We usually receive photos of family, friends and relatives via email as attachments. These attachments at times may escape unnoticed, unread due to the long list of contacts that we have in our email account. Once missed, recovering such photos manually certainly becomes an impossible task; but if you have utility at hand that simply lets you find any photos you have ever sent or received, you can ensure that’s not the end. Lost Photos, a freeware app for Windows does exactly this!
Lost Photos has the potential of recovering photos from your Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, AOL and Google Apps accounts. Using this app one can easily get the photos back that may have been lost deep down his inbox and archives. With Lost Photos, not only one can recover his/her lost or missed photos, but also share them to popular networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter upon recovering them. It involves a 3-step operation:
Lost Photos takes into consideration your privacy seriously. The application in no way collects or stores your login information and does not communicate information from your email to any outside server. Plus, it transmits data to and from email servers using a secure (SSL) connection.
How to use Lost Photos
- Download and install the application. It requires Microsoft .Net Framework to be installed on your computer. If you do not have it, it’s alright! Lost Photos allows you to download .Net Framework too, alongside.
- Once installed, you are directed to the interface of the application which contains just the required option, no excessive menus to confuse a user.
- Once there, you are required to sign in using your email and password.
- Then, you should configure changes such as ignoring images smaller than 8K, ignoring images in GIF format and more by chosing ‘Options’ below email address field and hit the ‘Find My Photos’ button to let the application search your lost photos.
- Instantly, you will find Lost Photos connecting to your specified email account and beginning the work of searching photos stored in it.
- Now, if you would like to share any of your images to your Facebook or Twitter account you could simply do so by clicking ‘Post to Facebook’ or ‘Post to Twitter’ button.
I really found Lost Photos working well with my Gmail account. It displayed 33 images in a slider-based format after going through hundreds of emails. It is compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows 7 as well as Windows 8.
You can download Lost Photos for Windows from here.