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Stellar Photo Recovery

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Stellar Photo Recovery

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  • Latest Version

    Stellar Photo Recovery 11.8.0 LATEST

  • Review by

    Michael Reynolds

  • Operating System

    Windows 7 / Windows 7 64 / Windows 8 / Windows 8 64 / Windows 10 / Windows 10 64 / Windows 11

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Stellar Photo Recovery is a comprehensive photo recovery software for PC to restore photos, music & video files lost from accidental deletion, corruption, or formatting. Its impressive features allow image recovery from digital cameras, memory cards, external storage, USB sticks, and even from hard drives. When disaster strikes your photo & media collection, trust Stellar Photo Recovery to recover deleted photos, audios, and videos in an easy and smooth way.
  • Recovers Unlimited File Formats including JPEG, PNG, GIF, RAW, etc.
  • Recovers from HDD, SSD, 4K Hard Drives, USB Drives, SD Cards, etc
  • Restores Motion Formats including MP4, MOV, WMV, MKV, etc.
  • Recovers Audio File Formats including MP3, WAV, RPS, OGG, etc.
  • Works on Windows 11, 10, 8 & 7.
The Photo Recovery desktop app is a powerful and user-friendly software application designed to help users recover lost or deleted photos, videos, and audio files from various storage devices. Whether you've accidentally deleted cherished memories or suffered data loss due to disk corruption, it promises to be your go-to solution for retrieving your precious media files. This comprehensive review will dive deep into its features, user interface, installation process, and much more.

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Features and Highlights

Recover Deleted Photos
The Stellar Photo Recovery facilitates photo recovery from digital cameras, memory cards, hard drives, and flash drives. With improved support for FAT32, ExFAT and NTFS file systems, the software allows the recovery process to be initiated for a logical drive, physical disk, attached storage media, or a saved image file. The software makes sure that it is all you need to recover any kind of lost or deleted photos.

Recover Deleted Audio & Video Files
It is also capable of recovering different video and audio file formats stored on hard drives, memory cards, and other storage media. It is skilled in recovering video files like AVI, ASF, F4V, WMV, MP4, MOV, etc as well as audio files like RPS, OGG, MP3, WMA, and many more. It also facilitates to see the preview of the recovered video as well as audio files and save them at the desired location.

Recover SD Card
Undelete your seemingly lost photos and media from damaged/corrupted/ inaccessible memory cards, Flashcards, SD Cards (Mini, Micro, SDHC, and SDXC), Smart Media Cards, secure MMC and CF Cards. Supported cameras include Sony, Nikon, Canon, Samsung, Pentax, Minolta, Kodak, Sigma, Fuji, Olympus, Epson, Mamiya, and Panasonic. Moreover, the software also helps you to recover SD card after formatting.

Create Image of selected media
With time and continuous usage, internal and external drives/media develop bad sectors. This kind of damage often makes data stored on the device inaccessible. With the photo recovery desktop software, you can create a sector-by-sector image of the entire or a selected range of media so that the data stored on the remaining good sectors can be saved. This image can then be used to recover data through the software.

Save Scan information & Resume Recovery
The image recovery software from Stellar lets you save the directory tree structure generated after a drive/volume scan to a desired location on the disk. The information is saved as a file that can be used to regenerate the tree structure of found files/folders or to resume recovery at a later stage. You can choose to save the result of the complete procedure or stop the scan at any time and save the information up to that point.

Add new file headers to list of supported formats
If you’re unable to see the file format of the items you wish to recover in the supported file types feature of the software, you can either edit any of the existing file types or add new file headers manually or automatically. This feature makes this product the best photo recovery software available in the market. It gives the application extended flexibility and increases its utility.

Recover from a specific region on hard disk/volume
Digital photo recovery software allows you to scan only a desired region of the hard drive or volume. Media files found in the region are provided for preview and recovery. It is also possible to scan media for desired file types only. This option is useful in case you know exactly where a lost photo/picture or file resided before it was deleted or what its file type was.

Different types of file previews supported
With the launch of a new version of the software, three preview types have been added for you to view deleted/lost files and folders before recovering them. Classic List lists the files/folders as they are found on the hard disk, File List lists files/folders as per media type (for example, document, audio, video, archive, etc.) and Deleted List lets you see the list of deleted files.

Enhanced user interface and customizable options
Another reason why this application is regarded as the best photo recovery software is its user-friendliness. The latest version comes equipped with a new and improved interface to make the usage of the tool smoother and more interesting. In addition to more preview types, more views to display scan results, and customizable options such as zoom-in / zoom-out options for photos, options to check/uncheck files, and folders for recovery with spacebar and more, are also provided.

RAW Recovery support with the improved Scanning engine
The product supports the RAW recovery of files in case the usual recovery procedure does not yield satisfactory results. RAW recovery works on the principle of file signature recognition and conducts a deeper scan to retrieve lost/deleted files. Improved scanning engine ensures your files and folders are found out quickly thus enabling the digital photo recovery software to restore all data accurately.

Supports Unicode file recovery
The picture recovery software from Stellar stands out from other free deleted photo recovery programs in many aspects. Take the Unicode file recovery for example. In addition to recovery from different types of media and of different file formats, v7.0 of the software also supports the recovery of Unicode files.

