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HP Scanjet G4050 Photo Scanner Flatbed scanner

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Long product name HP Scanjet G4050 Photo Scanner Flatbed scanner :
The short editorial description of HP Scanjet G4050 Photo Scanner Flatbed scanner

Scan multiple photos, slides, film and negatives and get superior[p1] colour accuracy with 6-colour, 96-bit scanning – exclusive to HP. Capture every detail with 4800 x 9600-dpi hardware resolution[p2]. Get infrared-based dust /scratch removal too.

HP Scanjet G4050 Photo Scanner Flatbed scanner:
The official marketing text of HP Scanjet G4050 Photo Scanner Flatbed scanner as supplied by the manufacturer
Capture colours that are 40% more accurate[p1] than other scanners with HP’s innovative, 6-colour, 96-bit photo scanning (6-colour scanning also available for slides, film and negatives on G4050 model). Scan slides and negatives and capture high-definition detail too with 4800 x 9600-dpi hardware resolution[p2]. Scan multiple 10 x 15 cm photos, 35 mm slides or negative frames at the same time (G4050 also accepts medium/large format film frames), and save as separate files.
Short summary description HP Scanjet G4050 Photo Scanner Flatbed scanner:
This short summary of the HP Scanjet G4050 Photo Scanner Flatbed scanner data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
HP Scanjet Scanjet G4050 Photo Scanner, 216 x 311 mm, Flatbed scanner, CCD, CCFL, GIF,HTM,PCX,PDF,PNG,RTF,TIFF, 2048 MB
Long summary description HP Scanjet G4050 Photo Scanner Flatbed scanner :

HP Scanjet G4050 Photo Scanner, Scanjet. Maximum scan size: 216 x 311 mm. Scanner type: Flatbed scanner. Sensor type: CCD, Light source: CCFL, Scan file formats: GIF,HTM,PCX,PDF,PNG,RTF,TIFF. Standard interfaces: USB 2.0. Power consumption (typical): 25 W

