Download the free PhotoRescue Expert Demo version

PhotoRescue is a risk free data recovery solution for SD Cards, Compact Flash Cards and all other media used for the storage of pictures, photos, images, movies and other multimedia files. The PhotoRescue Expert Demo will show you an accurate preview of the images it can recovers. PhotoRescue is safe as it never writes to the the media being recovered.


PhotoRescue PC

(version 2.1.713 Jun 3, 2012)
supports Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7

Mac OS X

PhotoRescue Expert Mac OS X

(version 2.1.713 Jun 3, 2012)
supports Panther, Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard

NO Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Support

see the Wizard version if you are on OS X 10.7


Quick Start Instructions

Step 1 - connect your card, hard drive or other type of storage device to your computer using a USB, Firewire or eSATA connection. We recommend that you always use a card reader for camera card recoveries.

Step 2 - start PhotoRescue and use physical drive to select the device whose size matches the size of the device you want to recover.

Step 3 - at the end of the recovery, PhotoRescue will show you a preview of the recoverable files. If you like what you see, purchase the full version here.

Additional Resources
  • user guide This guide is in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) file format.updated 10/2005).
  • short user guide (USA) Very short - 2 pages - guide (last updated Nov 2003).
  • demo movie - a sample recovery by PhotoRescue Expert in physical mode (requires flash).
  • updates : PhotoRescue comes with a year of support and updates. You will need both your original order number and the original e-mail address to which the program was delivered.
  • support center : additional support information and resources.



PhotoRescue Expert is NOT COMPATIBLE with OS X Lion and will not be updated to be. We recommend PhotoRescue Wizard 3.x for OS X Lion users.

OS X Lion Users

If you purchased PhotoRescue Expert after Jan 1st 2012 and recently switched to an unsupported OS, contact [email protected] with your order number and you will receive a free registration key for PhotoRescue Wizard 3.x.

If you purchased PhotoRescue Expert before Jan 1st 2012, contact [email protected] with your order number and you will receive a link to a discounted ($19) upgrade to PhotoRescue Wizard 3.x