Excire Foto:
AI-based next-generation photo management with numerous innovative features

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

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

Excire Foto is a powerful and innovative software to perfectly manage your photos on Windows or macOS. Numerous smart features will help you keep things in order and find the photos you are looking for. Using Excire Foto is not only fun, but also helps you save time that you can now better use for the creative side of photography.

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Numerous innovative features - made for you

Clever organization thanks to AI

Using advanced image and face-recognition technology, Excire Foto automatically analyses and tags your photos. Looking for photos from a beach holiday or a family celebration? The Excire AI will find them for you in seconds and will uncover all your hidden photo treasures.

Intuitiv to operate

Intelligent content-based navigation is combined with super fast image display to provide efficiency and fun. Simple, intuitive, powerful: with Excire Foto you will experience a completely new way of interacting with your photos.

Qick search

You search, Excire Foto finds! With just a few clicks you can find the photos you are looking for faster than ever before!

Use your keywords everywhere

Transfer the Excire Foto keywords to photo or XMP files and benefit from the power of the Excire AI across various applications. Excire keywords become available in the spotlight search of your file browser and other applications such as Lightroom.

Simple sharing

Share your best moments with family and friends. Excire Foto can connect to your Dropbox and Google Drive, enabling sharing in just a few seconds.

Secure and privacy aware

The security of your photos is important to us: the Excire AI runs locally on your computer and photos are not uploaded to the cloud for analysis!

This is what the team of Creative Studio Pavel Kaplun says after using Excire Foto for one year

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Latest posts

27. January 2022

Team Kaplun on Excire Analytics

Miho from Creative Studio Pavel Kaplun took a closer look at the brand new Excire Analytics tool and explains how this new extension can help you gather important insights for becoming a bet …

15. December 2021

Excire Analytics is here!

Use Excire Analytics to gain deeper insights into your photo habits, make better purchasing decisions for future photo equipment, learn from evaluations, and improve your photography skills.

7. July 2021

Digitalkamera.de tests Excire Foto in detail

Harm-Diercks Gronewold, editor of Digitalkamera.de, has tested Excire Foto in detail

23. March 2021

Excire Search and Excire Foto in the fotoMAGAZIN short test

In the new issue, fotoMAGAZINE took a look at Excire Foto and Excire Search

1. March 2021

New video from Pavel Kaplun about Excire Foto

Miho and Pavel from the creative studio Pavel Kaplun share their experience with Excire Foto after one year of using it. To find out how they manage their data files, which comprise over nine terabytes, with Excire Foto and which features they are particularly happy about, can you see

Minimum system requirements

Supported languagesGerman & English
Current version1.3.0
ProcessorMulti-core processor with 64-bit and AVX 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 (64bit)
MemoryMin. 8GB RAM. However, 16GB or more are recommended
Hard diskThe Excire Foto databases will take up approx. 250MB for 100,000 photos, and the previews approx.
25GB if highest-quality previews are generated for each photo.

Excire Foto FAQs

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.

Yes, there is a user manual which you can find here And on our Tutorial-Site many useful numerous tutorials and explanations are available.

We support the following image formats: .3fr, .arw, .cr2, .cr3, .crw, .dcr, .dng, .erf, .gpr, .heic, .heif, .iiq, .kdc, .mef, .mos, .mrw, .nef, .nrw, .orf, .pef, .ppm, .raf, .raw, .rw2, .rwl, .sr2, .srf, .srw, .bmp, .jpg, .jpeg, .jpe, .jfif, .png, .pgm, .tif, .tiff


Please note that some compressed variants of these formats are available from us or are not supported by us or the libraries we use. Therefore we recommend to test Excire Foto with your own photos before buying.

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


Files with the extension .heic or .heif are supported since version 1.1.1.

Under macOs there is nothing else to do. Here the HEIC format is processed automatically.

Under Windows the HEIC format is not natively supported. In order to display .heic files, the system must support HEVC compression. To do this, you can install, for example, the both following extensions from the Microsoft Store, which are offered by Microsoft Corporation: both install the following extensions from the Microsoft Store offered by Microsoft Corporation:

HEIF image extensions (free) and HEVC Video Extensions (fee required)

In the future you will receive normal updates like bug fixes or smaller improvements free of charge. Only upgrades, i.e. major improvements and significant innovations, are subject to a charge. However, existing customers will always have a significant discount when purchasing such upgrades.

We will continue to develop Excire Foto. This includes functions that allow the management and support selection of photos and also the extension and improvement of the image analysis. There are also simple functions for image editing and enhancement planned.

Unfortunately this is not possible. But this is not due to Excire Foto, but much more to the methods that are currently used for image analysis. These methods were developed with several million photos trained on special hardware.

All this happens in one complex Offline process, which takes several days. Only in this way can the maximum detection performance, whereby we would like to point out that our solution is a compromise between best detection performance and minimum runtime is because Excire does not run in a cloud, but on customer computers.

Unfortunately, such procedures cannot be trained with just a few examples, or if this happens the detection performance is (often) unacceptable.

If you need help, just have a look at our Forum or use our Help Center. With Excire Foto you can also send us a bug report.

No. Data protection is important to us, therefore our AI analyses your photos on your computer. We do not use a cloud solution.

Excire Foto is a very powerful software that quickly and reliably returns image search results. You can read a detailed evaluation compared to Google Foto and Apple here.

Excire is available for Mac OS and Windows and supports the latest processor generations (M1 and Silverlake) and their hardware support for artificial intelligence on both platforms.

Excire Foto does not send any data to external parties. Data protection is important to us! Therefore, our AI analyzes your photos on your computer.

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