MakeMusic to discontinue scanning in Finale:

Granted, SmartScore lite was never the best option, but they were going to greatly increase its functionality.

From the Sibelius blog: http://www.sibeliusblog.com/opinion/makemusic-pulls-pdf-importing-and-scanning-from-finale/

My response:  ARRRRGGGHHH!

Instead of making an easier path to legally obtain copyright at prices that reflect school budgets and allows for best practice use of technology, this potentially leads to a more restrictive future with higher prices and more difficultly in using technology.

What a sad day.

MakeMusic will incorporate scanning into SmartMusic, which will be of value to music educators (I’m not sure how you would edit scanning errors), but to those that use Finale, another path of music OCR will be needed.

*8:20pm edited to reflect that scanning will be a part of SmartMusic.

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