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Ashampoo Photo Recovery 1.0.5 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — Ashampoo Photo Recovery 1.0.5

Recover accidentally deleted or corrupted image files!
$39.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 52 (79%) 14 (21%) 20 comments

Ashampoo Photo Recovery 1.0.5 was available as a giveaway on February 5, 2019!

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Ashampoo Photo Recovery recovers deleted or corrupted image files. Either scan individual files for contained images or entire disk drives. You can even recover your photos from damaged RAW files or formatted disks. The latest version supports the recovery of embedded images from corrupted documents (e.g. PDF, Word, etc.) and various added RAW and image formats yield even better search results. New search filters help you better manage huge file amounts and allow you to precisely filter your results either by format, size or resolution.

System Requirements:

Windows 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10

Publisher:

Ashampoo GmbH & Co

Homepage:

https://www.ashampoo.com/en/usd/pin/0173/tools-and-utilities/Ashampoo-Photo-Recovery

File Size:

7.99 MB

Price:

$39.99

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#7

Installed with no issues. Very simple interface with a only few options to expand the search and change basic parameters. Results were actually quite impressive. The program discovered images that recuva and Easus did not. Would be useful for the program to indicate where the files were found so I could investigate further why the other programs did not find them. The progress bar did not update during the search so I hit cancel after 30min to find that it had completed the search. A keeper despite the limitations as it's clearly got something that others do not.

Reply   |   Comment by 007Bob  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#6

I'm surprised that Ashampoo, which I've always respected, is resorting to terribly [blatantly] misleading ad copy on the linked page for Ashampoo Photo Recovery. Under the heading: "These events will cause the loss of your digital photos:", "The memory card in your digital camera or cellphone is defective" And "A USB flash drive has ... become defective"

Both statements are undeniably true, but in advertising for photo recovery software, the intended implication is that their software will get these photos back when the storage media is broken, failed, inoperable. That's completely False!

Otherwise, companies selling file recovery software often borrow the marketing strategy of companies selling video converters & such -- make one full product, then sell several "specialized" products, which are actually just limited versions, for a reduced price. It's an easy way to increase the number of potential buyers, since all you have to do is break or turn off features in the main app, and you've got something new to sell.

I can't of course say that's what Ashampoo has done, breaking their Undeleter to create their Photo Recovery software, but with the misleading ad copy I'm not overly optimistic. I've talked about when I ran several file recovery apps on a hard drive where everything was lost. I don't know if I posted how the files I was mainly after were 30 odd GB of image files, in RAW, PSD, & JPG formats. None of the recovery apps I used was specialized for photos, and their performance recovering photos was in line with their performance recovering everything else. IOW, if an app did well recovering all files, it did just as well with the photos, which I did fully recover BTW.

Because the performance of the recovery apps I tried varied considerably, yet all tested very well, I'll take advantage of this GOTD & hold onto Ashampoo Photo Recovery just in case, but frankly if I was going to buy something it would be the EaseUS app, based on my real-world experience.

Needless to say, don't stored your photos on the system partition [where Windows is installed], & store them on multiple drives or media &/or in the cloud [that last depending on file sizes]. In my case, since it takes a while to sync 10s of GB of data, I synced my backup copies whenever I'd reach a milestone, say after 4-5 hours of work. At some point the *cumulative* time you lose syncing backups becomes greater than the time it would take to re-do the work you've performed. When something went wrong [not certain but believe it was a Windows glitch] & I lost the data on that drive, I ran the recovery apps in the background, to see if I could avoid re-doing the work since the last time I synced those files. It worked out, & I didn't really use much time because they were running in the background as I kept on using the PC.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

mike, I always learn something from your comments...you are well-versed in so many topics! May I ask what software you recommend for backups? Thanks...

Reply   |   Comment by Tony S  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#5

It says in the description that it will recover corrupted files too.
Doesn't that mean partially overwritten files?
What other type of corruption is there?

Reply   |   Comment by bob  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

bob, The way I read the description, it says it will recover corrupted image files, but doesn't say it will also repair them. All recovery programs I know of can recover damaged (partially overwritten) files, but these may be useless in practice.

Reply   |   Comment by tomcat  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#4

Great S/W by Ashampoo. A definite keeper.

Reply   |   Comment by user  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#3

есть ключ

Reply   |   Comment by starnik  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-12)
#2

На mail.ru уже больше часа не приходит ключ к Ashampoo Photo Recovery 1.0.5.

