This question already has an answer here:
- Why do images get “corrupted”? 6 answers
So I shot photos for my robotics team at an event this weekend and ~95% of them are corrupt. The JPG previews from the camera are fine, but when Adobe Bridge generates its own preview, the corruption becomes visible. It is also visible in Camera RAW, and Finder (Mac OS file manager)
Is this fixable? If not, how do I prevent this in the future? I'm thinking that maybe this is just bad header info (I don't know how NEFs work but it looks like they store color in different channels, and the channel information is mismatched.)
I used a Nikon D5100, shot in NEF (RAW), and no error messages ever appeared on the camera. The camera appeared to be working perfectly normally, so I didn't even notice the problem until after the event was over.
I don't think this is a duplicate of Why do images get "corrupted"?, because that case did not produce a similar looking aberration so I think it was corrupt in a different manner. Also I do not have images with large chunks missing, just channel issues. Also that question does not have any answers detailing how to fix the images for my situation (since I don't have multiple images of the same thing to stitch together)
Take a look: