Transferring errors and storage device issues are amongst the major causes that harm your precious photo libraries and images on computer. To certain extent, downloading and bad backups too act as mild contributors to damaging images. Bad Peggy is a Java application and software that examines broken jpg images for damages, defects and other blemishes.
You can select a root folder via keyboard shortcuts (Ctrl+S) option or by clicking on the ‘File’ menu and choosing ‘Scan’. Once activated, the program will scan all jpg files in the folder structure.
All broken and defective images will be listed with their file name, path and reason why they have been added to the listing. The reasons could be Truncated File parameters, invalid SOS parameters, etc.
Images can be selected with the left mouse button. The program tries to display a preview of the image on the left side of the screen.
A right-click on the file list will open a context menu with options to delete or move the file to a different location. It is additionally possible to export the list of all damaged jpg images.
Additional file types to scan can be added via Options > File Extensions.
- Searches, validates and verifies pictures and images for truncation
- Completely free and fully functional on Windows, Linux operating systems
- Easy to use and dependable in the analysis it does
- Points and exposes the cause of the damage to JPEG files
- Covers all CPU cores too
One might be required to download the .NET Framework 2.0, if it hasn’t been installed on your computer earlier to support BadPeggy. The program requires Java 6+ to automatically scan all jpg compatible image formats in the root folder and all of its sub-folders.
The downside of BadPeggy is that it is ineffective in scanning large jpg images.
Download BadPeggy for Windows and Linux from here.