Extract Mac OS X Pictures

“Hi, I use Mac machine to save all my precious data. Recently I transferred many important photos to Mac OS X from external device. All of a sudden, some of my beloved pictures saved on it disappeared. I tried every possible way to get back my photos but there is no hint on how to recover those missing images from Mac OS X. Is there any possibility for retrieving lost photos from Mac? Please someone help me with good suggestion on this photo loss issue!!! Thanks..”

Usually user save entire collections of pictures, audios, videos clips and many other files on Mac OS X. Though, as mentioned in above situation, Mac user face loss of photos and other files saved in its hard drive. There are several known and unknown reasons which leads to loss of pictures, let us consider few common factors for deletion or loss of image files from Mac OS X as mentioned below:

  • Accidental pressing of Command + Shift + Option + Delete’ keys together will clear Trash without any confirmation, where deleted photos are permanently removed from Mac OS X
  • Missing of pictures on Mac due to application conflicts or other logical errors
  • Removing photos using Mac Terminal intentionally or unintentionally
  • Emptying Trash Bin without checking its files stored in Mac OS X will tend to loss of valuable info. Hence it is advised to check for its content before emptying Trash folder

Lost images may be precious because memories are valuable and you can’t take the same picture again. So, it’s a disaster if you lose photos by mistake. But fortunately, you have a chance to recover photos on Mac OS X if you have right photo recovery application.

Best Mac OS X picture recovery utility:

Yodot Mac Photo Recovery is advanced tool to get back photos on Mac OS X system hard drive easily. You can recover CR2 photos, PNG, JPEG, JPG, PNG, RAW, ORF, PSD, RAF, TIF, WMF, DNG and many more photo files on Mac. It helps you to retrieve picture files from other removable media such as USB drive, flash memory cards, iPod, FireWire drive, external hard drive, etc. that are compatible on Mac. This tool not only restores photos, but also recovers other media files like RAW images, videos and song files that are lost or deleted from Mac OS X. This utility is compatible on Mac operating systems like Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks and Yosemite. It can restore picture files from storage drives formatted with ExFAT, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5 and ReFS file systems. This app is free from virus infection and provides free trail version to check the consistency of product in retrieving photos. This utility is easy to use and it is flexible for all users. This product works fine on Mac OS X including Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard and Leopard.

Step by Step procedure to restore photos on Mac OS X:

  • Download and install Yodot Mac Photo Recovery tool on system by logging in as system admin
  • Allow the software to launch
  • On main window you will get two options namely 'Deleted Photo Recovery' and 'Lost Photo Recovery'
  • Click on required option and proceed further to select the drive from where your picture files were lost
  • After selecting the drive all you have to do is click on 'Next' button that will initiate recovery process
  • Once the scanning process gets complete, recovered files are displayed in 'Data View' and 'File Type View'
  • Switch between required views and click on picture file that has to be saved
  • This program is added with 'Find Tool' using which you can find particular files that are required


  • Have additional copy of your valuable photos on other prominent storage device
  • Stop using Mac OS X as soon as you encounter picture loss