HP G4050 Photo Scanner

September 30, 2006 | Mark Goldstein | Scanners | 2 Comments |

HP G4050 Photo ScannerHP Press Release

The HP Scanjet G4050 Photo Scanner provides breakthrough innovation with 6-colour/96-bit scanning for photos, slides and negatives which gives outstanding colour accuracy in scanning and reproduction, plus a transparent materials adapter that can hold up to sixteen 35mm slides or 30 negative frames for scanning of multiple images. The HP Scanjet G4050 features HP Real Life technologies for professional hardware dust and scratch removal, faded colour restoration and automatic red-eye removal, allowing users to easily restore valuable memories. Four one-touch task buttons, along with included HP Photosmart software and HP Photosmart Share, make it easy to restore, enhance and share photos.

Key Features and Benefits
• Enjoy high-definition scans with superior 6-colour/96-bit scanning and 4800x9600 dpi resolution.1 The 6-colour scanning technology provides market leading image and colour accuracy.
• Remove dust and scratches through the hardware while scanning images in.
• Using included HP Real Life technologies, automatically remove red-eye, dust and scratches while enhancing details in dark photos to bring new life to old or damaged photos.
• Effortlessly scan stacks of film, using a built-in adapter that holds up to sixteen 35mm slides or thirty 35mm negative frames at once.
• Quickly and easily scan up to four 10x15-cm (4x6-inch) photos and automatically save them as individual files – no need to crop and resize.
• Scan photos, documents or film – even make a copy or scan to PDF – for easy sharing with four front-panel one-touch task buttons.
• Produce high quality scans of various paper sizes and 3-D objects with a letter-size, portrait-oriented scanning bed and adjustable lid.
• Conveniently organise, edit, share and save scans in one click with HP Photosmart software and HP Photosmart Share.
• The HP Scanjet G4050 is optimised to scan legacy Kodachrome and Ektachrome slide film.
• Support for Windows Vista will be added in 2007 after Vista becomes available.
• Save energy - Energy Star ’07 compliant.

Pricing and Availability
Estimated street price of €199.2
Expected to be available for purchase in November 2006 in EMEA.

1 Not available for scanning negatives in 6-colour; maximum resolutions may be affected by PC system factors.
2 The price stated is EMEA Manufacturer’s Recommended Selling Price (MRSP) including VAT and is subject to change – actual price may vary by country.

© 2006 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.

HP G4050 Photo Scanner



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#1 Al Freedman

Very good scanner. I found the product to fit my needs perfectly. Yes, it is slower than some scanners when using the 6 color scan, because it seems to scan twice.I have used the feature that enables you to store images from slides and was impressed how clear the images were.
So it can give you very good quality, it gets a lot of colours, it's got a decent sized scanning screen, it's pretty big and it's not a light weight utility. I read a lot of bad reviews - maybe I would be one of the lucky ones.

3:14 pm - Friday, February 8, 2008

#2 sathya

if you planning to buy a scanner for film or negative scanning, then dont try this. within 5 months of purchase, TMA does not function properly

3:17 pm - Saturday, December 26, 2009