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Giveaway of the day — Easy Digital Photo Recovery

Easy Digital Photo Recovery can recover photos from any media, including flash cards and hard drives.
$29.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 243 (32%) 506 (68%) 25 comments

Easy Digital Photo Recovery was available as a giveaway on April 23, 2013!

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Easy Digital Photo Recovery is a photo recovery program that works with deleted photos, restoring them to their original state. This software solution supports all types of cameras and most graphic formats, like JPG, BMP, RAW, OCR and other. All storage media types can be recovered: flash cards, SD cards, hard drives etc.

The core algorithms allow recovering the maximum number of photos and the recovery process is quick and painless, requiring almost no effort from a user. There’s a preview that shows the recoverable photos in advance. This program successfully combines sheer simplicity and great power and does its job of recovering deleted photos flawlessly.

Purchase a personal license (including updates and technical support) at 70% discount

System Requirements:

Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, NT/2000, 2003/ SBS2003





File Size:

14.8 MB



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One freeware alternative to this is the GNU-licensed package "PhotoRec" by CGsecurity. (http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec - most recent stable release is 6.13 [Nov 15,2011]) While its text-based interface might seem confusing and "geekish", it has been able to recover at least the JPGs from my co-worker's SD card even after his Cannon camera had messed up both the partition table and boot sector of the SD card, thereby making the card unreadable by both the camera and my laptop.

The only gripe we have with that program is its inability to find/recognize the Cannon-format raw files. However, even though PhotoRec only recovers the JPGs of his photos, it is much better than losing everything.

I haven't been able to test today's offering so far because I don't currently have a scrambled SD card on hand from his camera.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

I can see why people just want to vote it negative. Because there are free alternatives and they try to indicate it without posting.

The programming associated with some of these Giveaway's that recover files are quite complex and on par with the professional tools a big box store might use to recover the photos.

I tested some of the free alternatives such as Recuva to see if it touches upon some of the deleted stuff on my flash drive I intentionally deleted just to see what would happened and Recuva missed quite a few items that were on my drive.

This program recovered a lot of files, plus files I previously deleted from months ago.

What do you all think about this? If free alternatives is what you like that is fine, but there are some people who will cheerfully pay the price of this program just to get their photos back. Its easy and its peace of mind. That's all I can say.

Reply   |   Comment by Little Bears World Of Freebies  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Dear #5,

I believe #1 was referring to the User Rating in the box of information near the top of the page that contains the website, price, etc. And I don't believe GAOTD has EVER come out and exactly explained how to use the user rating OR the comment's usefulness ratings, and I've been here for many years. So argue as you will; it's all meaningless!

*****And I hope our software contributors don't take any of these ratings to heart, but rather they should read the comments, as they (the ones pertaining to the software offered, anyway,) are the most thoughtful comments in anyone's book!

I cannot comment on the software today because I have no need for it and, therefore, will not install it to try it.

Reply   |   Comment by Grateful  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

I have to give this a thumbs up. I deleted some important files on my camera SD card back in January. I installed this program and got every one of them back in good shape!

Reply   |   Comment by Marcy  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

This program is the BEST of its type, the most easiest to operate and does exactly what it says !

It loaded in seconds ! scanned quickly and recovered long lost photos.
It was the quickest most efficient programes I have ever tried.
I was amazed by the sheer fast delivery and it is indeed a credit to the makers.
What more do you want ? I was indeed very impressed and I was expecting mediocre or poor results due to the feedback given here BUT pleasantly suprised by the result that I have achieved.

The votes did not match in any respect and in my opinion this is indeed the best program of this type.

Many thanks to all concerned for giving us the privilage of trying it for free.
I am using a Windows 7 Vista and do as I always do read the instructions before installing, which I suspect many here do not do that is why it does not work for them.
For me a giant thumbs up.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike Vaughan  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)

Well, another photo/recovery software that is being offered agian for the umpteen time by our good friends, which I am very sincere when I say this about the staff here @ GOTD! It's just too bad that GOTD sometimes offer us software that is pretty much useless to most of us, because there is so much other software out there today that is so repetitive and in most cases free already! But, then agian, GOTD does once in a while, offer us software that is outstanding and is something that everyone can use! I just wish that the photo software offerings that we get once a week, would ease up a bit, that's all! By the way, comment #16 by mike, are your comments long enough there buddy? :) Don't worry though, your not the only one that wrote a long comment section! Yours was just the longest, that's all. I think that some people just get away with what they're thinking that's all!

Reply   |   Comment by Bill B.  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-22)

@#15 MikeR

Thanks for taking the time to respond. I did cancel the scan and went into Options and those check boxes you mentioned were already checked and I still had many hours to go and the file count was well over 60,000 and growing. Perhaps I'll try one of the other programs I've seen mentioned here and let it run over night.

