Scan printed music and handwrite scores to complement your Sibelius workflow.
Scan music for transposition, arrangements, and editing
PhotoScore & NotateMe Ultimate 8 is the full-featured version of the PhotoScore & NotateMe Lite scanning software for Sibelius. Handwrite music on a tablet or laptop and convert your writing into professional scores. Scan printed sheet music into other MIDI software, such as sequencers. You can also 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.
Compose by hand
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
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
PhotoScore & NotateMe Ultimate 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.
Intuitive and easy to use
Ease-of-use has been a central design aim right from the start, and with automatic scanning and recognition, plus licensed Sibelius-style editing interfaces, PhotoScore & NotateMe Ultimate becomes fun and exciting to use.