Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion): No longer requires the user to enter the product id each time it is run. Product Id must be entered the first time it is run on each user account.
Various bug fixes
Enhanced and fully automatic handwritten music recognition
It is no longer required to describe to PhotoScore the style of handwriting being scanned
Significantly greater accuracy
Articulation marks picked up
Integrated PDF engine
Choose which individual pages to convert to notation from PDFs
Batch PDF opening - drag the files onto PhotoScore and leave it to do the hard work. Each PDF ends up as a different PhotoScore file
No need to install 3rd party software
Improved printed text recognition
- Higher accuracy, even from lower resolution grayscale scans
- Uses the latest technology from OCR world leaders IRIS
User interface usability improvements
Copy and paste multiple notes on the same staff
Automatic saving of scores and edits subsequently made to them (only for scores automatically read by PhotoScore)
Scanned images displayed in grayscale for clarity when checking for mistakes
Copy immediately followed by Paste now allows object to be placed where the user wishes, rather than replacing the selected object
Both F11 and F12 now select the accidentals section of the keypad to make it more intuitive for users used to different versions of Sibelius
Now defaults to PhotoScore's one-click keypad (rather than the standard Sibelius one) when Sibelius not installed on machine
Click+drag behaviour on back of page now defaults to selection rectangle (rather than moving the page) when Sibelius not installed on machine
Various bug fixes
Increased printed music recognition and accuracy including:
Powerful rescoring features offering:
Essential new editing tools:
'Bad timing navigator' window - an indispensible tool that lists all timing errors and allows quick and easy navigation to them
Search and replace feature to correct repeating problems in particular score - e.g. a certain syllable in lyrics, removing unneeded text or for changing the text type
Improved text editing:
Easily swap between staff and page types
Drag to reattach to different staves
Set formatting such as bold, underlining and italic
Easy entry and support for metronome marks in beats other than quarter notes
Improved playback features:
In-window buttons offer quick and easy control
'Ignore repeats and multirests' option for when checking for mistakes
'Always play whole system' option
More versatile MIDI file saving:
Bar numbering now takes into account multirests
The 'scan next page' dialog box now shows 'Finish' instead of 'Cancel' and shows what number page is being scanned next.
Where no tempo markings found, PhotoScore automatically inserts metronome text
When a score is open in the pages pane, a remove button is available at its right to remove pages belonging to the whole score
Removed read pages from the pages pane are now kept for up to a week in case a user needs to do further work on a particular page, and can be kept/un-removed if necessary
Changing clef to percussion clef on 5-line stave changes clef for all staves belonging to that instrument on the current page
Commas and spaces (as well as page numbers) stripped from the ends of filenames when saving files
Various bug fixes
Much improved handwritten recognition:
Key signature recognition
Slur and tie recognition
Improved accuracy and style versatility
Special PhotoScore Paper for much increased accuracy
Windows Vista: Now sets execution level correctly
Mac OS X: Made PhotoScore Scan work with latest universal binary TWAIN drivers
Transposition - now does full score and guitar chords. Stem directions are correctly handled
Added option to read transposing scores (varying key signatures per instrument)
Improved playback and MIDI saving of alternative endings, codas, segnos and cross-staff notes
Added alternative ‘expanded’ keypad layout
Displays bar numbering
Time sig and Key sig dialogs now default to the value of a Time sig or Key sig double/right-clicked on
Fixed bug with multiple voices saving MusicXML and NIFF files. Also saves hanging ties now
Fixed problem with no text picked up when some languages selected
Improved accidental calculation when transposing
Less false ties & slurs recognized
Improved rest augmentation dot recognition
Less false minim & semibreve rests recognized
Prevented copyright text appearing double sometimes
Fixed problem with ‘bad timing’ not calculated correctly sometimes
Prevented rests sometimes being found in key signatures
Improved recognition of chorded small noteheads
Less false staccatos recognized
Improved beam recognition near slurs
Improved triplet recognition where notes not joined by beams
Improved tuplet recognition where they begin with rests
Improved time signature recognition
Improved determination of appoggiatura against cue notes
Improved repeat barline recognition