I was pretty much resigned to losing those files anyway when I saw this GOTD and thought I would give it a shot. Oh well.

Reply   |   Comment by RLH  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

Well said Melika, It is just what I wanted to say, but you put it so much better than I could.

Reply   |   Comment by johnc  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Keeps crashing!!! windows 7 64BIT

Reply   |   Comment by Ashish  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

#7: "Please forgive my naivety, but is there any difference between recovering a photo image file as opposed to any other data file ?"

As briefly as I can [apologies because it's still likely too long] here's basically how it works.

A partition on a hard drive is divided up into clusters which are divided up into sectors -- if you have Paragon Partition Mgr. [previously on GOTD] you can right click a partition & select properties to see how your partition is set up [EaseUS Partition Master works too], &/or you'll finds loads of info using Google with something like "hard drive cluster" without quotes [e.g. http://ntfs.com/hard-disk-basics.htm ]. Hidden at the front of a partition, a sort of table of contents keeps track of what's stored in each cluster. An individual file is stored in however many clusters it takes -- it's like filling glasses from a pitcher, where you fill the 1st one, then the 2nd & so on down the line until the last glass is only partially filled & the pitcher's empty. That's not to say all the clusters holding a file are sitting next to each other -- they may be spread all over the place [making the file fragmented, which is why you run a defrag app].

Now, that out of the way, when you delete a file to the Recycle Bin you're just moving it to a special folder. When you empty the Recycle Bin or when you shift + delete a file its entry in the table of contents is removed -- once removed the clusters storing that file can now be refilled, but how soon that refilling happens varies a lot... If a partition is almost full, the odds are much higher that any available clusters will quickly be (re)filled, while clusters at the front of the partition are filled sooner than those towards the back, & then there's always a certain amount of random luck involved. Of course you can lose files other ways than accidentally deleting them, as the table of contents for example can become damaged.

Recovering files often starts with the tables listing all the clusters holding all the files, but if/when that fails it's a matter of checking individual clusters to see what data they're holding, then trying to fit all these pieces of data back together like a jigsaw puzzle. Jigsaw puzzles usually have a picture printed on them giving you some idea of what piece goes where -- recovery software can look at the data itself to see what type of file it belongs in, can look at the reassembled pieces & determine what kind of a file it is, though that's made more difficult because some of the pieces making up some of the files are often missing [those clusters have already been overwritten or refilled].

A recovery app that only looks for image files is probably less likely to mistake a recovered image file [or a piece of a image file] for a Word doc. It *might* also include code that works better with images but not with those doc files for example, & so wouldn't be included in a general file recovery app. And a recovery app specializing in images *might* include code that works better with USB sticks & memory cards which store data slightly different than the hard drives they mimic -- that sort of thing isn't limited to photo recovery apps, but they might be more inclined to include it since most photos nowadays start out being stored on flash memory cards. That said, file recovery apps search for stuff, & as long as you write any recovered files somewhere else, they don't do anything to the drive they're searching, so there's nothing wrong with running more than one -- it's like searching with Bing, if you don't find what you want try again with Google. Depending on how badly you want or need a lost file, you can try a dozen recovery apps one at a time, it's entirely up to you -- at the best you might succeed, at the worst you can be satisfied you really, Really tried.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+28)

@ post #13, RLH: Even the tiniest piece of visual information on a web page will finish up on your hard drive. An average browsing section will amount to a haul running into thousands.

If you are intending to use Easy Digital Photo Recovery 3.0 then do NOT follow the bold-font instruction on the opening screen Please select disk you want to scan for deleted photos because it really shouldn't be there: it's an invitation to embark on a wholly non-discriminating default search in which the program will go hunting for anything and everything, and of which around 80% you're never going to want anyway.

Instead, ignore>/b> that request and go into Options. . . and place check marks against the following: Temporary Internet folders / Temporary folders / Temporary files to exclude them from the scan. Regrettably, you can't do anything more than that -- certainly not set a simple date parameter, for example, nor stipulate that the program should exclude from its results file formats like .png, gif, and bmp, none of which are likely to be associated with photographs which the average user is actually hoping to recover.

