HP Scanjet G4050 Scanner - Scanning Slides and Negatives
This document contains information about using the transparent materials adapter (TMA)
to scan positives, including 35 mm slides, and negatives. The transparent materials adapter (TMA) ships inbox. When using the transparent materials adapter (TMA), be sure the leave the unused slots covered to prevent excess light from ruining the scan. Use the inbox strip light shields for this.
NOTE: Transparent materials adapter (TMA) is built into the scanner lid. Slides, negatives,
and medium- and large-format film have their own unique media holders or templates. Templates are rectangular frames that are used to optimally place
media for scanning.
Open the scanner lid and remove the TMA cover by releasing the latch and pulling
the cover up.
Figure 1: Opening scanner lid
Place the slides or negatives in the appropriate template. Use the orientation
indicated by the icons on the template.
Figure 2: Placing slide template on scanner glass
Place the slide template on the scanner glass and then load slides into the
template. Start with the location numbered “1” and continue in order as indicated
by the numbers.
Place 35 mm negative strips in the negatives template. Start at the top and fill
in rows with the negative strips.
Negatives are easily damaged, hold the edges with care.
Figure 3: Placing negatives on the negative template
NOTE: If scanning fewer than the maximum number of negatives with the TMA,
cover the empty spaces with the light shield provided. This ensures that no extra
light leaks into the scan.
Snap shut any open doors on the template.
To scan negatives, place the template containing the negatives onto the
scanner glass. Align the arrow on the template with the corner reference mark on
the scanner bed.
Figure 4: Setting the negative template on the scanner glass
Close the scanner lid.
Press the Scan Film ( ) button on the scanner, or click Scan Film in HP Solution
In the What are you scanning? dialog box, select Picture.
To scan slides, select Scan positives, including 35 mm slides, using
the TMA. To scan negatives, select Scan negatives using the
Transparent Materials Adapter (TMA).
NOTE: If you want to preview the scanned picture, select the Show Preview check box on
the screen, or begin the scan from HP Solution Center.
Follow the instructions on the screen to finish scanning.
The scan is sent to the destination selected in the What are you
scanning? dialog box
When the scan is finished, remove the template from the scanner glass. Remove
the media from the template.
Replace the TMA cover by inserting the hooks into the openings in the lid and then
locking the cover latch closed at the top.
Figure 5: Replacing TMA cover
To scan items larger than those that the transparent materials adapter (TMA) or
template accepts, place the transparency on the scanner glass, then scan.
When scanning a 35 mm slide or negative, the scanner software automatically
enlarges the image to approximately 10 cm x 15 cm (4 x 6 inches). Medium and
large format negatives are also scaled to a larger final size. For custom size, use the Resize tool in the scanner software to set the
scaling to the final size required. The scanner will scan the item to the selected size
and adjust the scan resolution as appropriate.
Configure the scan settings for either fast scanning or higher-quality output.
If high-quality output is required, use the optimum color accuracy options. This will improve the output but the scanning process will be considerably slower.
When cropping images, completely remove the borders to reduce excess light