software. It will recover all your photos and videos from a corrupted or damaged SD card.

It is highly possible that your SD card has got corrupt. There are number of possibilities leading to a SD card corruption/data loss starting from system incompatibilities, mishandling, driver failures or even write-protection. Read our guide to know about the simple solutions for SD card recovery.

The software supports following multimedia file types:

Photo Formats: BMP, GIF, JPEG, TIFF, PSP, PNG, MOS, MEF, DJVU, TGA, PGM, DNG, PSD, INDD, JP2, PCT, PBM Paint Shop Pro Image File (PSP), Picture File (PCT), Adobe EPS (Windows) and more Supported RAW Formats: Nikon(.NEF,.NRW), Kodak(.KDC, .DCS, DRF,.D25), Olympus(.ORF), Panasonic(.RAW, .RW2), Sony(.ARW,.SRF,.SR2), Fuji(.RAF), Sigma(.X3F), Pentax(.PEF), Minolta(.MRW), and Canon(.CRW)


Video File Format: 3GP, AJP, ASX, 3G2, AVCHD Video File (MTS), AVI, Divx Encoded Movie File (DIVX), F4V, HDMOV, M4R, Matroska Video File (MKV), MOI Video File, MP4, MPEG, MQV, OGG Media Player (OGM), SVI, TOD, VID, Video Object File (VOB), MXF movies

Yes, you can recover specific files after successful scanning of your drive/media. First click on your required file type and then click the Recover button to provide destination to save the files.

To recover photos from a drive having bad sector, first create the image of drive using 'Create Image' feature of the software. Then scan that image to recover your lost photos.

Follow below steps to recover pictures from image file:

  • Run the Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery software.
  • Click on 'Resume Recovery' button available on the main interface of the software.
  • Now select the image file that you want to scan.
  • Click on the 'Continue' button after selecting the image file.
  • Let the software scan your selected image file.
  • After successful scan, software will list all the pictures.
  • Select your required picture and click on 'Recover' button.
  • Save the recovered picture at desired location.

No. Choose the different drive to save the recovered photos. If you choose same drive, it will lead to overwriting of photos which in turn will result in permanent loss.

Yes, you can perform recovery at any time, all you need to do is to save the scan information and at the time of recovery reload that scan and perform recovery.

Follow the below underlying steps to recover photos from saved scan information file:

  • Open the Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery software.
  • Click on Resume Recovery button.
  • Now browse the saved scan information file.
  • Software will list all the files as previously scanned.
  • Select the file from where you want to recover photos and click on 'Recover' button.
  • Provide the location to save the recovered photos.

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Perhaps I didn't use the software properly but the outcome was just what we needed by the assistance of great customer service.



I paid for software on the weekend but accidentally deleted the web page with the registration codes. I sent an earlier email asking how I retrieve this and have had quick response.

John Foley


Always my #1 choice for optical Media Recovery. This professional data recovery software helps me to get back all my marriage videos from corrupt inaccessible drive.



Stellar photo recovery tool worked great for me.It is easy to use and worked well!



I needed to recover a few specific photos and the software recovered my required photos.



thank you so much. you guys being able to recover the footage from the dash cam helped tremendously. will definitely recommend and be back when needed

Gary Kazakov


I recovered all images and videos from phone by connecting it to the computer. All the data was very very important for me. Thanks!



I am very happy with your software. It had shown the preview of over 2000 pictures and full version recovered all of them. jpeg repair under platinum edition is good option for corrupt photos repair.



My card had got corrupted didn't know how. When I connected it with computer it didn't even show. I had very important photos in that. I got your software from Google and it recovered all my photos.

Nick Beyer


I had lost all my pictures that i was coletcting for years. Your photo recovery software was a lifesaver for me. It recovered all pictures from the sd card.


Kerry Batte


Thank You Stellar Phoenix for recovering my Grand Mother precious images from Sony Digital Camera.

Galen Wiley


I was very pleased with the product. Unfortunately it was not able to recover the file I lost from my iPad. I was very appreciative that your company was willing to refund the cost of the software since it did not work for me.



My friend had recommended this software to me. It quickly recovered my deleted hd mov movies.



Great product! It was able to recovery years of photographs that I thought were lost when the external drive crashed.



The SW was easy to use but 20% of the photos were not recovered. Based on the outcome, I started taking backup of my data.


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