You can try out the PixInsight Platform at no charge for 45 days. This allows you to test our software out and experience the same power and flexibility as commercial users. During the 45-day trial period, you'll be eligible for email support and online software updates.
Our trial license grants you access to a full-featured, fully functional version of the PixInsight platform. You don't have to worry about watermarks in saved images, limited image dimensions, disabled program features and similar restrictions imposed by other softwares. What you try out is exactly the same product that you can purchase later.
Trial versions of PixInsight are full-featured, fully functional, time-limited trial applications. In order to run one of these applications on your computer, you need:
A trial license gives you the right to execute and use PixInsight during 45 days from the date of license approval. You can use a trial PixInsight license on any of the currently supported platforms: FreeBSD, Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows (one machine per operating system). You are entitled to free email support and online updates during the trial period.
Feel free to contact us if you need additional trial licenses to run PixInsight on different computers and/or platforms. Similarly, if you need an extended trial period beyond 45 days, we'll be glad to hear you. Our licensing policy is flexible and we analyze different user requirements on a case-by-case basis.
After your trial period, you must purchase a commercial license to continue using PixInsight. Commercial licenses only require an active Internet connection to perform an initial software activation procedure. Once activated, a commercial license does not require an active Internet connection, and allows you to install and run PixInsight on all supported platforms, on any computer you own.
Each time you launch the trial PixInsight executable, it runs a special HTTP client routine that connects to our server to validate your license. If your system is protected by a firewall software, it might detect PixInsight's connection attempt as a potentially dangerous outbound connection. You must permit this connection to the Internet, or PixInsight won't run. You should be able to specify Internet access permissions through configuration settings in your firewall or anti-virus software.
You can rest assured that the PixInsight core application will never send any information or data from your computer over the Internet, other than the minimal data strictly necessary to validate your license on our server. This is the only action performed by the PixInsight core application through an Internet connection. During the entire license validation process, data are transmitted protected with an extremely strong encryption algorithm (AES-256), so that nobody listening the connection could be able to retrieve any information about you or your license.
The advantage of our trial licensing system is that you, developer and/or user, have the chance to work with a fully functional application that allows you to open, process and save images without limitations. You don't need to care about maximum file sizes or image dimensions, watermarks on saved images, or disabled features: what you try out is exactly the same product that you can purchase later.
Requesting a trial PixInsight license involves the following steps:
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