HP Scanjet 4850 Photo Scanner Announced

July 8, 2005 | Mark Goldstein | Scanners | Comment |

HP Scanjet 4850HP Scanjet 4850 photo scanner is announced today. Featuring 4800 x 9600-dpi resolution and 48-bit colour, the HP Scanjet 4850 can scan up to four 35mm slides or six photo negative frames at once. The HP Scanjet 4850 Photo Scanner is available from August 1 2005 for £99 / €149.

HP Press Release

HP Introduces a High Quality Scanner for the Home User

The HP Scanjet 4850 Photo Scanner meets all the scanning needs of a modern home from scanning photos and slides to creating photo albums, projects and scrapbooks

TENERIFE, June 27, 2005 – HP today unveiled the new HP Scanjet 4850 Photo Scanner, providing high resolution scanning at an affordable price. With slide, negative scanning, copying and sharing at the touch of a button, this scanner makes it easy to restore and enhance photos, slides and negatives from home.

The HP Scanjet 4850 Photo Scanner offers the highest image quality, scanning photos and documents at up to 4800 x 9600-dpi and in 48-bit colour. Fitted with a built-in transparent materials adaptor (TMA), the Scanjet 4850 can scan up to four 35mm slides or six photo negative frames at once. Users can then easily transform the images into digital photos that can be printed and shared through email or saved on the home PC, via the easy use four button front panel. The product can also scan multiple photographs simultaneously, fitting up to four 10cm x 15cm photos in one process. The scanning bed is so versatile it can easily accommodate a wide variety of photo sizes from larger portraits to smaller prints.

The HP 4850 Photo Scanner utilises HP Real Life technologies allowing users to bring out details in poorly lit or shadowy photographs making images true to life ensuring automatic red-eye removal makes eyes look natural in all photos. HP Real Life technologies also permit users to enhance the focus, contrast and sharpness of scanned digital photos so that professional quality images can be created from home.

HP Real Life technologies allows the scanner to restore old or damaged photos so users can remove dust, scratches and even restore faded colour to their images. Using HP Image Zone and Image Share software, scanned images and photos can be enhanced, saved and organised, in order to share photos with friends online or even craft photo projects and albums.

The HP Scanjet 4850 Photo Scanner is perfect for scanning relevant documents and creating PDF files. Users can scan titles, certificates, legal papers and other important records, capturing the same crisp, sharp text as on the original. With an adjustable, sturdy metal hinged lid, the scanner can also accommodate large bulky items such as books, bound files or 3D items such as household goods.

The HP Scanjet 4850 Photo Scanner is both PC and Mac compatible via Hi-Speed USB. It will be available on August 1 2005, and will be priced at €149.

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