Any file can get corrupt for various factors, no matter data storage device damage or software issues. But image file corruption is the fairly common. This article will look at this issue and expose its 5 top symptoms.
File can get damaged for a variety of issues. For instance, when your computer is writing data, a system crash or any programs hangs, the hard drive will be likely to suffer read/write issues. In this case, files may become compromised, like PST corruption due to Outlook program crashes.
In general, when it comes to file corruption, we’ll think of file being inaccessible. However, in terms of image files, it is not simply inaccessibility. Most of time, you still can open it. But it displays inappropriately. However, no matter what kind of corruption image files suffer, no one can accept it, particularly for those who are professional photographers or graphic designers. Based on the software that you utilize to access and edit your image files, you can discover image file damage in many different ways. Here we will unveil its 5 most common symptoms.
1. Not Display Appropriately
One of the most common and most obvious symptoms of image file corruption is that the image is unable to display in appropriate way. In other words, you can’t access the image file as usual. In this case, you may possibly receive some error messages as well. Or you may get a pixelated version of the image file.
2. Unusual Image Color
Since what image files show to us in the first sight is the color, if the image color becomes unusual as before, you can suspect that the image file has been corrupt. For example, the image color appears faded, or much brighter than before, or too dark to view.
3. Show in Two Sections
In addition, if you see that the image files show in two sections, it is affirmed that the image file is damaged. At best, the two sections can be from the same image. But at worst, you may discover that they are from different images, which is fairly difficult to deal with.
4. Shredded or Blurred
Similar to the above one, if you find that the image files get split into two or more sections and even into countless shreds, there is no doubt that the image file has been definitely corrupted. In this situation, the image file will become blurred so that it is impossible to figure out the image details.
5. Changes in Image File Structure
Apart from the visual information, you can check if the file is corrupted on basis of its structural problems. More specifically, if you find that the original JPEG file isn’t in “jpeg” file type, it can be confirmed that something wrong has occurred to the image file like image file corruption.
Shirley Zhang is a data recovery expert in DataNumen, Inc., which is the world leader in data recovery technologies, including fix mdf and outlook repair software products. For more information visit www.datanumen.com