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How to Fix/Recover Corrupted Photos/Pictures Half Greyed Out

Updated on Oct 17, 2018 by Abby Haines to Data Recovery Solution


Here is a step-by-step tutorial to help you to fix or recover pictures, photos or images half grayed out. Apply best photo recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover lost photos which show up half or full grey/black now.

Can I recover pictures half greyed out? Urgent! 

"I take pictures with my digital camera, create a folder on my computer and drop the pictures into the folder. All works well for a day or two then some of the pictures will gray out. It could be the whole picture or just part of the picture but once the gray starts it no good after that. I thought that the images were just corrupted. Is there any way to fix or recover photos half grayed out?"

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. At most times, it occurs because your photos are corrupted. This accident happened now and then to many other users and made them lose their data. That's why so many people ask why are my pictures greyed out? digital photos half greyed out, how to fix? Or questions like that.

Actually, unlike photo recovery in the common data loss cases, repairing or recovering half gray images is a little bit difficult. Here you have two ways to try.

  • First, download EaseUS JPEG recovery freeware and try to scan for the lost pictures before corruption, to check if it can help you to recover photos half grayed out.
  • And if it fails, you might take your PC, hard drive, or other storage devices to the professional data recovery service to repair pictures half grayed out.

Recover photos half grayed out with EaseUS photo recovery software 

EaseUS free data recovery software is a powerful and popular tool offers easy and free 2GB data recovery in all complex data loss cases. Now, you can download this utility and try the following guide to find and recover original image files before they are half grayed out. 

Step 1. Choose the exact location under "Hard Disk Drives" if it's a local hard disk or under "External Devices" if it's an external storage device such as a USB hard drive, flash drive or SD card. Then, right-click on the drive/partition and click "Scan".

select a location and click scan

Step 2. During the scan process, whenever you saw the images showing up in the scan results, you can attempt to recover. Nevertheless, it's good to wait until the scan gets over.

scan the device to find image files

Step 3. Since it's about the recovery for image files only, it's very helpful to choose "Graphics" in the Filter feature so that it displays only image files with file formats such as PNG, JPG, JPEG, TIF, BMP...in the scan results. That's a quick way to wanted files. Select the images and click "Recover".

select images and recover