How to Recover Corrupted, Damaged, Lost or Deleted GIF Image Files

About GIF Image File?

GIF stands for graphic interchange format and the file extensions use is most often seen in animated raster graphics file. Also over the worldwide web it is the 2nd most commonly used language following JPEG. It is based on LZW compression and is therefore able to present two or more images in association with each other using animation technology. Even this format is widely used for sharing video clips. Today most of the animated objects say button or header images on websites are shown in this format. Its most important quality is that being saved in lossless format, its quality does not undergo any change during the process of compression. These and several other qualities of the file make it special and if at any point of time you end up losing these vital pictures the need of GIF File Recovery Programs arises.

Causes of GIF Photos Lost & Corruption

Below are given some of the most found scenarios resulting in GIF photo loss and to serve the purpose of restore of GIF file equipped utility is the need of the hour.

  • Accidental permanent deletion of photos with shift + del or formatting the drive where data is stored
  • Interrupted transfer process while the file is being moved from memory card to computer or vice versa
  • Emptying recycle or trash bin
  • Virus infection in system drive or flash memory device
  • Improperly handling or using the device like capturing or viewing photos when the battery is running out

How Formatted/Deleted GIF Recovery is possible with the help of software?

Whenever any file is deleted from the drive or memory card the actual content of the file is not deleted, instead its pointer in index is deleted as such the file becomes unavailable; however the file actually resides on its same location until overwritten. The GIF Recovery Tool works by scanning and locating those missing and inaccessible data and files and shows preview in thumbnail which assures that the files can be restored with the help of this utility.

Features of GIF Recovery Software Full Version:-

  • Restores lost, deleted, corrupted, formatted, missing and inaccessible GIF images
  • Also supports recovery of other image formats, videos and audio from computer and memory card
  • Supports recovery from disk drive, flash memory devices – SD, SDHC, XD, MMC card, memory stick, pen drive etc
  • Works on Windows 10, 8,7, Windows XP & Vista etc
  • Compatible with all Macintosh OS X versions from 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, 10.11, 10.12 etc
  • Is provided with graphical user interface
  • Works on read-only scanning mechanism as such no data is lost or modified in the process

This tool is capable to support different types of multimedia formats which are mentioned below:

Photo Formats: BMP, GIF, JPEG, TIFF, PSP, PNG, MOS, MEF, DJVU, TGA, PGM, DNG, PSD, INDD, JP2, PCT, PBM Paint Shop Pro Image File (PSP), Picture File (PCT), Adobe EPS (Windows) and more Supported RAW Formats: Nikon(.NEF,.NRW), Kodak(.KDC, .DCS, DRF,.D25), Olympus(.ORF), Panasonic(.RAW, .RW2), Sony(.ARW,.SRF,.SR2), Fuji(.RAF), Sigma(.X3F), Pentax(.PEF), Minolta(.MRW), and Canon(.CRW)


Video File Format: 3GP, AJP, ASX, 3G2, AVCHD Video File (MTS), AVI, Divx Encoded Movie File (DIVX), F4V, HDMOV, M4R, Matroska Video File (MKV), MOI Video File, MP4, MPEG, MQV, OGG Media Player (OGM), SVI, TOD, VID, Video Object File (VOB), MXF movies

Minimum System Requirements for GIF Recovery Software:-

  • Processor: Pentium Class
  • Operating System: Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP
  • Minimum Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Hard Disk: 100 MB of Free Space

Supported Devices

  • Digital Camera

  • Memory Card

  • Computer Hard Drive

  • USB Disk

  • Removable Drive


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