Currently Being ModeratedDec 28, 2012 3:37 PM (in response to Ian Thompson4)
Surely there must be some technical way that isn't usually advertised as the data of the image is there in the thumbnail?
no - you can not create a high resolution image from a low resolution image - do not even understand why you would expect there to be one
How was the backup made? What are the sizes of the photo files on the backup?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 29, 2012 6:49 AM (in response to LarryHN)
It was over a year ago but I believe I just dragged and dropped iPhoto Library, or I copied and pasted. I don't have the MBP that these photos were on anymore, I sold it to a friend and reformatted the HD.
Could there possibly be a way of retrieving them from the MBP even though the software has been overwritten?
I don't know how big the photo files were but I would imagine somewhere between 1-4MB per photo.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 29, 2012 8:36 AM (in response to Ian Thompson4)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 29, 2012 11:30 AM (in response to LarryHN)
Not sure I follow. I don't have a back up of the files, this is my problem, only the thumbnails within iPhoto.
So if there is any type of solution please let me know, I'm happy to pay for some software or company if there is a solution to getting the photos from the data I have.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 29, 2012 11:39 AM (in response to Ian Thompson4)
I guess I do not follow
it appears the back up is only thumbnails.
And I ask what is the size of the photos on the backup that you stated you have
As potential solutions
again I said
Software like File Salvagehttp://subrosasoft.com/software/filesalvage can find and restore files if they have not been overwritten - the free download will tell you what can be recovered - you have to purchase to actually recover the photos
That is a potential solution -- if the photos have been overwritten then there is no solution - the onluy way to tell is to down load the softrware and run it on the MBP to see what can be recovered - as I said