Improved hairpin recognition
Improved beam recognition – steeper angles now picked up
Improved advanced rhythm correction
Improved determination of arrhythmic notes
Prevented clusters of notes with tails in odd directions where notes probably picked up erroneously
Less false multi-rests recognized
Improved filling in of semibreve rests in empty bars
Improved recognition of augmentation dots around slurs and ties
Improved barline recognition at end of bars
Improved semibreve recognition
Prevented fake barlines being added before time sigs with larger gaps in transposing scores
Displays articulation in better positions
Picks up more ties at ends of staves
Displays slurs at ends of staves
Improved flag recognition
Removes excess notes and rests found after double barlines at ends of staves
Improved recognition of thick flags
Improved guitar chord symbol recognition
Reads wider range of crotchet rests, segnos, codas, mordents, turns, pedal markings, fermata, repeat endings
Improved accidental recognition
Improved stave finding
Picks up key signatures after coda barlines
Improved handwritten music recognition accuracy
Fixed problem with slurs sometimes being drawn as very long lines
Stopped PS closing a document after user chooses to close, then save and then clicks No to not save in timing warning
Alt-cursor up/down now changes note selection in chord
Adding intervals now selects the added interval so more can be added
Fixed problem where bad timing display did not always reflect what was said in the timing warning (when saving)
Improved automatic page rotation for pages with very thin and jagged stavelines
Fixed bug where PhotoScore could crash when large amounts of text found
Fixed problem where key signatures not saved in NIFF files properly
Now stores music pages in MusicPages_v5 folder and copies over from old MusicPages folder if exists. Also uses separate key in registry for Windows
Fixed problem where the marked locations of stavelines could become displaced when switching between output and scanned image views in the pages pane
Fixed problem where crash could occur reading a completely blank image
Instrument name text now recognized
Windows: Removed handwritten recognition's dependency on the .NET framework
Windows: There is now a small delay after scanning before automatic reading which should give some scanners time to calm down and prevent a crash
Windows: Progress dialog remains visible when switching to other applications and back now.
Mac OS X: Fixed crash which could occur if scanner driver did not give proper available resolution information to PS
Mac OS X: Foreign characters now recognized correctly
Mac OS X: Now can open save files containing non-latin characters and those over a network
Mac OS X: Fixed problem in editor where start repeat barlines could not be created
Windows: Removed some dependencies on external DLLs
Mac OS X: Fixed some output redraw problems where key signatures and time signatures sometimes drawn incorrectly
Mac OS X: Fixed a problem with PDF file opening where files contained fonts
Various other minor fixes/improvements
Mac OS X: Fixed problem where hanged on clicking the voice buttons on the keypad
Mac OS X: Fixed problem where 8s and 15s not displayed on clefs
Mac OS X: Fixed problem where sometimes used to crash after clicking Read this page.
Fixed problem where could crash if read started and cancelled many times
Added handwritten score recognition
Integrated an improved OmniScore (PhotoScore 4 engine) and the Liszt engine (as used in SharpEye 2) for dual-engine printed music recognition
Recognition now runs in a separate thread so user can edit output whilst PhotoScore reads
Replaced the view pages dialog with the pages pane for much improved scanned page management
Repeat ending, Coda and Segno recognition and editing
Cross-staff note and beam recognition and editing
Recognition and editing of ornaments such as trills, mordants and turns, in addition to pedal on and off markings
Upgraded text recognition engine to iDRS with 120 languages possible
Now a Universal Binary application so runs natively on both Intel and PowerPC Macs
Can now save PhotoScore files for Sibelius 3 and 4 and G7 to keep compatibility
Much improved automatic grayscale thresholding
Simplified user interface
Various bug fixes, interface and accuracy improvements
Added a 'performance mode' where the score is specially formatted so that a user can read it from the screen and play an instrument. It also supports foot controlled page turning hardware such as Bili Footime™
Improved voice recognition
Improved key signature recognition on non treble and bass clefs, and after double barlines
Fixed bug in MusicXML and NIFF saving where notes/rests played at the same time as others were sometimes not output correctly
Various other bug fixes
Fixed bug in MIDI playback where sometimes notes were not played
Fixed bug where clefs and key signatures not placed correctly before first notes when there is more than one voice
