Need help uncropping a digital picture that's been saved.

August 17, 2012 at 00:08:36
Specs: Windows 7
How can I get the original digital pic back after cropping it? I did a 'save as' once I edited the original, and somehow I accidentally made a change to the original pic and clicked save. Now I have two pics that are cropped and the original pic is gone.

I'm running OS Win 7 and the cropped pics are on my SD card. I've already tried PC Inspector File Recovery with no luck.

I'd appreciate any help anyone can offer.


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August 17, 2012 at 02:08:53
I dont think you will be able to uncrop your picture back to original. The only way i know of getting the original back would be to use a data recovery tool such as


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August 17, 2012 at 03:29:01
Thanks 'AlwaysWillingToLearn'. I was afraid I may be out of luck with this, but thought I'd try. I'll see how far I can get with R-Studio. Thanks for the link!


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August 17, 2012 at 03:39:08

I bought a copy of this software many years ago, and it worked perfectly for files that were deleted, saved over, drives that were formatted. It is really a brilliant piece of software. I really hope this works for you. Good luck.

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August 17, 2012 at 04:56:41
Hi there,

I downloaded and tried to use the DEMO version of R-Studio, but unfortunately it was a bit too complicated for me. You must be an IT professional with a lot of hardware, troubleshooting and data recovery experience. I'm computer savvy with quite a bit of computer knowledge, but troubleshooting and hardware issues are not my forte. R-Studio does appear to be a very sophisticated and useful package, but I'm afraid I may do more damage if I continue to try to figure it out. :-)

I just sent an e-mail inquiry to and hoping they can help me. I'm not sure that's a free service yet.

Thanks and continue to wish me luck! I really need to retrieve that original picture.

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August 17, 2012 at 06:22:15

Honestly it is very easy to use, you should be able to just use a depp scan option or a standard scan option to scan your SD card. there may also be an option to scan your SD/Removable media/flash media drive.

I havent used the lastest version as i still have an old version but the options should be somewhat the same.

i doubt that anyone that recovers data will provide a free service, but i guess if you really need that picture back you may need to pay someone for it, unless of course you think you may be able to figure out the R-Studio... have a go if you get stuck i can try to help.

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August 17, 2012 at 17:38:44
try's free and works fine. I never suggest a pay recovery tool....too many free good progs out there

Some HELP in posting on plus free progs and instructions 7 Golds

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August 19, 2012 at 09:47:17
It is worth checking to see if there's a shadow copy of the file. Right-click the file, choose 'properties' and then select the 'previous versions' tab. It doesn't work in many cases as it depends on whether shadow copy is enabled & if a restore point has been done recently.

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