The card reader on the HP PhotoSmart 8450 can be read in Linux using hp-toolbox. hp-toolbox comes in the hplip RPM.
When I ran hp-toolbox, it didn’t list any printers even though they are set up in CUPS (visible in a browser in http://localhost:631).
So I did a set up in hp-toolbox:
- Device/Set up new device
- Enter root password
- Select network connection–printer appears in list
- Select driver
Only three drivers showed up: HP Laserjet 8000 and 8100 series and Mopier 240. So I chose “Select Other”.
- Select the 8400 printer driver. Mine is in
I left “send test page to printer” selected. The page printed but the printer didn’t show up in list. Then I selected Device/refresh all and the printer appeared.
Put an SD card in card reader (lower right slot). Select Functions tab. Press “Photo Card” button. The pictures appear in a window to be selected. Note uploading pictures this way is really slow. My transfer rate is about 850K per minute.