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 4 out of 5 by good performance, slow I'm using this scanner to digitize old 35 mm slides. The results are excellent, but once you select a few of the options the scanning time for a tray of 16 slides extends out to hours. May 22, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by scanjet g4050 There is at least one software glitch associated with this product. It would not work with the Officejet 6500A Plus also connected to the computer. Ten hours spent with help agents could not solve the problem. I am returning the scanjet. HP should have solved this issue before marketing the scanjet. Alternatively, HP should warn customers about the software problem. April 22, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by excellent features so easy to use and fantastic results April 17, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Had it for 2 years and it has never worked! I have been trying to get this thing (it is more or less a paper weight at this point) for about 2 years now. I am only having to revisit it because of a house fire that destroyed all of my photos. It adds insult_ to injury_ that this scanner remains. I found some negatives in the ashes and I have to scan them. Well 3 days and nothing. I am going to have to buy something new with the little money that is left. April 14, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by still not sure the literature indicated that I could scan and send by email. so far I cannot figure out how to do this. a TI helped but he could not get it to work. April 12, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Very happy with purchase Very good quality results March 29, 2012

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Owner support

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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