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Running LightBurn for the first time

Activating LightBurn

If you've never used LightBurn before, you'll be shown the License and Trial page first. Here you can either enter and activate a license key if you have one, or you can activate a free 30 day trial by clicking "Activate Trial". If you do have a license key, be sure to enter it exactly, including the dashes, then click the 'Activate License' button. We recommend just copying the key and pasting it into the License Key box.

You can get back to this screen in LightBurn at any time by going to the menu and clicking Help > License Management.


Once you have activated your license or the trial, click 'OK'

The next thing you'll see is the 'General Usage Notes' page - this is a brief help page just to get you going. You can get back to it any time in the Help menu, under Help > Quick Help and Notes. Click OK.

You're almost done!

Next Step: Adding your Laser to Lightburn