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Monday, June 6, 2011

Picturescue: Recover Photos From iTunes Backup

Picturescue can recover photos from the backups of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch stored in your computer when synced via iTunes.

The idea behind Picturescue is simple – the app scans your Mac for any iTunes backups and then renders them using an image browser. In fact, the look and feel of Picturescue is very similar to the erstwhile iTunes user interface. As long as you sync’d your iPhone/ iPad with your Mac and used unencrypted backups (default), Picturescue can recover your photos.
Picturescue has some limitations though – if you encrypted your backups, Picturescue will not be able to restore any files. However, given the fact that most iOS device owners don’t even know how to encrypt iTunes backups, Picturescue would get the job done in 9 out of 10 cases.
Picturescue is currently available only for Mac. It comes in two versions – free and paid. The paid version costs $4.99 and lets users browse any current and future backups on their Mac. The free version is a teaser which shows all of the photos backed up but doesn’t allow you to export them until you upgrade to the paid version. That’s the thumb rule followed by nearly all recovery software and Picturescue is no exception to that rule.
Picturescue app browser
You can download the free version of Picturescue from here. You need a PayPal account to buy the paid version. If you lose your iPhone that contains lots of memorable photos, $4.99 is not too high a price to get them back


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