Best Free Photo Recovery Software of All Time

Stellar Photo Recovery software has an intuitive user interface that makes it easy to use even for non-technical users. It provides a preview option that allows you to preview the recoverable files before saving them to your computer.

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Recover Photos & Videos from all Storage Media

The free image recovery tool thoroughly scans and retrieves deleted and lost files from Windows laptop, PC, Mac, Android, and external storage devices. The free deleted photo recovery software supports devices from all popular brands — SanDisk®, Transcend®, Toshiba®, Lexar®, Kingston® Samsung®, Sony®, GoPro®, Canon®, Nikon®, Panasonic® iPhone®, Huawei®, Seagate®, Toshiba®, WD®, MacBook Pro®, MacBook Air®, and more.

  • Recovers from HDD, SSD, USB drive, and CD/DVD.
  • Supports Android and camera memory cards of all brands.
  • Supports CFast, SDXC, SDHC, memory stick, flash drives, etc.
  • Recovers from encrypted drives and volumes.
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Extensive Media File Format Support

The best free photo recovery software for PC recovers all photo, video, and audio file formats, including JPEG/ JPG, PNG, GIF, TIFF, RAW, DNG, MOV, MP4, AVI, MTS, MP3, OGG, WMA, WAV, and more. Plus, it recovers photos and videos in HEIC and HEVC file formats that are used in iPhone/ iPad. Further, if your deleted file type is not present in the supported formats list, the software lets you add the format to initiate its recovery.

  • Retrieves all types of photo, video, and audio file formats.
  • Recovers uncompressed RAW files — NEF, SR2, CR2, RAF, K25, and more.
  • Retrieves 4k HD/UHD videos in MP4, MOV, MXF, AVI, and more.
  • Recovers deleted audio files — MP3, WAV, RPS, OGG and more.

* Recovers 10 media files each up to 100 MB, absolutely free


More Awesome Features

Easy and fast photo recovery

Easy and fast photo recovery

Stellar Free Photo Recovery Software is the best DIY software for quick media files recovery in 3 steps — Select, Scan, and Recover. Its uncomplicated and intuitive GUI makes the recovery process a breeze. You get back your precious pictures, videos, music, and audio recordings in no time from PC, laptop, and other storage media.

Preview found photos before saving

Preview found photos before saving

The free image recovery tool provides an enhanced preview of recoverable photos, videos, and audio files before saving them to your drive. You can even preview videos in full-screen mode. The Preview feature helps restore only what you want and avoids any unwanted media files recovery.

Free photo recovery from SD card

Free photo recovery from SD card

Get back the lost or deleted photos and video files free from damaged, corrupted, or inaccessible memory cards, SD cards, SDHC, SDXC, memory stick, compact flash, etc. The deleted photo recovery software supports free SD card recovery from SanDisk, Kingston, Transcend, Lexar, Samsung, and all other makes and models of the storage cards. 

Recover from BitLocker-encrypted drives

Recover from BitLocker-encrypted drives

Restore media files deleted from BitLocker-encrypted drives and partitions. Just select the encrypted drive, click ‘Scan’, and enter BitLocker decryption key to start the recovery process. The software efficiently scans and recovers all the photos, videos, and audio files from your encrypted storage drive. Learn More


Do Even More with Paid Software

Scan now, resume recovery later

Scan now, resume recovery later

The free photo recovery software allows you to stop the ongoing scan of storage drive or external media in between, any time. You can save this scanned information and resume recovery later at your convenience.

Deep Scan for optimum recovery

Deep Scan for optimum recovery

The Deep Scan feature involves a thorough scan of the drive based on file signature. When the initial quick scan does not recover the desired media files,  opt for Deep Scan —an  extremely useful feature in case of recovery from severely corrupt drives. Deep Scan ensures that the software recovers each bit of lost or deleted data.

Recover unlimited number of photos and videos

Recover unlimited number of photos and videos

The paid version of Stellar Photo Recovery has no file number and size limitation. It lets you recover as many photos, videos, and audio files of any size. The software can restore hundreds and thousands of media files from all types of storage drives in no time.

Repair corrupt videos

Repair corrupt videos

Enjoy the Premium edition of Stellar Photo Recovery that can repair corrupt and damaged videos. It fixes corruption in video header, data, sound sections frame, etc., that lead to broken, truncated, jerky, choppy, flickering, inaccessible, and out-of-sync videos. The software repairs MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, FLV, and many other video file formats.

Repair corrupt photos

Repair corrupt photos

Repair your damaged or corrupt photos of JPEG, JPG, DNG, TIFF, and HEIC formats. The advanced version of the software can also repair high-quality RAW files from various camera brands, such as Sony®, Go Pro®, Olympus®, Canon®, Nikon®, Fuji®, etc. It can fix distorted, grainy, blurry, pixelated, and greyed-out images and restores them like new.

