Currently Being ModeratedJan 18, 2013 10:42 AM (in response to randalely)
Welcome to the Apple Community.
You can't restore from an incomplete back up, nor can you access the back up to recover individual items.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 18, 2013 11:09 AM (in response to Winston Churchill)
so in other words i just lost 4.1 gb of data? theres no software to extract files?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 19, 2013 8:22 AM (in response to randalely)
For future reference...
Photos should be regularly synced to a computer (like you store photos from a digital camera) using either USB via iTunes (on a mac use iPhoto or Aperture to move them to an album) or using photo stream - and then moved into permanent albums for storage. If using Photo stream, but sure to move the received photos to a permanent album. If you have been doing that, then you can sync those photos back to your device.
If you haven't been saving photos except relying on iCloud to store them in a backup, then that is risky, as you have discovered. I'm afraid I have no advice in this case - there is no "cure".