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

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!


Mit dem Laden des Videos akzeptieren Sie die Datenschutzerklärung von YouTube.
Learn more

Video laden

The new features in Excire Search 2022


Mit dem Laden des Videos akzeptieren Sie die Datenschutzerklärung von YouTube.
Learn more

Video laden


Minimum system requirements

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

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

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)

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

As seen on…