Excire Search 2022:
The best photo organizer for Lightroom Classic

All new: Search for Duplicates

Find everything: Daughter, bride, grandma, smile, dog and cat.

100,000 photos in the Lr catalog feel like 50 photos in a shoebox.

What did I photograph on my last vacation? Ask Excire!

Excire finds the treasure in the picture lake! (DOCMA)

Photo search made easy:

Das neue Lightroom-Plugin Excire Search 2022

 

Highlights of Excire Search 2022

  • All new "Search for duplicates"
  • Adjustable degree of similarity
  • Keywords can be excluded from search
  • Transfer of user-defined keywords is now possible even if no keyword has been assigned by Excire
  • Virtual copies can be initialized directly
  • In "Reinitialize photos" options for updating the transferred keywords have been added
  • The speed of searching in large catalogs has been improved
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The new duplicate search tracks down exact file duplicates, different versions of an original photo, or even very similar images and photos from continuous shooting.

All this will help you clean-up your image archive and free storage space.

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.

You are missing a proper keyword but you have a sample photo? Then simply use “Search by Example” to find photos with similar content.

New in Excire Search 2022: The degree of similarity can be set from restrictive to loose. 

Excire Search 2 - You NEED this PHOTO search software!

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Minimum system requirements

Supported languagesEnglish, French, German, Italian & Spanish
Current version3.0.0.
Processor

Multi-core processor with 64-bit support
Older AMD Prozessoren like AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1100T und AMD Phenom(tm) II X (also known as AMD Athlon II X4 640) are not supported. Intel Core 2 Duo processors are not supported.

Operating systemmacOS 10.14 (or newer) or Windows 10 (64-bit) or Windows 11 (64-bit)
Lightroom (Classic)Version 6 (or newer)
Memory8GB RAM. However, for large catalogs (> 100,000 photos) we recommend 16GB or more
Hard disk375 MB of free hard disk space for the base installation and additional memory for image signatures. For example, an Adobe Lightroom catalog of 100,000 images requires about another 800 MB of additional memory.

Excire Search FAQs

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.

There is no user manual, but we provide numerous tutorials on our website You can also find helpful information about Excire Search in our Forum .

We are pleased with the integration of Intel® OpenVINO™ toolkit (VNNI) inside Excire Search 2.0. Excire develops AI based software for fast image recognition content, now powered by the new OpenVINO™ toolkit, which is capable of delivering impressive computing and graphics performance, allowing Excire’s for fast image Initialisation. Search is based on keywords, images examples, gender recognition, age, or facial expressions.
Morris Beton — VP Developer Relations bei Intel
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I can call Excire Search a revolution of the photographer's everyday life. No more time-consuming tagging of images. Just enter a search term or a property and Excire does the rest - in a split second. It is fascinating how many details are automatically recognized. So nothing gets lost in the depths of the hard disk anymore. Everything under control. At any time.

Pavel Kaplun - Professional photographer (Hannover, Germany)
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In my daily life as a creative image hobbyist and editor for the Photoshop magazine DOCMA, it is very important for me to quickly find suitable photos for montages, 3D textures or articles in my photo inventory. Excire helps me with this and also lets me search for criteria that I probably would never have keyworded manually, such as the predominant color or the image contrast. Searching for similar images has also become indispensable for me - as has Excire in general.

Olaf Giermann — Digital Artist

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Excire Foto 2022 - Trial version

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 version 1.3 is not possible without a backup. We therefore recommend creating a backup before using Excire Foto 2022. How to do this is described in the following forum posts: LINK 1 and LINK 2

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Feature comparison

Excire Foto Excire Foto Trial Version
Multiple databases
JPG, PNG & BMP
RAW formats
Load EXIF data
Load IPTC metadata
IPTC Manager & Editor
Load stars, ratings, label
Load keywords
Save metadata
Export photos
Share via Dropbox
Share via Google Drive
Find similar photos
Find by keyword
Find faces
Find people
Find similar photos with external photo
Find people with external photo
Show GPS data in Google Maps
Assign keywords
Create collections
Assign stars, flags & color labels and search for them

Languages & version

Supported Languages German & English
Current version 2.1.1

Minimum System Requirements

CPU Multicore processor with 64-bit and AVX support
Older AMD processors like AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1100T and AMD Phenom(tm) II X (also known as AMD Athlon II X4 640) are not supported.

