The PhotoLab license restricts users to installation on 2 machines (3 machines for the Elite version), presumably one a desktop and one a laptop, with the additional restriction that they not be used at the same time. This is a fairly common policy and is almost identical to that from Adobe for Photoshop and Lightroom, but leaves me with a couple of questions that perhaps someone on this forum can answer.
- The Adobe license actually allows installation on more than 2 machines provided you are only signed in on two machines. Thus you can install on a desktop and two or three laptops, but only sign in on 2 of those machines at any one time and this allows you to sign out from one machine and sign in on a second so your two licenses can, in essence, “float” between machines while restricting usage to only 2 machines at any one time.
Can you do the same with PhotoLab? That is, install it on more than 2 machines as long as you do not use it from more than two machines? If so, how can you specify which machines are currently “in use” since there is no “sign in” ability with PhotoLab?
- Since there is no “sign in” functionality how can you move the software from one machine to another if you decide to replace your desktop or laptop?
These questions come up for me because I am thinking about replacing my desktop machine and I have PhotoLab (and View Point 3) installed on it and would want to move it to a new machine. Additionally I am using a MacBook Air as my second machine and want to move PL and VP 3 to a MacBook Pro and I don’t know how to handle the change as far as the licensing is concerned.
Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.