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How restore a picture on a SD card?

qwe1234 2,793 776 August 24, 2015 at 11:22 AM
A SD card on my phone have a few pictures with some parts of the picture hidden. Is there any way to restore them?
Here is a copy of one of them, for example. TIA

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That looks like a corrupt picture to me. It's unlikely you can easily fix it. If you had the other 1/2 the picture it might be able to be pieced together in photoshop.

One of the free photo recovery programs on a PC is worth a try but it's a long shot. Take your SD card out of the phone/camera and use a card reader in a PC with https://www.piriform.com/recuva
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That looks like a corrupt picture to me. It's unlikely you can easily fix it. If you had the other 1/2 the picture it might be able to be pieced together in photoshop.

One of the free photo recovery programs on a PC is worth a try but it's a long shot. Take your SD card out of the phone/camera and use a card reader in a PC with https://www.piriform.com/recuva
Thank you so much.
What made some of the pictures corrupt on the card? As you can see attached I have other 1/2 the picture, it is just not visible, What tool in the Photoshop can make it visible?

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Will try it http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec
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Thank you so much.
What made some of the pictures corrupt on the card? As you can see attached I have other 1/2 the picture, it is just not visible, What tool in the Photoshop can make it visible?
Hard to say without knowing more, Most often it's the card failing from what I have seen. It could be an issue with the camera too. There is no tool in photoshop to make data appear that is corrupt or missing. What I was referring to is say you had 2 photos of the same thing, if that first one had the left side and the second had the right side, you might be able to put them together into 1 complete photo.

There are tools that say they can maybe help repair a photo. I would be quite leary of them https://www.raymond.cc/blog/repai...ed-images/ JPEG format doesnt store a ton of data around to recreate data.
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I don't recall having a corrupt image that actually opened and gave me a perfect half picture before. Usually it just gets garbled completely and won't open.

I would guess that something went wrong with the camera when the pic was taken.
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I don't recall having a corrupt image that actually opened and gave me a perfect half picture before. Usually it just gets garbled completely and won't open.

I would guess that something went wrong with the camera when the pic was taken.
I believe it is a card problem. As I changed the card and the new pictures do not have these issues. Also, some pictures have just a small vertical line, some wide, almost completely covering the image, and a few can not be opened at all.

The free tools above do not help. They produce the same pictures with hidden portions.

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Nope no way. Recuva et al work when you've accidentally deleted stuff but what you have above is a memory issue - I've had the EXACT same issue with a card in the past and regardless of what I tried many of the photos came out like yours.
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filled up files, the corrupted files put in a folder don't use them, the rest space should be ok.

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When you took that photo, did you verify it afterwards? I also think its a sd card issue and it might not be possible.
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When you took that photo, did you verify it afterwards? I also think its a sd card issue and it might not be possible.
This is a good question! I think I started to notice the issue at some moment. At that time I shoot another copy and another and till I get good one. I got to think that it was a speed issue that the phone was not able to store the file till I turn if off after shooting. So that I gave the phone time and got many good pictures. But then I notice that the pictures that were good deteriorated. At this point I changed the card.
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filled up files, the corrupted files put in a folder don't use them, the rest space should be ok.

don't throw away, give it away on CL
Thank you. Here in NYC, CL is difficult to deal with. People are all sort of crazies. I used to live in a smaller upstate town and had no problem to have people to drive to me to pick the stuff up. In NYC, I probably need to meet them in McDonald's, so time consuming prohibitive. Also this is slow old card. They are so cheap now. As well I don't know how to make sure to destroy the information completely.
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This is a good question! I think I started to notice the issue at some moment. At that time I shoot another copy and another and till I get good one. I got to think that it was a speed issue that the phone was not able to store the file till I turn if off after shooting. So that I gave the phone time and got many good pictures. But then I notice that the pictures that were good deteriorated. At this point I changed the card.
mSD cards are always on sale here in SD. You can probably buy another one. Hopefully the one you had is still under warranty so you can turn it in, it probably defected and the write speed was degrade dramatically.
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SD cards in SD not quite SD. $1 off can go to front page
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