HP Scanjet G4010 Photo Scanner
£ 135 Exc. VAT
£ 162 Inc. VAT
Good Hardware, Bad Software
03/01/2011, posted by back2paul
Have owned a G4010 for about 3 years. Hardware has been reliable throughout. Software and support is another story. Recently upgraded to a 64 bit Win7 machine and downloaded new drivers and software for my G4010. New software ver 13.0 is the only compatible software but HP have removed one of the key features of the old software ver8.0. That is the save profiles feature. Now if you are scanning many images and want the same dimensions, scale, resolution, light/dark, sharpening you have to set up each image individually! A complete timewaster. And their old ver. 8 software is not compatible with Win7.
it just works
10/07/2010, posted by scanlines
At first I used the CD supplied to install the software. I also checked the web-site for updates. What was a bit confusing was the change in the names and numbering between the software on the CD and web-site. So I went by release date. So I uninstalled the CD software and installed just the drivers for the scanner, everything works fine. Both the drivers and the ancillary software worked fine. I just need to scan. Everything else can be done using software that I already own in professional versions.
Good Purchase Scanjet G4010
02/07/2010, posted by GC
I am running Windows 7 64bit. Purchased the scanner this week. Ignored the software / driver installation disks supplied with the scanner which are for earlier OS. Downloaded the latest software and drivers from the HP site. Scanner and support software working well with no problems. Fully satisfied with the product.
01/26/2010, posted by BJ
This scanner worked well with Vista operating system but does not work well with Windows 7. You can only scan one way in Windows 7. All the buttons on the top do all the same thing. I wished HP would come across with upgrading the software for their products. If they don't soon, I will go out and purchase a new scanner that will do what I want and I assure you it won't be HP this time, unless they come across with software upgrade soon for this product. I just don't want to scan in photo format.
12/28/2009, posted by Sageous
This is a fine product. If you take time to really read the instructions and if you follow them, keep up with the software releases and understand the process, this scanner, barring any physical malfuntion/damage, will perform well. I scan just about everything this unit is designed to scan, with no problems. One thing you must recognize is that if you choose to use the energy / bulb saving fieatures, you MUST allow the scanner to "wake up" before it is usable. If you don't have the patience for that or you use it all day long, you can choose to leave the unit in a ready state. It should come on immediately and your on your way. Of course your bulb life-cycle may be diminshed somewhat. I have had my G4010 for more than a year and a half and have never had any problems, even with Vista...remember, it's up to YOU to update your drivers. Keep the glass clean :^) and happy scanning.
Get superior  colour accuracy with innovative 6-colour photo scanning – exclusive to HP. Scan slides and negatives too, capturing every detail with 4800 x 9600-dpi hardware resolution. Restore faded colours and fix old photos and slides.
HP-exclusive 6-colour high-definition photo scanning plus slide and negative adapter.
Capture colours that are 40% more accurate than other scanners with HP’s exclusive 6-colour, 96-bit scanning. Scan slides and negatives too using the built-in adapter, and get crisp, high definition results at 4800 x 9600-dpi resolution.
Preserve your memories – intuitive tools help you restore old or damaged originals.
Bring old photos, slides and negatives back to life with a range of intuitive tools including easy dust and scratch removal. Restore faded colour, remove red-eye and bring detail out of dark photos, all using HP Real Life technologies.
Scan via convenient one-touch buttons, and edit and share using included software.
Enjoy fast, convenient one-touch photo or slide/negative scanning. Make copies and reprints at the touch of a button too, and save files as PDFs for easy sharing. Organise, edit and email photos with easy-to-use HP Photosmart Software.
 Based on independent tests of in-class scanners, Dec 06. http://digitalkamera.image-engineering.de/index.php/Publications
 Maximum resolution may be affected by PC system factors
Scanner type: Flatbed
Scan resolution, optical: Up to 4800 dpi
Bit depth: 96-bit
Levels of grayscale: 256
Multifeed detection: No
Transparency adapter: Built-in (TMA); five 35 mm slides or six 35 mm negative frames
Task speed: 10 x 15 cm colour photo to file: 13 sec for multiple image scan, 29 sec for single image scan; 35 mm slides to file: 6 sec for multiple slide scan, 24 sec for single slide scan; 35 mm negative to file: 8 sec for multiple negative scan, 39 sec for single negative scan; OCR A4 text page to Microsoft® Word®: 25 sec for single image scan; 10 x 15 cm colour photo to share/e-mail: 28 sec for single image scan; A4 PDF to e-mail: 59 sec for single image scan
Scan size (flatbed), maximum: 216 x 311 mm
Media types: 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
Scan file format: Windows®: BMP, JPEG, TIFF, TIFF compressed, PNG, PCX, Flashpix (FPX), PDF, PDF searchable, RTF, HTM, TXT; Macintosh: TIFF, PICT, JPEG, GIF, FlashPix, Plain Text, PDF, HTML, Rich Text
Automatic document feeder capacity: None
Compatible operating systems: Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Mac OS X v10.6, Lion and Mountain Lion
Mac compatible: Yes
Connectivity, standard: Hi-Speed USB 2.0
Twain version: Version 1.9
Power: Input voltage 100 to 240 VAC (+/- 10%), 50/60 Hz (+/- 3 Hz)
Power consumption: 25 watts maximum
Energy efficiency: ENERGY STAR® qualified
Operating temperature range: 10 to 35° C
Operating humidity range: 15 to 80% RH
Minimum dimensions (W x D x H): 303 x 508 x 98 mm
Weight: 4.4 kg
Warranty: Standard one-year limited hardware warranty. Warranty and support options vary by product, country and local legal requirements.
What's in the box: HP Scanjet G4010 Photo Scanner; USB cable; power supply adapter/power cord(s); CDs (include software and User's Guide); Vista errata; Setup and Support Guide; I.R.I.S. registration flyer
Software included: HP Photosmart software includes integrated OCR, HP Photosmart Share, faded color restoration, dust and scratch removal, HP Adaptive Lighting, HP Image Editor (HP Red-eye Removal capabilities)
Cable included: Yes, 1 USB