A quick introduction to Excire Foto

Excire Foto tutorials for the AI tools

AI tools that let you browse your photos quickly and easily. The AI tools can be accessed either via the AI bar, the icons in the thumbnails, or under the menu item ‘Find’.

Quickstart

1. Installation

Once you have downloaded the software, you will need to install Excire Foto on your computer. Under macOS, please unzip the appropriate ZIP file and mount the appropriate disk image (DMG file).

Now you only have to start the installation program, which will guide you through the installation step by step. Windows users only need to start the downloaded executable file (*.exe) and follow the installation instructions.

2. Registration

After successful installation please start Excire Foto. After the start screen a welcome window appears where you have the possibility to buy our software, enter a valid license key or start a 14 day trial.

If you already have a license key, please enter it here.

3. Add folder

After successful installation and registration (not necessary during the test phase) you can now start organizing your photos. Similar to Adobe Lightroom Classic and other photo management apps, you must first add your photo folders to Excire Foto.

To do so, simply click on the ‘Add’ button in the left column of the gallery view. In the appearing dialog you can make changes to various settings:

1 To add or register folders including subfolders you should activate this option. The selected directory tree will now be recursively searched for photos.

2 If this option is enabled, once the photos are registered, they will also be automatically analyzed and the corresponding keywords will be saved in Excire Foto.

3 If you often work offline and so that you then have larger previews (the longest page is scaled to 1280 pixels), you should enable this option.
Please note that for RAW formats such previews are always generated and that they also occupy space on your local hard disk.

4 Check this option if your photos already have metadata (embedded or in an XMP file) and if you want Excire Foto to load it when you register.

4. Analyze photos

To use the AI tools of Excire Foto, the photos of the added folders must be analyzed. This is done either during the adding process (see point 3) or afterwards. To do this, right-click on an added folder and then click on ‘Analyze’.

In contrast to the analysis during the adding process, the subsequent analysis does not import the keywords already assigned to the photos.

During the analysis, Excire Foto recognizes image content, colors and properties and assigns the corresponding keywords.

In the preferencesctrl+P on Windows or ⌥+P ⌥+P on macOS) you may activate the option “Analyze with maximum CPU load”. This allows Excire Foto to use all your processor cores, which speeds up the analysis.

After the analysis you will be able to use Excire Foto to its full extent.

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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.

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.

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.