Get the Helix live CD.
It has testdisk and Foremost, both of which find .jpg images flawlessly. When you run the command: photorec from a live CD with testdisk, you'd be amazed at what type of files it can scrub the disk for, regardless of the state of the file system.
EDIT: You may even feel the need to donate to such a worthy project for making it easy, by all means, go ahead and do so.
Last edited by Junior Hacker; 12-26-2008 at 07:52 PM.