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HP Scanjet G4050 Photo Scanner

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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.

Return & exchange information

HP.com will accept returns or exchanges for this product up to 30 days after delivery.

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Product specifications


Up to 4800 x 9600 dpi


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® qualified; EPEAT ® Bronze


90 day limited hardware warranty. Telephone support options and fees vary by product, country and language. Telephone support conditions and telephone numbers available on http://www.hp.com/support.

What's in the box

HP Scanjet G4050 Photo Scanner; Power supply adapter/power cord; USB cable; CD-ROMs with software and User's Guide; Setup and Support Guide

Control panel

4 front-panel buttons (Copy, Scan, Scan film, Scan to PDF)

Bit depth


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


Auto document feeder



1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0

Dimensions (W X D X H)

11.93 x 20 x 4.25 in

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HP.com will accept returns or exchanges for this product up to 30 days after delivery.

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Rated 1 out of 5 by Don't buy this if you use a Mac! The scanner was great when I first bought it, but HP does not upgrade software for Mac OS upgrade. It is now unusable with OS X 10.11 or 10.10. January 17, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Works well, too much manual work needed I am pleased with the results I have gotten in using this scanner. I have scanned nearly 3,000 photographs using this scanner and would be glad to share them with my family and to make digital scrapbooks. The biggest hindrance of this product is that the supposed ability to be able to scan multiple photos at once using HP's software is garbage. The selection and separation of individual photos on the scanner (between 1 and 4) is so hit-and-miss that I now have to preview every scan to select individual photos. Even when only scanning one photograph when using the auto-select feature, it still often makes mistakes. I do not understand how this feature could be so bad, but as far as image quality goes, this product is just what I need. August 12, 2015
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
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  1. [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. [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.