If you are a professional photographer, losing photos and videos is a nightmare. It could be a terrible professional damage too, just in case the photos are of a client’s wedding or your travel assignment.

Photo loss situations can surface anytime. However careful you are in storing the thousands of photos and videos in computers, hard drives, camera memory cards, SD cards etc., human errors and technical glitches do happen.

In such situations, comes, as a rescue is a professional photo recovery software. But, choosing one from the plethora of photo recovery tools can be an ardent task.

Here we have identified the Top 10 Photo Recovery Software for you, based on their features, capabilities, and ease of use.

Our  Top 10 Photo Recovery software 2019 are:

  1. Stellar Photo Recovery
  2. EaseUS Photo Recovery
  3. Remo Recover Media
  4. PhotoRescue Pro
  5. Disk Doctors Photo Recovery
  6. O&O Media Recovery 12
  7. MiniTool Photo Recovery
  8. RePicvid Photo Recovery Pro
  9. Hetman Photo Recovery
  10. GetData Recover My Photos Pro
  1. Stellar Photo Recovery
Stellar Photo Recovery Software
Stellar Photo Recovery Software

Stellar Photo Recovery is a photo, video and audio files recovery tool.  It supports recovery from all kinds of cameras—DSLR, GoPro, drone, digicam, and others.

Apart from deleted photo recovery, the software can recover from damaged, corrupt, and formatted, memory cards, SDHC, SDXC, microSD cards, CF cards, hard drives, pen drive, CD/DVD etc. It is easy to use and has a clean interface. With several user-friendly features, customized recovery options, the software lets you recover exactly what you need. You can quickly scan the storage media of any capacities, type and sizes and restore thousands of photos and videos in few minutes. It recovers files with original name and date-timestamp.

Specifically catering to the needs of the photographers, the developer offers three versions of Stellar Photo Recovery — Standard, Professional and Premium. Stellar Photo Recovery Professional can also repair corrupt photos. While the Premium version restores the lost photos, videos, and audio files plus repairs the corrupt photos and videos. It is available for both Windows and macOS.

  1. EaseUS Photo Recovery

EaseUS Recovery Software

EaseUS Photo Recovery is an efficient media files recovery tool. The software restores lost photos and videos from memory cards, SD cards, pen drives, and hard drives. It works in situations of photos lost due to deletion, corruption and formatting.

RAW camera file recovery, Deep Scan, Preview before saving, and user-friendly GUI bring it to the Top 10 list. However, it doesn’t recover from CD/DVD and offers a limited file format support. EaseUS Photo Recovery is available for both Mac and Windows users.


  1. Remo Recover Media

Remo Recovery Software

Remo Recover Media restores lost and deleted photos, videos, and audio files from camera cards, external hard drives, and flash drives. The software offers a simple recovery process and has user-friendly features like ‘Deep Scan’ and ‘Save Scan’ information. You can recover the lost photos and videos after deletion, formatting, corruption, virus infection, etc., in the storage drive and media. Further, it provides the option to save the recovered files in CD/DVD.

  1. PhotoRescue Pro

Photo Rescue Pro

PhotoRescue Pro is easy to use and allows you to recover photos, videos and audio files from DSLRs, digital cameras, and smartphones. The software supports recovery from SD cards, USB flash drives, CF cards, Multimedia cards, and hard drives. You can recover the lost RAW files of camera lost due to formatting, deletion, or corruption.

The demo version of PhotoRescue Pro lets you save the recovered media files under 64KB. Though the interface is not as neat as other photo recovery software, the recovery process is simple.

  1. Disk Doctors Photo Recovery

Disk Doctor Photo Recovery

Disk Doctors Photo Recovery retrieves your lost photos, videos and audio recordings from all types of camera SD card and computer hard drive. It has a simple recovery process and easy to use interface. You can get back the lost photos and videos after deletion, corruption, and formatting of the drive or media.

It has Create Disk image feature for the corrupt storage drive that has bad sectors and flexibility to save scan information and resume recovery later.

Unlike other software, Disk Doctor can restore photos from floppy disk but cannot recover from CD/DVD. Also, you can recover limited photos, videos and audio file formats.

  1. O&O MediaRecovery 12

O&O Media Recovery

O&O Media Recovery 12 supports recovery of over 80 file formats of photos, videos and audio. It can retrieve lost images and videos from all kinds of SD cards and cameras.

You can preview the found photos before saving and sort them by size, creation date and accessed date. Whether the videos or photos are lost due to deletion, formatting, virus infection, the software can retrieve lost data in all situations.

Though an efficient recovery stool, but not a preferred tool if you are using Nikon, Panasonic, or Olympus cameras, as it doesn’t support their RAW image files recovery.

  1. MiniTool Photo Recovery
Minitool Photo Recovery
Minitool Photo Recovery

MiniTool Photo Recovery stands in the list due to good recovery rate. It has all the basic features a recovery software should possess. You can recover the lost and deleted media files from all cameras, storage cards and drives. It works in common loss situations like deletion and formatting.

The interface is not as simple to use but fosters efficient recovery. MiniTool Photo Recovery can recover JPEG, RAW camera files, MOV, MP4, ASF, FLAC, M4A, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, SWF, MP3, MP2, M2TS, MKV,MTS, WAV, AIF, PSD and Adobe Illustrator graphic files.

Only available for Windows users, MiniTool also doesn’t offer customized recovery options.

  1. RePicvid Photo Recovery Pro

RePicvid Photo Recovery Pro

RePicvid Photo Recovery Pro from Gihosoft has all the capabilities of a good photo recovery tool. Easy to use, simple GUI and 3-step recovery process for deleted photos, videos, and audio — Select a disk, Scan, and Recover.

The software can efficiently scan SD cards, USB drive, or computer for lost and deleted photos, videos and audio recordings. It works in situations of deletion, and formatting of the media. It can recover RAW photos of cameras.

However, RePicvid Photo Recovery Pro could have gained the upper position in the list with more user-friendly customized options and ability to work on corrupt drives.

  1. Hetman Photo Recovery Software

Hetman Photo Recovery

Hetman Photo Recovery is one of the cheapest yet efficient and dedicated photo recovery tool. It is an ‘only’ photo recovery software that doesn’t restores video and audio files. Also, it runs only on the Windows PC.

However, you get all the features of a smart photo recovery program. Hetman Photo Recovery can retrieve JPEG, RAW camera files, PSD, TIFF, PNG, BMP, GIF etc., from hard drives, memory cards, SDHC, SDXC cards, USB flash drives, CD/DVD etc.

You can recover lost photos from formatted or corrupt camera memory cards. Further, photographers would like its ability to restore lost photos from the internal memory of the camera, which rarely any recovery tool does.

  1. GetData Recover My Photos Pro

GetData Photo Recovery

With GetData Recover My Photos Pro, photographers can recover their JPEG and RAW image files of DSLRs from SD cards, USB flash drives, memory stick, CF cards, and hard drives.

However, the software has a limited video file support, which includes only MPEG, MOV, AVI, and WAV formats. GetData photo recovery software works well in cases of deletion and formatting. The preview of found files before saving is available. However, it can run only on Windows PC.

To Sum Up

When it comes to complete multimedia file recovery tool, Stellar Photo Recovery tops the chart with exceptional features, ease-of-use, and ability to restore unlimited file formats of photos, videos and audio files from any source.

Finally, pick the photo recovery tool that meets your loss case, supports the file formats of your photos and videos, and easily recovers them.