Category Archives: Canon

Can corrupt NEF (Nikon RAW) files be repaired?

Can corrupt NEF (Nikon RAW) files be repaired? A question I frequently get from people that discover my JPEG repair service. Can corrupt NEF (Nikon RAW) files be repaired? The answer is similar to the question ‘can a JPEG be repaired?’: If actual data is present then often Nikon RAW files can be repaired. The… Read More »

Recover embedded JPEGs from RAW – Expected quality.

Repairing corrupt RAW files Repair of corrupt RAW files is difficult due to various reasons: They’re proprietary formats. Although many RAW photos internally are organized similar to TIFF files, they’re modified TIF files. Also actual image data encoding is different from format to format. Because they’re proprietary formats, there’s not much software (if any?) to… Read More »

can I repair corrupted JPEG files or other photos?

JPEG-Repair Toolkit Dude, can my JPEGs be repaired? “can I repair corrupted JPEG files or other photos?” is a question I get asked many times a week. Or, the variant “I ran your tool JPEG-Repair, but it does not repair my photos.”. Or, “I recovered deleted JPEG files but they are all corrupt and can… Read More »

Recover photos from a hard drive

When choosing the best photo recovery software it’s important to consider from what type of drive you need to recover from. To recover photos from a hard drive, in 9 out of 10 cases generic file recovery software will do better, give less fuzz and be quicker than specialized photo recovery software. In advance: SSD… Read More »

Why is photo repair more expensive than photo recovery?

In this post I’ll try to explain why photo repair is relatively expensive compared to photo recovery. Why is it many photos can be recovered at a fraction of the cost of repairing just a few images?

Nikon RAW NEF and STOP DJVU ransomware

It turns out, RAW Nikon files (NEF) are easier to ‘repair’ even than RAW Canon files. I will expand this post this week, and add a video, but full resolution JPEGs can be extracted from corrupt NEF files affected by STOP DJVU without the trickery required to repair Canon CR2 files. It appears the full… Read More »

JPEG restart markers to the rescue

Restart markers make the difference This YouTube channel by my friend and colleague Nguyễn Vũ Hà has many great examples of JPEG-Repair being used to repair STOP/DJVU ransomware affected files. This video in particular is a great showcase on how JPEG restart markers prevent corruption propagating through the JPEG image stream. As you can see… Read More »

Windows Photos: It looks like we don’t support this file format

Windows Photos: “It looks like we don’t support this file format.” The first thing you need to check is if other photo viewers can actually open the file. For example try the ‘old’ Windows Photo Viewer or a third party photo viewer. If those fail to open the photo as well, the file may be… Read More »