What to do when photos and images fail to open after recovery?

Avatar Udai Bisht Updated On - 29 Jan 2020

Digital photos often are saved in formats like PNG, JPG, BMP, GIF, JPE, JPEG, TIF, JPG, and JPEG. These formats are widely supported by digital cameras and other applications. But it is common that photos and images in certain formats fail to open in some applications. For example, JPG files sometimes do not open in Windows photo viewer. Similar issues can arise after you have recovered your photos and images using a digital media recovery tool. There are many free methods to repair corrupt JPEG files. Sometimes, this issue can easily be fixed just by changing the format of the image you have recovered. And this can be done easily with the help of Microsoft Paint. Here are some easy methods to help you convert the file formats of images and photos:

Method 1: Change the image format using Microsoft Paint

  1. Open MS Paint application.
  2. Click on File menu and click Open.
  3. Select the photo or image you want to open and click Open.
  4. Select File from the top of your menu and click on Save from the dropdown menu.
  5. Assign a File name, and click on the dropdown arrow on Save as type and then select PNG. Click on Save then.
  6. Now the image gets saved in PNG format and you can open this in any application.

Method 2: Change the format by renaming the image

  1. Begin by right clicking the image and selecting Rename.
  2. Delete the file format .jpg and replace it with (any) format of your choice (say, .png).
  3. Hit Enter. It is done.
  4. The file format of the image has been changed. This will probably help in accessing the image in the required application.

How to recover photos and images that are inaccessible?

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Many times, users experience a scenario where photos and images misbehave while trying to open them. The most common reason behind this issue may be some bad hard drive sectors, virus infection, corrupted or broken header, incomplete JPEG scan, etc. On such occasions, you can simply choose to go for a third-party tool for aid, like Kernel Photo Recovery. This tool can successfully recover lost, deleted, corrupt, or any sort of infected image and save it in your system. Download the software from the website, install it in your system, run it, and follow below-mentioned steps:

1- Start with selecting the drive from which you want to recover the images.

Start with selecting the drive

2- Now, select the image format; here I am selecting PNG to recover all the PNG format images I have lost. Select a specific format and click on Next..

select image format to recover

Note: The tool offers a Settings tab where you can provide a prefix to the file and select a size for the recovery of photos. Prefix helps you to recognize the folder in the drive and providing a size limit will save you from recovering unnecessary files. Once you set the standards, click on OK to proceed.

Check  Settings tab and set provide a prefix to the file

3- Here, the scanning process is in progress; to stop it just click on the Stop button.

File is scanning

4- Once the scanning process finishes, you will see the preview of recovered images, and you can select the file type from the folder tree showing on the left side of the screen.

Check the preview of recovered images

5- Once the scanning process finishes, you will see the preview of recovered images, and you can select the file type from the folder tree showing on the left side of the screen.

Select the images from preview section, do you want to recover

6- Finally, provide a destination to save the photos and click on OK

Browse the folder to save the recovered photos

You can see how easy it is to use the software and how short the whole process is. So, try the Photo Recovery software to recover any sort of lost images. The software comes with a trial version with which you can try all the features of the tool for free. The only limitation is that you can only have the preview of the recovered images and cannot proceed with saving them.