This is an auto-generated long summary of HP Scanjet G4050 Photo Scanner Flatbed scanner based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
Maximum scan size *
216 x 311 mm
Colour scanning *
Indicates whether this product scans in colour.
Film scanning *
Device made for scanning photographic film directly into a computer without the use of any intermediate printmaking. It provides several benefits over using a flatbed scanner to scan in a print of any size: the photographer has direct control over cropping and aspect ratio from the original, unmolested image on film; and many film scanners have special software or hardware that removes scratches and film grain and improves color reproduction from film.
Gray scale levels
Scanner type *
Indicates the type of scanner this product is.
Flatbed scanner
Sensor type *
A sensor is a convertor than measures a physical quality (light, temperature etc.) and displays this electronically on a device.
Light source
Scan file formats
Internal memory
The amount of memory, usually measured in bytes (e.g. MB, GB), which is installed in the system's hardware.
2048 MB
Processor frequency
The clock rate is the fundamental rate in cycles per second (measured in hertz) at which a computer performs its most basic operations such as adding two numbers. There are more factors, like internal memory size, that influence a computer's actual response time.
2300 MHz
Paper handling
Multi feed detection
Detector stopping the scan process as soon as 2 pages are scanned together.
Ports & interfaces
Standard interfaces *
Most common industry-standard communication protocols ranging from RS-232, RS-422, RS-423, RS-485, and LVDS to USB.
USB 2.0
Power consumption (typical)
Amount of power consumed by this model, often expressed in watts (W). Typical values that manufacturers give are power consumption when off, standby/suspended mode, typical use, maximum usage.
25 W
System requirements
Minimum system requirements
For Windows XP or 2000: 233 MHz processor; Windows XP, XP x64, or 2000; 128 MB RAM, 500 MB free hard disk space; USB port; CD-ROM drive; 800 X 600 SVGA monitor; 16-bit colour; Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer 5.01 Service Pack 2 and later; For Windows Vista: 800 MHz processor; Windows Vista or Vista x64; 512 MB RAM, 450 MB free hard disk space; CD-ROM drive; 800 X 600 SVGA monitor; DirectX 9 capable graphics; Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer 7 Microsoft Windows 7 ready; Windows Vista: 2 GB RAM; Windows XP 32-bit and 64-bit: 1 GB RAM; Windows 2000 (web only): 800 MHz processor; 256 MB RAM; for all systems: 4 GB available hard disk space; 800 x 600 SVGA monitor; 16-bit color
Compatible operating systems
List of desktop operating systems tested as compatible with this product.
Windows 2000, XP Home, XP Professional, XP Professional x64 Edition; Certified for Windows Vista; Mac OS X v10.3.9, v10.4 and higher
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely operated.
10 - 35 °C
Storage temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely stored.
-40 - 60 °C
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
0 - 90%
Storage relative humidity (H-H)
0 - 90%
Operating temperature (T-T)
50 - 95 °F
Energy Star certified
This indicates that the product is compliant with Energy Star, which is an international standard for energy-efficient consumer products.
Electromagnetic compatibility
List of countries and their respective regulatory agency standards with which the product complies.
EU (CE Declaration of Conformity), US (FCC Declaration), Australia (ACA), New Zealand (ACA), Russia (GOST), Korea (MIC), Taiwan (BSMI), China (CCC)
Weight & dimensions
Weight *
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
5.3 kg
Package weight
Weight of the packaged product.
6.89 kg
Packaging content
Bundled software
Software distributed with another product such as a piece of computer hardware or other electronic device, or a group of software packages which are sold together. A software suite is an example of bundled software, as is software which is pre-installed on a new computer.
HP Photosmart software includes integrated OCR, HP Photosmart Share, faded colour restoration, dust and scratch removal, HP Adaptive Lighting, HP Image Editor (HP Red-eye Removal capabilities)
Other features
Network ready
Indicates whether the product is network-ready out of the box.
Minimum system requirements for Macintosh
Mac OS X v10.3.9, v10.4 and higher; PowerPC (G3, G4 and G5 processor), Intel Core processor; 128 MB RAM, [250 MB recommended (required for v10.4 and higher)], 250 MB available hard disk space
Quantity per pallet
Quantity of a single product per pallet. If more than one product is packed per carton; this is the number of products (not number of cartons) per shipping pallet.
50 pc(s)
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the product (Width x Depth x Height).
303 x 508 x 108 mm
Package dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the packaged product (Width x Depth x Height).
596 x 184 x 439 mm
Power requirements
Input voltage 100 to 240 VAC (+/- 10%), 50/60 Hz (+/- 3 Hz)
Other features
TWAIN version
Version 1.9
List of regulatory safety standards for all countries in which this product has been certified.
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)
Media types supported
The types of media which can be used with this product.
Paper (plain, inkjet, photo, banner), envelopes, labels, cards (index, greeting), 3-D objects, 35 mm slides and negatives (using transparent materials adapter), iron-on transfers
Number of cartons per pallet
Number of layers per pallet
Product dimensions when open (LxWxD)
30.3 cm (11.9")
Physical dimension.
30.3 cm (11.9")
Scan speed in preview mode
8.5 sec
Scan input modes
Ways by which the scanning process can be initiated with this product or used applications.
Front-panel: Scan (reflective scans from the glass), Scan film, Copy, Scan to PDF; HP Photosmart software; user application via TWAIN; Transparent Materials Aapter (transmissive scans of film materials)
I/O ports
An interface on a device to which you can connect another device.
1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0
Maximum dimensions (W x D x H)
Maximum dimensions (Width x Depth x Height) in millimeters.
303 x 508 x 108 mm
Pallet dimensions (W x D x H)
Size of pallets (Width x Depth x Height) in millimeters.
1219 x 1016 x 2332 mm
Recommended operating temperature range (T-T)
10 - 35 °C
Image scaling/enlargement range
10 to 2400% in 1% increments
Control panel
Description of the control panel of the product; including the available buttons; and the function of each button
4 front-panel buttons (Scan, Scan film, Copy, Scan to PDF)
Remote front panel software
Indicates whether this product has this feature
Transparency adapter
Give detail on transparency adapter capabilities: Standard or optional; sheet capacity; speed for printing or scanning
