Secure Digital (SD) cards are compact removable storage drives which are used in portable media devices. SD cards use flash memory to store the digital files and use FAT file system to store and retrieve the files. Since SD cards are compact in size, provide huge storage space and easy to use, most of the popular brands of digital cameras like Nikon, Canon, Olympus, Sony, Fujifilm, Kodak and others use SD cards to store the captured images. Hence SD cards are much popular in the field of digital photography.
When it comes to storage of captured photos, most of the people prefer their personal computers with Mac operating system, because Mac OS X provides a crystal clear view of the images and it offers a built-in tool called iPhoto to manipulate the image files.
Prior to discussing the recovery process, let us see how SD cards get format and users lose their photos, which might serves as precautionary measures to avoid the loss of pictures in future. Few common SD card formatting scenarios are listed here.
No matter how the card is formatted, Mac photo recovery software will always help you to restore deleted photos on Mac Sd card after formatting. Whenever a photo gets deleted from SD card, it will not be erased immediately from the card, only the pointer that points to the stored location of the image will be removed and space marked as available but the actual data still resides on the stored sector until it is overwritten with new data. Before overwriting such card with new data, Mac photo recovery tool scans the storage drive and recover photos using file attributes like extension, signature, etc.This software easily perform RAW photo recovery Mac and retrieves all the deleted or lost RAW photos with easy manner.
Mac Photo Recovery is an advanced picture recovery software which facilitates you to undelete photos with in a few clicks from formatted SD cards. Apart from SD cards you can use this tool to restore deleted or lost pictures from other memory cards, hard drives, external drives, iPods, etc. This software can also retrieve pictures from iPhoto Trash on Mac after accidentally emptying it. This utility supports recovery of photos from HFS+, HFSX, FAT16 and FAT32 formatted storage devices. With the help of built-in preview option, you can preview the recovered photos before restoration.
Step 1: Connect formatted SD card to Mac computer. Download and install trial version of Mac photo recovery utility on your Macintosh systems. Launch the software and choose "Recover Volumes / Drives" option from the main screen as shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1: Main Screen
Step 2: Now, select "Formatted / Reformatted Recovery" option to carry out Formatted SD card Recovery Mac as shown in Figure 2.
Figure 2: Select Recovery Option
Step 3: Choose the connected SD card from which you want to restore pictures and click on "Next" option as shown in Figure 3.
Figure 3: Select SD Card
Step 4: In the next window, select the photo and video file formats that need to be recovered, and click on �Recover� as shown in Figure 4. Now, the application starts scanning the volume.
Figure 4: File Format Selection
Step 5:After the completion of file scanning, list of recovered data is displayed. Using “View” option, you can preview the recovered photos. If satisfied with the results, save the data by clicking “Save” button, as shown in Figure 5
Figure 5: Save Recovered Photos