Fixed bug with red ‘bad timing’ lines being drawn when no timing error exists
Improved algorithm further dealing with voices for better playback and ‘bad timing’ reporting
Various minor improvements
Improved voice timing handling
Improved alto clef recognition
Improved key signature recognition
Improved barline recognition
Various other recognition improvements
Guitar chord symbols within systems now recognised
Fixed bug where some staff relative text was lost
Open and save folders now remembered from previous session
Fixed problem on Mac where PhotoScore could not always find the scan produced by the PhotoScore Scan application
Reads text in 100 different languages including Latin
Opens password protected PDF files
Mac OS X: Updated supplied Ghostscript version to GPL v8.15 which is much more effective
To set number of lines in a stave before reading, select the stave and key the number 1 to 6
Hold down Ctrl/Command when editing staves to stop PhotoScore automatically updating the number of lines
Windows: Processing/reading dialogs now no longer stay in front of all running applications
Fixed a bug in text recognition which caused PhotoScore to sometimes crash during reading
Improved MusicXML and NIFF saving
Windows: PhotoScore now chooses TWAIN as the default scanning interface if WIA drivers cannot be found (scanner needs to be powered on and connected to computer for WIA drivers to become active)
Windows: Fixed problem with some HP scanners and Automatic scanning interface
Mac OS: Fixed problem where some users experienced text being read as digits when upgrading from PhotoScore 3
Added single rhythmic dot to F9 keypad
Improved algorithm dealing with voices for better playback and ‘bad timing’ reporting
Improved page angle calculation algorithm
Improved small/normal stave recognition algorithm
Various other minor bug fixes
Now runs on non-administrator accounts by storing scanned images etc in Application Data folder
Default save and open folder now ‘Documents:Scanned Music’ (Mac) or ’My Documents/My Scanned Music’ (Windows)
Extensive scanning improvements:
Automatic scanning (including automatic resolution, cropping etc) – it is now possible to click ‘Scan pages’ and leave PhotoScore to scan and read pages (multiple ones if using a sheetfed scanner) and automatically come up with the output.
Windows: WIA driver support
Mac OS X driver support
Much improved easier-to-use interface
Automatic ‘Read pages’ after scanning/opening option.
GPL Ghostscript 8.15 now supported for PDF importing.
Auto-rotate on PDF files
Windows: Now opens and saves TIFF files
TIFF files containing multiple images can now be opened
Extensive stave selection improvements in scanned image window:
Real time update of where PhotoScore thinks a stave is, and how many lines (1 to 6) it has as it is dragged around/resized.
PhotoScore clearly displays staves that do not fit exactly, and clearly alerts the user during dragging to when it has ‘locked on’
Shows warning message if some staves cannot be located exactly
Undo/redo on stave editing in scanned page (also delete and deselect all on Edit menu).
Handles 64 staves (previously 32)
‘Notehead size reference’ editing when all staves on a page are one line.
When many pages are opened or scanned at once, PhotoScore keeps a record of pages in which it had difficulty locating staves and gives the user the option to go through them (holding down Ctrl/Command while using previous/next buttons) before reading.
Extensive recognition improvements:
Incredible general recognition engine improvements allowing PhotoScore Professional to accurately deal with a far wider range of scores of varying qualities
4 voices per staff recognition
More accurate voice recognition algorithm
1, 2, 3 and 5 line percussion stave recognition
Recognition of appoggiaturas and cue-sized notes
Extensive editing improvements:
Magnified display and less on-screen clutter for a quicker, easier, much less fiddly editing session.
Automatically resizes scanned image bar at top of output window.
Automatically resizes editing area of highlighted stave in real-time.
Tab etc now cause window to scroll if new object is off screen.
Full editing of virtually all musical objects – now guitar chord diagrams & symbols, slurs, hairpins, fingering can be created and edited
Right-click/Double-click on most musical objects now brings up the appropriate dialog box or menu for quick editing.
Double-clicking on a chord adds a note to it.
Selection of more than one note in a chord
Individual notes in a chord can be changed to different voices by selecting them and selecting the appropriate voice from the keypad
Timing for bars over two systems now correctly shown on latter system. A warning vertical red dashed line is now displayed at the end of the former system
Paste replaces current selection and only goes into paste mode if nothing selected.
