Once open, Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery will ask the user to select the unit that needs to be searched while looking for deleted or corrupt images, and as soon as it is chosen, it will start its task (with the added possibility to stop and save the scan if it is taking too long).
The document scanner that is included in this software is so powerful, that it can even search for photographs taken with a specific camera, or those that have been saved in a specific format, in such a way that it won't lose any time recovering GIF images if we are searching for TIFF. This scanner has also been adapted to improve its performance when working with specific memory card types.
As well as photographs in JPEG, TIFF, PNG, GIF, BMP, JP2, INDD and PSD format, Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery allows us to search for videos stored as AVI, WMV, ASF, MP4, M4V, 3GP, MOV, MPEG, DV, 3G2 and M4B, even though this isn't its main purpose. What's more, it also recognizes the proprietary formats created by some of the main camera manufacturers, like Canon, Panasonic, Nikon, Sony, Kodak, Minolta, Fuji or Pentax.