World's Most Trusted Photo Recovery Software for Mac

Stellar Photo Recovery for Mac

Stellar Photo Recovery software is an easy-to-use, DIY Mac photo recovery software that recovers all your precious 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
  • Easy to use software. No technical skills required
  • Recovers data from hard drives that have bad sectors
  • Free, On the Fly preview available while scanning the media
  • Saves the recovered images and videos on any other storage device

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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 Video 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 Mac Photo Recovery bypasses the encryption on hard drives to recover 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 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) v8.0 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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RAW Recovery

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 scenarios, the RAW recovery feature of the software comes in handy to search for the deleted photos. 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 hard 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 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.


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

Memory1 GB Minimum

Hard Disk100 MB of Free Space

Software Delivery


License & Version

Single User LicenseCan use only on a single system


Interface Available

Language SupportedEnglish, German, French, Italian, Spanish

Download Guides


You can easily recover your photos by using Stellar Photo Recovery Software. Just follow these simple steps.

  • Connect your USB to your System.
  • All the drives and media attached are visible on the left side of the screen.
  • Select your attached media from a list of drives.
  • Select scan and proceed.
  • You can also select any particular file type that you wish to recover.
  • After scan, all files with particular file types are listed from which you can select your own desired files.
  • Click on Save if you want to recover your files back to the desired location.
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 scan option is to select specific file types for the scanning process for faster scanning and speedy recovery. Also, you can select a specific region (starting and ending sector) from the Advanced Settings option. 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.


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