Works smoothly with media having > 2TB storage
Most of the free photo recovery tool available in the market fail to work properly with devices having large storage capacities. However, the picture recovery software from Stellar helps you to recover deleted pictures from media with size as huge as 2TB and more.

How to Use

Recovering your photos, videos, and audio files with the app is a breeze:
  • Launch the PC software.
  • Select the type of media you want to recover.
  • Choose the drive or location from which you want to recover data.
  • Click the "Scan" button.
  • After the scan is complete, preview the recoverable files.
  • Select the files you want to recover.
  • Click "Recover" and choose a destination for the recovered files.

Can Stellar Photo Recovery recover files from a formatted drive?
Yes, it can recover files from formatted drives, as well as from deleted partitions.

Does this software work on Mac and Windows?
Yes, the app is compatible with both Mac and Windows operating systems.

Can I recover RAW image files with this software?
Absolutely, the program supports the recovery of RAW image files from various camera brands.

Is there a TRIAL/DEMO version available?
Yes, there is a free trial version that allows you to scan and preview recoverable files, but to recover them, you'll need to purchase a license.

Is Stellar Photo Recovery safe to use?
Yes, the software is designed to be safe and non-destructive, ensuring your original data remains intact.


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Price Comparison of Different Editions Available

STANDARD - $49.99
Recover your memories which are stored in Photo or Video Formats.

Recovers Photo, Video & Music Files
Supports All Storage Media
Supports All Major Cameras

One Tool having two different capabilities of Photo Recovery & Repair.

Recovers Photo, Video & Music Files
Supports All Storage Media
Supports All Major Cameras
Repairs Corrupt Photo
Extracts Thumbnail

System Requirements

Intel compatible (x86, x64)

Operating System
Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 8, 7

4 GB minimum (8 GB recommended)

Hard Disk
250 MB for installation files

  • User-friendly interface.
  • Supports various media file formats.
  • Preview before recovery.
  • Quick and deep scan options.
  • Works on both Windows and Mac.
  • Safe and non-destructive recovery.
  • Full functionality requires purchasing a license.
  • Some advanced features are available only in higher-priced editions.

Stellar Photo Recovery is a reliable and user-friendly data recovery Windows 11/10 software that excels in retrieving your lost or deleted photos, videos, and audio files. Its straightforward interface and powerful recovery capabilities make it suitable for users of all levels of expertise.

While the pricing options cater to different needs, the software truly shines when it comes to its ability to rescue your cherished memories from various storage devices. Whether you're a novice or an IT professional, Stellar Photo Recovery is a great choice for safeguarding your digital memories. Enjoy!

Note: In the demo version, you can preview the files but you can not save them to your computer.

Also Available: Download Stellar Photo Recovery for Mac

  • Stellar Photo Recovery 11.8.0 Screenshots

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    Stellar Photo Recovery 11.8.0 Screenshot 1
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What's new in this version:

Stellar Photo Recovery 11.8.0
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Stellar Photo Recovery 11.5.0
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Stellar Photo Recovery 11.2.0
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Stellar Photo Recovery 11.1.0
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Stellar Photo Recovery 11.0
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Stellar Photo Recovery
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Stellar Photo Recovery
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Stellar Photo Recovery
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Stellar Photo Recovery
- New and enhanced user interface
- Multiple DPI Supported (100%, 125%, 150%)

Key Features:
- Updated supported file formats for better recovery
- The software supports thumbnail recovery for photo file formats
- Displays deleted files and folders in a tree hierarchy (for FAT, exFAT, and NTFS file systems)
- Supports recovery of files with original date timestamp, camera model/name, resolution and file name, if available
- Supports Classic, File List and Deleted List tree view for volume scan (of FAT, exFAT, and NTFS file systems)
- Fast recovery of lost image and media formats
- The software supports Raw recovery from the storage devices
- Recover files from corrupt memory card
- Recover files from formatted memory devices
- Supports creating an image of the memory for recovery at a later stage
- Support for a wide range of media formats for recovery
- The user can resume recovery by the help of saved image file, or scan information
- The software provides a preview of found photos, audio, and video files
- Support for all type of memory card devices
- Supports scanning of 2 terabytes of storage space
- Provides option to add and edit file headers
- New user-friendly interface (with re-size capability)
- Support for Unicode
- Support of four views of results - Icon view, Details view, Column view, and Cover Flow view
- Advanced preferences for Preview, Add Header and Edit Header
- Improved support for FAT32, exFAT, and NTFS
- Support for MXF movies, Three Camera model of HD-MOV, Adobe EPS (Mac) and Adobe EPS (Windows)
- Preview support for corrupted files in safe mode, both in icon view and running preview
- Option to Check-Uncheck file(s) and folder(s) for recovery using Spacebar
- Option for Zoom In and Zoom out photos by the slider for thumb view
- Estimated time display for the scanning process
- Recover data with original date time stamping, Camera Model/Name, Resolution, and Filename
- Optimized Resume Recovery windows in a single page for Disk Image, Volume Image and saved scan information

Stellar Photo Recovery
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Stellar Photo Recovery 7.0
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