Tips on Scanning Handwritten Music?

Music-related social post here. I’ve been using scanscore (stuck the link at the bottom in case it’s useful) to scan in old scores I printed out from Sibelius, musescore, etc. and reupload them. It’s not perfect (but no music scanning apps are).

I want to be able to scan handwritten scores that my friends have made in so that we can edit them. Any suggestions on how to make this go smoothly? I’ve been considering using whiteout on the blemishes, but wanted to hear if people had other opinions.

Scan really high res - like 600dpi
Crack open photoshop
Increase threshold
Save as a 300 dpi

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Thank you!

Did it work?

It helped! Still getting used to using photoshop

Yeah it’s a pain in the ass