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HP Scanjet G4050 Photo Flatbed Scanner

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Technical Specifications

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HP Scanjet G4050 Photo Flatbed Scanner


Scan multiple photos, slides, film and negatives and get superior color accuracy with 6-color, 96-bit scanning - exclusive to HP. Capture every detail with 4800 x 9600-dpi hardware resolution1. Get infrared-based dust and scratch removal too.

The HP Scanjet G4050 Photo Scanner is designed for families and photo enthusiasts with large numbers of photos, slides, negatives or medium/large format transparencies which they want to convert into professional-quality, color-accurate digital files.

General Information
Manufacturer HP Inc.
Manufacturer Part Number L1957A#B1H
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.hp.com
Brand Name HP
Product Line Scanjet
Product Model G4050
Product Name Scanjet G4050 Photo Flatbed Scanner
Packaged Quantity 1 Each
Product Type Flatbed Scanner
Technical Information
Image Sensor CCD
Optical Resolution 4800 dpi
Hardware Resolution 4800 x 9600 dpi
Scan Color Color
Color Depth 96-bit
Grayscale Depth 8-bit
Maximum Color Scan Speed (ppm) 4.615
Maximum Color Scan Speed (sec) 29
Media Type 3-D Object
Media Size 8.50" x 12.24"
Transparency Adapter Yes
Software Included

HP Photosmart software (Windows and Mac)

Power Description
Power Source AC Supply
Input Voltage 240 V AC
Physical Characteristics
Height 4.3"
Width 11.9"
Depth 20"
Weight (Approximate) 11.68 lb
Package Contents
  • Scanjet G4050 Photo Flatbed Scanner
  • Template kit
  • Hi-Speed USB 2.0 cable
  • Power cord
  • Power adaptor
  • I.R.I.S. registration flyer
  • Printed setup and support guide
  • CDs with user instructions and software
Additional Information

Unlimited enhanced resolution

Built-in Transparent Materials Adapter (TMA):

  • 16 x 35 mm slides
  • 30 x 35 mm negative frames
  • 2 x Medium format film frames
  • 1 x 4 x 5" film frame (including hardware-based dust & scratch removal solution)

Scan file format:

  • PDF, BMP, TIFF, TIFF compressed, PCX, JPEG, FlashPix (FPX), GIF, PNG; HTML, TXT, Rich Text Format (RTF); PDF, PDF (searchable)

Photo enhancements:

  • HP Red-eye Removal
  • HP Adaptive Lighting
  • Dust and scratch removal and color restoration
Platform Supported Mac
Recycled No
Country of Origin China

Customer Reviews

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  • Awesome Scanner
    Verified Purchase

    I purchased the HP G4050 scanjet photo scanner on 11-07-07 from Overstock.com and after using it for a couple of weeks I'm now ready to give a review on it. 1. I contacted Overstock via Live Chat to see if the scanner is compatible with Windows Vista and they told me no. I saw some place via the internet that it is compatible so I shopped for a scanner on HP's website and saw that the G4050 is Vista compatible so I went ahead and ordered it. 2. The installation was so simple and it installed on Windows Vista perfectly. 3. I had an old photo album of my Mother-In-Law's and didn't want to destroy the page with 6 pictures to the page on it but then discovered the scanner separates the pictures for you so you can work with each picture individually without cropping them. The scanner is noisy like all the other scanners I have owned but that is the only drawback I see. 4. Remember to turn the scanner off after your through scanning. Over all this is a great scanner with features on it, for example, it has a PDF button which I like plus the buttons are on the top of the lid for easy access. You won't go wrong purchasing this scanner.

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    sandra1965 Nov 23, 2007
  • Easy set up and use. Gives wonderful quality scans
    Verified Purchase

    Wonderful scanner. Easy set up and use. Gives high quality scans at many variable dpm's. Has held up well for a long time, no problems with it.

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    virginia59 Sep 23, 2011
  • Most Recent

  • Perfect scanner for my meeds
    Verified Purchase

    I purchased this scanner because I have thousands of old photos from many generations that I wanted to be able to share with relatives. The scanner produces high quality, crisp images notated the age of the original photo. I think the setup was pretty simple too. Seeing the I Images appear on my screen was exactly what I needed.

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    bluepeewee Dec 27, 2012
  • G4050 Scanner

    What a total POS. I scanned less tan 100 slides and the bulb failed. I have the skill set to replace the bulb but you can't buy one. HP offers an exchange service but the price for an exchange is more than the unit cost. Why would I consider a replacement unit when I hate the unit I bought? The software that comes with this scanner is also well below industry standards. It is cumbersome and slow. I'm not surprised to see this unit being unloaded by many on line services - it's pretty obvious the scanner is a *** I have been an HP customer for decades but they are now at the bottom of my list. Can you say ZERO support.

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    jrl1948 Feb 21, 2011
  • Product does what it promises
    Verified Purchase

    Very happy with this scanner. So far have scanned documents, photos, and a few negatives. Have yet to dive in and scan slides, but I expect it to perform sufficiently based on results so far. Thanks Overstock for offering this item and for its quick arrival.

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    deltajo Oct 5, 2010
  • Great Scanner
    Verified Purchase

    So far I love this scanner! It stays in "getting ready to scan" mode a little long, but does a beautiful job - even with 3-dimensional objects.

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    hallwaytreasures Oct 25, 2008
  • Excellent scanner / service
    Verified Purchase

    Scanner arrived very shortly after placing order. Excellent scanner with tremendous ease of use. Excellent value for price paid. Very satified with both HP and Overstock.com.

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    southerntiger Mar 29, 2008

Questions & Answers

  • Q:

    "Will this scan 2 x 3 inch negatives?"

    • A:

      Hello lucyface, thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, the information you have requested is currently unavailable. You will receive an email notification once an answer is posted. Have a great day.

  • Q:

    "Why did you choose this product?"

    • A:

      Photography business, need this scanner for digitizing photos, slides, etc.

  • Q:

    "will this scan older 4x5 negitaves?"

    • A:

      Yes, it will.

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