HP Scanjet G4050 Photo Scanner with Built-in Transparent Materials Adaptor

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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, colour-accurate digital files. Convert packs of photos, slides, film and negatives into easy-to-manage digital images. Get superior colour accuracy with industry-leading 6-colour, 96-bit scanning technology ? exclusive to HP. Capture the finest detail too at 4800 x 9600-dpi resolution2 and get crisp, high definition results for beautiful reprints, enlargements and creative projects. Capture multiple originals at once ? up to sixteen 35 mm slides, 30 negative frames, two medium format (120 mm) film frames, one large format (4 x 5 inch) film frame or four 10 x 15 cm prints ? and save as separate files. Remove dust and scratches at the touch of a button using built-in infrared technology ? no need for software touch-ups. Keep important documents safe too, with clear, crisp scans at the touch of a button ? you can even scan 3-D objects such as books and valuables.


Choose one-touch photo or film scanning for optimised settings. Bring old or damaged photos, slides, film and negatives back to life with a range of easy-to-use tools. Restore faded colour, remove red-eye and bring detail out of dark photos, all using HP Real Life technologies. Manage your documents ? make copies and reprints at the touch of a button too, and save files as PDFs for easy sharing. Organise, edit and email photos ? without large attachments ? with HP Photosmart Software.


Standard one-year limited hardware warranty. Warranty and support options vary by product, country and local legal requirements.




Scanner Type

Photo Scanner

Scanner Technology

Charge Coupled Device (CCD)


Preview Speed

8.5 Seconds

Scan Speed OCR (A4)

25 Seconds


Scanner Optical Resolution

4800dpi x 9600dpi

Bit Depth



256 level grey scale

Paper Handling

Maximum Scan Size

21.6 x 31.1cm

User Controls

Input Mode

Front-panel: Scan (reflective scans from the glass), Scan film, Copy, Scan to PDF; HP Photosmart Premier software; user application via TWAIN; Transparent Materials Aapter (transmissive scans of film materials)


USB Ports

1 x USB 2.0 High Speed


Scan File Format

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

Software Included

HP Photosmart software (Windows), HP Photosmart software for Macintosh (includes integrated OCR, HP Photosmart Share, faded colour restoration, dust and scratch removal, HP Adaptive Lighting, HP Image Editor with HP Auto Red-eye Removal capabilities)

System Requirements

Minimum System Requirements

Pentium II 233 MHz or equivalent Celeron processor; 128 MB RAM, 500 MB available hard disk space; 800 x 600 SVGA monitor with 16-bit colour; Windows 2000 Professional, XP Home, XP Professional, XP Professional x64 Edition, XP Media Center Edition 2005; USB port; CD-ROM drive; Internet Explorer 5.01 (SP 2 or higher)

Operating Systems Supported

Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, XP 64-bit ? Apple Mac OS X (v10.3.9, v10.4 or later)



IEC 60950-1:2001, national derivatives, associated voluntary and mandatory certifications: Canada (cUL), China (CCC), Russia (GOST), European Union (UL GS), Taiwan (BSMI), USA (UL)



100 to 240VAC / 50 to 60Hz

Power Consumption




Operating Temperature 10 to 35?C - Humidity 0 to 90%



30.3cm (W) x 50.8cm (D) x 10.8cm (H) - Weight 5.3kg


  • HP-exclusive 6-colour high-definition scanning for photos, slides, film and negatives
  • Scan stacks of photos, slides, films or negatives, and automatically remove dust and scratches
  • Preserve your memories at the touch of a button ? plus easy colour restoration and photo fixing
  • Scan resolution: (Optical) Up to 4800 dpi, (Hardware) 4800 x 9600 dpi, (Enhanced) Unlimited
  • Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
  • Bit depth 48-bit
  • Greyscale Levels 256
  • Image scaling or enlargement range - 10 to 2400% in 1% increments
  • Preview Speed: Up to 8.5 sec

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Catalogue No: EL-02028469