While doing blogs about certain products, I try to be careful to not endorse certain brands of products. For example: What camera is the best? Nikon, Sony, Pentax, Canon, Panasonic, etc. If you have read my blogs, you will find it hard to find that I have ever endorsed a brand, and I often will review every brand and say that I love this one, or that one.

But I was recently approached about this amazing product from Stellar. A photo recovery system. When the company said that even DPS (Digital Photography School) endorsed this, then I had to check them out and see what they said. They have been a source for a lot of ideas in photography, let’s see what they said about this product.

I liked this scenario that DPS put forth, and it makes sense that this product is a must for all serious photographers. Check this out:

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Have you ever accidentally deleted photos or videos from your memory cards? Or, even worse, have you ever formatted your card, and only then realize it contained valuable photos or videos? 

It happens to the best of us. 

In fact, if you’ve never experienced either of the above situations, consider yourself lucky. Because while digital files are convenient, they’re all too easy to lose – and if you don’t have the right recovery software, those files will be gone forever. 

That’s where Stellar Photo Recovery comes in.

You see, Stellar Photo Recovery offers an impressive set of DIY recovery tools for photographers and videographers; according to the website, you can recover almost any file on almost any device. And you can purchase a package that lets you repair corrupted files, which is tremendously useful for situations where your photos or videos have been damaged. 

But how does Stellar Photo Recovery perform? Does it work as well as advertised? And how do you use it for file recovery? 


Stellar Photo Recovery previously known as Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery recovers deleted photos, videos, and audio files from all types of storage media.

  • Supports popular camera brands — Nikon®, Canon®, Sony®, Kodak®, Olympus® Samsung®, Pentax®, Minolta®, Sigma®, Fuji®, Olympus®, Epson®, Mamiya®, Panasonic® & all latest camera models.
  • Supports Mirrorless, Action & Drone cameras — GoPro®, Garmin®, Phantom®
  • Supports all 4K, 8K, 360 and VR Cameras- Insta360, Red Weapon DSMC2 Brain, Rylo 360, etc.
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Undelete your seemingly lost photos and media files from damaged / corrupted / inaccessible memory card, SD Card (Mini, Micro, SDHC and SDXC), memory stick, compact flash, CF card, CFast, smartmedia, multimediacard, XQD memory card, eXtreme (xD)-picture card, Eye-Fi WiFi SD card, P2 card & all other flash cards. The software supports all SD card models of Samsung, SanDisk, ,Transcend, Lexar, Toshiba, Patriot, Kingston, Polaroid, Panasonic, Duracell, Verbatim etc Read more on SD card recovery.


Stellar Photo Recovery tool recovers photos lost from all types of storage media. The supported photo file formats are Canon (CR2 /CR3/CRW), EPSON (ERF), Fujifilm (RAF), Kodak (K25 /KDC /DCR), Konica Minolta (MRW), Mamiya (MOS), Mamiya (MEF), Nikon (NEF, NRW), Olympus (ORF), Panasonic (Raw), Pentax (PEF), Sony (SR2, ARW, SRF), Sigma (X3F), DNG, DJVU, PGM, Adobe EPS (Mac), Adobe EPS (Windows), TGA, JPEG, TIFF (Motorola and Intel), BMP, GIF, PNG, PSD, INDD, PSP, PCT, JP2 and many more.

Retrieves Deleted Videos & Audio Files:

The supported video file formats by Stellar Photo Recovery are MP4, 3GP, AVI, MPEG, Matroska Video File (MKV), AVCHD Video File (MTS), Divx Encoded Movie File (DIVX), MOI Video File, Video Object File (VOB), OGG,OGM, 3G2, ASX, MTS, AJP, F4V, VID, TOD, HDMOV, MOV, MQV, M4B, M4V, WMV, MXF movies and SVI. Supported Audio file formats are RPS, MP3, AU, WAV, MIDI, OGG, AIFF, RM, WMA, RA, M4P, M4A, ACD, AMR, AT3, CAFF, DSS, IFF, M4R, NRA, and SND files. Watch video .

Recovers Photos & Videos from Encrypted Drives

Stellar Photo Recovery retrieve your lost videos, photos and audio files from BitLocker encrypted drives, volumes, or partitions. Select the encrypted storage drive in the software, click ‘Scan’ and enter the BitLocker password. The software begins the scan and recovery process from the encrypted HDD, SSD, flash drive, or SD card etc.

The software has emerged as the most loved tool among Photographers and Videographers, as it supports recovery of RAW files from any make/model of digital cameras. It is also popular among users of Adobe®, Lightroom®, Photoshop® and other photo editing tools as it supports recovery of graphics, logos, drawings and illustrations, during post processing photo or video loss.

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Most tested. Most awarded. For over 25 years, we’ve been recognized as experts

It is obvious to me that this is an important piece of software that all photographers should have. If you want to personally check this out, go to their website:


Stellar Photo Recovery is a DIY recovery package, designed to help you find and recover lost photos, videos, and audio files.

But why, specifically, might you need Stellar Photo Recovery? 

Imagine you’re out taking pictures and fill up several cards. You go home, download all the photos to your storage drives, and then – as many photographers do – format every card in-camera. 

Moments later, you feel a dawning sense of horror, as you realize that you failed to transfer the photos from one of the now formatted cards.

At this point, your hard-earned photos are deleted, the card has been wiped, and your only real option is recovery software. 

That’s just one of the many ways you could accidentally delete photos and videos. You could also format a hard drive and realize it had photos you needed. Or you could stick a full memory card into your camera while out shooting, format it, then suddenly realize that you hadn’t transferred the previous photos over to your storage drives. Or you could clear a flash drive, then realize it had valuable media that you needed for a client. 


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