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. But 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
Method 2: Change the format by renaming the image
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.
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..
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.
3- Here, the scanning process is in progress; to stop it just click on the Stop button.
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.
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.
6- Finally, provide a destination to save the photos and click on OK
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.