Ctrl + Cursor up/down now moves note by octave
Shift + Cursor left/right now adds previous/next objects to current selection
Ctrl + Cursor left/right now selects object at start of previous/next bar
Ctrl + Shift + Cursor left/right now adds objects up to previous/next barline to current selection
Sibelius 4 skin for keypad
Escape while dragging reverts to original state.
Removed problem of not being able to highlight a stave in output when they are very close together.
If no time signature present, PhotoScore now assumes 4/4 when calculating and drawing bad timing errors.
Various other improvements/fixes
Saving of .wav (Windows) or .aif (Mac OS X) files for burning to CD.
Playback of percussion staves with instruments selected for each staveline based on instrument name
Correct playback of bars going over two systems
MusicXML/NIFF bug fixes and improvements, and support for 4 voices, appoggiaturas and percussion staves
Auto-saving of current document to back up file.
Windows: Separate preferences now stored for multiple user accounts on a machine
User guide now more in-depth and in PDF format
Fixed memory leak
Various other improvements leading to a more streamlined and less-stressful user experience.
Mac version: Now opens PDF files.
Improved note and accidental recognition.
Improved method of naming instruments. A convenient new dialog box allows all instruments in a score to be renamed and new ones to be added. This makes it easier to allocate the correct instrument to each staff in a score.
Logic of instrument allocation improved. Instruments attached to staves above or below the stave being reallocated are automatically reallocated to make room.
PhotoScore now recognizes text in up to 40 different languages. Windows version can also read Greek and Russian languages. Download the appropriate data files and place in the Resources:DRS folder.
Fixed a couple of bugs which caused incorrect positioning of objects and staves.
Fixed a bug that caused a ‘black areas infringing on staves’ error.
Fixed a bug that could potentially crash PhotoScore during reading.
Grouped instruments introduced after first system now displayed abbreviated.
Fixed a bug where slurs between two notes were always recognized as ties, regardless of the pitch of the two notes.
Windows version: Made toolbars clearer
Mac version: Fixed a problem with initial v3.00 release where ‘Transfers’ folder was not created inside ‘MusicPages’ folder causing scans to not be transferred to PhotoScore from TWAIN driver.
Fixed bug where more than one tie could be drawn per chord.
Fixed bug where attaching text to first note in a staff caused it to be attached to the wrong object.
Mac version: Fixed bug where PhotoScore would only open TIFF files with the .tif suffix, and would ignore those with the .tiff suffix.
MusicXML exporting improvements: Forces each bar to add up to time signature by removing notes or adding rests to improve compatibility with notation software; stores small noteheads; exports instrument transposition information; exports guitar chord text descriptions; more tolerance of missing barlines at ends of staves, repeat barlines at starts of staves and missing staves.
NIFF exporting improvements: Forces each bar to add up to time signature by removing notes or adding rests to improve compatibility with notation software; stores small noteheads, cross noteheads, guitar chord diagrams and chord text descriptions; fixed bug where note stem direction was stored incorrectly; exports instrument transposition information; more tolerance of missing barlines at ends of staves, repeat barlines at starts of staves and missing staves.
Improved voice allocation to rests played at the same time as notes.
Windows version: Fixed bug where ‘Ctrl+D’ and ‘Ctrl+G’ stopped working for sending scores to Sibelius and G7.
Dialog boxes now open centered over the cursor and do not go off screen.
Windows version: Fixed two bugs in PhotoScore’s own scanner interface. One where the name of the scanner was corrupted in the title bar and another where preview scans were sometimes not displayed.
Tuplets are now picked up even when two voices are present.
Improved joining of hairpins to staves.
Fixed bug where PhotoScore could crash if adding an interval to a chord using the keyboard and then immediately editing it afterwards.
Stopped current stave becoming grayed when placing objects with ‘Attach scanned staff panel to current staff’ selected.
Improved barline recognition.
Mac version: On Mac OS X, the mouse wheel is now functional in PhotoScore’s windows and list boxes.
Mac version: On Mac OS X, when editing the output it is now possible to bring up the Create menu by clicking the right button on a mouse. It is also possible to copy objects by clicking the middle button on a mouse.
Now reads and outputs text under bottom staff as page relative miscellaneous text.
