Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Essential tools for photo recovery, part of Recovering Photos from Memory Cards.
Before we get started, I'm going to explain to you just a few of the essential tools that you're going to need. Obviously, you need your camera, but you're also going to need a spare memory card. And why is that? Well, when your one memory card goes bad for whatever reason, you want to take it out right away, and you want to put in a fresh memory card so you can keep taking pictures. Now, that memory card that you take out when you get back to your room or your home, you want to put it in the computer, and you want to use some data recovery software to get those images off.
Now, another thing you're going to need is time, because this is not a fast process. It's going to take about 45 minutes or an hour, depending on the size of the card that you have. Once you do that, however, we're going to have you back out in the field and taking pictures again. In the upcoming movies, I'll show you more details about how these steps work.
When bad things happen, this course can help. Photographer and author Derrick Story details a variety of disaster scenarios and provides practical advice for surviving them. Learn how to recover accidentally deleted photos, retrieve photos from a memory card that's generating errors, and work with cards that have been physically damaged.
Derrick demonstrates a variety of photo-recovering software for the Macintosh and Windows PC, and concludes with advice on keeping your memory cards—and the photos and video they contain—healthy. The techniques in this course apply to SD, microSD, and CF cards, as well as memory sticks.