HP PhotoSmart 245

HP PhotoSmart 245 is a Compact Photo Printer features Photo print Resolution Up to 4800 optimized dpi color, Photo Print Speed As fast as 90 sec, 1.8-in color LCD, Supported photo sizes 4 x 6 in, 4 x 6.5 in, Connectivity 1 USB, 4 memory card. The HP PhotoSmart 245 measures 9.1 x 4.4 x 5.1 in (W x D x H) and weighs 2.9 lb.

Overall Rating: ★★★½☆ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

HP PhotoSmart 245 Reviews

CNET reviews the HP PhotoSmart 245 and writes;
“The Photosmart 245 did a very good job printing our complex test-photo document. The skin-tone elements were lifelike, colors were vibrant, and the printer handled tricky juxtapositions easily. However, we saw some dithering in skin tones and elsewhere in the document, so the results fell slightly short of being the best photos we’ve seen lately.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Expertreviews reviews the HP PhotoSmart 245 and writes;
“The PhotoSmart 245 is an impressive printer that will be attractive to digital photography enthusiasts. The printer itself is keenly priced, provides good quality and some attractive features. However, the cost of consumables is a bit high so you need to decide whether the convenience of having a portable photo printer justifies the long-term running costs.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

User Opinions

HP PhotoSmart 245 User Reviews

Struggle with Mac OS X 10.3: Panther
“I don’t have very much desk space for a printer and wanted something small for printing photos. I originally bought a Canon i560 but returned it because it was too big. This printer is nice and small. Doesn’t come with a USB cable and I forgot to order it when I ordered the printer (Doh!) so I had to buy one at CompUSA for $25. Prints beautiful photos from the memory stick, and when the USB cable is attached to your computer, you can use the memory stick reader on the printer to transfer photos into your computer.” – by John C. Sievers
Rating: ★★★★☆

Printer Fan in the Northwest
“AWESOME! This printer is so easy and it prints such great pictures that I have switched completely over to digital. You will be printing in minutes from getting it out of the box and not be stuck next to your PC. I have it set up in the kitchen were most of the action seems to take place and we are always printing the latest set of photo’s. It is even more fun when I take it to a party and print photo’s out on the spot. People are really awestruck over the picture quality. Since it works with virtually all digital cameras you can’t go wrong with this printer. “ – by A Customer
Rating: ★★★★★

“I got this printer for Christmas. I have absoulutely fallen in love with it. I use it to print off my pixs from HP PS320 (also highly recommended). The print quality is great. I would recommend this to anybody. I LOVE IT!” – by A Kid’s Review
Rating: ★★★★★

HP Does it again, smaller and better
“This a great little compact printer which gives great printing results. If your camera is an “EXIF” type of camera, your prints couldn’t come out better. I never connect it to my computer (I have my HP 7960 for that) I just insert my compactflash card after plugging in the power and away I go. I take it to weddings and parties in my add-on carry case and become the life of the party. You just have to be careful not to let the power cord or USB cord hinder the printing photo which comes out of the back during printing. “ – by A Customer
Rating: ★★★★★

Great detail and convenience. I love it
“I bought this printer to use with a Nikon Coolpix 4300 digital camera in a medical work envioronment. We print pictures of before and after surgical procedures and we keep a copy in the record and send one home with the client. The details are fantastic and always leave quite an impression! The printer takes up very little space and is very easy to use.” – by greatvet1
Rating: ★★★★★

A portable gem
“It is as big as a 2 slice toaster and weighs less than 3 pounds. It prints great pictures with very little setup. I never connected it to my computer as it has enough optional adjustments in it. My first one had a defect, the LCD read “print cartridge door is open” every time I used it, even though the door was not open. Second one is trouble free so far.” – by A Customer
Rating: ★★★★☆

A go everywhere printer
“This is hands down the best compact 4×6 printer on the market. I have been using a Canon S750 for most of my digital printing, and it works great, but the ease of the HP 245 and quality of prints is awesome. Just pop in your memory card and start printing, with a small screen to view your pictures and loads of features, your pictures always look great! Plus the zoom feature is just fantastic. I also bought a travel case for it so I can take it with me on trips, and the hp 11.5 mil. premium plus glossy photo paper with the tab so you don’t have to touch the photo is the best paper out there period. An all around great printer!” – by pj5920
Rating: ★★★★★

This printer is awesome
“I gave this printer to my Brother for Christmas 2 years ago. While I was visiting him last week in Montana, we printed out the pictures I took. they turned out better then regular film. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I plan to buy myself one.” – by Gleyn
Rating: ★★★★★

A great little workhorse
“The quality of the prints from the HP245 is excellent — it uses the Type 57 tri-color cartridge which is the same cartridge that several bigger printers use. The photos are crisp, bright, and professional. This printer produces very decent 4 x 6 prints that look great framed on one’s living room table, wall, or whatnot.” – by Roger J. Buffington
Rating: ★★★★★


HP PhotoSmart 245 Brochure & User Guide

- HP PhotoSmart 245 User Guide

Features & Specifications

HP PhotoSmart 245 Features

HP’s remarkably compact and lightweight PhotoSmart 245 photo printer delivers crisp, high 4,800 dpi resolution images, right from the palm of your hand. Producing 4-by-6-inch borderless prints in approximately 90 seconds, the PhotoSmart 245 is able to print directly from your digital camera’s memory card, so you can print at any time, anywhere. A built-in 1.8-inch color LCD lets you preview images before you print, and convenient control buttons aid navigation.

Weighing in at just 2.9 pounds, the HP PhotoSmart 245 photo printer is perfect for taking on the road, but also offers a USB port for connecting to your home computer. It comes complete with a handy bundle of photo and imaging software (PC and Mac), that will help you edit your pictures, and even create custom photo slide presentations that you can save to CD, and send to friends and family. The HP PhotoSmart comes backed by a one-year warranty.

What’s in the Box
HP PhotoSmart 245 compact printer, HP 57 tri-color cartridge, power supply, manual, setup poster, CD-ROM with photo and imaging software (PC and Mac), HP media sample pack.

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