Best Way for Restoring Photos from Leica M9 Camera

Leica Camera AG, a German optics company manufactures Leica cameras and Leica M9 is the world’s first digital rangefinder camera with a full format 24X36 mm sensor. The M9 camera is specially designed and developed with 18 mega pixel CCD image sensor that enables you to capture photos on full 35-mm film format without any compromises. All the Leica M lenses mounted on the Leica M9 offer the same angle of view as with film camera model. The successful combination of an extremely high-resolution image sensor, the superior performance of M lenses and sophisticated processing of the captured digital information ensures the best imaging results in all photographic situations.

Leica M9 digital camera includes Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, a professional digital workflow solution for Apple Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows. Even though this camera has so many advanced features it initially stores captured pictures on SD cards itself. As you all know that there are several situations in which you may lose your photos from digital camera due to various reasons.

Some of the common reasons for photo loss on Leica M9 camera is as mentioned below:

  • You may accidentally delete photos while viewing on M9 camera or when it is connected to Mac computer
  • Due to improper ejection of M9 camera when it is connected to system you may lose precious photos
  • You may unknowingly format the camera’s SD card while storing the pictures on system
  • Photos may get lost due to frequent use of same SD cards on different digital cameras
  • If your photos are infected by virus then anti-virus application may erase your valuable photos while scanning for virus or Trojans

Many people think that, photos that are deleted from camera are lost forever. It’s not right, you can recover photos that are deleted from digital cameras because virtually pictures are not erased from the storage device on camera. You all might know that you can easily retrieve photos from memory cards by utilizing one of the best photo recovery utility. And most of them prefer Yodot Mac Photo Recovery for restoring photos on digital camera. This is simple and user friendly and allows people to intend on it.

Advantageous features of picture recovery utility:

Yodot Mac Photo Recovery is the prominent picture recovery software used for retrieving deleted or lost images from Leica M9. It is a robust software and does not modify the contents of original photos while retrieving it from Leica M9 camera. Apart from this, the application also recovers lost or deleted pictures and videos that are captured from various digital camera brands such as, Canon, Nikon, Sony, Samsung, Panasonic, Olympus, Philips, LG, Kodak, etc. This tool also supports recovery of RAW digital image file formats like NEF, CR2, CRW, DNG, ARW, SR2, MRW, DCR, MOS, PXN, ORF, KDC, RAF, ARI, R3D, MEF, and more. Most of the digital cameras users prefer this software to extract their lost or deleted photos and videos that are captured on various occasions, because of its user friendly interface and simple recovery steps.

Steps for using photo restore software on Mac:

  • First connect your Leica M9 camera to the Mac system via USB port
  • Then download and install Yodot Mac Photo Recovery in your Mac OS X
  • Run the application and follow the photo recovery procedure displayed on screen
  • In main screen you will find two options i.e.“Deleted Photo Recovery” and “Lost Photo Recovery”
  • Select either of the option depending on your photo loss scenario from M9 camera
  • After this the software will scan entire computer and shows all the volumes present in the system including your Leica camera
  • Select M9 camera volume from which you need to restore the photos and click on “Next“ option
  • The software will scan selected Leica M9 volume and displays all recovered photos in “Data View” and “File Type View”
  • You can also preview your recovered photos by using “Preview” option
  • At last save the recovered photos to the selected volume on Mac computer(Not on the same digital camera)


  • It is good to take regular backup of shoot photos from Leica M9 on your system
  • Avoid viewing photos in digital cameras, because you may accidentally delete photos
  • Don’t take any pictures when your camera is running on low battery