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Undo my edited Photo

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by acer_racer_2000, Nov 13, 2007.

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  1. acer_racer_2000

    acer_racer_2000 Thread Starter

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    Guys I had some college photos but some of my friends edited them and accidentally saved it. But when I check the thumbnails the picture seems to be fine. Is there any way I can restore them???
     
  2. xgerryx

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    Its very unlikely unless you have saved the original. At the best its going to be tricky, but in saying that, do you have access the original memory chip from the camera. If the chip hasn't been overwritten you should be able to run a recovery program and get them back.

    For the best chance of recovery:
    "Do not use the chip or computer in the mean time."

    PS:
    Wait for suggestions for recovery programs
     
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    I know it seems unlikly. But i can actually see the unedited picture in my windows Xp thumbnails but when i double click it, the image is edited.
    Will the software you mentioned work for this situation?? And there is no memory stick.
     
  5. xgerryx

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    I'd wait up a bit and see what others here suggest.

    Any use of your computer in the mean time will decrease chances of successful recovery.
    Its advisable to run the recovery program from another computer which might mean slaving your hard drive to another machine.
     
  6. moper

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    Windows will show a thumbnail if it exists in the Exif data of the file, before it creates a new one. Editing a file will not edit the thumbnail. If the file was saved with the original Exif data(usually an option in the editing program), you will see the original thumbnail. Delete the Exif and now you will see the edited thumbnail that Windows creates.
    Another reason would be if the file was saved with the same name, the thumbs.db file(a hidden file) would not be updated.

    Best bet, try to recover from the memory card, and always use 'Save As'.



    moper
     
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