Can deleted image data be recovered?
December 19, 2012 8:41 AM Subscribe
Is it possible to recover portions of an image that have been cropped or cut away? And if so, how to prevent that?
posted by aerotive to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Every so often I will put a picture online with potentially sensitive info removed, things like receipts on a shopping site, or maybe an item with a serial number on ebay/craigslist.
I usually use a program called irfanview to cut/crop, here's an example of such an image:
Can the text that was in the black bar be undeleted? I'm pretty confident the answer is no, but I want to be sure. (the sample text is random/not sensitive).