Document how to scan a score and import into Musescore

• Jun 16, 2011 - 05:38

Not sure if this should be in Feature Request or Documentation.

A frequently asked question is how to scan a score and enter into Musescore.
The answer is to use another program to do the scanning then save in MusicXML format.
Next, import into Musescore.

Here is a partial list of programs - they are all commercial programs.






I'm trying to submit a scanned PDF file of an early 19th century score for conversion to MuseScore using MuseScore's implementation of Audiveris. I tried scanning the page with two different applications (one the HP scanning software that came with my scanner/printer, the other with Adobe Scan (on my iPhone). Both scans failed to be converted. Does anyone have experience scanning and submitting PDF files of old (early 19th century) scores? Thanks

In reply to by theorbo-ak

I picked out a score I scanned in to a JPEG, put it in a PDF with LibreOffice draw, and uploaded it. The result came back in under a minute (it blinks every few seconds to show it's working, I guess) and the result missed a few notes but it was fairly accurate.

I've atch'd the jPEG, see if your scan was as good a quality.

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be still.jpeg 1.62 MB

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