The G4050 is my 3rd HP scanner. I upgraded from the 1st and "wore out" my 2nd. I mostly scan photos; thousands. As with any new software, I had to get use to the new software with the G4050. The software has many more features with it that I have yet to try out. I have a seperate leading photo software program and I use that for organizing. But the HP seems to have a nice progrom for that. What I particular like is that you can scan more than one photo at one time and the G4050 automatically crops each picture and it does a great job at automatically cropping. Then it re-scans and automatically gives you individual scans. Before you "Accept" the scan, you can manually adjust the cropping of each picture if you have to by just clicking once on the scan that needs adjusting (rarely required). Great feature. (The older models did not do such a good job at automatically cropping.) The "Auto Straightening" leaves a slight bit to be desired. I also like the fact that it gives me a choice for 48 dpi or 96 dpi. I mostly use the 48 dpi for snapshots, as it is faster, and the 96 dpi for portraits, which is a bit slower. And certainly not least, I really like the lid handle that HP put on this one. It makes it much easier & quicker to raise the top. You will like that. (If you get one, don't forget that HP put an off/on switch at the back of the G4050.) The only thing I miss from my last HP scanner is the automatic photo feeder. (HP no longer makes a low end scanner available for auto photo feeding.) This was really great for scanning lots of 4 x 6 photos. However, once I have completed scanning my thousands of photos, I suppose the auto photo feeder option would not be so important with digital camera these days. Overall, I give the G4050 very high marks. I strongly recommend it.