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Product Review: Stellar Repair For Photo – Pros, Cons, & Alternative

Stellar Repair for Photos is a software that offers the complete solution for repairing distorted, blurry, pixelated, and greyed-out photos. It also fixes corrupted headers and invalid image file structures. It makes them sharp and vivid.

It also supports several image formats and repairs damaged photos from any storage media.

Product Specs

Developer: Stellar Data Recovery Inc.

Supported Language: English, French, Italian, Deutch, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and Hindi

Device memory requirements: 4-8 GB

Hard disk space: 250MB

System processor: Intel-compatible (x86 or x64)

Stellar Repair’s Key Features

Any Storage Media

Stellar Repair for Photo repairs damaged or corrupted images stored on any digital storage media. Ranging from HDDs, SD cards, flash drives, and images from drones, CCTV, tablets, and smartphones to images from memory cards (SDXC, SDHC, memory sticks).

Simple UIG (User Interface Graphics)

This software is easy to use. The graphics user interface is intuitive and straightforward. It has on-screen instructions as a guide for amateur users. With it, you don’t have to be a pro to repair damaged image files. Basic computer knowledge is enough.

To use Stellar Repair for Photos;

  • Launch the software on the device.
  • There’s a single “add file” option in the middle of the screen. Click on it to add images
  • Select the file from the screen and click “repair” to repair the file.
  • Preview the image before saving. RAW files are saved in JPEG after repair.

Preview Before Saving

Before saving images, Stellar Repair for Photo previews them. This feature allows you to check for inconsistency in the repair. You can run the software in both Windows and Mac computers.

You can save repaired images to any storage location of your choice, either on the device or the external storage attached. The repaired photo is saved as new but the original image remains as is.

Repairs Multiple Pictures Simultaneously

Stellar Repair for Photos can simultaneously repair several photos at once. The files do not necessarily have to be in the same format or storage media. It just has to be available for the software.

Extract Thumbnail

In cases where the file cannot be repaired, Stellar Repair for Photo extracts the thumbnail. Thumbnails are usually small images representing the larger ones.

Advanced Repair For JPEG

The software has an advanced option for repairing severely damaged images in standard formats. It makes use of a working JPEG as a sample file to fix the severely damaged photos. Think of it as a control sample and test sample scenario.


The repair process is a bit slow. It takes about 5 minutes to repair a bunch of photos. But, you can save the repaired photos at your desired location easily.

However, the quality of the repaired photos supersedes the repairing speed plus, there is a 100% chance of image repair.

Edition Price & Features

Standard Professional Premium
$29.99/yr $59.99/yr $69.99/yr
Repairs all Photos (ARW, CR2, CR3, CRW, DNG, ERF, HEIC, MRW, NEF, NRW, ORF, PEF, RAF, RW2, SR2, SRF & more) Recover all media files (video, audio, photo) Recover all media files (video, audio, photo)
Support all digital storage Support all digital storage Support all digital storage
Support all camera pictures Support all camera pictures Support all camera pictures
Repairs corrupted photos Repair corrupted photos and videos
Extracts thumbnail Extracts thumbnail
Supports several formats
Simultaneously repair files at a go

Pros: Why Choose Stellar Repair For Photo

  • It supports multiple formats. Standard formats (JPEG and JPG) and RAW formats (DNG, ORF, SRF, SR2, CR2, SRW, CRW)
  • It repairs several damaged photos simultaneously in a single cycle
  • It extracts thumbnails from damaged files that cannot be repaired.
  • It previews the repaired photos before saving them
  • It offers different subscription plans
  • It also recovers video and audio files

Cons: Stellar Repair For Photo Limitations

  • Single user license
  • It saves repaired files with a different name

Our Judgement

Overall, Stellar Repair for Photo software is incredible for restoring corrupted, blurry, pixelated, and distorted photos. It does it with ease.

However, the Professional edition can recover deleted photos & videos and the premium edition has the option to repair corrupt videos.

Stellar Repair For Photo’s Alternative

An alternative to Stellar Repair for Photos is the Wonder share Repairit app. It repairs not just photos but videos too. It also repairs complete computer data as well. It accepts 4K, 8K, and ultra HD videos. Payment is not based on subscription.

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