Table of Contents
- Best Data Recovery Software
- Video Recovery
- SD Card Recovery
- Recycle Bin Recovery
- Recover Data from USB
- Recover Deleted Emails
- Hard Drive Not Showing Up in Windows
- Recover Unsaved Word Documents
- Recover Deleted Files in Windows 10/11
- Recover Files from Virus Infected Hard Drive
- Best Free Photo Recovery Software
- Recover Files from Formatted Hard Drive
"I took mange pictures with my camera last week. I created a folder on my computer to transfer the pictures into the folder. Everything works well for the earlier days.
Then some of the pictures disappeared and some of them grayed out. The greyed out photos were half or full blank. Is there any way to recover photos and fix the half grayed out ones?"
Overview of half greyed out photo recovery
Sometimes, you may surprisedly find that your pictures, especially jpeg files saved on the computer, SD card, USB drive or some other devices show up half or full grey/black. Mostly, it occurs because your photos are corrupted. This accident happened now and then to many other users, even causing further photo loss issues.
Why are the pictures greyed out? Here are the main reasons:
- Unknown errors cause pictures corrupted.
- Images were not transferred completely or properly.
- Failed recovery of deleted photos with unreliable data recovery software.
- Storage devices like hard drive, memory card, digital camera or USB corrupted or contains errors.
Actually, photo recovery is unlike image repair. To repair or recover half greyed images is a little bit difficult. To fully resolve this issue, here you have two ways to try:
Part 1. Recover lost photos half grayed with photo recovery software
Applies to recover deleted or disappeared photos, half-greyed out photos restored by unreliable software.
EaseUS data recovery software offers an easy solution to restore recover unlimited photos and files from all data loss cases. Download this utility and try the following guide to recover lost photos and the original image files before they are half grayed out.
Step 1. Choose the location and start scanning
Hover on the SD card, camera, or hard drive partition where you deleted/lost pictures, then click "Scan".
Step 2. Select the pictures you want to recover
Once the scanning completes, select "Pictures" in the left panel. If you want to locate the lost photos, click "Lost" on the top list. Then, you can find photos according to the devices, types, and dates.
Step 3. Recover lost photos
After the preview, click "Recover" and choose another location to save the desired pictures.
After restoring the photos, check them one by one, save the good ones that used to half-greyed out to another secure location. And saved the bad ones to a folder on your PC. Then move to Part 2 to repair the half or full greyed out pictures.
Part 2. Repair corrupted/half-greyed out photos with image repair tool
Applies to corrupted, half or full greyed out picture repair.
Take EaseUS photo recovery software as a memory recaller, then image repair tool is a broken memory restorer. With a reliable image repair tool, you can bring the half-greyed and even corrupted photos back.
As EaseUS software doesn't produce any image repair tool, so we've collected two recommended tools for you to have a try. Or you can search online to find a desired tool.
- OfficeRecovery Web Tool
It's an online repair tool that you don't need to download and install it on your PC. Here is the address for you to try: https://online.officerecovery.com/pixrecovery/
- JPEG Repair
Many companies like Stellar, Systools has produced an JPEG image repair software that supports to repair multiple types of pictures. You can go to their websites and download one for help.
- If both two solutions fail to recover or repair the half grayed out pictures, you might take your storage devices to a local manual data repair center for help.
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Cedric Grantham is one of the senior editors of EaseUS who lives and works in Chengdu, China. He mainly writes articles about data recovery tutorials on PC and Mac and how-to tips for partition management. He always keeps an eye on new releases and likes various electronic products.
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