Repair Corrupted RAW Files on Mac

How to Repair Corrupted RAW Files on Mac?

Losing precious pictures could be very frustrating for anyone as they are the testimonial of the time which could never be brought back. Having said that, there is no way that anyone could ever be able to compensate someone for the photo loss. 

In this article, I have mentioned some ways to repair and recover corrupted photos (RAW files) on Mac that can help you in saving your precious memories. The best solution is to use reliable Mac photo repair software. One such software is Stellar Repair for Photo that can easily repair severely corrupted photos of all popular file formats. 

Looking for ways to repair corrupted RAW files on Mac?

Then you have landed on the right page.

Let the article begin with the mention of my photo loss story and how I managed to recover them for myself.

Let me tell you about myself. I am a very passionate photographer who does all kinds of photoshoots – wedding shoots, pre-wedding shoots, maternity shoots, baby shoots, and fashion photography. You name it and I will do it for you.

So, I save all my work on my Mac system because of its flexibility and reliability. But one day, when I opened my Mac, I found that most of my RAW files were corrupted.

Although I could not find the reason behind the corruption, maybe a virus I assume, but I did find a great solution for photo repair. Keep reading the article to know how I managed to repair my pictures.

Why do RAW files get corrupt?

Here are some reasons that may lead to corruption in RAW files:

  • Virus Infection: Virus and malware are malicious software that is created with the intention to damage the data. Hence, virus or malware infection is one of the major reasons behind the corruption of RAW files.
  • Improper Ejection: If you’re transferring the pictures from the SD card to the computer system, it is really important to always remove the SD card properly. Failing to do so can result in the corruption of the data present on the SD card, including RAW images.
  • Interrupted Transfer: While transferring the files from one storage media to another, the process could be interrupted by a weak connection or something. This is sure to result in corruption in the RAW files that are being transferred.
  • Battery Low: When the battery of the camera is low and the user is still clicking pictures, there are chances that the camera fails to save them properly before shutting down, resulting in corrupted RAW files.
  • Almost Full SD Card: When the storage space in the SD card is almost full and the user still clicks pictures, then the files tend to get compressed. There are chances that these pictures will turn out to be corrupted when transferred to the computer system.
  • Interrupted Download: When a picture is being downloaded, let us say from a website, and there was an interruption in the connection, the pictures are sure to get corrupted.

How to Repair Corrupt RAW files?

1. Use Photo Editing Software

Photo editing software, like Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, IrfanView etc., helps in fixing any kind of faults in a picture.

If you are a professional in the field, then such software can help you edit the picture that could be saved with a fresh name after the editing.

However, if you do not know how to use a photo editing software, then jump on to the next option.

2. Use Stellar Repair for Photo

The best way to repair corrupt photos is to use Stellar Repair for Photo. This software has many features that can lure users to make it their go-to software for all photo-related issues.

The software is perfectly capable of repairing all kinds of photo file formats available in the market. It also allows the user to add a new format if by default a format is not in the supported file list.

The software can repair photos saved in any kind of storage media and supports all the versions of macOS and Windows 10.

In addition, Stellar Repair for Photo can also repair video and audio files of any format. 


When the question of repairing photos, videos, and audios comes up, you must remember that the only solution is to use Stellar Repair for Photo.

This one software is a complete solution to solve all kinds of damage and lost situations, associated with photos, videos, and audios of any format.

However, if you want experts help with photo repairing, feel free to call Stellar Data Recovery Services.