Images may be inserted into scores by attaching them to score objects or to frames.
The following image formats are supported: SVG (*.svg), PNG (*.png), JPEG (*.jpg and *.jpeg), Bitmap (*.bmp), and TIFF (*.tif and *.tiff).
Notes: (1) SVG is the recommended image format as it allows you to adjust the image size without any loss of definition. Note that shading, blurring, clipping or masking is not supported. (2) PNG supports transparency. (3) GIF (.gif), WebP (.webp) and X PixMap (*.xpm) formats are not supported.
To add an image to a Vertical or Horizontal frame:
Note: That method currently doesn't allow for Bitmap (*.bmp), and TIFF (*.tif and *.tiff), but see below.
To attach an image to a score object:
Note: Use the latter method for small images associated with music staves, such as symbols.
To save an imported image to a palette, see Adding elements from the score.
Once an image has been imported into the score it can be copied/cut and pasted to another location, such as a frame, note or rest, using the standard commands and procedure (see Copy and paste).
Select the image and use either of the following methods:
As long as the padlock symbol is active (colored blue in Properties: Image) the aspect ratio (height/width) of the image will be maintained throughout. If you want to adjust a side independently of the other, click on the padlock to break it (colored grey).
To scale an image to the height of the containing frame:
As long as “Scale to frame size” remains checked the image size will follow the frame height.
The image can be repositioned by dragging, or adjusting the horizontal/vertical offsets in the Appearance section of the Properties panel. Ctrl+R restores the image to its default position.
The image properties of a selected image can be adjusted in the Image section of the Properties panel.
Use staff space units: When checked (the default setting), the image automatically scales proportionally with the Scaling setting in Format→Page Settings, and uses the staff space unit, sp. If unchecked, the image uses mm and does not scale proportionally. See Page layout concepts.
This symbol is 4sp in height so it fits perfectly into the space between the top and bottom line of a 5-line staff. Its "Use staff space units" option is checked so it scales proportionally.