Scan for corrupt JPEG image files recursively.
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Other tools only check meta data, this does both, image and the meta data.

This program will detect corrupt JPEG images. It will detect visually corrupt and meta data corrupt JPEG files and then provide the user with a set of actions. For the difference see below.

-- List of Functionality --
* Handle whatever you can throw at it, biggest batch so far 700 GB!
* Detect visually corrupt JPEGs (Images that will not display correctly)
* Detect meta corrupt JPEGs (Images that will display correctly but are incorrect)
* Scan recursively (Folders in folders etc ...)
* Produce a CSV (Comma Separated Value) file for logging or sorting in Excel
* Move the corrupt files (selectable by visually corrupt or meta)
* Delete the corrupt files (selectable by visually corrupt or meta)
* Full tooltips for ease of use
* Simple user interface
* Press space to preview the corrupt image
* Copy the corrupt file name
* Single delete of corrupt images from the list or batch move or delete actions

What's New

Version 1.0.8

* fixed 'beep' on arrow key use on pre Yosemite

Ratings and Reviews



Very useful - although it definitely needs:

1. Multithreading
2. The ability to edit the scan path directly
3. To remember last folder visited
4. Drag’n’drop scan select
5. A Reveal in Finder command
6. Ability to flag and remove files from results without deleting them

Wish I’d found this a long time ago


Thank you for this tool!

I’ve spent months trying to dig corrupt images out of a 600GB iPhoto library spanning more than a decade. Reimporting my library into a fresh one is crashing, presumably during thumbnail and preview generation of the imported files. iPhoto only logs that a corrupt file was found, not which one - then crashes.

I’m running this tool on the library right now. It’s already found a few that when opened in Preview are obviously damaged. CJC is spitting out a text file with paths to all the damaged photos. I’m hoping that by morning my iPhoto problems are behind me.

great jpeg scanner utility


I had been noticing intermittently that some jpegs whose thumbnails looked ok in Windows Explorer could not be opened. I could never figure out how widespread the problem was, other than by trying to open every single jpeg and look manually. Clearly impossible. And worrying - did I have a bad disk? a corrupt NTFS, etc..

It turns out the contained thumbnails were fine (which is all Windows uses, until you actually try to open the enture photo using Photo Viewer or equivalent). Photoshop, Irfanview etc all failed the same way. The file contents were trashed. Jpeg recovery programs can’t work.

Then I found corruptJpegScanner for my Mac. And I tried it out. And it found 64 corrupt files among my 36k. Saved! $6 very well spent.

It turns out that (with one exception) they had all been created by the same scanner, so I blamed that. Rescanned, and all is now clean.


Thomas Barker
1.7 MB
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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