Originally Posted by rayhipkiss
If you are unable to boot the phone normally then you won't be able to retrieve the photo's.
You could try going into recovery mode and performing a Wipe data/Factory restore to see if the phone boots normally again. This will not delete your photos as long as they are stored on the internal SD storage. To enter recovery mode press Volume UP + Home + Power button and wait for the Galaxy logo to appear then release. You can use the volume keys to navigate and the Home key to select.
There is a way for you to repair the phone yourself by flashing a firmware using Odin so you can boot the phone normally and retrieve the pictures. The procedure is quite simple and safe to do (if you've never done it before) and will preserve the photos as long as they are on the internal SD storage and not on the internal phone storage.
Of course, if you take it to Samsung for repair they will probably just flash a new firmware for you but they might reformat the internal SD storage which will wipe out your photos.
All the best.
I have a similar problem (my phone won't go past the "Galaxy S" logo and just flashes on and off), and I was wondering how you do this? My phone doesn't do anything when I try to use recovery mode, however it appears download mode still works. Is it true you can somehow recover pictures? I don't care if I can no longer use the phone, I would just really like to extract the pictures and videos stored on the internal SD.
Any help greatly appreciated, thank you.