Please find below answers to the most frequent sales and pre-sales questions asked by our users.
This list will be frequently updated, according to your most frequent inquiries.
To find out answers to Frequently Asked Questions on technical subjects, please visit our Support FAQ page.
Three different license types are available for each of the GdPicture.NET editions and plugins:
a) per-developer license (1,2,3,4,5,6,7 or 8 developers)
This license type entitles 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 or 8 developers and/or build machine, of the same organization at a single physical address to write software with access to GdPicture.NET.
b) site license
This license type entitles an unlimited number of developers of the same organization at a single physical address to write software with access to GdPicture.NET.
c) worldwide license
This license entitles an unlimited number of developers of the same organization at an unlimited number of physical addresses to write software with access to GdPicture.NET.
Use of the Software requires one license for each developer and user within your organization who will launch the compilation process of any application linking GdPicture.NET. For example, if your organization has 3 developers, 2 of which will work directly with GdPicture toolkit and another 1 will not work directly with the toolkit but he will nevertheless launch the compilation process of the project(s) including our product, you will need to purchase 2 + 1 = 3 licenses.
Licenses are non-transferable between developers. Therefore, if a company has “x” developers who will use the Software, the company requires “x” licenses, purchased according to paragraph 4.1. above. The same provision applies if, for example, the developers will not be working with the Software at the same time.
Please find out more by reading Chapter (4), “Commercial Licensing” in our EULA
You can upgrade to another configuration from the same major (ie, current) version and get an upgrade discount worth 80% of the already paid amount.
In order to receive your discount coupon, you have to create a Sales ticket and attach the invoice(s) of your initial purchase.
Each and every feature available for both .NET toolkits and plugins have an ActiveX equivalent.
Please check the Comparison Matrix to view how different features are bundled into different GdPicture.NET Editions.
To find out more about Com/ActiveX support in GdPicture.NET , please visit the dedicated page on our website.
You might also be interested to understand how our plugins work.
No, you cannot.
Our EULA is very strict and clear on this matter :
5.2. GdPicture.NET may not be used to develop software toolkits, API, libraries, components, command line software or any kind of third party software, except as authorized in writing by a duly authorized officer of ORPALIS.
All GdPicture softwares come with 6 months free upgrade protection for major releases and free upgrade for any minor and medium upgrade. The upgrade protection concerns toolkit Editions and plugins.
The free upgrade license for the Ultimate edition unlocks all the features included in the toolkit as well as the plugins which were included in the previous Ultimate major version but will not unlock new plugins being released simultaneously with the latest major version or later. Therefore, if required, such plugins licenses will have to be purchased separately.
If the free upgrade is not applicable (ie, the 6 months protection duration was exceeded) normal software upgrade fee is 60% of current price for a one major version upgrade and 75% of current price for a two major version upgrade.
In other words, one major version upgrade entitles you to a 40% off discount on the price of the latest major version released and a two-major-version upgrade entitles you to a 25% off discount on the price of the latest major version released.
The one-major-version upgrade prices provided by us on the price list page of our website are already discounted prices
“Two major versions upgrade” means upgrading from version “n-2″ to version “n” (“n” being the currently released major version).
You can find out more about our Policies by visiting the Policies page of our website.
Different order choices are available depending on your needs:
- 1) You can purchase our products online via our reseller, Share-it.
To make an order on our website, please visit our Buy now webpage to select the product(s) of your choice. You will then be redirected to the purchase page.
Following the purchase process, a license key will automatically be emailed to you.
- 2) If you prefer to make a direct transaction with us without involving a reseller, please use our Quick Contact Form or submit a Sales Ticket. Our sales team will be happy to help.
In terms of payment types, our online reseller Share-it accepts credit card, wire transfer, Paypal and check. If you wish to make a direct transaction with us, we accept payment by wire transfer.
Here are excerpts regarding payment types from Share-it website:
Accepted Credit Cards
- We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, and JCB.
When you pay by credit card, your order will be processed immediately. Postal mail shipments are initiated immediately. Products available electronically are generally ready for download immediately, or no more than 48 hours after you place your order.
PayPal payments for orders are currently only accepted in USD, EUR, CAD, GBP, and JPY. All other currencies are converted to euros, which might create additional costs for you.
A valid PayPal account is not required if you would like to use this payment type; you can set up an account when you are directed to PayPal’s Web site.
If you choose PayPal as your payment type, you will be automatically redirected to PayPal’s Web site. Log on as usual, or set up an account and enter all required information to pay for your order.
Once you have entered your information, you will be returned to share-it!’s order process pages where you will confirm your payment via PayPal.
Typically, product delivery will be initiated immediately.
During the payment process, all information will be exchanged in encrypted format exclusively between you as the account holder and PayPal’s Web site.
We accept all personal, business, and Cashier’s checks. Please note that personal checks may be held for up to 10 business days.
Please note that postal money orders must be in US dollar currency and drawn on an US Bank. Please send those postal money orders to our US-Office: share-it! – Digital River, Inc. 10380 Bren Road West Minnetonka, MN 55343 USA
You will receive detailed information by e-mail after your order is processed. Products will be shipped once payment has been received.
A large variety of billing currencies is available for online payments. All currencies are accepted for wire transfers sent directly to our company.
Here are excerpts regarding billing currencies from Share-it website:
We accept payments in the following currencies:
- Australian Dollar
- Brazilian Real
- Canadian Dollar
- Chinese Yuan Renminbi
- Indian Rupee
- Japanese Yen
- Norwegian Krona
- Polish Zloty
- Pound Sterling
- Russian Rouble
- Swedish Krona
- Swiss Franc
- Taiwan Dollar
- US Dollar
You can display product prices in currencies other than the billing currencies in the currency selection list. Because we cannot accept payment in all of these display currencies, these additional currencies are always assigned a billing currency. This billing currency is displayed under “Payment Option”.
The Annual Maintenance Plan for GdPicture.NET is a yearly subscription service which includes every major, medium and minor version upgrades available, as well as priority technical support via our helpdesk.
The GdPicture team recommends purchasing annual maintenance to maximize your SDK investment, guarantee access to current versions of GdPicture.NET and control your budget over the years since you will pay the same price each year, regardless of the pricing changes related to major upgrades.
For more information, please have a look at our Annual Maintenance Plan page.