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License Differences

Registration Codes

Test all the features for as long as needed before you purchase. We urge you to make sure all your assets properly work within the product. Search our online user manual for help with iScreensaver features and all aspects of authoring screensavers.

There are several license levels for iScreensaver:

Unlicensed

The Trial License allows you to build Screensaver Installers for testing only. No distribution or non-commercial use is allowed. Built screensavers installers will expire after 3 days and will retain iScreensaver.com watermarking.

Pro License

The Pro Distribution License allows you to distribute up to 100 customized screensaver installers worldwide, which may be used for commerical or for-profit use. It does not include the ability to change the author name on finished screensavers. It also does not include the alternate content feature (if used, such content will retain iScreensaver.com watermarking.) You may use the Designer software on one or two computers at your organization. The Screensaver author name will be set to your license registration code name (the name you used when purchasing). If you plan to make screensavers on behalf of multiple clients, consider the Ultimate license which lets you customize the author name at will.

Ultimate License

The Ultimate Distribution License allows you to use iScreensaver Designer to create screensavers for distribution. You may distribute up to 1000 finished, customized screensaver installers worldwide. Include an alternate, locked and hidden sequence in your screensaver with the Locking option, and provide personal unlocking codes from your website. You may author screensavers for third party clients and change the author name in the final screensaver to your client's name (a feature not found in lower license levels), keeping your corporate or clients' look prominent. You may use the Designer software on up to 4 computers at your organization.

Site Licenses

The Ultimate Site License allows you to use iScreensaver Designer on up to 10 computers in your organization at a single location. There is no limit on the number of finished screensaves you may distribute. In addition, this license entitles you to one year of free, email-based technical support.

Non-Commercial / Educational Discount

When this discount is chosen, the product may not be used for any commercial or for-profit activities.

Purchasing & Registering Licenses

For more about pricing, see our web store (a secure store with Stripe) for up-to-date licensing information. All features are available for product testing at any license level, however unregistered screensavers will contain "Created With iScreensaver" watermarks during playback. A non-customizable, non-editable link for software copyright terms remains within the Control Panel.

Unregistered Watermarks

When using iScreensaver before purchasing a license, the "Created with iScreensaver" watermark will appear. There is no difference in screensaver playback when the watermarking is active. These watermarks allow you, our potential customers, to try every feature before purchase, especially if authoring complex Flash media projects.

Examples of iScreensaver watermarking within icons and playback: Watermarked Icon
Watermarked Asset

Watermark Locations

Nonsubtle tags will appear on icons, splash screens, and in corners during playback of screensavers. They do not interfere with any assets during normal screensaver operation, other than appearing on-screen.

Unregistered Trial License

Pro License

Ultimate License

Site License


During screensaver builds, the program will alert you if you are using any features which you are not licensed. See the 'Build Details' list immediately after building for all Build Warnings. Use the Locking checkbox to turn off the inclusion of this content for the distributed release.

Without an Ultimate license, the locked content will work normally, including features such as custom key codes or automatic switching, however the Watermark will be active during the Locked playback. Upgrades between levels are available.

Removing watermarks?

Purchase a registration license, rebuild, and distribute your final screensaver installers.