Built-in (TMA); sixteen 35 mm slides, thirty 35 mm negative frames, two medium format frames, or 4 x 5-in film
Technical features
HP Real Life technologies: red-eye removal, colour restoration, adaptive lighting. One-touch, hardware-based dust and scratch removal with infrared technology. Multi-image scanning with preview; images are automatically saved to separate files. Four one-touch buttons: Scan, Scan Film, Copy, Scan-to-PDF. TMA holds 16x 35 mm slides, 30x negative frames, 2x 120 mm film frames or one 4 x 5” film frame. 6-colour, 96-bit photo, slide, film and negative scanning – exclusive to HP. Organise, enhance, remove red-eye, sharpen and crop your photos with HP Photosmart Software. HP Photosmart Share included for easy photo sharing without large attachments* – friends and family simply choose which photos to download. Integrated full bed transparent materials adapter (TMA) holds 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; scanner bed holds up to four 10 x 15 cm prints. HP Red-eye Removal, HP Adaptive Lighting, dust and scratch removal and colour restoration Industry-leading colour accuracy with 6-colour, 96-bit photo, slide, film and negative scanning – exclusive to HP. High definition photo, slide, film and negative scanning with 4800 x 9600-dpi resolution*.
Maximum scan area
21.6 cm (8.5")
Package dimensions (W x D x H)
595.9 x 183.9 x 438.9 mm (23.5 x 7.24 x 17.3")
Package weight (imperial)
Pallet dimensions (W x D x H) (imperial)
1016 x 1219.2 x 2331.7 mm (40 x 48 x 91.8")
Weight (imperial)
Exifprint supported
V 2.2
Product dimensions optional (imperial)
11.93 x 20 x 4.25 in
Product dimensions optional (metric)
303 x 508 x 108 mm
Product weight optional (imperial)
11.6 lb
Product weight optional (metric)
5.3 kg
Scan resolution enhanced disclaimer (long)
What is the maximum resolution at which I can scan? HP Scanjet scanning systems will allow you to specify a resolution of up to 999,999 enhanced dpi. In addition, by using lower dpi and high-scale factors (enlarging the image using dimension or resize tool), you can achieve a very high enhanced dpi. However, it is important to note that the maximum resolution that can be actually achieved depends upon various factors, including computer speed, available disk space, memory, the size of the image being scanned and bit-depth settings. Thus, depending on your system and what you are scanning, you may not be able to scan at certain resolutions. For example, using the same image and same dpi, scanning in 24-bit color requires at least 24 times more memory (in the form of hard disk space and available memory) than scanning in 1-bit black and white. In addition, the size of the area being scanned is very important. For example, scanning a 4 x 6-inch photograph at 999,999 enhanced dpi and 24-bit color requires over 64 terabytes of disk space; thus, if your computer has a 50-gigabyte hard disk, which would be quite large, such a scan would require over 1,000 disks. Even a 1/10th-inch square area, scanned at 999,999 enhanced dpi as a 1-bit black-and-white image (not 24-bit color), creates an uncompressed file of over nine gigabytes.
Scan resolution enhanced disclaimer (short)
The maximum dpi at which you can scan is limited by available computer memory, disk space and other system factors.
Duplex ADF scanning
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HPs ScanJet G4050 photo scanner offers a six-colour scanning process. The theory behind this aspect of the HP ScanJet G4050 is that the usual source of white light used for scanning doesnt offer full-spectrum illumination, so a separate pass with...
Bottom line Good colour-quality but slow speeds make the HP ScanJet G4050 a more compelling proposition for those who occasionally need high-quality scans rather than for professional or semi-professional applications. At the price, there are alternatives that ma...
Hot on the heels of the Epson Perfection V700 and V750, which lured customers with the promise of not one but two lenses (reviewed by s sister website Digit here and here), comes this ambitious six-colour scanner from HP. Whereas scanners generally...
Bottom line Considering the wealth of features on board, £202 seems a paltry sum to pay for the HP ScanJet G4050. Its about half the price of the Epson Perfection V700, yet the HP certainly isnt outclassed on general performance and results. If you have a signi...
Though the world and its mum have moved from film to digital photography, there’s been some innovative launches for creative pros in the scanner market in the last six months. Epson’s Perfection V700 and v750 included two lenses – one fo...
Superlative quality is let down by slow scan times and unintuitive driver software. Home scanners have shown little technical innovation over the past few years. However, HPs Scanjet G4050 has broken the mould with the first so-called six-colour scan...
Superlative quality is let down by slow scan times and unintuitive driver software.
The Scanjet G4050 is a more advanced version of the G3110, and, in theory, its main advantage is its increased colour depth, up from 48 bits to 96. As a result, it should be able to scan a wider range of negatives and slides than its less expensive li...
Good Based on tests, colours are accurate...
Bad Software restarts after every page, Too slow, Poor quality negative scans, Photos look too orange in reallife tests...
The theory is that the usual source of white light used for scanning doesn’t offer full-spectrum illumination, so a separate pass with a separate light source and some extra sensors can fill in the gaps and produce a more accurate result. First impr...
Good Good colour quality, reasonable build quality, decent support at the price for a wide range of different slide formats...
Bad Can be slow at higher resolutions, slight softening on both paper and slide scans, drivers and software need to be streamlined and simplified...
Bottom line Good colour-quality but slow speeds make this a more compelling proposition for those who occasionally need high-quality scans rather than for professional or semi-professional applications. At the price, there are alternatives that may not quite touc...
The ScanJet G4050 from HP is a desktop flatbed and transparency scanner aimed at the home photo market. Its claim to fame is that rather than use three channels for scanning from both reflective and transparent originals, it uses six channels for trans...
Scanjet G4050 Are six colours better than four? HP’s new scanner finds out According to HP, the main problem with conventional scanners is that the white light leaves significant gaps in the colour gamut, creating significant colour distortions. The...
mid-range flatbed scanner: Flatbed scanners range from about 40 to several thousand pounds, so how does the technology improve as the price increases? The maximum resolution and colour depth of scans increases, facilities like transparency scanning come i...
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