From time to time, you may get a corrupted, damaged picture that does not display properly in an image viewer. In many cases, such images can be repaired to display correctly when you use the right tool. This article tells about RS File Repair, a product that can repair corrupted pictures in a fully automatic mode.
Reasons of Picture Corruption
In two previous articles, we discussed the different algorithms available in modern data recovery tools. When performing data recovery, there is always a possibility that one or more files being recovered have been already partially overwritten with other content. If some parts of a file contain random binary data instead of what a picture viewer is expecting to see, the picture will not be properly displayed.
Another issue leading to potential problems is file fragmentation. Fragmented pictures, as well as other types of fragmented files, are more difficult to recover than contiguous files. This is especially true if no records in the file system exist and content-aware analysis is used. One of the limitations of content-aware analysis is the algorithm’s inability to properly recover fragmented files.
Fixing Corrupted Pictures
If a data recovery tool is all you used, the chance of receiving one or more unreadable pictures is rather high. However, there are tools that may be able to fix the problem. RS File Repair is one of them.
Supporting a range of image formats, RS File Repair concentrates on repairing images in the popular JPEG format as well as TIFF and PNG files. Most digital cameras produce photos with JPEG or JPG extensions; all these files are repairable. Lossless images are often stored as either TIFF files or PNG images. TIFF and PNG formats are used often by artists and Web designers.
RS File Repair can recover damaged JPEG images. With RS File Repair, one can fix many problems typical to incomplete, damaged and corrupted JPEG’s. Corrupted headers can be fixed automatically, and the entire content of a JPEG file will be analyzed block after block in order to remove parts that include garbage information instead of actual image content. RS File Repair works with individual JPEG blocks without attempting to re-compress healthy data, thus delivering lossless recovery results unlike many other JPEG recovery tools.
The majority of digital cameras embed small thumbnail previews as well as meta data (EXIF) into the images. RS File Repair fully preserves EXIF information and embedded previews.
RS File Repair is fully automatic and easy to use. A fully guided wizard takes through the selection of files, allowing you to pick a single image to repair or fix the entire folder full of files. A free evaluation version is available.