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

When your pictures like jpeg files show up half/full gray or black, stay calm. Here you can learn how to recover pictures displaying half grayed out and repair corrupted photos with reliable file recovery software and picture repair tool.

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Recover photos half-greyed out.

"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: 

First, download EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to scan and restore the lost pictures. Then, apply an image repair tool to fix half grayed out photos.

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.

EaseUSEaseUS Data Recovery Wizard 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. 

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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".

select a location and scan for lost pictures

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.

filter the lost photos

Step 3. Recover lost photos

After the preview, click "Recover" and choose another location to save the desired pictures.

Recover lost photos

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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Updated by Cedric

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 loves various electronic products.

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Written by Tracy King

Tracy joined in EaseUS in 2013 and has been working with EaseUS content team for over 10 years. Being enthusiastic in computing and technology, she writes tech how-to articles and share technical solutions to resolve Windows & Mac data recovery, data backup, partition management, data transfer, Windows update issues, etc.

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