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 3 out of 5 by Great at default settings, otherwise... Using the default settings (300 dpi, JPG format), color slides scan great. 16 slides in about 10 minutes. Try the higher settings, 600 dpi and TIF format and be prepared to: 1. Wait a l-o-n-g time (hours!), and 2. then curse when it either locks up (best case scenario!), or 3. refuses to saves as the "File is too large" September 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product has performed just like I wanted. The product is doing just what I wanted. I wanted to scan my nagatives on to my computer. This product does this very well as well as the pictures I need scanned. The only thing I do not like about it is it scannes slower then my HP Photosmart Printer/scanner. Put that is the only think I do not like about it other wise it is a great product. I would recommend this product to others. September 13, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good scanner This is a good scanner. I got it because I need to be able to scan 4x5 transparencies - that was a deal breaker for a scanner for me. My only complaint is that the function "scan another image" that lets you scan several images quickly always puts them all into one multi-page file that is impossible for me to break apart into individual images. Photo shop won't open that kind of file. As a result I have to scan everything one at a time from solution center which slows me down. I usually don't have a lot to scan in one session but when I do it's annoying. September 12, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Slow but satisfactory for a senior user. Though not compatible with my desk top Mac OSX, I am using it in my lap top to compile old photographs in assembling the family history. Have yet to use all the photo programs. September 2, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great scanner This scanner works beautifully. I bought it to scan old negatives and it not only allows me to scan them, but also corrects the damage from fading. The photos turned out great! It is slow when corrections are made to more than a few photos, but well worth it. I would absolutely recommend this! August 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Scanner Exactly what I expected from a great product August 20, 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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