I’m having problems with corrupted RAW .orf files taken on my Olympus E1. The photos were taken several years ago. Because I was not working with RAW formats then, I hadn’t noticed the horizontal and vertical black lines that run through many of the photos. I was using FastStone Image viewer which does not show the lines in .orf RAW formats as I believe it is extracting the jpeg from the RAW and displaying the JPEG image.
This year, when I opened the .orf RAW files in Lightroom and PhotoNinja, I noticed there is a line through them just like the examples above. I opened the files in Lightroom, CorelPaintshop Pro x6 and in Photoninja. ALl of them show the black lines.
Is there any way to recover these damaged areas by using a type of .orf repair tool? Because I have JPEGS of all of these photos, is there any way to use the jpeg to layer-over-top the .orf (or perhaps a TIFF created from the ORF) and paste in the pixels that are missing?
I really hope to recover these photos… important for my research project.
If there is no way to repair the .orf RAW files, then I’m going to try to work out a way to use the intact JPEG to copy pixels over to the damaged ORF (converted to TIFF). Any advice on how to do this?
In my case, I think this damage occured when the motherboard in my Olympus E-1 was slowly frying. Many of the photos taken during that time suffered the same type of corruption that was caused, I guess, by the camera’s motherboard which fried completely shortly afterwards.