Has anyone reading this site had any experience with music OCR (optical character recognition) software? Any brands you recommend or do not recommend?
For those of you who aren’t software nerds, music OCR software is software that converts a scanned piece of music to machine-editable music.
I don’t need handwritten or playback capabilities, and though shape-notes would be nice, it isn’t a need. Ability to recognize text / lyrics would be incredibly nice, if at all possible. The specific application is converting a scanned hymnal to a machine-editable format. It looks like two of the leaders are Neuratron PhotoScore and SmartScore, both of which have insanely expensive full versions for $250+ and stripped-down versions that don’t do lyrics.
Are there any less-expensive third options that offer lyrics and music with decent quality for less than $100?