Picturescue Recovers iPhone Photos From iTunes Backup Files

Picturescue is a tiny app that quickly finds any and all images stored in old iTunes backup files, which are made whenever an iPhone or other iOS device is synced with with its "home" computer. The full version of the app is available for $5.99 and allows the user to export some or all of the photos found, while a trial version allows viewing of the images but not export.

Picturescue is an extremely simple app. It's built to do one thing, so it's light and fast, and it does it all automatically. When the app is first run, it immediately scans any iTunes backup files stored on the computer, and sifts through them for any image files. The interface itself looks like a spartan version of iTunes, listing backups by date and displaying images as thumbnails.

The ability to quickly and easily recover images from old iPhone backups is a pretty great thing, considering how often iPhones are lost, stolen or crushed under car tyres. When users get new iPhones, they normally have the option to use a recent backup file to transfer personal data, but there are times when that's not possible (like when an iPhone user decides to buy an Android phone, instead). Since many iPhone owners use their phone as their primary camera, this can result in a pretty high number of images that might forever be lost, so an app as cheap and simple as this could be a life saver in more ways than one.

Picturescue [via The Next Web]


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    Picturescue now supports iOS5 backups too.

    If you have a backup, you can use the iTunes to get data back, get the guide from apple
    If no backup, you need some program for help, get the answer at

    To recover iphone photos, this guide could help:

    iPhone photos can be recovered from iTunes or iPhone.

    Last edited 04/08/14 8:00 pm

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    Last edited 06/08/14 12:55 pm

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    Try iStonsoft iPhone Data Recovery software.

    Last edited 07/08/14 11:46 am

    Coolmuster Data Recovery for iPhone iPad iPod could help you recover lost iPhone photos by extracting from iTunes backup file, and it's very easy to use. Have a try!

    It is very easy to recover your deleted photos from iTunes backup with iPhone photos recovery.

    Last edited 02/07/15 1:20 pm

    With Doctor for iOS, you can easy restore your pictures from iTunes backup.

    Last edited 26/11/15 1:53 pm

    Coolmuster iPhone Data Recovery can help directly Scan & Recover from iOS Devices. You can photos, text messages, contacts, videos, notes, etc. from iPhone, iPad, iPod.

    Last edited 05/04/16 12:35 pm

    It is very easy to recover your deleted photos from iTunes backup with iPhone photos recovery:

    I downloaded and installed the program suggested above. This is the only one that successfully restore deleted photos from itunes backup. The others are useless. Hope this save sometime for further readers.

    You'll need to restore your iPhone. If you want to keep the photos you've taken with the iPhone's camera, they may get lost, or they may not because iTunes may offer to back up your phone before it restores.

    If you are worried about photos that you have synced from your computer to your iPhone, they should still be on your computer, then you can try Mobieldic iPhone data recovery tool to recover your deleted photos from iTunes backup:

    Sorry about your luck if your photos end up being gone. At this point there may be nothing you can do unless you know some super iPhone hacker person.

    Last edited 01/07/16 11:34 am

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