If what you now have is
the original, then I guess there would be not much use trying a recovery. But what you can
do by running a recovery (or simply by asking your brother to take a shot and see the file-size of the JPG
) is verify if the default JPGs are indeed that small. If they are, then try the enhancements on the current photo. But do make a number of backups of the current one (preferably to a cd/dvd or another HDD/usb drive etc) before messing with the computer or the camera. If you see that you have 200kb-300kb sized JPGs, then possibly you do have a bigger sample waiting to be reincarnated.
If your brother's camera can be used as a "mass storage device" (i.e, it shows up as a new drive when connected to the pc
) then you CAN run recovery on it.
It would be a good idea to stop writing files to the drive where you think the original file probably was. I know it's kinda very late now, but you should know.
There are TONS of applications designed to recover files from computers and other devices, but I haven't used pc-inspector for that purpose, so can't say much about that. Try "Runtime getdataback
", "Recover my files
", or "Power data recovery
". If some of the recovered JPGs appear corrupted, then there's one utility called JPEG Recovery
which can fix them for you.
Otherwise, Vivacity and/or other apps seem to be the only solution.