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Recovered JPEG's with messed up dimensions

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by Sarusama, Jul 31, 2006.

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  1. Sarusama

    Sarusama Thread Starter

    Jul 31, 2006
    A lot of digital camera pictures accidentally got deleted when I merged two partitions, but luckily I managed to recover most, if not all, of them. The problem is that a all of them have wrong dimensions now. Most of them have been shrunk to 160 x 120 and some of them to 1600 x 1200 pixels instead of the original 2048 x 1536. What's weird, however, and also what gives me hope of restoring them, is that they have the same size, that is file size, as a normal sized picture.

    My theory is that the file still contains the original data and some parameters somewhere got messed up by the recovery. I don't really know anything about how JPEG's, which is the format of the images, work, but I'm hoping there is someway to tell the files that they're really a lot bigger than they think.

    Is this possible and, if it is, how can you do it?

    All help much appreciated.
  2. Noyb

    Noyb Trusted Advisor

    May 25, 2005
    I can't imaging what would have resized the photos when merging partitions.
    I would think that you'd either have the originals or nothing at all.

    What Photo Viewing software (or camera software) are you using ??
    Did the file sizes also get reduced ??
  3. hewee


    Oct 26, 2001
    160 x 120 sounds like you recoved the thumbnails and not the full image.
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