Findley Designs has released
iPod Access Photo, a $12.99 utility used to recover photos from the iPod.
The iPod can normally sync photos and other content from a host Mac or PC. But if the photographic content on the host computer is deleted or damaged, the next time the iPod connects, that data may be removed or overwritten.
iPod Access Photo helps overcome that problem by providing a way to copy the photos from the iPod to the computer. iPod Access Photo lets you select individual photos or entire albums.
The photo files on the iPod are tagged with an “.ithmb” extension, which isn’t something that regular photo editing software can read. iPod Access Photo will take the highest resolution version — including the full-resolution version, if it’s available — and copy it to the computer in a format standard image editing software can read.
System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.3.9 or later. iPod Access Photo is a Universal binary.