Photography has evolved since the days of old black and white photos. The pictures were taken and the film was sent off to be processed. Negatives were developed and positive prints made. The photographer finally got to see the finished results, sometimes days or even weeks later.

Along came color photography and the pictures looked more true to life. With the invention of the Polaroid camera and film, the photographer could now see the photo in a matter of minutes, not weeks. However, that type of photo had no negative to make additional or replacement copies.

Digital photography revolutionized the whole process, however. The photographer can view the photo just seconds after shooting it and retake the photo if necessary. Additionally, the photo can be printed multiple times with a computer and printer. In fact, the photos do not need printing to share them with family and friends. They can be emailed all over the world with a click of the mouse.

Digital storage media has evolved, also. Hundreds, even thousands of photos can be stored on a single media card. Furthermore, the digital “film” can be erased and used repeatedly. But what if the pictures are deleted or the card formatted, but the photos are still needed? The experts at Prosoft Engineering have developed Data Rescue PC3 for data recovery on Windows-based PCs, and Data Rescue 3 for Macintosh for Mac file recovery. While the primary use of these programs is hard drive recovery, both are excellent choices for recovering deleted or corrupted files on digital media as well.