Advanced music scanning

Scan music for transpositions, arrangements, and editions

Photoscore Ultimate box

PhotoScore Ultimate is the full-featured version of the PhotoScore Lite scanning software for Sibelius. This powerful software can also scan music into other MIDI software, such as sequencers. You can even use it on its own to scan in, play back, transpose, and print scores, and even save audio files.

PhotoScore Ultimate reads printed and handwritten music or PDFs in seconds—not just the notes, but also printed slurs, dynamics, lyrics, guitar tab, chord diagrams, and more. You can then edit or transpose the music, play it back, extract the parts, and print—just as if you'd input it yourself.

PhotoScore Ultimate provides a variety of time-saving features, such as a "bad timing navigator" that makes it quick and easy to find and correct rhythmic errors. There’s also a Find and Replace dialog that enables you to fix lots of identical errors (for example, in text) in a single operation.

Improved handwritten music recognition–new in PhotoScore Ultimate 7

AudioScore Ultimate 7 instantly recognizes handwritten music—no need to describe the style of handwriting. You get exceptional accuracy, including support for dynamics and hairpins, among other musical styles.

Additional enhancements

Version 7 delivers additional enhancements, such as improved, integrated support for PDF files, more accurate recognition of printed text; faster, easier, and more versatile editing; and an enhanced Pages pane.


Handwritten music

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System requirements


Windows

  • IBM-compatible Pentium III (or equivalent AMD processor) or higher PC with at least 512 MB RAM
  • Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
  • At least 40 MB available hard disk space (even more is recommended)
  • Adobe Reader 6.0 or later for viewing PhotoScore’s PDF help
  • A scanner (connected to your computer via a USB, Printer or SCSI port) and installed TWAIN or WIA driver software
Sibelius users note: Although PhotoScore will work with Sibelius 3 or later, it is recommended that you use Sibelius 5 or later, as it has greatly improved PhotoScore importing capabilities

Mac

  • Intel-powered Apple Mac with Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
  • At least 512 MB RAM (even more recommended if you need to scan many small staves, or photos and graphics)
  • At least 40 MB available hard disk space (even more is recommended)
  • Apple Preview or Adobe Reader 6.0 or later for viewing PhotoScore’s PDF help
  • Sibelius users note: Although PhotoScore will work with Sibelius 3 or later, It is recommended that you use Sibelius 5 or later as it has greatly improved PhotoScore importing capabilities.
  • A scanner (connected to your computer via a USB, Printer or SCSI port), and installed Mac OS X TWAIN driver software
    • It is highly recommended you visit your scanner manufacturer’s website and download the latest version of the driver software. You may need to contact your scanner manufacturer for information on installing a suitable TWAIN driver. If a Mac OS X TWAIN driver is not available for your scanner, you will need to scan using separate software, save suitable TIFF files, and open these in PhotoScore.

If you plan to use PhotoScore Ultimate with Sibelius 7, please see Sibelius 7 computer requirements.