Picture Recovery from Canon DSLR Camera on Mac

“Need help!! Hi there, I own Canon DSLR camera and I have captured a number of pictures in it. Today while taking pictures, camera hanged all of a sudden after showing a message like insufficient memory on card. After this, I was unable to access any of the files present in the memory of Canon camera as the card got corrupt. All my precious photos are saved in this memory card of Canon camera. Can someone suggest me appropriate method for recovery of photos from Canon DSLR camera? Thanks in advance for all your precious suggestions.”

Canon is one of the renowned producers of digital SLR cameras. Its DSLR cameras are well known to every professional as well as novice photographers because of its fantastic features and vivid models. Canon DSLR includes camera models like EOS Rebel T3i, EOS 70D, EOS 6D, EOS 5D MARK III, 1D X and so on. Each model is quality-built to produce attractive and incredible image quality photos. Canon DSLR camera store captured pictures in memory card mounted on it. All valuable pictures saved in Canon DSLR camera’s memory can sometimes become futile as a result of unfortunate data loss events.

Photos from Canon DSLR can be lost in scenarios like:

  • Formatting memory card on Canon DSLR camera as it shows ‘card not formatted error’ due to file system corruption or unintentionally formatting card on Canon DSLR when connected on Mac system
  • While previewing pictures saved in memory card on Canon DSLR, user might accidentally press Delete All / Erase All button
  • Usually when erasing unwanted photos from canon DSLR, chances of deleting necessary images is very common among camera users
  • During photo transfer process from Canon DSLR camera to Mac computer occurrence of interruptions like unexpected system shutdown, removal of cable connecting Canon DSLR camera and Mac, etc. will induce loss of picture files
  • Using memory card of Canon DSLR camera on other gadgets or using it for the first time without formatting can sometimes result to inaccessibility of the card due to corruption
  • Improperly placing memory card on Canon camera saving new images when camera is running out of low battery or if there isn’t sufficient free space on memory card will to save new files can damage Canon DSLR memory card causing loss of precious photos

When photos are lost or erased from Canon DLSR camera, most of the users conclude that pictures are lost forever. But the fact is no data will be permanently lost or erased from Canon DSLR memory until new data replaces the memory occupied by lost data; and to restore photos from DSLR camera models manufactured by Canon, Nikon, Samsung, Sony, etc. one should rely upon relevant photo restoration software.

Canon DSLR photo recovery software:

To accomplish recovery of photos from Canon DSLR camera on Mac, many data recovery experts recommend using Yodot Mac Photo Recovery tool. This software can retrieve photo files in JPEG, IMG, PNG, GIFF, TIF, BMP, PSD, WEBP, TIFF and other generic file types with extreme ease. It can easily recover RAW images with NEF, CR2, CRW, SRF, PEF, ORF, DNG, 3FR, FFF, RAW and other file types from varieties of digital SLR camera models. This program can be employed to regain photos, videos, music and other files from Mac hard drives, memory cards, removable hard drives, USB flash drives, SSDs, FireWire drives, iPods and other storage drives without any trouble. This photo retrieval tool runs on MacBook Air / Pro, iMac, Mac Mini, iMac and Mac Pro desktops and Notebooks that are operated with OS X 10.5 Leopard, 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.7 Lion, 10.8 Mountain Lion and 10.9 Mavericks OS versions.

Follow these guidelines to rescue lost photos from Canon DSLR:

  • Download the program on Mac computer and connect your Canon DSLR along with its memory card to this system
  • Install the software and run it on the machine
  • In main screen, click on ‘Deleted Photo Recovery’ or ‘Lost Photo Recovery’ option according to photo loss situation
  • Next select the drive representing storage memory of Canon DSLR camera from which pictures have to be restored
  • Further if required select the file types that you want to retrieve to before scanning process
  • Otherwise, just skip the above step as software scans for all file types by default
  • By clicking next, trigger the scanning process of software and wait for some time
  • After scanning process ends, restored image files will get displayed in Data View / File Type View
  • Glance at the retrieved files and view selected image files using ‘Preview’ button before saving
  • At last mention a destination location on host Mac computer drive and save rescued images

Points to keep in mind:

  • Do not mishandle memory card on DSLR camera like Canon as it may cause card corruption
  • Check for proper power supply and sufficient free space on card before capturing pictures
  • Backup instantly beautiful or crucial pictures captured on Canon DSLR in other storage devices