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’.


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.