Retrieve Photos from MacBook iPhoto

“I have MacBook which was running on Leopard operating system. To get better enhancement and security, I have upgraded it to Snow Leopard. There is no issue with my MacBook after upgrading to Snow Leopard but the photos present in iPhoto Library are no longer exist. I searched for those photos in my MacBook but it is nowhere. Has anyone gone through similar situation? If yes then how do you overcame it?”

There are many Mac users who often upgrade to Snow Leopard over the earlier installed Mac OS version. But when you upgrade to Snow Leopard, the iPhoto data from MacBook might get erased. iPhoto is a photo editing and organizational program that allows you to store your precious pictures in albums, generate extra ordinary slides and even do some basic retouching effects such as red-eye reduction re-sizing, adjusting color etc. You can directly upload photos from camera into iPhoto and organize them into events or dates. But there have been several instances in which user's iPhoto data gets unexpectedly deleted and above explained is one of them. It is frequent after installation of Snow Leopard and has several evidences responsible for it. One of the possible reasons is incompatibility issues of Snow Leopard and iPhoto tool. To deal with such issues, you need to have a Time Machine backup that could restore deleted photos. But if it is unavailable or exists in unrecoverable state, then one of the most suitable options is to use iPhoto Recovery Software.

Predictable reasons behind photo loss from MacBook iPhoto are:

  • Accidental deletion: While managing your photos in MacBook iPhoto, you may unknowingly delete a photo which later turned out to be important one. However, one may click the Trash tab present in the sidebar of the iPhoto to see deleted photos in the Trash. Just hold down the "Control" key and click on an image you wish to move back into the library. Now click "Restore to Photo Library" from the menu that displays on the screen. Your photos will be now put back to its original location. But you cannot restore your photos if you empty Trash Bin as well
  • Unexpected interruption:If synchronization process between camera and MacBook gets interrupted due to reasons such as power failure and improper system shutdown, then you may lose photos from MacBook iPhoto and camera as well
  • Virus interference: Viruses usually attacks iPhoto while you are trying to import photos from internet to iPhoto. It first enters to your MacBook and then deletes photos from iPhoto Library without any notification

The lost photos from iPhoto might be of important concern. It can be worth memories of your life, your family photographs or your last spent holidays. However, by utilizing special purposed iPhoto recovery software named Yodot Mac Photo Recovery it possible to restore deleted / lost photos from MacBook iPhoto. By its unique capabilities, you can restore photos from iPhoto created in Mac computers and Notebooks namely MacBook Pro and MacBook Air. It would not only ensure iPhoto recovery, but it can restore other media files such as photos, songs, videos, and so on from various storage devices such as memory sticks, memory cards, iPods, USB drives, multimedia player, etc. on Macintosh system running on Mac OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard Lion, Mountain Lion and even latest Mac OS Mavericks.

Procedure to restore photos from MacBook iPhoto

  • Download and install Yodot Mac Photo Recovery software to your MacBook
  • Run the software and follow the main screen procedures
  • You will find two options “Deleted Photo Recovery” and “Lost Photo Recovery” in the main screen
  • Choose the option based on your data loss scenario
  • The application scans and displays all the Volumes present in your MacBook
  • Choose the Volume in which you have saved iPhoto
  • The tool scans the selected Volume and displays all the recoverable photo files in Mac finder styled interface
  • Select the photo files which you would like to recover
  • Preview recovered photos to make sure your selection and save them in a destination location

Keep following points in mind:

  • As iPhoto application is not compatible with Snow Leopard OS, you are advised to copy your important photos in external hard drive before upgrading OS
  • Do not import photos from internet to iPhoto because your MacBook might get infected with viruses and make you lose photos from it
  • See that there is no interruption while synchronizing your camera and iPhoto

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