Scan music for transpositions, arrangements, and editions. Handwrite scores on a tablet or OSX/Windows laptop

PhotoScore and NotateMe Ultimate 8

PhotoScore & NotateMe Ultimate is the full-featured version of the PhotoScore & NotateMe Lite scanning software included with 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 & NotateMe 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 & NotateMe 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.

Compose by hand

Handwritten music entry using NotateMe If you like to handwrite music, the NotateMe app enables you to do exactly that using a tablet, smartphone, trackpad, or mouse. And it's now integrated right in PhotoScore 8. Work on a Mac or PC. Scrawl out symphonies using a Microsoft Surface and pen. Or compose on the go with your iOS or Android device.

Get better accuracy

Viewing an extracted part created using PhotoScore & NotateMe Ultimate 8's Rescore feature Never miss a note, beat, or slur. With the OmniScore2 dual-engine recognition system, you'll get over 99.5% accuracy when scanning most PDFs and original sheet music. Get improved recognition of tuplets and curved and distorted staves. Save time with more sophisticated automatic voice allocation. Even bring in JPEGs of compositions you've shot with your phone or camera.

Work smarter and faster than ever

Selecting which pages from a PDF file to convert to editable notation PhotoScore & NotateMe now recognizes printed music 30% faster, so you can get a jumpstart on your editing. It can also read low-res PDFs and scans down to 72 dpi. Save scores as PDFs for easy printing. Work with Sibelius 8. And experience better MusicXML score export, part extraction, rescoring, and other improvements.

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System requirements

PhotoScore Ultimate

Windows

  • IBM-compatible Pentium III (or equivalent AMD processor) or higher PC with at least 512 MB RAM
  • Windows Vista, 7, or 8
  • 512 MB RAM (more recommended if scanning many small staves, photos, or graphics)
  • 40 MB available hard disk space (more 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

Mac

  • Intel-powered Apple Mac with Mac OS X 10.6.7 or higher
  • 512 MB RAM (more recommended if scanning many small staves, photos, or graphics)
  • 40 MB available hard disk space (more recommended)
  • Apple Preview or 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 Mac OS X TWAIN 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

NotateMe

  • Windows-, iOS-, or Android-based touchscreen or tablet device (stylus recommended)