There’s no question to be asked surrounding a trial period for GIMP: this is open-source software and, as such, is available completely free. There are no offers on pricing or limited-time testing periods because the software can be downloaded directly from the website without any fee and used, without restriction, for as long as you like.
Photo editing software is one of the most varied markets when it comes to paying for the tools. Some are completely free with paid extras, some require licenses, and others expect a one-time license fee. PaintShop Pro falls into that last one and as such there aren’t too many ways to make use of the software on a trial. However, a generous 30-day free trial means PSP can be used completely free for a full month, while a 30-day money-back guarantee allows an extra month of risk-free testing on top.
It’s hard to believe than an AI algorithm could be really that powerful that it actually can edit your photography for you, and it’s likely that Skylum knows many will be doubtful of Photolemur’s abilities. Probably that’s why there’s a completely free version of the software, which allows users to test its capabilities for as long as they like; this does mean that each exported image has a watermark and it cannot be used as a plugin, but it’s still a good means of testing the software.
It probably sounds a bit negative by saying there is no free trial for Fotor, but in fact its free version of the software provides everything you might need for photo editing – so essentially it’s completely free to use. You may well decide to upgrade later down the line, but since the free version is ad-funded there’s no need to pay to access the core toolset of Fotor.
It can be hard to know in this industry that what you’re getting is a product capable or realizing what you want from your photography enhancement, and so it’s understandable if you didn’t want to jump straight in with a license purchase of Luminar. Luckily that isn’t necessary, since there are two ways to test the photo editing software before needing to make a purchase, either through the 14-day trial or a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Like most professional software, Xara is confident enough in its products that it’s happy to offer up a trial for potential customers to try it out first. With Photo & Graphic Designer it’s possible to test the software for seven days for free, however this can be extended to 30 days by registering for a Xara account.
Additionally the company ensures that all purchases are protected by a no quibble 30-day money-back guarantee, meaning there’s a good two-month period to properly trial the software.
It can be a little confusing to know exactly what is available in the premium packages of Photo Clip, but this is mostly because of the sheer number of trial options open to would-be customers. The simplest is the five-day free trial – which is activated immediately after installation – and provides enables all functions restriction free, albeit with a watermark on exported images. Then there is a completely free forever version, which includes the most important photo editing functions and allows for unlimited exports without watermark. Lastly is the money-back guarantee, with which users can claim back a refund on a premium purchase if they’re not completely happy.
Why look for a free trial when you can use a service completely for free? Ribbet offers a totally free version that is funded by adverts tucked away to the side, and there aren’t too many restrictions on the available features or functions either. This is the perfect way to test the software before deciding whether or not the premium features are worthwhile, though there is a trial of the premium service that can be activated through the mobile app.
PicMonkey actually has a number of ways of making use of its service for free. First off is the seven-day free trial – which is advertised all over the site – and used on either the Basic or the Pro package, though a credit card will be needed so a charge can be taken if you decide to keep the account. After that it’s possible to use PicMonkey’s editing functions for free – even without adverts – though there’s no way to actually save or export your creations. However, by using the mobile app you’ll be able to make use of most of PicMonkey’s functions and save those images.