PhotoScore & NotateMe Lite

Developed by Neuratron, PhotoScore & NotateMe Lite is a free music scanning program included with Sibelius Ultimate and Sibelius Artist. With it, you can easily turn printed sheet music or notation in JPEGs and PDFs into editable scores that you can send to Sibelius Ultimate or Sibelius Artist for further editing. And with NotateMe Lite now included, you can quickly handwrite scores using a tablet and stylus, or on your laptop with a mouse or trackpad, and then send to Sibelius for finessing.

The software can read printed scores using a scanner, or notation from a PDF, JPEG, bitmap file (Windows), or TIFF or Pict image (Mac). Not just notes, but guitar tab too. From there, you can play back the score, send it to Sibelius Ultimate/Sibelius Artist for editing, and save it in a variety of other formats, including MusicXML, NIFF, and MIDI.

Do more with PhotoScore & NotateMe Ultimate 

Want to scan and read fully detailed scores? Get the full version of PhotoScore & NotateMe Ultimate. Not only can Ultimate recognize virtually all notes and musical markings, including slurs, dynamics, articulation marks, tuplets, lyrics, chord diagrams, and more, it also easily handles complex orchestral arrangements, with up to 64 staves per page.


PhotoScore & NotateMe Lite PhotoScore & NotateMe Ultimate
Shortest note value 16th note 128th note
Accidental types 3 7
Clef types 2 8
Maximum voices per staff 2 4
Maximum staves per page 12 64
Maximum pages per score 20 400
Maximum dots per note/rest 1 3
Handwritten music recognition +
Bad timing navigator +
Rescore feature +
Find and Replace feature +
Automatic scanning and reading after scanning +
Printing +
Transposes in PhotoScore itself +
Reads slurs and ties +
Reads hairpins +
Reads text (including bold, italic, etc.) +
Reads articulation marks +
Reads triplets and other tuplets Triplets only +
Reads grace notes and cue notes +
Reads cross-staff notes and beams +
Reads guitar chord diagrams +
Reads 4-string guitar tab +
Reads 1-, 2- and 3- line percussion staves +
Reads double and repeat barlines +
Reads repeat endings, Coda, and Segno +
Reads ornament and pedal markings +
Reads the length of irregular bars +
Saves WAV/AIFF audio files +
Saves MIDI files +

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