"Hi, I have a lot of photos stored on my Macbook and my hard drives are full up. So I tried to make some space on my hard drives by deleting some of those photos. As I don't have much space left, I emptied the trash after putting some photos in it. And later I realized I might have deleted the wrong photos. Is there a way that can help me get those photos back? Some of those deleted photos are really important to me and I really hope that I can get them back, thanks."
How to Recover Deleted Photos on Mac
Getting the wrong photos deleted is something a lot of people have done. And that’s why we need backups. If you don't have any backup, it’s still possible to get back what you lose. There are a lot of data recovery program available for you to use. But for certain people, it’s hard to decide which one they should use. So here I would recommend one program that’s been reviewed positively by various tech websites and users: Leawo Photo Recovery for Mac, it’s a photo recovery program developed specifically for Mac OS users to recover photos, videos and audio files from Mac hard drive, external hard drive, SD card, digital camera and a lot of other storage devices. Check out the content below to see how to recover deleted photos on Mac using this photo recovery program for Mac.
Below are the list that shows you what formats are supported by Leawo Photo Recovery for Mac:
- Photo: JPG, TIFF(TIF), PNG, BMP, GIF, PSD, CRW, CR2, NEF, ORF, RAF, SR2, MRW, DCR, WMF, DNG, ERF, RAW
- Video: AVI, MOV, MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2 , WMV, ASF, FLV, SWF, MPG, RM(RMVB )
- Audio: AIF (AIFF), M4A, MP3, WAV, WMA, MID (MIDI), OGG, AAC
If the photos you lost are supported by this program, then you can continue to read the follow content to see how to recover deleted photos on Mac using this photo recovery program. Download, install and register the program before you start.
Step 1. Open Leawo Photo Recovery on your Mac and on the main interface of the program, you will see 3 options on the top: Photo, Music and Video.
Step 2. Select the hard drive you’d like to scan, make sure that you've chosen the right hard drive or you might not be able to find your deleted photos. You can enable the Only scan deleted files option, it will only scan and show you the deleted photos only, it could save some time when scanning and makes it easier for you to quickly find the photos you need among all the photos you have on your hard drive. After selecting the hard drive, click the Next button in the bottom right corner.
Step 3. After clicking the Next button, the program will start to scan the hard drive you’ve chosen and look for your deleted photos. Wait for the scanning process to be done.
Step 4.When the scanning process is done, you can check out your deleted photos on the interface. Click on one photo on the file list and you will be able to preview it on the preview area. Select your target photos and then click on the Recover button. Next you will be asked to set the path for the photos you are recovering. After that, the photo recovery process will begin.
Above is how to recover deleted photos on Mac. With the right program, it’s really not that hard to recover deleted photos from Mac. But there’s something you should keep in mind after you got your photos deleted: the photos you’ve deleted from the trash can are not permanently deleted from your Mac, they are still stored somewhere on your hard drive, so avoid writing any new data on your Mac hard drive to prevent your deleted photos from being overwritten. To recover deleted photos Mac users should find a photo recovery program and recover the photo as soon as possible in case the deleted photos got overwritten and it’s too late.
If you want to prevent losing your important photos, the best solution would be to make a backup of your photos. You can either back them up in a hard drive or to the cloud with cloud services like iCloud or DropBox. By backing them up to iCloud or DropBox you would be able to get them back when they got deleted by mistake and view them anytime you want on your Mac or even mobile devices with the cloud apps.