There are many scenarios users may want to recover Olympus orf raw images:
Recovering Olympus raw images can be done in various scenarios, depending on the situation and the cause of the data loss. Here are a few different scenarios and the corresponding steps you can take to recover your Olympus raw images:
Notes: Please stop using the Olympus camera and take the memory card out of the camera right away to avoid data being overwritten since when you continue using the camera to save new images or videos on the memory card it is exactly the way to remove the data permanently.
Check the recycle bin or trash folder on your camera or computer. If you find the deleted Olympus raw images there, restore them to their original location by right clicking the trashed files, and then restore to their original locations.
If the raw images are not in the recycle bin or trash folder, you can use data recovery software such as iCare Data Recovery Free, Recuva, or PhotoRec. Connect your camera or memory card to your computer, run the software, and follow the instructions to scan for and recover the deleted raw image files.
Stop using the memory card immediately to avoid overwriting the lost data.
Use a reliable data recovery program specifically designed for photo recovery, such as Stellar Photo Recovery, Disk Drill, or R-Studio. Connect the formatted memory card to your computer and follow the instructions provided by the software to perform a deep scan and recover the Olympus raw images.
Remember, in any data loss situation, it's crucial to stop using the affected storage device immediately to prevent further data overwriting. Additionally, regularly backing up your Olympus raw images to multiple locations, such as external hard drives or cloud storage, can help prevent permanent data loss and simplify the recovery process.
Recovering raw images can be done with professional recovery tools such as iCare Data Recovery Free. Here are the steps to operate a DIY recovery.
Preparations: You should connect the media that contains the lost RAW ORF photos to a Windows computer. Free download and install iCare Data Recovery on this computer and then follow guide below:
Step1. Run the software and select a proper scan mode.
Step2. Choose the drive to scan and you only need to wait patiently.
Stpe3. Preview files after scanning and save ORF images to another media.
ORF is a RAW image format that is only used in Olympus digital camera. If you want to open an ORF image, you have to install image viewer or editor that supports this type of image format. The most common used programs that support ORF image format are Olympus Viewer and Adobe Photoshop, so you can install either of them if you have not installed any photo viewer that is compatible with ORF image format.
A photo viewer or editor does not only support a type of image format, so you can open the Olympus ORF pictures on the photo viewer such as Olympus Viewer or Adobe Photoshop and then save it as JPG format if you want to convert ORF image to JPG format.
About ORF Image Format
ORF is an unprocessed and uncompressed RAW image format that is used in Olympus digital camera, so Olympus digital camera RAW images are usually stored with .orf as filename extension. You can modify a RAW ORF image including its white balance, saturation values, exposure, etc later after taking photos.
Last updated on Nov 28, 2023