For the past ten months or so my Lexar memory card box has been sitting at eye level next to my desk, and on it, it says to download the free version of their image recovery. So curiosity finally killed the cat. I decided to try out this image recovery. What I found was actually kind of surprising!
Initially I had my doubts on the image recovery software… but I decided to trust the Lexar software. I formatted my memory card on my camera with a dozen images on it – a dozen images not on my computer. So if the software failed, I would permanently loose those images. But that would just motivate me to go out shooting again right!
So I popped the memory card into my Mac Book Pro and opened up the Image Rescue software. The interface was nice and simple, not “cheap” and “hoaky” looking like many others. After only three or four simple steps, Image Rescue started searching my memory card.
The results? Image Rescue found every image from my previous shoot, so I did not loose my photo’s. Not only did it find my latest photo’s, but the photo’s I took the day before – and the day before that! I was quite impressed. It could have potentially found even more, but I decided that was enough.
By the end, I was quite impressed. I don’t have any worries about accidentally formatting or deleting pictures off of my memory card because Image Rescue proved it’s worth. Now don’t go formatting pictures on purpose and assume Image Rescue will get them all! That would be crazy! This is to be used as a “last resort” but “don’t panic” tool.
I downloaded the Image Rescue 3, even though there is a newer version. But if the third version works well – the fourth must be even better.