HP Scanjet G4010 Photo Scanner (L1956A)

Get superior 1 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 resolution2. 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 accurate1 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 resolution2.

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.


Technical specifications


Scanner type
Scan resolution, optical
Up to 4800 dpi
Enhanced scanning resolution
Bit depth
Levels of grayscale
Multifeed detection
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
Scan input modes
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)
Control panel
  • 4 front-panel buttons (Scan, Scan film, Copy, Scan to PDF)


ADF specifications


Automatic document feeder capacity


Compatible operating systems


Compatible operating systems
Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista
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 and operating requirements


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


Dimensions and weight


Minimum dimensions (W x D x H)
303 x 508 x 98 mm
4.4 kg


What’s included


One-year commercial hardware warranty, phone and Web support included. Warranty may vary by country as required by law.
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