Photo recovery from 4K hard drives

Photo recovery from 4K hard drives

If your photos, videos, and audio files are deleted or missing from the modern 4K sector hard drives, trust Stellar Photo Recovery. The robust photo recovery tool can efficiently scan the advanced 4K hard drives using FAT32, ExFAT, and the NTFS file system.

Recovery tool with dual monitor support

Recovery tool with dual monitor support

Get the dual monitor support with Stellar Photo Recovery software. Dual monitor displays help you to multitask without the need to toggle between files and applications. You can now efficiently view your photo recovery process, validate scan results, and save the recovered media files at your desired location.

Create drive image

Create drive image

Over-used or virus-infected storage drives can develop bad sectors resulting in permanent loss of files stored on them. However, you can protect the media files stored on them with this free photo recovery software. It can create a sector-by-sector image of the entire storage drive, which can be used to restore photos, videos, and audio later anytime.

Software Walkthrough

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Step 1 : Select Location

Select Location

Select the drive from which you want to restore media files. Click Scan.

Step 2 : Preview


Preview the recoverable photo, video, and audio files from the scan results.

Step 3 : Recover


Select the required media files and click Recover to save them at the desired location

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We're more than happy to 'Highly Recommend' Stellar Photo Recovery Software. 

Stellar Photo Recovery Software successfully restored images deleted from memory cards which is exactly what it's designed to do. Plus, it's really easy to use.

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Ultimately, I'm very pleased that I have been able to recover the images and files I needed, and I highly recommend Stella Recovery.

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An Easy Way to Reclaim Your Precious Photos

Stellar Photo Recovery is a fantastic option for photographers and videographers looking to recover files.

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Stellar Photo Recovery has the potential to rescue you from most data loss scenarios, and with incredible ease.

Rescue deleted images or video from any memory card or hard drive - it's no problem with Stellar Photo Recovery.

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Best Software for Large-Scale Photo Recoveries

There are many photo recovery apps and software that are compatible, include free trial runs, or charge a decent price for their services, but Stellar Photo Recovery is one of the few that will scan up to six terabytes of data.


Technical Specifications

About Product
Stellar Photo Recovery Free
License: Single System
Edition: Free, Standard, Professional, Premium, & Technician
Language Supported: English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, 日本語 , 한국어, Português Brasileiro, Dutch, हिंदी
Release Date: Mai, 2024
System Requirement
Processor: Intel compatible (x64-based processor)
Memory: 4 GB minimum (8 GB recommended)
Hard Disk: 250 MB for installation files
Operating System:
(64 Bit only)
Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 8, 7 & Windows Server 2022, 2019, 2016 and macOS Sonoma 14, Ventura 13, Monterey 12, Big Sur 11, Catalina 10.15, 10.14, 10.13, 10.12, 10.11


A worry-free Photo Recovery experience

  • Trusted by Millions of Users
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  • 100% Safe & Secure to Use

* Recovers 10 media files each up to 100 MB, absolutely free


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If you want to recover your photos, videos or audio files from phone, then connect your phone’s SD card to your computer. Run the software and follow the instruction for SD card recovery. Stellar Photo Recovery Software doesn’t support recovery from Android internal memory.

If you want to recover iPhone photos from iPhone then download Stellar Data Recovery for iPhone software

Stellar Photo Recovery Free is the best free photo recovery software to help you recover deleted or lost photos from computers, memory cards, SD cards, hard drives, USB flash drives, digital cameras, or any kind of storage media.

The free Stellar Photo Recovery software supports all makes and models of digicams, Android, iPhone, DSLRs, and CCTV, etc. You can recover photos and videos from Canon, Samsung, Nikon, Fujifilm, Pentax, Panasonic, Sony, Kodak, Mamiya, Olympus, and other imaging devices.

Follow the below steps to recover deleted pictures for free:

  • Download, Install & Run Stellar Photo Recovery Free Edition.
  • Choose the desired location from where you want to recover deleted photos.
  • Click Scan.
  • Preview the found photos, select the required files, and click Recover.
  • Browse location to save the recovered photos on your system.


Yes, you can recover specific photo, video or audio file types by using this free photo recovery software.

Yes. The free photo recovery software lets you retrieve photos, videos and audio files from formatted memory card of any camera.

We provide Free 24x5 Technical Support for all paid editions of Stellar Photo Recovery software.

You can recover 10 media files by using Stellar Photo Recovery Free Edition. The maximum file size can be 100 MB each.

In order to recover unlimited photos or videos of any size, upgrade the free edition to Stellar Photo Recovery Standard, Professional, or Premium Edition.


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