Reply   |   Comment by starnik  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-12)
#1

As with any recovery program, Photo Recovery can not recover when a photo is overwritten by 1 byte due to something else.

Reply   |   Comment by Gilbert Roland  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Gilbert Roland, sure it can recover it if the 1 byte is wrong in the image data of the photo.

Reply   |   Comment by M. H.  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Gilbert Roland, "1byte" overwrite is just a single byte corruption of a JPG file and most JPG files can survive "1byte" worth of damage in several places within the JPG file format... if the corruption is in the Exif data you won't normally see any difference in the recovered image, if the data is in the JPG JFIF header it could break the JPG header recognition by the recovery program or the JPG rendering due to invlaid data breaking the decoder but it is also possible to have a JPG with corruption in one of the cells which may result in visible decoding error on a small square in the image. But a single byte corruption is often a non-issue with JPG files, now a single complete overwrite of a JPG file or ANY other file type or raw data on a drive is with current technology unrecoverable by any software or known lab technique. Most JPG files contain usable data even when truncated by a significant amount!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+24)

Bob, something else is other data!

Reply   |   Comment by Gilbert Roland  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

TK, Photos that are damaged after repair are no longer of interest to me. Even if it is only a small square that does not belong in the picture.
Or media files that Windows says, "Can not play the file because it is damaged or the necessary codecs are missing". Or Media Player Classic, "can not render".

Reply   |   Comment by Gilbert Roland  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

M. H., Photos that are damaged after repair are no longer of interest to me. Even if it is only a small square that does not belong in the picture.
Or media files that Windows says, "Can not play the file because it is damaged or the necessary codecs are missing". Or Media Player Classic, "can not render".

Reply   |   Comment by Gilbert Roland  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

Gilbert Roland,

Why not of interest. If it's an important image the damaged part might be an inconsequential area that can be cloned over using photo editing software.

Reply   |   Comment by rww  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

That depends on where the damaged part is located! If the damaged part is on your face, it is not worth it to repair it with MSPaint.

Reply   |   Comment by Gilbert Roland  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

Gilbert Roland, it depends on the size of the damage. If it's really only a single byte, you might not even notice it (because each pixel is made up of a 24bit RGB value). Even if the damage is several bytes in size and thus would be visually noticeable as wrong pixels, it's normally not too hard to fix this in a more evolved image editor (e.g. GIMP). It all depends on the importance of the image for you. But yeah, better have a backup in the first place.

Reply   |   Comment by M. H.  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Gilbert Roland, As I said... 1 byte change within a JPG file does NOT automatically make a JPG file unusable if the location is not in a place that breaks the JPEG encoding of which there are MANY places in a JPG file that can be changed and produce not validation or visual changes in the use of the file. You are now trying to move the goal posts. Your orriginal claim which was entirely wrong and logically proven so: "As with any recovery program, Photo Recovery can not recover when a photo is overwritten by 1 byte due to something else." remember? Next you'll say that if the meta-data such as Exif or other meta-data standrds data is not identical to the original you aren't interested in those either... well you never said "I am not interested in any image file whose content has been changed by 1 byte!" If you had we would have just shrugged and thought silly person... but you are entitled to your own choices no matter how wasteful and unprovable... unless you SHA-256 every image file you ever have processed and compare every recovered image file to confirm the hashes still match... even then it is mathematicaly possible to have a single byte change or more that might cause a SHA-256 hash collision... The only way to ensure the recovered file is an EXACT copy of the original file bit for bit is to have a copy of the original file... in which case why bother trying to recover or test the image data on the media where the file was lost from... It all seems rather futile and pointless just accept whether you meant exactly what you wrote in your original comment or not it was not true, sorry. There are also recovery methods that search for file type specific headers and then simply read out a specific number of expected logical clusters in excess of the original files size and then let the program that uses that file type to read the valid data out of that recovered file and the recovered file is completely different in terms of size and content but is completly valid data and can be used just fine... Is that not of interest to you either? oh well!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Gilbert Roland, LOL MSPaint... don't be silly... use something that has a clone facility even a free editor and even if the corruption is in the facial area it may be possible to perform an invisible repair if skin defects cn be removed on a daily basis by marketing companies even a determined amature can remove a faulty pixel or two!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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