Oh no!

You just accidentally deleted the photos from your camera! What are you going to do?

That’s never a good feeling. If they were your photos, you are upset that you don’t have them anymore, and if they weren’t your photos, you feel bad for losing someone else’s! We get it.

So is there any way to get them back?


There are several different methods, ranging from a DIY tutorial to paid recovery software to a professional recovery job. Don’t worry, there are ways to find your photos again.

Before beginning, however, it is important to understand a little bit about why these photos are “lost.” All that means is that these photos are no longer searchable on the memory card. The files remain on the card even after you delete them, unless they are overwritten by new files – so as soon as you discover they are deleted, stop taking pictures!

Free Data Recovery Software

DIY / Free Software

If you’re confident in your data recovery abilities, then by all means, work on recovering them yourself! This guide provides a free software that you can download and use to restore photos on your digital camera.

  • They list a few easy steps in this guide:
  • Download Recover My Photos Software.
  • Install the software once the download is completed
  • Connect your digital camera to your pc using the cable
  • Run the Software and then scan your camera for deleted items
  • You will then see the photos appearing and you be able to recover them!

This blog discusses how to approach the issue of deleted images and how to get them back: a process that is easier than you may think!

If you’re not sure if your camera is broken or if the memory card is corrupt, then definitely start with these guides below.

In the interest of providing you resources, we wanted to give you a bunch of different choices. This is a list of 5 free data recovery tools that can be used for photo recovery.

This is a list of 27 free photo recovery software for Windows users. There are brief outlines of the benefits each has to offer.

Paid Photo Recovery Software

Paid Software

Option #2 is paying for software – the bonus here is that you can trust paid software more than you can trust free software. You do have to pay some money, but not as much as you would for a professional to do the job.

Stellar Photo Recovery Software is one company which provides a free version of their software, but only for Mac users. For everyone else, you can buy their photo recovery software from $49 to upwards of $79.

Card Rescue is a company which also provides you software to recover photos from phones as well as cameras. There is a version for Mac systems, as well as for Windows systems.

This software enables you to recover lost photos or movies from cameras or phones. You can download for free evaluation and to see what data is recoverable but have to pay for full version.

Video Tutorials

Nothing like seeing it done in real time! This video starts off by permanently deleting photos on a digital camera then going through and recovering them on a computer, using the memory card.

Are you a Nikon camera user? This video tutorial was made just for you in the case your photos accidently got deleted. Watch it to learn how to recover them.

How about a Canon camera? Learn how to recover your lost photos from a Canon camera by watching this helpful video tutorial.


Hopefully this helps you start to recover your photos. If you are a little nervous about free software, or attempting photo recovery on your own, then don’t hesitate to call ProData Management. We are professionals at data recovery, and we would love to help you get your photos back.