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 over rated I wasn't sure about buying this because there is a common complaint about how it works. I have windows 8 and this product was advertised as being compatible with that but sure enough I should have listened to my feelings. May 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great value for the money! I am copying boxes of old Kodachrome slides 16 at a time and posting on Flickr for my kids. They LOVE it! April 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by So far it works great! I had a perfectly good HP Scanjet 5470C that has served me well over the years, however, due to a mandatory upgrade from Windows XP, I can't get drivers for my old scanner from HP so I was forced to purchase a new scanner. I have read some reviews where people have had problems with the Scanjet G4050, but so far this one is have is working fantastic. One of the poor reviews had to do with processing negatives, but I have not had any such problems. The negatives scan beautifully, and so do slides. I personally feel some of the problems others are having has to do with their CPU. I have a Core I7 with plenty of memory and everything works fantastic! In summary: I love the new scanner! April 12, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by good photo scanner The HP Scanjet G4050 is good at scanning photos. I bought it because I do many negatives for archiving purposes, and because my old HP scanner would not work with my new computer that came with Windows 8.1. I have yet to be able to use the buttons on the top of the scanner and can only use the negative scanning feature by purchasing a 3rd party software. When I installed the material for the scanner, there is no HP Solution Center, that to my understanding is for the use of the buttons and negative scanning of this machine. SOMETHING IS MISSING from the necessary components to operate this scanner to its full ability. Seriously missing my old HP Scanjet 5470c scanner and old computer. April 11, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Scanning 16 slides didn't work I purchased the Scanner G4050 because of its ability to scan up to 16 slides at one time. Unfortunately, this feature did not work. I sought the help of the HP Support team but on two separate occasions, they were unable to resolve the problem. Very disappointed and have to return the device for credit. March 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy to use I was going crazy trying to scan all our family photos using my business "all in one". Plugged in my new HP and started up without a hitch. It is very easy to use and very fast. The 16 slide adapter was not only a bonus but is amazing. Great product for home photo and slide scanning. March 27, 2014
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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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