The best photo recovery software in 2024

The logos of three of the best photo recovery software options
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The best photo recovery software is something you hope you never have to use, but it's frighteningly easy for cherished images to wiped away by unexpected events like viruses, hard drive corruption or our hardware breaking down. Even accidental deletions can result in the loss of precious memories, but the best photo recovery apps offer a chance to claw them back.

With a wide network of contributors from the creative sectors, we've heard no shortage of scare stories over the years, and our expert reviewers have tested out a range of solutions that can sometimes save the day. Whether you're using a PC, Mac, Android, or iOS device, there are reliable options available to help you recover your valuable images, as well as a whole host of other data.

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Jacob Little

Jacob Little is a freelance writer and photographer and over the past ten years, has written for several national publications and brands. Based near Bristol, technology and the creative industries form the basis of his work, and he also provides content planning and project scoping services for agencies and businesses.

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