Photo Recovery on Mac - Recover the Lost/Deleted Photos and Videos from Camera SD Card

Now, the most common application scenario of SD cards is to install them on the cameras to take photos and videos. Any improper operations might lead to SD card corruption or data loss. In this article, we will introduce the greatest method for Mac users to recover lost photos and videos on the SD card.

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Because of the portability of mobile phones and their increasingly advanced camera configuration, more and more people claim that mobile phones can completely replace cameras for shooting. However, if you compare the photos taken by the mobile phone with the photos taken by the camera, you can find that the camera is still irreplaceable. In the processing of photo details and light, the image quality of camera photos is much better than that of mobile phone photos. In addition, with the popularity of YouTube and Vlog, more and more people are beginning to use cameras to record their lives, even taking this behavior as a career choice.

Whether you are using GoPro or Canon/Sony cameras, all cameras have one thing in common, that is, they all use SD cards to store photos and videos. Unlike a mobile phone or computer, if you accidentally delete the photos on the SD card, you cannot restore the deleted files from the Trash. Not to mention that the SD card may be damaged due to improper operation, which may lead to the loss of all photos and videos. In this article, our purpose is to help users who want to recover camera SD card data to get back their lost photos and videos. Of course, if your SD card is used elsewhere, you can also use the tools described in this article to restore data.

Recover Camera SD Card on Mac

What Can I Use to Recover SD Card?

As mentioned above, the data deleted from the SD card cannot be recovered from the Trash. If you want to recover the lost data on the SD card, you need to use data recovery software.

The smallest accessible unit of a storage device is called a sector, and your files are stored in these sectors in the form of data blocks. When data is deleted, the record of the file in the file system is marked as a blank free space. However, the data is still in the above space. Only if your system needs space to write another file, it will use the available space and save another file in it. Until then, the actual data really disappeared.

So the working principle of data recovery software is to find out the data that are marked as blank by the file system but actually exist and restore them to the original location. And remember, don't do anything, especially add files, to your storage device after deletion or data loss.

Detailed Steps - How to Recover Camera SD Card on Mac?

The data recovery software we'd like to recommend here is EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. EaseUS has entered the data recovery industry for more than 17 years and enjoys a great reputation among users and review sites. For users who want to recover a camera SD card, one thing remarkable for EaseUS Data Recovery is that it can recognize the brand of your camera and recover the photos and videos according to its format.

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac

  • Recover lost or deleted photos and videos from the camera SD card
  • Recover files from formatted SD card, emptied recycle bin, flash drive, etc
  • Support data recovery for sudden deletion, formatting, hard drive corruption, virus attack, system crash under different situations

Don't hesitate, download this tool now and start the three-step data recovery process to perform SD card recovery on Mac.

Step 1. Select the SD card

  • Correctly connect your memory card to your Mac. Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac.
  • Go to "SD Card Recovery", find your Canon/Nikon/Go Pro/DJI/Sony SD card, and click "Search for lost files".
select a location and scan for lost SD card data

Step 2. Filter lost SD card data

After the scan, all files will be presented in the left panel in the scan results. Find wanted photos, videos, and other files.

filter lost data on your SD card

Step 3. Preview and recover data

Preview the SD card data and select the wanted files. Then, click the "Recover" button. Don't save the recoverable files to the SD card itself in case of data overwriting.

recover data from SD card Mac

Final Thought

That's all about how to recover the SD card photos and videos on Mac computers. There are two important tips for you to remember.

  1. 1. Don't take any new photos on your camera or add anything new to your camera SD card after data loss.
  2. 2. Apply data recovery software such as EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover your SD card immediately.

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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 Jean

Jean has been writing tech articles since she was graduated from university. She has been part of the EaseUS team for over 5 years. Her special focuses are data recovery, disk partitioning, data space optimization, data backup and Mac OS. By the way, she's an aviation fan!

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