Photo search made easy:
Highlights of Excire Search 2022
Looking for photos showing a particular person? Use “search for people” to find photos of that person in just a few seconds. New in Excire Search 2022: The degree of similarity can now be defined by the user.
Find the pictures from your last beach vacation with just a few clicks. Just select the keyword "beach" in the dialog box and start the search. New in Excire Search 2022: Keywords can be excluded using the - key, e.g. "Search for architecture, but not bridge."
Looking for smiling ladies or the football team of your kids? No problem, use “search for faces” to find them in a few seconds.
The example search finds photos without using keywords. You simply select one or more reference photos that match your search intent, and Excire Search automatically and quickly creates a Lightroom collection of similar photos.
The installation works as with previous versions of Excire Search. Simply download the corresponding installation file for Windows or macOS and execute it, or start the installation program in the corresponding DMG file.
If you were already using Excire Serarch 2, there is no need to reanalyze the Lightroom Classic catalog. However, if you switch from a version earlier than Excire Search 2 to Excire Search 2022, you will need to reinitialize the LR catalog. This is the only way we can let you benefit from novel features and improvements. However, we have now developed a migration procedure such that you always have an Excire Search system ready to use: your photos are analyzed in the background and the database is update incrementally.
Migration is especially useful for users who have large Lightroom catalogs (more than about 100.000 photos) for which initialization may take several days.
You can interrupt the re-initialization and continue at any time.
Note for existing Excire Foto customers: Excire Foto users have to keep in mind for testing that the previous Excire database will be modified when the program is started for the first time. Thus a switch back to older versions is not possible without a backup. We therefore recommend creating a backup before using Excire Foto 2024. How to do this is described here.