As to abandoning the scan, then yes. By all means do so. If you don't stop and then re-start with the appropriate check boxes ticked, you're going to have a vast harvest of files through which you'll then have to spend yet more time trying to sort in a post-process filtering that should've been a pre-process filtering in the first place. Good luck.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+25)

@ #1: As you can see by your comment rating, most of us wish you wouldn't do that. It's a big world outside your basement - not every product offered will be of use to every person. Most people don't care what you find useful or not useful or what you want to see offered. What we want to know is an opinion of the program's performance or usefulness from people who will likely use it. In regards to the ratings, we don't care if you think it is useless because you already own a similar product, there are a million "free" alternatives, you feel the price is too high, we've had similar products offered on here from 12 different vendors, or you simply have nothing better to do with your time. Save it for the comments section like Giovanni.

For example, if you don't make web sites, you wouldn't have found the Likno programs useful at all, but they are fantastic programs for people who do. Voting a program down just because you can't use it gives a skewed record and makes the ratings completely useless. By using the product vote to vent your impotent, juvenile frustration that the world isn't doing exactly what you want, you make it a useless tool that no one takes seriously, thereby making your effort & opinion pointless and superfluous. Because of people like you, no one who has visited this site more than once considers the voting worth noting and companies who routinely see low ratings on this site may potentially stop offering their wares to us. That's when your calloused, self-aggrandizing behavior hurts the rest of us. Please stop it.

Reply   |   Comment by Melika  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+44)

I rarely find anything of use here anymore but today's offer came at a time that I really, really need something like this. It installed on my workhorse XP machine without problem. I began running it on a formatted 2TB that had a lot of images that I lost due to a broken NAS (long story). Anyway, I started running and 5 and a half hours later it is only 31% through the "Raw Search". The program reports up to now 53,291 "Deleted Images Found" ... I know I had a few thousand images at most on that drive, so where is it coming up with all these images?

Reading the above I am wondering if I am wasting my time and considering stopping the scan.

Reply   |   Comment by RLH  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)

#7 Paul
Not a naive question but an excellent question.
All files are treated equally when written to the system, hence they can all be recovered in the same way, an obvious requirement as when an operating system is written it has no idea what new file types will be introduced.

However, if companies like this can charge you for each different file type they can make a lot more money!

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+38)

Today's giveaway is a stripped-out element of a full recovery suite offered by the developer a month ago. It's as unimpressive now as it was then, and the $30 asking price for a re-install, absurd.

Download and install went fast and smooth but resulted only in the running on my Vista OS computer of a program developed with so seemingly cavalier a disregard for the user that it doesn't even have a re-sizeable window in which to properly view recovered data. Which means it isn't even minimizable to tray, either.

Neither of those features require coding skills on an epic scale so Munsoft's failure to manage the simplest of tasks doesn't exactly bode well for its programming skills elsewhere. But then, it might be argued that because Munsoft hasn't bothered to offer anything other than two Results columns -- file name and file size -- such paucity of information doesn't merit a bigger display, anyway.

Today's giveaway is of the latest version of Easy Digital Photo Recovery: Version 3.0, which hasn't been updated in over a year and, for some odd reason, has debuted on my screen as an offering from PC World, Hungary.

The lacklustre impression made by version 3.0 on first encounter might've been redeemed by some thoughtful and constructive Help documentation.

But Munsoft seems unable or unwilling to want to bother itself with anything that might be consistent with today's giveaway in April, 2013, and has instead simply chucked in a user guide to Easy Digital Photo Recovery version 2.3, released in October, 2009. Well, thanks for that, Munsoft: an out-dated Help document for a long-gone software version is just the thing every computer user expects to receive.

In operation, Easy Digital Photo Recovery proved itself to be incapable of even living up to its own name, because when you've finished running a disk-level scan -- ignore the inapplicable stuff in the Help file about folder scanning -- and are scrutinizing the results, the easy task of being able to instantly sort by file size turns out not to be easy at all: click away all you want on that size button, but nothing is ever going to happen.

File size prioritising is instead feasible only by clicking on Turn ON Filter,at which point a fly-out offers the choice to select by date or size. That size option, however, is in kb only, which means that for most users some mental arithmetic is now required to arrive at the appropriate thousand-fold parameters -- yes, of course, there may be some images of less than 1Mb that a user wishes to retreive, but the failure to allow a choice of kb or Mb is in flat contradiction of the developer's claim that this is somehow. . . Easy. Curiously enough, Mb is set as the default measurement in the pre-scan Search options, but not kb. Quite why the developer thinks different stages of photo recovery should have exclusively different criteria makes no sense at all.

As for sorting by file type to avoid being lumbered with bmps and pngs which you *know* you didn't take -- no chance: the option doesn't exist in the Results display, so if you made the mistake of hitting the scan button before selecting your preferences, tough luck, you need now to proceed to the Filter stage and hope it'll work.

My HDD is 350Gb NTSF so I cancelled the RAW scan after 45 minutes of snail-like progress because I haven't all day here to sit around in hope of retrieving -- for test purposes -- a couple of dozen original images I know I deleted yesterday during out-of-camera processing.

