When I first saw the Lost Photos app, I thought, ‘What a clever way to find photos.’ Here’s how it works. Lost Photos checks the messages on your email accounts for photo attachments.
Open it up, enter your email account information, and Lost Photos logs into the accounts and checks each message for photo attachments. When it finds a photo, it brings it back to your Mac for safekeeping or sharing.
Lost Photos works very well, quite fast, and has only two gotchas.
It’s free to use, but only for the first 100 photos you retrieve from your email accounts. After that, it’s an in-app purchase of $2.99 which gives you unlimited photo retrievals from all your email accounts. Free is the new trial-before-you-buy.
Second, there’s a limit on which email services work with Lost Photo. Some but not all the email biggies are included. Gmail, Yahoo!, iCloud. AOL, and many others. Not included? Hotmail/Outlook, and a number of others.
Once you’ve retrieved some of those lost email attachments, you can use Lost Photo to share them to Twitter, Facebook, or via email.