Photo Recovery for Canon on Mac

Canon digital cameras are one of the imaging and optical products manufactured by Japanese multinational corporation- Canon Inc. These digital cameras can be used for still photography and also for the purpose of taking videos. To store the large amount of photos and videos, these cameras make use of memory cards and flash cards. Most common storage devices used in these cameras are Compact Flash(CF) memory card and Secure Digital(SD) card.



Despite so many advanced features, it is not immune to corruption. It can get corrupted in many instances and lead to important data loss. The cards used in these cameras can be connected to computer using Card reader. When you try to unplug the card abruptly from the card reader during the data transfer process, it can lead to memory card corruption thus making photos and videos inaccessible. However, you can perform Canon lost photo recovery on Mac using the best of Mac recovery tools available.

Some of the other reasons for data loss from Canon cameras:

  • Virus attack: Flash cards used in cameras can be connected to almost all the multimedia devices and also to the computer. Hence the chances of virus attack on these cards are more.
  • Accidental deletion: Sometimes, user accidentally deletes some or all the files using the delete option provided on cameras, or when card is connected to the computer. In such a case, you should use recovery software to restore deleted photos.
  • Corruption of flash card: During the data reading process or file transfer process, if the power shuts down, it may lead to corruption of flash card making the photos corrupt. To overcome this,corrupted photo recovery software can be used.
  • Formatting the flash card: In some instances of Canon camera flash card corruption, photos and videos become inaccessible and you have to format the memory card for further use. Due to this, data will be lost from the card. To perform lost picture recovery, you can try a good restore utility for Mac OS.

To overcome the data loss incurred due to many unexpected reasons, you must use efficient recovery software to perform formatted memory card recovery on Mac. This software can easily recover photos from CF card on Mac sytem after deletion or loss due to human mistake, corruption of card,etc. with an ease. In addition to CF card recovery, it can also restore media files from SD and XD cards, MMC cards, etc and can recover digital raw photo formats such as CR2 (for Canon), NEF (for Nikon), SR2 &ARW (for Sony), etc. This software can also be recommended for photo recovery from external hard drive on Mac.

Procedure to recover photos from Canon on Mac:

Step 1: Connect Canon Camera or its memory card to Mac computer. Download and install trial version of Mac photo recovery tool on your Mac systems. Run the tool and choose "Recover Photos" option from the main screen as shown in Figure 1. Now, select either “Recover Deleted Photos” or “Recover Lost Photos” on the basis of your data loss scenario.

Canon Photo Recovery on Mac – Main Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 2: After that, choose the connected Canon camera memory card from which deleted or lost photos are to be recovered and tap on Next option as shown in Figure 2.

Canon Photo Recovery on Mac – Select Canon Camera Card

Figure 2: Select Canon Camera Card

Step 3: The application displays a new window to select photos and videos file formats, as shown in Figure 3, and click "Recover". Now the software starts scanning the drive.

Canon Photo Recovery on Mac – Select File Types

Figure 3: Select File Types

Step 4: Once the scanning process is accomplished, the recovered data will be displayed. Finally, the recovered data can be previewed using “View” button or can be saved to a safe location by clicking “Save” option, as shown in Figure 4.

Canon Photo Recovery on Mac – Save Recovered Photos

Figure 4: Save Recovered Photos

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