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Stellar Phoenix Mac Photo Recovery Review

9.5

Features

8.5/10

Reliability

10.0/10

Ease of Use

10.0/10

Pros

  • Very reliable

Cons

  • Lacks some options

Losing your precious photos is terrible, especially if you delete them by accident and then empty Trash. Luckily, there are programs that can restore deleted photos and Stellar Phenix Mac Photo Recovery is one of them.

Overview

Stellar Phoenix Mac Photo Recovery comes from a very reputable file recovery software developer. The program is designed to quickly find and recover deleted photos, music files and videos. It has an intuitive interface and is very easy to use.

Mac Photo Recovery

Mac Photo Recovery

Features

Stellar Phoenix Mac Photo Recovery has all the features to detect and restore deleted multimedia files. When you run a scan, you are offered to select the drive from which you want to recover photos. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a way to scan specific folders, which was disappointing. So I chose to scan a segment of my Mac SSD instead and see what Stellar could find.

Scan in progress

Scan in progress

The scan returned a lot of images, which was a very pleasant surprise. What wasn’t so pleasant is that it returned tons of browser cache images that I obviously didn’t need. I guess they were the images stored on the chosen SSD segment and that’s exactly why I would prefer to be able to scan specific folders.

Scan results

Scan results

I liked the fact that one can easily preview detected images and that they are all sorted by file type.

Mac Photo Recovery has a useful feature that allows you to create disk images of storage media, so that you can recreate even severely damaged images from that particular volume.

Ease of Use

Stellar Phoenix Mac Photo Recovery is very easy to use. It has an intuitive interface and customizable file view options. The program supports the latest versions of OS X including Mavericks. There is also a Windows version that you can download here.

The Verdict

Stellar Phoenix Mac Photo Recovery is a robust media file recovery software. It lacks some options, but its reliability outweighs all cons.