Summary: Like other customers, I'm using this item initially to copy slides. I'm not a professional, and it does really fine for my purposes. Unless you need some sort of super professional results and have $700 or more to shell out, this is a good deal for scanning slides. I really like being able to place up to 16 slides at a time. I don't bother with driver disks that come with these devices, as they're often out of date. I downloaded the drivers/software from the HP site.
I was not disappointed! Not only did it pull out all of ...
Brent M. Braten, Amazon
19 March 2015
Summary: The main reason I ordered this scanner was that I hoped the technology had advanced enough that I could scan my parents wedding picture (a slide from 1946) and get more than a lot of dark with a few light spots. I was not disappointed! Not only did it pull out all of the colors but I can actually see the siding on the building behind them. Yes, it is still a little grainy but most of that can be corrected in a photo editing program.
We were amazed at the results this scanner produced
Gary &., Amazon
26 January 2015
Summary: We had some 3x5 negatives from the early 1940's that we wanted to scan. We bought this scanner with that task in mind. We were amazed at the results this scanner produced. We've also used it on 35mm slides, negatives and prints with great results. We're very happy with the HP G4050 scanner.
Summary: It pains me to write this. I have been a loyal H-P customer for over 20 years, and I would never even think of buying any other brand of printer. So, when I began looking for a scanner to digitize all of my old 35mm slides, I checked out H-P's offerings and I was delighted to see all the positive reviews for the ScanJet g4050. But, as a iMac user, I wanted to be certain that H-P's scanner software supported my operating system, OS-10.9.