Select sourceFirst, select the source that contains the images to be recovered. This can either be an entire drive, e.g. a hard disk or flash drive, or a single file, e.g. a PDF file.
Source: DeviceTo search an entire drive, simply select it from the pull-down menu. If you connected the drive after you launched this application, you will need to click "Refresh Device List" for it to show up in the list.
Source: FileClick "Choose a file..." to select a document to search for images.
Select scan method / optionsThe speed of the search depends on the size of the disk/file as well as the selected options. Try to
adjust the settings as closely as possible to your needs to speed things up considerably.
Scan Method / Options
Allows you to select between various different presets that cover most search use cases. Each preset will auto-adjust the remaining settings.
Ignore file sizes smaller
Allows you to select the minimum file size. Images smaller than this value will be ignored.
Ignore photos where width and height is below
Allows you to select the minimum image dimensions. Images smaller than this value will be ignored.
Maximum photo file size
Allows you to select the maximum file size. Images bigger than this value will be ignored.
Common photo and Internet files
Enable this option to search for the most common image file types.
RAW files are usually created by high-end cameras. Enable this option to search for these file types.
Modern photo files
These formats have only recently been introduced. Enable this option to search for them.
Rare graphics files
These formats are for special use cases. Enable this option to search for them.
Once you have selected a source and settings, click "Search Photos!" to begin the search process.
Note that, depending on the selected source, the search may take a while and ensure that no other application is modifying the source during this process.
Recovered files will be stored in the folder specified in the program's settings with a sub-foldercreated for each new search. You may select a different output location under Configuration. Results will be displayed as thumbnails. (De)Select individual entries to include/exclude them and click "Keep selected Photos" to save the files permanently.
Select all entries.
Clears the current selection.
Keep Selected Photos
Closes the window and deletes all non-selected images from the recovery folder.
Open photos in photo application afterwards
Enable this setting to open the recovered files in your default image editor once the window is closed.