HP Scanjet G4050 Photo Scanner


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UPC: 882780686793   Part: L1957A#B1H


  • Industry leading color accuracy using world's first 6-color, 96-bit scanning. Capture colors that are 40% more accurate[2] than other scanners, for true-to-the-original scans. High capacity adapter to scan up to 16 slides or 30 negatives at once.


Superior, industry leading color accuracy.[2]

  • Get superior color accuracy and photo reproduction[2] with 6-color, 96-bit scanning—exclusive to HP.
  • Enjoy high-definition scans that make beautiful reprints with 4800 x 9600 dpi resolution.¹
  • Preserve crisp text in documents with scans that deliver archival-quality results.
  • Edit text from scanned documents and magazines—such as letters and articles—using included software.

Scan and restore even more slides and negatives

  • Scan up to sixteen 35 mm slides or 30 negative frames—and other film sizes—using a built-in adapter.
  • Remove dust and scratches at the touch of a button—without the need for software touch-ups.
  • Bring old or damaged photos back to life by restoring faded color using included software.
  • Remove red-eye and enhance details in dark photos using HP Real Life technologies.

Quickly and easily preserve and share memories

  • Enjoy quick, easy scanning of multiple photos, slides or negatives, and then save as separate files.
  • Quickly and easily scan, make reprints or copy documents and save images at the touch of a button.
  • Easily organize, edit and e-mail photos—without large file attachments—using HP Photosmart software.
  • Scan more than just flat items to get surprisingly realistic scans of books and larger items

[1] Maximum resolution not available when scanning negatives in 6-color. Maximum resolution is limited by available computer memory, disk space and other system factors.

[2]Compared to in-class scanners, color accuracy testing by Image Engineering, December 2006. For detailed results and a list of tested scanners, go to http://digitalkamera.image-engineering.de/index.php/Publications.

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  • Up to 4800 x 9600 dpi

Control panel

  • 4 front-panel buttons (Copy, Scan, Scan film, Scan to PDF)

Bit depth

  • 96-bit

Scannable media types

  • Paper (banner, inkjet, photo, plain), envelopes, labels, cards (greeting, index), 3-D objects, 35 mm slides and negatives (using transparent materials adapter), iron-on transfers

Input type

  • Flatbed

Auto document feeder

  • None


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  • 1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0


  • 11.93 x 20 x 4.25 in


  • 11.6 lb

Supported operating systems

  • Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows XP, Windows 2000, Mac OS X v10.6, Lion and Mountain Lion

Energy star

  • ENERGY STAR® qualified; EPEAT ® Bronze

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Customer ratings and reviews for HP Scanjet G4050 Photo Scanner

Rated 5 out of 5 by Fast, Clear, Nice Software Used to scan boxes of 35mm color slides and dozens of std. size photographs. Unit scans quickly, clearly, and included software is quite nice. Price point is perfect for our use; price from the HP online store is extremely competitive. Software in parts is less than intuitive and could use some tweak to UI. Overall very pleased. Delivery from HP was quick. March 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great scanner 4 lots of photos I have lots of photos to scan and this one is able to scan multi-photos at at time with great clarity. It's a time saver. March 24, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by nicktapa HP G4050 Compact and very efficient unit, does what you would expect from more expensive units. The built-in program is quite versatile although at times it can be a bit confusing. The quality of the output is extremely satisfactory. The controls on the cover are easy to use. In general a great buy for the money... I recommended... March 4, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by NOTHING HIGHER THAN 300 DPI Have HP computer, so HP SCANJET G 4050 should work with computer. To date, haven't been able to get scanjet to reliably interface with desktop. Have worked with several HP support agents and they have only been able to occassionally get film negatives to scan at 300 dpi. 300 dpi "pictures" look grainy on computer screen. Would like to scan at listed 1200 dpi, but the scanjet yields error code. HP support has also tried using Vuescan software and as of this time, NOTHING works. You'd think an HP computer would easily work with an HP Scanjet. February 19, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Old technology The G4050 is an adequate flatbed scanner for home use, but it has been on the market for at least 3 years. Seems odd that all sorts of other technologies have forged ahead, but scanning hardware and software have not improved. I was forced buy an HP scanner to prevent driver conflicts with the other HP IPG devices now on my system. I was satisfied with performance of my 3970 but HP declined to keep the software current with Windows, so I had to buy the 4050. February 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by So far so good. I have used the G4050 Scanner to transfer photos & slides to my PC & all has worked fine so far. It's a good product & I have no complaints. February 5, 2013

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Warranty information

This product is covered by the standard HP warranty

Support information

Support for this product is provided by HP Customer Care

Returns & exchange information

The HP Home & Home Office Store will accept returns or exchanges for this product up to 21 days after delivery

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