Peter K. Burian's PhotoRescue Opinion
PhotoRescue 3.0 is worth its weight in gold! This
software is remarkably effective and intuitive as I
discovered after shooting in Nevada and Arizona while
testing several new cameras and lenses. One of my SD
cards became corrupted along the way, making it
impossible to find any of the two hundred images made
during an off-road Hummer trip. I tried various photo
recovery software options and not one was able to solve
the problem. What an incredibly frustrating experience!
A few days later, I decided to give it a shot with the
new PhotoRescue 3.0 (Windows version) using the Expert
option. The entire process was simple and relatively
quick; within 15 minutes, all of my images had been
recovered. Based on this experience, I can highly
recommend version 3.0 to any photographer whether
hobbyist or professional. At $29 US, this rescue
software is a bargain and the free demo is a real bonus.
And Burian adds: PhotoRescue 3.1 is equally impressive based on my testing. In a few minutes (on Oct. 11, 2007, using a PC with XP), it recovered 90 of 92 images made with a Nikon D3, including both JPEG and the new NEF (RAW) format files. While PhotoRescue 3.1 does not officially support the newest NEF format, the recovery worked perfectly.
The above picture is copyright Peter K Burian