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Seven-day trial.

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Free trial FAQs

Will this free After Effects trial work on macOS and Windows?
Yes, this After Effects trial works on both macOS and Windows. See system requirements ›

How long does the free trial last?
Your free trial starts when you check out and it lasts for seven days. The trial will automatically convert to a paid Creative Cloud membership when it’s complete, unless you cancel before then.

Can I download a trial version of After Effects CS6?
No, After Effects is our most up to date version and the only version of After Effects you can download for a free trial.

Do students get a discount if they decide to purchase after the free trial?
Yes, students and teachers are eligible for a big discount on the entire collection of Creative Cloud apps — 65% off. Learn more ›

Is the free trial a complete version of After Effects?
Yes, it includes all the features and updates in the latest version of After Effects.

Can I download the free trial to my phone?
No, this free trial is available only for desktop. Adobe does offer a collection of free mobile apps for both iOS and Android. Learn more ›

Can I get After Effects without a Creative Cloud membership?
No, After Effects is available only as part of a Creative Cloud membership. You can choose a Single App plan with After Effects only or a plan that includes more apps. We offer Creative Cloud plans for individuals, students and teachers, photographers, institutions and businesses. Learn more › 

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