Intel Core 2 Duo processors are not supported.
Operating System macOS 10.14 (or newer) or Windows 10 (64-bit) and Windows 11 (64-bit)
Memory 8GB RAM. 16GB or more are recommended.
Storage The Excire databases use about 250 MB of disc space for 100.000 photos and additional 25GB for previews of highest quality in case that a preview is generated for each photo.

Excire Search 2022 - Trial version

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Languages

Supported Languages English & German

Minimum System Requirements

CPU Multicore processor with 64-bit and AVX support
Older AMD processors like AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1100T and AMD Phenom(tm) II X (also known as AMD Athlon II X4 640) are not supported.

Intel Core 2 Duo processors are not supported.
Operating System macOS 10.14 (or newer) or Windows 10 (64-bit) and Windows 11 (64-bit)
Memory 8GB RAM. 16GB or more are recommended.
Storage The Excire databases use about 250 MB of disc space for 100.000 photos and additional 25GB for previews of highest quality in case that a preview is generated for each photo.

Excire Search 2022

Excire Search is the perfect solution for all Adobe Lightroom Classic users. The smart Lightroom plugin analyzes and tags photos automatically and extends Lightroom with powerful AI search functions. With just a few clicks, Excire Search finds exactly the photos you are looking for. This makes image management fun again and hours of image searching a thing of the past.

Available for Windows and macOS and now brand new in the 2022 version with integrated duplicate finder!

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Languages & version

Supported Languages German, English, French, Italian & Spanish
Current version 3.0.0

Minimum System Requirements

CPU Multicore processor with 64-bit and AVX support
Older AMD processors like AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1100T and AMD Phenom(tm) II X (also known as AMD Athlon II X4 640) are not supported.

Intel Core 2 Duo processors are not supported.
Operating System macOS 10.14 (or newer) or Windows 10 (64-bit) and Windows 11 (64-bit)
Lightroom (Classic) Version 6 (or newer)
Memory 8GB RAM. For huge catalogs (> 100.000 photos) we recommend 16GB or more.
Storage 375 MB available HD space for basic installation and further HD space for storage of image feature data, e.g. an Adobe Lightroom Catalogue of 100000 images requires about 800 MB of additional HD space.

Note: Using this software does not require an active internet connection.

Excire Analytics

Excire Analytics is an innovative extension for Excire Foto that provides valuable insights into your photographic work.

Use the numerous functions and settings of Excire Analytics to make better purchasing decisions for future photo equipment, learn from the evaluations and improve your photo skills.

Excire Analytics requires at least Excire Foto version 2.0 and can be activated by entering an activation code. Simply enter such a code in your Excire Foto version in the settings in the tab „Licence“. The corresponding functions will then be activated and the required components will be installed.

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Languages & version

Supported Languages English & German
Current version 2.1.1

Minimum System Requirements

CPU Multicore processor with 64-bit and AVX support
Older AMD processors like AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1100T and AMD Phenom(tm) II X (also known as AMD Athlon II X4 640) are not supported.

Intel Core 2 Duo processors are not supported.
Operating System macOS 10.14 (or newer) or Windows 10 (64-bit) and Windows 11 (64-bit)
Memory 8GB RAM. 16GB or more are recommended.
Storage The Excire databases use about 250 MB of disc space for 100.000 photos and additional 25GB for previews of highest quality in case that a preview is generated for each photo.

Excire Foto 2022

Excire Foto 2022 is a powerful and innovative software designed for easy photo management and quick content-based browsing. Numerous smart features help you get organized and find the photos you are looking for.

These are the highlights of the new 2022 version:

  • duplicate finder with numerous configuration options
  • support for PSD files
  • match accuracy for similarity searches is now adjustable
  • the maximum number of search results has been increased to 50.000
  • support for Windows network paths


We recommend Windows users to install the Microsoft Raw image extension: Download

Legal informations

Languages & version

Supported Languages English & German
Current version 2.1.1

Minimum System Requirements

CPU Multicore processor with 64-bit and AVX support
Older AMD processors like AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1100T and AMD Phenom(tm) II X (also known as AMD Athlon II X4 640) are not supported.

Intel Core 2 Duo processors are not supported.
Operating System macOS 10.14 (or newer) or Windows 10 (64-bit) and Windows 11 (64-bit)
Memory 8GB RAM. 16GB or more are recommended.
Storage The Excire databases use about 250 MB of disc space for 100.000 photos and additional 25GB for previews of highest quality in case that a preview is generated for each photo.