The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #17542   Message #170974
Posted By: Lesley N.
31-Jan-00 - 09:44 AM
Thread Name: GIF/Graphics Sites For Folk Tunes
Subject: RE: Help: .GIF/Graphics Sites For Folk Tunes
Yes John, the version of Midiscan that I have has pretty much the same image requirements (black and white, 400 max resolution).

I too downloaded Sharpeye, but didn't stick with it. It doesn't do multiple pages. With one page clean copies it was great. But with some single pages in very old songbooks read better in Midiscan than SE - so I do less correction (and in those cases I have to do a LOT). And I had a problem with time signatures. Cakewalk oftentimes wouldn't bring a tune in with the right time signature. That one could probably be figured out with a little patience, though. I also had problems with songs that changed staff and time.

I certainly think Sharpeye is worth a look. For someone starting scanning with good copy I think it is easy to figure out and does a good job. Midiscan really annoys me because it is a commercial package, but is so flaky I hesitate to recommend it. There is an upgrade which I will probably purchase to see if they fixed the bugs...