Agisoft is a software company that develops Metashape, a powerful tool for photogrammetry and 3D modeling. Metashape is a proprietary software solution that requires a license key to activate its full features. In this article, we will explain how to get an Agisoft license key and what are the different licensing options available.
What is an Agisoft License Key?
An Agisoft license key is a registration code that allows you to convert a demo Metashape version into a fully featured registered version. The demo version of Metashape has some limitations, such as:
You cannot use network processing or distributed processing.
You cannot use Python scripting or command line interface.
To unlock these features, you need to purchase a license key from Agisoft's website[^1^] or from an authorized reseller. A license key is valid for one computer only and can be transferred to another computer if needed.
What are the Licensing Options for Agisoft Metashape?
Agisoft offers three types of licenses for Metashape: Standard, Professional, and Educational. The main difference between them is the level of functionality and the price. Here is a brief overview of each license type:
StandardThis license allows you to perform basic photogrammetry tasks, such as aligning photos, building dense point clouds, generating textured meshes, and measuring distances and volumes. It also supports georeferencing and orthophoto generation.$179 USD
ProfessionalThis license includes all the features of the Standard license, plus advanced photogrammetry tools, such as multispectral data processing, 3D model editing, classification and segmentation, DEM generation, contour lines extraction, and more. It also supports network processing and distributed processing.$3499 USD
EducationalThis license is intended for academic institutions and non-commercial research projects. It has the same functionality as the Professional license, but at a discounted price. It also requires proof of eligibility from the user.$549 USD
How to Buy an Agisoft License Key?
To buy an Agisoft license key, you need to follow these steps:
Visit Agisoft's website[^1^] and choose the license type that suits your needs.
Add the license to your cart and proceed to checkout.
Fill in your billing information and payment method.
Confirm your order and wait for an email confirmation with your license key.
Download and install Metashape on your computer.
Launch Metashape and enter your license key when prompted.