Recovered photos too small

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Recovered photos too small

#1 Post by FlaGuy » 27 Mar 2016, 17:48

Recently recovered photos from memory card, some of the downloaded photos have dimensions of approximately 3000x2000 which was their original size, however, 2/3 of downloaded photos are 160x120. These undersized photos were originated at different dates. How do I correct this issue, at 160x120 the photos are useless? Thanks for assistance

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Re: Recovered photos too small

#2 Post by cgrenier » 28 Mar 2016, 14:20

All t*.jpg are thumbnail pictures.
If a lot of 2000x3000 jpg are missing, it's probably due to the original file fragmentation. You may have the habit to take a few pictures, delete a few, take new one... New files are fragmented because they never fit exactly in the free space created when you delete files. To try to recover more fullsize pictures, you can enable the brute force mode in the Options menu of PhotoRec. Note that it's very time consuming.

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Re: Recovered photos too small

#3 Post by FlaGuy » 29 Mar 2016, 22:50

Thanks for reply, I tried the another download using brute force, but results the same. Apparently, I worded my issue wrong, when I said picture were too small was referring the resolution. I can enlarge pictures but due to resolution picture becomes fuzzy. It's odd that the low resolution pictures were random.
Again, thanks for reply glad I was able to recover some pictures

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