Status of "Import PDF to MuseScore..." Products

• Jul 22, 2017 - 21:22

Several years ago I saw a product\add-in that allowed one to import pdf sheet music into MuseScore. As of 7/22/2017 are there any add-ins or other products (free or commercial) that work well at this task? Any leaders in the field?



The starting point is the built-in "File / Import PDF" function, which uses a web service running the free / open source product Audiveris. There are indeed commercial programs that can do the job better. Do a search on "optical music recognition" and you'll find current links. PhotoScore and SmartScore are the ones I hear about the most, I think. It's still pretty hit-or-miss, though - this technology is not very mature.

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