Easy-to-Use and Accurate Photo Recovery Software for Mac

Stellar Photo Recovery for Mac is a reliable and trusted tool to recover lost or deleted photos, audio, and video files from Mac and compatible storage devices. It can efficiently retrieve media files for any file format across numerous data loss scenarios.

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Supports Recovery from All Storage Media

  • Supports recovery from internal & external Mac storage drives.
  • Recovers from all the popular camera brands and storage media.
  • Supports photo recovery from all Mac devices and Time Machine.
  • Supports recovery from corrupt, formatted, RAW & BitLocker-encrypted hard drive, SD card, USB flash drive etc.
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Supports Recovery of All File Types

  • Restores media for popular photos and RAW camera file formats.
  • Supports a wide range of audio and video formats.
  • Offers enhanced file preview for different file formats
  • Allows adding new file types if file type not found.


Outstanding Recovery Features

Recover Permanently Deleted Photos on Mac

Recover Permanently Deleted Photos on Mac

Retrieve images in any file format by using this efficient Mac photo recovery software. The DIY tool also retrieves lost or deleted videos and audio files from various devices, including digital cameras, USB flash drives, SD cards, Mac-based hard drives, and volumes.

Photo Recovery from Encrypted Drives

Photo Recovery from Encrypted Drives

Now easily recover photos, audio, and video files from an encrypted drive or volume using this accurate photo recovery software for Mac. It works on all the drives that have been encrypted by an encryption tool such as Drive Utility, FileVault, and others.

Disk Imaging for Safe & Quick Recovery

Disk Imaging for Safe & Quick Recovery

The disk imaging capabilities of the Mac photo recovery software create exact images of a storage drive containing ‘bad’ sectors. The software safely scans these disk images and recovers deleted multimedia files without risking further damage or failure of the original source drive. 

Pause a Scan & Resume Recovery

Pause a Scan & Resume Recovery

The advanced photo recovery software for Mac lets you pause an on-going scan and save the scan progress. You can resume the scan at a more convenient time without the need to restart the scan from the beginning.


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Deep Scan for Better Results

Deep Scan for Better Results

If you cannot find your media files in the normal scan, select ‘Deep Scan’ to scan Mac storage drives based on file signatures. This feature lets the Stellar Photo Recovery for Mac tool scan every sector and block of the storage drives in order to find lost or deleted multimedia files.

Recover Camera-specific RAW Photos

Recover Camera-specific RAW Photos

The software facilitates safe RAW photo recovery on Mac from popular camera brands including Nikon, Canon, Sony, Panasonic, Fuji, Kodak, etc. It recovers lost camera RAW image files such as SR2, CR2, NEF, RAF, K25, etc. The tool can also restore deleted iPhone/ iPad photos and videos.

Most Comprehensive Photo Recovery on Mac

Most Comprehensive Photo Recovery on Mac

The DIY tool is compatible with Mac powered by M1, M2, and M3 chips and T2 security chip. You can scan the Mac storage media without disabling the SIP or adding the KEXT. The tool runs perfectly on a wide range of macOS editions including the latest macOS Sonoma 14.

Do More with Personalized Themes

Do More with Personalized Themes

The software helps to personalize your photo recovery experience. It supports three UI themes- Vibrant, Dark, and Light. Software will auto-detect the theme and launch as per Dark Theme or Light Theme.

Add your Own File Type for Recovery

Add your Own File Type for Recovery

If you cannot find specific file types in the predefined list of supported file types in the software, you can edit any existing file type or add any new file header manually. With this feature, you can easily scan for more file types, thus increasing the utility of the Mac photo recovery tool.

Recover Unicode Files on Mac 

Recover Unicode Files on Mac 

The DIY tool supports the recovery of Unicode files and hence, eliminating the need for a converter or any other supporting software. The exclusive feature makes the software one of the most versatile tools for Unicode file recovery on Mac.

Select a Specific File Type or Region for Selective Recovery

Select a Specific File Type or Region for Selective Recovery

You can scan an entire Mac drive or a specific location to recover your media files. This saves considerable time if you know the exact location on the drive from where you can recover the files. Similarly, you can scan the storage media using file types & formats to find the recoverable files.

View Custom Scan Results

View Custom Scan Results

The recovered multimedia files can be viewed in three different styles - Classic Tree, File Type, and Deleted List. The deleted files can be previewed while the scan is running. This helps enhance the preview and restore options making the recovery process simpler and faster.

Software Walkthrough

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Step 1 : Select File Type
Select File Type

Select the type of media files that you need to recover, and click 'Add'.

Step 2 : Select Recover From
Select Recover From

Select the drive, volume, or external media from which you need to restore media files. Click 'Scan'.

Step 3 : Preview & Recover
Preview & Recover

Preview the recovered files during the scan, and click ‘Recover’ to save them at a desired location.


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Stellar Photo Recovery is an excellent choice as a tool to mitigate the risks of Photo Loss.

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My SD Card Failed and This Was a Huge Lifesaver

Ultimately, I'm very pleased that I have been able to recover the images and files I needed, and I highly recommend Stella Recovery.

