Returning from a wonderful trip around the Dordogne region, I went through my usual routine of uploading all my photos, labelling them, and then deleting the photos from my camera’s memory card.
But, shock, horror, later that day I went to look at them, and the file wouldn’t open!
After a sweaty, panic-riddled night with hardly any sleep, I called my computer pal Jim, who spent over an hour trying to trace them.
imagerecall5He finally managed to open the file, but every photo frame was empty with the word ERROR written across them.
I paced up and down, muttering things like Gary Glitter, pervs and criminals.
Surely the info had to be in there somewhere? If I was a Baddie, would the police be able to retrieve it?
By sheer chance, I called my friend Isabel in the Cuban Embassy about something completely different. Then I told her what had happened. And, oh, hallelujah, she said the same thing had happened to her. Her husband had accidently deleted their Cuban photos. And when they got home, he’d found
They’d bought the software, and retrieved their photos from the camera!
From the camera? But the memory cards were empty!
I called Image Recall, and a very helpful techie man called Rob patiently explained to me that, yes, it could be done. I had to download a free trial which would tell me if it was possible to retrieve all, or most of the photos.
Still not able to believe it, I tried it and, yes, it said that the photos were retrievable.
I bought it for £24.99 and guess what? I’ve got my photos back!
Although I can see the photos, a couple of them are grey and empty, or have two shots split in half, but I don’t care. I’ve got most of them back.
I’ll rerun it later, to see if the other photos improve.
I’ve spoken to several professional photographer friends, and it seems that everyone does it – once! But none of them had heard of this programme. They’re all delighted to be told about it.
Jim said he didn’t realise that the photos were retrievable from the camera.
Thank you  I’m very grateful. I’ve got my memories back – but I’ll never need your services again. I’ve learnt my lesson!

About Lyn

LYN FUNNELL CV (well, sort of!) Lyn had very successful careers as an Air Hostess, Sales Rep, (she was one of only a couple of women. She beat all the men regularly, becoming the Top Rep in the UK, and 2nd in the world.) And then Catering took over. She did everything from the washing-up, to Silver Service Waitress, and Chef. A few times, she had to cook the meal, dash round the other side and Silver Serve it! In between all this, she wrote as often as she could, building up a reputation as a published short story writer, (Horror and a twist in the tale,) and a Poet. She has appeared as a Performing Poet, and a Demo Chef. Then she discovered the world of the Food & Travel Writer. And that’s what she has continued doing to this day. Her main hobbies are Cookery and entering Competitions. She has won many prizes, including holidays and a moped. She enjoys entering Competitions, submitting her original recipes. She was first in many Competitions, including the Good Housekeeping Millenium Menu, Fruits of France, Bernard Matthews Turkey Recipe, and appeared on BBC’s The One Show Spag Bol contest. She was one of three Finalists, coming 2nd, which makes her Britain’s Spag Bol Queen! Now she runs B-C-ing-U! and loves it! After several years of being messed around by Editors, and having loads of contacts, Lyn formed her own online Magazine, vowing to treat her writers fairly, and to do everything possible to further their careers, publicise their books, etc. She now has a band of excellent regular writers, and the Magazine’s going from strength to strength! Lyn’s online published books; Adverse Camber A collection of my published poems. The First Book of Short Stories The Second Book of Short Stories The Third Book of Short Stories. Many of these stories have been previously published. St Anthony of Padua. The Patron St of the Old. A story of one woman’s terrible ordeal in a Home, and her family’s rescue of her. The Girl Who Watched. A Cuban girl is attacked by an English journalist & what follows! Willy the Whizz & the Wormhole. Suitable for Young Adults, aged 15-95! Get Out Of Debt And Stay Out – Forever! Unsympathetic, hard-hitting, realistic solutions to your problems. All these books are published by Andrews UK Ltd No, I didn’t pay them to Vanity Publish! They’re all available from Amazon, and many other online publishers. LYN FUNNELL.