Less incorrect duplicated notes found (played at same pitch in different voices)
Improved articulation recognition.
Improved removal of black dots from scan.
Improved recognition of dots on notes, particularly where they are joined to a staff line.
Fixed problem where PhotoScore sometimes ignored staves if there was a large amount of black to left or right of scan (from the scanner lid being left open).
Copes better with narrow beams.
4 and 6 line guitar tab recognition with fret numbers and crosses, with automatic note duration calculation and rest insertion, and option to print rests and stems or not.
Guitar chord diagram recognition.
General reading accuracy vastly improved.
Guitar chord text recognition much improved.
Advanced rhythm correction and tuplet detection improved.
Automatically handles pick-up and irregular bars.
Text recognition improved.
Automatically cleans up image on scanning/opening, improving accuracy on lower quality scans.
Output display zoomable.
Saves music (inc. tab) in MusicXML and NIFF formats.
Windows version: Opens PDF files (requires Ghostscript 7.05 or higher to be installed).
Transposing of output score, including guitar chord diagrams and tablature.
Automatic page margins.
Automatic page text justification.
Supports editing of small (not recognized) and cross noteheads (only recognized in guitar tablature).
Windows version: Supports dual monitors.
Create dialog boxes remember last selection.
Extra keyboard short cuts – X to invert tail, and numbered keys to add intervals.
Full score playback – goes to next page when reaches end of current page.
Espressivo, Swing and Reverb playback features added to Professional version.
Playback/save repeats in MIDI files.
Plays guitar tab.
Dragging of objects to change their page position.
Multiple opening of bmp/TIFF, opt and pdf files.
Reeditable .opt files even if original scan missing.
G7 skin design option with ‘send to’ feature.
Draws brackets and lines between staves of same name.
Draws small staves to scale.
Improved copying and creation of notes and rests.
Adjustable full detail view window.
Improved editing interface.
Various bug fixes and other small enhancements.
Transposing instruments played and saved as MIDI files at correct pitch.
Scanning and Accuracy Tips added to Help menu, and given when a page is read with low accuracy.
Mac version: Works correctly with Mac OS 8.6.
Mac version: Works correctly with CarbonLib 1.6.
Mac version: Various bug fixes.
Mac version now rewritten in Carbon, and compatible with Mac OS 9.0 onwards, and Mac OS X 10.1 onwards.
Fixed a bug that caused PhotoScore to use up lots of memory and slow the machine down when Advanced Rhythm Correction is switched on.
Increased the speed of Advanced Rhythm Correction and made it more effective.
Fixed a bug where user could not copy notes to chords correctly.
Various other minor bug fixes.
Fixed bug that caused PhotoScore to crash when reading guitar chords.
Changed color of single voice button to dark gray to distinguish it from voice 1 button.
The delete scans message when closing a saved score now offers to keep the scans as the default option.
Fixed bug to allow Sibelius 1.xx to read PhotoScore 2 files.
Improved accuracy of note selection and placing.
When playing back, PhotoScore now looks at previous pages to calculate initial playback tempo and expression.
Added option to make keypad translucent.
Improved voice recognition.
Improved Advanced Rhythm Correction.
Various other minor fixes and improvements.
Greatly improved text recognition, using special technology licensed from one of the world's leading OCR companies.
Fingerings, chord symbols, bold and italic are all now detected.
Tuplet/triplet recognition added. PhotoScore 2 even finds these when the number is not written.
Improved Advanced Rhythm Correction algorithm to more effectively correct rhythmic inaccuracies.
Improved proof reading tools to allow faster and easier editing of scores.
Updated with Sibelius 2 style editing interface.
Various bug fixes and reading algorithm improvements.
Windows® version: Sibelius plug-in versions of PhotoScore discontinued and replaced by standalone versions. All current PhotoScore Professional Sibelius plug-in owners can upgrade to the version 1.xx standalone versions for free.
On PhotoScore Professional standalone version, if Sibelius is installed, a ‘Send to’ Sibelius button is now available.
Windows® version: If Sibelius is installed, the PhotoScore installer also installs a small Sibelius plug-in that launches PhotoScore when clicked. The installer also uninstalls any previous Sibelius plug-in versions of PhotoScore.
