Conclusion: For photos, the HP Photosmart 8250 Printer offers fast printing and quality at the high end of very good, making it an excellent choice as a low cost photo printer. It also handles text and graphics well, making it a good pick as a single, all-purpose printer as well.
Pros: High-quality output. Good performance. Separate 4- by 6-inch tray makes it easy to switch between printing letter-size documents and 4- by 6-inch photos.
Cons: Text quality, while good, is low for a photo ink jet. Photos are water- and smudge- , not waterproof or smudgeproof.