Licensing Overview. LEAD offers several license models to customers designed to fit the needs of internal development projects as well as commercial software. We understand that our standard license terms may not work for every customer's situation. Therefore we encourage prospective customers to contact us directly to discuss all unique licensing requirements. We have been licensing software for over 26 years, and realize that software licensing needs to be sensible and easy to manage. Our objective is to find a way to work with every customer and to ensure they are adding value to their product by leveraging our technology.

Product Configurations. LEADTOOLS SDKs include stand-alone SDKs and Add-on Modules. You must own a license to a stand-alone SDK to be eligible to purchase a license to an Add-on Module. In some cases, a specific stand-alone SDK is required in order to license a particular Add-on Module.

License Components. There are two major components to LEADTOOLS SDK licensing: (i) the Development License, which covers the use of the LEAD SDK in the development of an end-user application and (ii) the Deployment License, which covers the copying, distribution and deployment of LEADTOOLS redistributable files as part of the resulting application.

Development Products, OEM Licenses. LEAD's standard license only allows the development of an application for use by an end user. If you are developing an application for use by software developers, such as an API, Class Library, or similar component, a special license is required. Similarly, if your product is being delivered with source code, or in an otherwise modifiable form, a special license is required. Please inquire at if you are involved in this type of development project. For more information regarding OEM Licenses, see online licensing help.