Windows® version: Double-clicking an .opt file now opens it in PhotoScore.
Recognition of ties improved, and fixed a bug where they were sometimes not displayed properly and could cause PhotoScore to crash.
Mac® version: Scrolling is now smoother for the output window.
Fixed a bug from v1.82 where barlines could not be deleted.
Mac® version: Increased default memory allocation to avoid crashing.
Mac® version: Solved a problem where the DeskScan II scanner driver used to illegally overwrite PhotoScore’s menus and causing instability.
PhotoScore now displays instrument abbreviations correctly when numbered players are used.
Increased stability of PhotoScore.
Made note dragging faster.
Now displays name of scanned page in title bar of processing dialog.
Scanned page now remains open after scanning.
Fixed bug where MIDI playback could sometimes be inaccurate.
It is now possible to create ties on notes at ends of staves. Also fixed a bug where ties could not always be added to notes close together, and where they could sometimes disappear for no apparent reason.
Fixed bug where object was not always drawn when copied from another staff.
When copying and pasting text, original text is now used. When copying and pasting staff text, the relative position is also now kept.
Mac® version: When opening and saving PICT files, the system grayscale/b&w palette is now used.
When deleting key signatures, default behavior is now to delete all on a system, and to delete single ones only if Ctrl (or Command on Mac) is held down.
Updated online help. On Windows, this now uses HtmlHelp, as opposed to WinHelp (MSIE 4.0 needs to be installed on system), and on the Mac the help system now uses frames, with the contents on the left-hand side.
When clicking ‘Select scanner’ PhotoScore now asks user to close current scanning interface if one is already open. This helps to avoid crashes from buggy scanner drivers.
Uses more stable way of redisplaying scanning interface when scanning multiple pages.
Mac® version: If user cancels while scanning, error message is no longer displayed.
Mac® version: Fixed bug that caused the palette of 256 gray scale scans to be processed incorrectly with some scanners.
Updated version of TWAIN used to v1.9.
MIDI playback and saving: PhotoScore now chooses correct MIDI instrument even if the instrument string contains other information. E.g. ‘Solo Violin’ will use ‘Violin’.
Now only queries whether to delete scanned pages when a score is closed if all the pages have the ‘Finished’ status.
Fixed a bug where individual time signatures near barlines were sometimes removed, leaving an uneven distribution of them in a system.
Fixed bug where PhotoScore could crash when reading lyrics.
Fixed a bug where individual barlines near clefs were sometimes removed, leaving an uneven distribution of them in a system.
Windows® version: Fixed bug from v1.81 where instrument names would not be displayed after opening a new score, when the previous score’s display was scrolled.
C major and A minor key signatures can now be created, saved and played back.
Fixed bug from v1.81 where ‘Finished’ status was not stored after PhotoScore quit, so that at next session, it reverted back to ‘Read’.
Beats Per Minute information now used in ‘Tempo’ markings to alter playback and MIDI saving tempo.
Newly created tempo markings are now positioned above the attached staff (as opposed to below).
Edit text dialog box now shows how the entered text marking will affect MIDI files saved and playback.
Output ‘Save As’ dialog box now has a ‘Optimize for playback’ option for MIDI files. If this is switched on MIDI files sound better when played back, otherwise they are more easily imported into notation packages.
MIDI version: Implemented Sibelius’ Espressivo, Swing and Reverb algorithms for realistic playback.
In MIDI playback and saving, slurs are now used to make notes sound for longer.
In MIDI playback and saving, many more text expressions are now recognized and implemented.
In MIDI playback and saving: When a time signature or key signature appears after the last barline in a staff, the extra ‘bar’ is no longer played.
Added optional dialog box warning that appears if the timing in bars does not match the time signature when the user attempts to save the score.
Fixed a bug that could cause output to be displayed incorrectly.
Fixed bug where tuplets starting on rests were not played back or saved properly in MIDI files.
Fixed bug where PhotoScore crashed if About dialog box was opened when splash screen at startup was turned off (bug appeared in v1.80).
Windows® version: Due to a bug in ATI Rage 128 graphics driver for Windows 2000, PhotoScore cannot display output in 256 color displays without producing a fatal blue screen crash, so gives warning message saying so.
