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 Finished scanned all my old photos I have to admit that it took some time to complete but now all my old photos, negatives and slides have been digitized thanks largely to this HP G4050 scanner. That's over 6000 files in total. For the most part this scanner was very easy to use and the quality of the images where excellent. And it was all worth while when I see my mom's face as she sees photos from over the past 70 years blown up on a 28' monitor. The details in the photos are amazing. Everyone in my family now has their own set of all the photos....no need to every worry about them being destroyed. They will now live forever. What really helped the process was that I was able to literally put on as many photos that would fit onto the scanning surface and the software would automatically pick them out and save them to individual files. January 10, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Product Installed easily on Windows 7 HP laptop. Am using at recommended low(my opinion) resolution of 300 dpi to catalogue slides. Gives fair view on TV and I can rescan the slides once catalogued if I want a sharper image. Have done 3,000 slides with only one need to reboot which I think is good for Windows which is always doing something in the background. September 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very Good Product I retired an old HP Scanner (12 years old) and replaced it with this one. This scanner installed easily with no issues. The output is very good with more options which is a good thing. I am looking forward to another 12 years of reliable service. June 11, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by disappointed I was so excited to receive my new G4050 scanner. I have hundreds of 35mm slides that my father took over the years. When I installed from the Disc that came with it....it would not work at all. I was on the phone for 3 hours with HP Support. I also have a Hp c310 photoscanner,all in one. well, the tech said I could not have both units installed on the same computer. So she unstalled my c310. Needless to say I was not happy. The c310 serves as my printer. The g4050 is strictly a slide and negative scanner. I was shocked when she said they will work together. I would first make sure that it will work with your equipment before you order it. May 23, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by This product does not work. The CD that came with the scanner froze up. The software down load didn't load. Looked at forums, tried a bunch of their suggestions. No joy.One said I should use it as a paper weight. I will be needing a new pc, so will wait awhile. Maybe it will work then. May 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy Setup Very satisfied with this scanner. Well built, easy to setup. Worked the first time I scanned an item. Still have my Scan Jet 3300C but it won't work with Windows 7.Looked at other scanners, but since I have all HP products decided to purchase another HP Scanner. Good decision. I recommend this product May 1, 2014
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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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