How to Scan Pictures on an HP Photosmart C4580

Updated July 19, 2017

The HP Photosmart C4580 is an all-in-one printer that allows users to easily scan, save and print photographs at their convenience. The printer also comes with an HP software disk that includes HP Photosmart scanning software. If you do not have the software installed on your computer, you can install the HP Photosmart software by using your installation CD. You can also download the software free on HP's website if you cannot locate your original disc.

Place your document or photograph face down and position it on the right front corner of the scanner bed.

Press the "Scan/Reprint" button on your printer and then select the "Scan to PC" option.

Press "OK" to start the scanning process. Your HP Photosmart software will open and a preview of your scan will appear on the screen. If you want to crop the edges of your document or photograph, click and drag the edges and corners of the highlighted box to your desired position. You can also use the editing tools on the right side of the screen to resize or rotate your scan.

Click on the "Accept" button when you're satisfied with your edited scan.

Save your new scan to your computer. Enter a name and choose a destination folder for your document or image. The edited scan will be saved to your chosen folder.

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Christina Shaffer is a freelance writer based in New Jersey and has been writing arts and entertainment articles since 2005. Her articles have appeared in "Philadelphia City Paper." Shaffer received a B.A. in journalism and gender studies at Rutgers University.