Use the HP photo and imaging software
You can use the HP photo and imaging software to access many features that are not
available from the device control panel.
Installing the software on your computer is an option during setup.
Access to the HP photo and imaging software differs by operating system (OS). For
example, if you have a Windows computer, the HP photo and imaging software entry
point is the HP Photosmart Software window. If you have a Macintosh computer, the
HP photo and imaging software entry point is the HP Photosmart Studio window.
Use the HP software
Regardless, the entry point serves as the launching pad for the HP photo and imaging
software and services.
To open the HP Photosmart Software on a Windows computer
1. Do one of the following:
On the Windows desktop, double-click the HP Photosmart Software icon.
On the taskbar, click Start, point to Programs or All Programs, select HP,
and then click HP Photosmart Software.
2. If you have more than one HP device installed, select the tab with your product's
NOTE: On a Windows computer, the features available in the HP Photosmart
Software vary depending on the devices you have installed. The software is
customized to show icons that are associated with the selected device. If the
selected device is not equipped with a particular feature, then the icon for that
feature does not appear in the software.
TIP: If the HP Photosmart Software on your computer does not contain any
icons, an error might have occurred during the software installation. To correct
this, use the Control Panel in Windows to completely uninstall the
HP Photosmart Software; then reinstall the software. For more information, see
the setup poster that came with your device.
To open the HP Photosmart Studio software on a Macintosh computer
1. Click the HP Photosmart Studio icon in the Dock.
NOTE: If theHP Photosmart Studio icon is not in the Dock, you can find it in
the hard drive at /Applications/Hewlett Packard/HP Photosmart Studio.
The HP Photosmart Studio window appears.
2. In the HP Photosmart Studio task bar, click Devices.
The HP Device Manager window appears.
3. Select your device from the Device drop-down menu.
From here, you can scan, import documents, and perform maintenance
procedures such as checking the ink levels for the ink cartridges.
NOTE: On a Macintosh computer, the features available in the
HP Photosmart Studio software vary depending on the selected device.
TIP: When the HP Photosmart Studio software is opened, you can gain
access to the Dock menu shortcuts by selecting and holding the mouse button
over the HP Photosmart Studio icon in the Dock.