Added keyboard short cuts Ctrl/Cmd+W for ‘Scan page’, Ctrl/Cmd+E for ‘View Pages’, and Ctrl/Cmd+R for ‘Read Pages’. (For ease of use, these are adjacent to each other on the top row of QWERTY keyboard.) Also added Cmd+D (MacOS®) or Ctrl+Shift+R (Windows®) for ‘Read->Place at end of score’.
Output window now scrolls to the top-left when a new page is read and displayed.
Windows® version: If user attempts to use PhotoScore’s scanning dialog box and the scanner driver does not support this, the user’s preferences are automatically changed so that the standard TWAIN dialog box is used in future.
Mac® version: Fixed bug from v1.80 that caused the wrong message to appear when importing a scanned page that was not scanned in shades of gray.
PhotoScore now offers to delete any scanned pages associated with a score when that score is closed.
Added an extra status category for scanned pages – ‘Finished’. This is set once an associated score has been saved to disk or sent to Sibelius. When deleting scans, the warning message now only appears if one of the selected scans does not have this status.
Fixed a bug where PhotoScore sometimes crashed during reading.
Changed main ‘Scan page’ to ‘Scan pages’, so that after scanning the first page and entering the name, the scan dialog box reappears to allow scanning of new pages without name entry. Also added an option in preferences to toggle whether a prompt appears for user to press OK when scanner has reset.
Added ‘Scan one page’ to the File menu for scanning one page.
Standalone versions: Added ‘Scan one page’ and ‘Select scanner’ to a menu button attached to ‘Scan pages’.
Made improvements to toolbar interface.
Improved incrementing of scanned page name numbering.
Mac version: When sending score to Sibelius without an initial time signature, the ‘unknown problem’ error no longer comes up if transfer is aborted.
Windows® version: Now supports mouse wheel scrolling.
Fixed bug where a crash would sometimes occur if a staff was too close to the bottom of the page.
Stopped red timing appearing before first repeat start barline of staff.
Stopped blank bar playing before first repeat start barline of staff.
Small improvements to user interface, including tidying use of words such as ‘scanned page’ instead of image, and ‘view’ instead of display.
Closing output window now deletes document, and options to view output window when not present removed from menus and toolbars.
In MIDI playback and saving, the key signature is now set to C major if one is not found at start of new staff.
Saved MIDI files now contain <REPEAT> and <END REPEAT> marker text for associated barlines.
Updated application and file icons.
Mac® version: Doubled speed of text recognition.
Windows version: Fixed problem where not all buttons grayed out in PhotoScore scanned preview, improved displayed of highlighted preview area, and improved selection of preview area.
Windows® version: Cleaned up PhotoScore scan dialog box.
Standardized some error/warning/information messages.
The default language in the Instrument dialog box now changes to the language selected from the Text recognition preferences.
Made ‘View’ the default button in the ‘Scanned pages’ dialog box.
When scanned page opened from double-clicking on output toolbar, it is now correctly sized to fit window.
Windows® version: Fixed memory leakage problem where PhotoScore would sometimes seize up during output editing, perhaps with corrupted screen redraw.
Windows® version: Fixed memory leakage when moving/editing staves in scanned page window.
Windows® version: Now uses correct system colored text in toolbar buttons.
Windows® version: Clicking on toolbars now activates main application window.
Added information dialog when closing scanned page window.
Fixed bug where output could become corrupted when entering an object at the very start of a staff.
Windows version: Stopped main application window disappearing behind others on loading.
Graphics added to About dialog box.
Improved quality of scanned page display when scaled below 100%.
Fixed a bug that caused PhotoScore to lock up the computer (Mac) or cause a corrupted display (Windows), when redrawing the output.
Now prevents the keypad and detailed image window getting lost off screen after spurious window resizing and moving
Fixed a bug where time signatures did not always continue from one page to the next, affecting the 'bad timing' display in the output window
MIDI file saving added (& QuickTime Movie file saving on Mac)
Creation of tuplets/triplets, text, crescendos and diminuendos now possible
Reading options can now be chosen at beginning of read
Next/Previous buttons added for sorting through scanned images
Ability to turn off splash screen at start-up
Various bug fixes, including one where voices used to get confused when saving files
Various other minor improvements