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« on: Jun 26th, 2015, 10:48am »
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Has anyone had any experience with Photoscore Ultimate 8 for converting PDF scores into Sibelius? I downloaded the Demo for (PhotoScore) but unfortunately the demo will not allow any conversion features, so I cannot see if it works or not, or how well it works. The price is only $100 USD and I have already purchased and used PDF2MusicPro, and so I am hesitant to purchase PhotoScore if it is not worth it.
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Re: Photoscore Ultimate 8 vs. PDF2MusicPro?  
« Reply #1 on: Jun 26th, 2015, 11:32am »
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Primero: Creo que está usted equivocado con el precio. PhotoScore Ultimate 8, cuesta 269 ¤. (según página oficial).
En cuanto a la comparativa: Hay un dato muy importante en cuanto a la lectura de Pdf vectorial: PhotoScore es un OCR (solo escanea una imagen), pero Pdf to Music lee directamente el código Pdf. El margen de error es infinitamente menos probable en Pdf to Music que en PhotoScore. Luego tenemos las ventajas del Virtual Singer. Desventaja: Que Pdf to Music no escanea partituras de papel. Pero...(es mi opinión, claro): Los OCR fallan mas que una escopeta de ferias y la mayoría de las veces es mejor hacer la partitura de nuevo. sea cual sea el programa.
Yo he probado en igualdad de condiciones (una partitura vectorial) en PhotoScore y Pdf to Music. El resultado fué claramente favorable a éste en el caso de reconocimiento de signos. Tampoco he profundizado mucho mas...
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« Reply #2 on: Jun 26th, 2015, 2:40pm »
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I also see a cost of 269¤, but there is a "lite" (means "light, I guess) version at 69¤ which might have a US cost of 100$.
 
As far as I can see, it compares to PDF2MUSIC and OMER together, and it includes a limited music editor.
 
I didn't catch all of José's points (using Google Translate), and I didn't try much yet.  
My earlier experience with OMER was quite poor, so there is a chance that this one would be better.  
 
But I don't find in the menus an "export" function (even if disabled) - it's a severe lack if it cannot create at least an XML and even not MIDI.  
When it's advertised in Sibelius, I would imagine it could be called wrom within Sibelius and obtain the result in a proprietary way. This is very local, who still puts money into Sibelius nowadays?      
 
 
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« Reply #3 on: Jun 26th, 2015, 7:18pm »
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I use Photoscore Ultimate 7 since years...main advantage, it works with all pdf files even when not created with a music soft.
 It works also with differents system layout.(ex: system 1 SATB piano......system 2 SB piano....system 3 piano alone...))
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« Reply #4 on: Jun 26th, 2015, 7:44pm »
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Michel:
Y usted que opina.?  ¿Cree mas ventajoso PhotoScore o Pdf to Music Pro?
Es que eso que dice, yo no lo entiendo.......Que si Piano, que si SATB.... no sé que intenta decir....
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« Reply #5 on: Jun 26th, 2015, 8:02pm »
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Cost: I guess since I am already an owner of Sibelius 7, Photoscore Ultimate 8 is being offered to me at $100 USD. Perhaps because I am in the US, I don't know, but that is what it says at the Photoscore 8 (Neurotone) site.  
 
As regards reading PDF files, Photoscore does have an option to read PDF files,,,, however, I don't know if it is reading the individual font characters or not. In PhotoScore Lite (7?) that comes with Sibelius 7, it will open the PDF file in PhotoScore and everything appears to be intact: the notes, lyrics, chord symbols, slurs, ties, etc. However, the Lite version will only export the notes and ties. So, it is not that helpful for determining how good it works.  
 
I don't mind if the PhotoScore export to Sibelius is proprietary, since I only plan on converting my old music files (HB Engraver and Graphire Music Press) to Sibelius. Is there a better program out there? I worked as a professional music engraver for years, and it now appears that Sibelius is the standard for all the publishers.
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« Reply #6 on: Jun 27th, 2015, 6:46am »
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I guess I did get the price wrong. PhotoScore Ultimate sells for $250 USD.
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« Reply #7 on: Jun 27th, 2015, 9:39am »
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Oliveira,
Not easy to explain...Let's assume une page with 5 systems
first system...2 staffs for the piano
second system 6 staffs (SATB + piano)
third system only 3 staffs (Basse + piano)
fourth system 3 staffs (Alto + piano)
fifth system 2 staffs (piano)
 
you can re-allocate each staff with Photoscore 7 so that you don't have a mess in the analyse or your staffs
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