Picture Doctor

Picture Doctor 3.5

Picture Doctor is intended to repair damaged picture files
3.7  (13 votes)
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Picture Doctor is intended to repair damaged picture files, such as those resulting from faulty file recoveries. The application is incredibly easy to use as all you need to do is select the problem files, pick an output destination, and click the Start Rescue. After the process is completed, each file is labeled as Bad or Recovery depending on the success of the operation. As intuitive as it is, there’s still explicit accompanying help documentation if you need any help.

It’s a blessing that Picture Doctor can save you a lot of effort and time because it supports batch processing. However, it’s a shame that the tool supports only a very limited number of formats, specifically, JPG and PSD (Photoshop). The recovered JPG photographs retain their original size and colors, but they’re saved in BMP format. Likewise, each layer of a PSD image is recovered as a separate BMP file.

In conclusion, I don’t recommend Picture Doctor partly due to the limitations already stated, but mostly because it’s not always effective in doing its job right. To make things worse, the trial version of the application stamps a black rectangle that covers most of the photographs.

Pedro Castro
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Review summary


  • It’s easy to use


  • It supports JPG and PSD formats only
  • It recovers files in BMP format
  • It’s not always effective
  • The trial version stamps a black rectangle over the photographs
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