The results that did come up were, therefore, not particularly numerous, but then I'd pre-filtered out (in Options/ Preferences) all temporary folders otherwise the clutter of 1,000s of 1kb to 5kb files would've been overwhelming.

From what results I had from my user-restricted scan, I selected a mere five jpgs and 1 video file and retreived them to an external drive. The software yielded two blank jpgs, two with three quarters of the visual information missing, one that was actually 100% recovered, and a video file that was entirely unplayable.

Two conclusions arise from experience of Easy Digital Photo Recovery 3.0: (1) I don't know why Munsoft is bothering to promote it here when it doesn't seem particularly interested in either the product nor potential users and (2) I don't know why I bothered, either.

There's ample freeware out there whose performance is superior to this offering and which comes from developers rather more mindful of a user's needs and expectations than this one seems to be. Uninstalled.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+105)

not compatible with XP SP3

setup.exe - Application Error
The instruction at "0x1000e985" referenced memory at "0x7dfe99c2". The memory could not be "read".

Click on OK to terminate the program
Click on CANCEL to debug the program

Reply   |   Comment by Dinata Revelation  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

re:#5 GoofyInsaneImbacil&Krazi2

Thank you for clarifying this, AGAIN!!! People seem to think that they are voting down the software when in fact they are voting whether or not they find the comment useful!

I'm downloading this as it may come in useful and I am a program junky/hoarder!

Reply   |   Comment by Munybuny  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-34)

Will this program recover damaged photos?

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-25)

Please forgive my naivety, but is there any difference between recovering a photo image file as opposed to any other data file ?

The reason I ask is that file recovery is pinball-extreme at its best. So I could never ever use the word "flawlessly" about ANY file recovery utility.

Yes, I tried this out. Nice interface .... didn't do **** at recovering anything even though I had just deleted the files and immediately run this software. That's pretty lame to me. Not something I'd rely on.

Gone AND forgotten !

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+57)

Looks like a pretty good tool to recover PHOTOS (how about other kind of files like word, excel, ppt, office documents, video zip etc...??).


- Test Disk & PhotoRec (==> Softpedia Editor Pick and my Personal First Choice)

Test Disk Bootable CD & Live CD version:

- (Portable) Recuva

- (Portable) Undelete 360


* Undelete Navigator

* M3 Data Recovery Hunter Free

- (Portable) Wise Data Recovery (can even restore email files)

- UndeleteMyFiles Pro

- DiskGetor Data Recovery FREE Edition
Can recover deleted files (word, excel, ppt, office documents, video zip, images etc...) or directory from recycle bin, as well as from formatted and lost partitions and even from disks (FAT /NTFS partition, usb, external drive etc...) with damaged partition table.


==> FREE <==

So the real question is: what can this GAOTD do more than the above freeware to justify its price and/or its download with the updates limitation?

Waiting for your answers...

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+183)

@Karla #1 — The yes|no is not for voting on the program offering.

Did you find this comment useful? yes|no

GAOTD wants you to say
"yes I found this person's comment useful in my decision to download & try todays GiveAway."


"no I did not find this person's comment useful in my decision to download & try todays GiveAway."

Reply   |   Comment by GoofyInsaneImbacil&amp;Krazi2  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-110)

It would be easy to dismiss this as just another image recovery program. They seem to be literally a dime a dozen these days. I know there are plenty of alternatives so I won't bother listing them. I will leave that task to others. Instead I want to focus on this offer. Visit the home page for a brief one minute video demo and some screen shots...


When I did, I decided to give it a shot. In my tests on my D partition and a memory stick, the results were good but not great. In my experience this one performed on par with any other program of this type that I have tried. Plus I like the way this one looks. Another plus is the key can be found in the readme file so no need for an email address for this one.

I will keep this as you never know which program may be the one that can save that important file for you. The way I look at it, the more programs you have the better your chances are for success.

Thank you GOTD team and to MunSoft.

Reply   |   Comment by dadams  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+131)

Free, open source alternative: PhotoRec http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec

Reply   |   Comment by Wolf  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+38)

Recuva, Periform- http://www.piriform.com/recuva for free!

Where did I put my drink...

Reply   |   Comment by BoozeHelps  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+41)

Yes - I am one of those people who vote (sometimes) without testing. This because it is our only chance to feedback to GAOTD that we dont like, dont need and dont miss this today software. If we dont feedback our opinion we encourage such useless offers.

Of course MunSoftDateRecovery might/can be a good program nevertheless.

Reply   |   Comment by Karla  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-268)
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