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Stellar Photo Recovery for Mac

Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery now Stellar Photo Recovery software is an easy-to-use, DIY Mac photo recovery software that recovers photos, videos and audio files from digital camera, memory card, USB stick, pen drive, hard drive and other storage devices in just 3 simple steps— select, scan, recover.

  • Photo recovery from camera SD cards, memory sticks, hard drives etc.
  • Supports hundreds of photos, videos, and music file formats
  • Recovers data from hard drives that have bad sectors
  • Free, On the Go preview available while scanning the media
  • Can save the recovered images and videos on any other storage device
  • Works with macOS Mojave, High Sierra and all older versions

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Stellar Photo Recovery for Mac

A guaranteed and easy solution for recovering all your lost Photos, Videos and Music files in a few clicks.

DIY Photo Recovery Software for Mac

Lost your priceless digital photo album due to accidental deletion or formatting of Mac-based storage devices, memory cards, iPods, etc.? Now easily recover images in any format by using this Mac photo recovery software. Get extensive photo recovery support for image formats such as PSD PSP, INDD, JP2, PCT, PNG, GIF, TIFF, BMP, Tiff, JPEG and more. Try it once to recover deleted photos from Mac. Works like a charm in every photo loss disaster.

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Recover Videos and Audio Files

Not just lost pictures, the Mac photo recovery software also retrieves lost or deleted video files, music collections, and podcasts from a variety of devices including— digital cameras, iPods, USB storage devices, SD Cards, Flash Cards, Mini Disks, Zip Disks, and Mac based hard drives. The latest version of the application supports audio formats such as ACD, AIFF, AMR, AT3, AU, CAFF, DSS, IFF, M4A, M4P, MIDI, MP3, etc. and video formats such as ASF, MP4, MOV, AVI, AJP, F4V, SVI, TOD, VID, HDMOV, M4V, MPEG, etc.

Recovery from Encrypted Drives

Many Mac users encrypt their hard drives to protect the data. The encryption on the drives often presents a challenge for conventional photo recovery software. However, the Stellar Photo Recovery for Mac recovers photos, videos, and audio files just as efficiently as on unencrypted drives.

Recovery from Encrypted Drives

Disk Imaging for Quick Recovery

Recover valuable photos, videos, and audio files from a Mac hard drive that has lots of bad sectors on it. The disk imaging feature helps you get back lost or deleted multimedia securely, without the risk of data loss due to drive failure. All you need to do is create a disk image for such rives and run the photo recovery software on the disk image rather than the storage hardware. Recovering from disk images is both faster and safer.

Key Features:

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Enhanced User Interface

The Stellar Photo Recovery (Mac) brings major UI improvements to maximize the user experience. Along with a simple interface, it offers multiple utilities — file view options for convenience, check/un-check files using space bar, ability to zoom-in/zoom-out photos by slider for thumb view, preview of pictures, audio and video, and more.

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Save Scan Information & Resume Recovery

This advanced photo recovery tool for Mac lets you stop a running scan and save the scan progress up to that point in the form of a file. This scan file can be later loaded into the software to resume recovery from the saved point. Additionally, the Resume Recovery features for Disk Image, Volume Image and saved scan information have been optimized, with an option to display their respective screens on a single page.

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Deep Scan for Better Results

For most devices, the application’s advanced scanning engine quickly finds the recoverable items. However, certain files might not turn up after a normal scan in some cases. In such cases, the software does a Deep Scan of the volume to recover each and every bit of lost or deleted data. By recognizing file headers, this feature lets the software conduct a deep scan and find out all the missing files.

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Improved Preferences

The latest version of the software includes major improvements in the Preferences menu. It now includes options to Preview, Add new file header, and Edit file header. The file preview has been modified to support preview of corrupted files in the safe mode, both in thumbnail view and running preview. Also, if you’re unable to find the desired file format in the list of supported formats, you can then add a new file header or edit an existing one to the list.

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Selective File Type, Hard Drive and Volume Recovery

Scan an entire Mac drive or volume, or restrict the scope of scanning to a specific region to recover your photos, videos, and audio files. This helps save a lot of time in case you know the exact location on the hard drive or volume where a photo or media file existed before being deleted. Any files found are then available for preview and recovery. Similarly, you can instruct the software to scan the memory only for specific file types for effective Mac photo recovery.