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Digital Photography School

An Easy Way to Reclaim Your Precious Photos

Stellar Photo Recovery is a fantastic option for photographers and videographers looking to recover files.

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Digital Camera World

Stellar Photo Recovery has the potential to rescue you from most data loss scenarios, and with incredible ease.

Rescue deleted images or video from any memory card or hard drive - it's no problem with Stellar Photo Recovery.

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We're more than happy to 'Highly Recommend' Stellar Photo Recovery Software. 

Stellar Photo Recovery Software successfully restored images deleted from memory cards which is exactly what it's designed to do. Plus, it's really easy to use.


Technical Specifications

About Product
About Product
Stellar Photo Recovery for Mac
License: Single System
Edition: Standard, Professional, Premium, & Technician
Language Supported: English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, 日本語
Release Date: July, 2024
System Requirement
Processor: Intel compatible (x64-based processor)
Memory: 4 GB minimum (8 GB recommended)
Hard Disk: 250 MB of free space
Operating System:
(64 Bit only)
macOS Sonoma 14, Ventura 13, Monterey 12, Big Sur 11, Catalina 10.15, 10.14, 10.13, 10.12 & 10.11


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If your media files are stored in the SD card of your Android phone, then Stellar Photo Recovery can retrieve them. However, if the photos and videos are stored in the internal memory of an Android phone, then Stellar Photo Recovery cannot recover them.

For retrieving photos from the internal memory of an Android phone, use professional Android data recovery software.

Stellar Photo Recovery is mainly designed to recover photos from various storage devices like SD cards and hard drives. To retrieve photos from an iPhone, it's recommended to use dedicated iPhone data recovery software.

Following are the new updates in the Stellar Photo Recovery for Mac version v12.0.00.

  • Support for macOS Sonoma 14.0 added.
  • Software now supports Linux File Systems (EXT2, EXT3, EXT4).
  • On the fly creation of Classic Tree and File Type tree.
  • It supports three personalized themes: Vibrant, Dark, and Light Themes.
  • Support for fragmented MOV & MP4 video recovery added for removable thumb drives and memory cards.
  • Support for Apple M3 Chip also added.
  • Now scans the storage media in Mac powered with T2, M1, M2, and M3 chips without disabling the SIP or adding KEXT.
  • Use two-finger tap to save and recover media files while the scan runs.

Using Stellar Photo Recovery for Mac, you can easily recover your photos from a formatted USB drive. Just follow these simple steps.

  • Connect your USB to the Mac system.
  • Download, install, and run Stellar Photo Recovery for Mac.
  • On the software's home screen, select the type of media files - photos, videos, or audio files.
  • Select the USB drive from the list of drives and external media.
  • Click ‘Scan’. The scan list will be created while the scan runs.
  • After completion of the scan, you can select desired pictures and click ‘Recover’.
  • Browse the location to save the recovered photos. Click ‘Save’.

The error is displayed mostly when the SD card is in a 'locked' position. Check to see whether your memory card is in the unlocked position. Flick the right switch on your memory card, and you can 'lock' or 'unlock' your memory card. If the card is already unlocked, there might be a corruption issue. In such cases, use professional Mac photo recovery software like Stellar Photo Recovery for Mac.

You can get deleted music files back from the SD card using Stellar Photo Recovery software. Simply install and run the software on your system. The software will scan the connected SD Card and recover the lost or deleted music files in your desired location.

Whenever you cannot find your file 'format' in the list of supported file types by the Mac photo recovery 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. In that case, update your gear with the latest firmware. If the issue is still there, run Stellar Photo Recovery Mac software to recover your images.

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

  • Run the Stellar Photo Recovery software.
  • From the side panel, select the ‘Create Image’ option.
  • In the Create Image screen, select the drive/ partition for which you want to create an image.
  • To create an image of the entire drive or partition, click the ‘Create’ button.
  • To create an image of the selected region, click ‘Select Disk Segment’. Then select the Range to Create Image. Click ‘Apply’.
  • Specify a location for saving the image file in the Creating Media Image to Save dialog box. Click ‘Save’.
  • Image creation process will begin; once completed, you can see the newly created image.

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

  • On the home screen of Stellar Photo Recovery, select ‘Recover from Image’ option at the side panel.
  • Choose the disk image from which you want to recover photos and click ‘Scan’ to start the recovery.
  • Once the scanning completes, you can see the list of file and folder.
  • Choose the desired picture and click ‘Recover’.
  • Click ‘Browse’ to select the desired location to save the recovered files. Click ‘Save’.

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

  • On the home screen, select the ‘Resume Recovery’ icon. A Resume Recovery window opens. All the saved scan information files are listed.
  • Select the desired saved scan file you want to resume for recovery. Click the ‘Resume’ button
  • Once the scanning completes, click ‘Recover’ to choose the desired image you want.
  • Browse the 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. Do not remove your SD card during the scan or recovery process. Detach your card or other media only after the recovery process is 100% complete.

The latest Stellar Photo Recovery supports all known and unknown multimedia file types. The software supports the 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 new file types if your required media file type is not in the predefined list of supported formats.


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