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Recovery of Unicode Files

In addition to the wide range of photo, video, and audio file formats, the Mac photo recovery software also supports recovery of Unicode files, thus eliminating the need for a converter or any other supporting software. Keeping this in mind, the Stellar photo recovery software for Mac is one of the most versatile software available in the market that helps recover photos from Mac.

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Retrieve detailed file information

Along with recovering deleted photos, this powerful product also facilitates retrieving detailed information related to the recovered files. This information includes the file name, original date timestamp, camera model / name, and resolution. Moreover, you can even recover image through thumbnail.

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File Preview with Customized Recovery

The software shows a preview of corrupt files in safe mode, both in thumbnail view and running scan mode. The File Preview feature can be turned on/off anytime based on your preference. The photo recovery software for Mac also allows to add new file header and edit file header. So, if you’re unable to find a specific file format in the list of supported formats, you can add a new file header to the list or edit an existing one. Meaning, the software can practically recover an unlimited variety of photo and video formats!

*Download the free trial version to scan & preview your deleted photos.
Also available for Windows

Software Specifications

Stellar Photo Recovery for Mac

System Requirement


Operating SystemmacOS Mojave 10.14, High Sierra 10.13, 10.12, 10.11, 10.10, 10.9, 10.8 & 10.7

Memory2 GB minimum (4 GB recommended)

Hard Disk200 MB free space

Software Delivery


License & Version

Single User LicenseCan use only on a single system


Interface Available

Language SupportedEnglish, German, French, Italian, Spanish


You can easily recover your photos from formatted USB drive by using Stellar Photo Recovery Software for Mac. Just follow these simple steps.

  • Connect your USB to the Mac system.
  • Download, install and run Stellar Photo Recovery for Mac.
  • On home screen of the software select Photos. Click Next.
  • Select your USB drive from the list of drives and external media.
  • Click Scan.
  • Once the scanning completes, the list of found photos appear. You can select desired pictures and click Recover.
  • Select destination to save the recovered photos. Click Save.

The error is displayed mostly when the card is in “locked” position. Check to see whether your memory card is in unlocked position. Simply flick the right switch of your memory card and you can “lock” or “unlock” your memory card. If the card is already unlocked then might be there is some corruption issue with the card. You can go for Stellar Photo Recovery in that case.

Advance Settings option in the software helps you speed up the scanning and recovery process. You can select specific file types that you want to recover. Also, reduce scanning time by choosing a specific region (starting and ending sector) rather than complete drive for scan. Read more.

Whenever you are unable to find your file “format” in the list of supported file types by the software, you can edit the existing file formats or add new file types of your choice. Click here to see the steps.

This kind of issue usually gets corrected by formatting the card in the camera. However sometimes, the reason may also be camera and card incompatibility and in that case, you should update your gear with the latest firmware. If the issue is still there, then run Stellar Photo Recovery Software to recover your images.

You can create an image of the entire or the selected range of the hard drive or card and save it to recover photos, videos and audio files at a later stage. Follow the below steps to Create Image of the drive:

  • Click on Resume Recovery icon at the top in the main interface.
  • Select Create Image option.
  • Select the drive for which you want to create image.
  • Click Advanced Settings at the bottom.
  • Select the Range to Create Image. Click Next.
  • Specify a location for saving the image file.
  • Click Start Imaging. The image file is saved at your specified location.

To recover pictures form the Image file, perform the below steps:

  • Click on Resume Recovery icon on the home screen.
  • Click Load Image. A Recovery from Image window opens. All image files with are listed.
  • Select the image file for which you want to resume the recovery process and click Add.
  • Click Scan.
  • Click Recover.
  • Browse location to save the recovered files. Click Save.

To recover photos from saved scan information on Mac follow the below steps:

  • On home screen, click on the Resume Recovery icon. A Resume Recovery window opens. All the saved scan information files are listed.
  • Select the scan information file for which you want to resume the recovery process and click Add.
  • Click Recover.
  • Browse location to save the recovered files. Click Save.

No. You must save the image of the drive at another location as saving the image file on the same media leads to overwriting and permanent data loss.

Yes, the new Stellar Photo Recovery supports recovery from Linux-based drives, SD cards etc.

Yes. Do not remove your media during the scan or recovery process. Detach your card or other media only after the recovery process completes.

The latest Stellar Photo Recovery 9.0 supports all known and unknown multimedia file types. The software supports recovery of lost or deleted raster images, vector files, MXF movies, HD-MOV, Adobe EPS, and RAW file formats of cameras. You can even add the new file types, if your required media file type is not in the predefined list of supported formats.


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