Excire Foto 2024

Cutting-edge AI meets intuitive photo management. Elevate your workflow with Excire’s powerful new features.

The new Excire Foto 2024

Excire’s flagship program boasts dazzling new features and enhanced AI technology. All-new tools offer AI-powered free-text search, GPS-search, and intelligent aesthetics assessment of individual photos. Additionally, AI upgrades ensure better results in facial recognition, similarity search, and automatic keywording.

Excire Foto 2024 retains all core features from Excire Foto 2022, and the Excire Analytics extension is now fully integrated into the new program.

Highlights of the 2024 version include:

  • X-prompt AI for powerful free-text image search
  • X-tetics AI for instant evaluation of photos
  • GPS-based search and editable GPS coordinates
  • Intuitive slideshow maker for professional photo displays
  • New status labels for folders and collections
  • Improved AI-search performance thanks to revamped AI models

Accelerate your workflow with Excire Foto 2024’s advanced features

Unrestricted Free text search

Harness the power of free-text search. Excire’s innovative X-prompt AI knows no limits; if you can describe it, AI can find it. Search for images hidden deep in your archives via phrases like “A picture of the Eiffel Tower on a sunny day” and “Chocolate dinosaur cake at the birthday party.”

Search for similar photos

Find similar images with the revamped X-alike AI. Start with an initial photo, activate the search tool, and quickly view matches by color or content. Fast, intuitive, and more accurate than ever.

Search for faces and people

Looking for a photo with specific family members or friends? Simply need to locate images of smiling people based on a theme? Excire’s upgraded facial-recognition tools can fetch images in record time – and with improved accuracy, too.

Automatic tagging

Never waste time manually categorizing your photos. X-tags AI automatically adds detailed keywords to each photo – so you can spend more time creating and less time organizing.

An all-new AI engine promises up to 10x improved performance.

GPS Search

Rapidly find photos based on location coordinates. Work with the coordinates of a source image or simply drop a pin on the map, then see all images taken within a specified radius. Bonus: GPS data can be added to photos using Excire’s new metadata editor.

Aesthetic values

Identifying the best photos for social-media sharing, website portfolios, or client galleries can be difficult, not to mention time-consuming. But what if a cutting-edge AI model – trained on data from hundreds of thousands of photos and feedback from expert photographers – could help? Excire’s revolutionary X-tetics AI automatically assigns an aesthetics score to each of your photos, which can then be used to sort your top photos from the rest.

Professional Slideshows

Turn any Excire photo collection into a beautiful slideshow.

Images can be rearranged in collections via drag-and-drop functionality – and when you export a photo collection, the custom order is preserved.

Search for duplicates

Cleaning up and keeping order has never been so easy. With our duplicate finder you can find exact and near duplicates in seconds and clean up your photo inventory. Numerous settings help to find and remove duplicates. The identification of photo series is also possible.

Analytics

With Excire Analytics you gain deeper insights into your photo habits. You can make better purchasing decisions for future photo equipment, learn from the evaluations and improve your photo skills. With many different display options and numerous filter options, you can analyze your photo inventory and generate statistics in a few simple steps.

Unlock a world of innovation with Excire Foto 2024

Intelligent

Ultramodern image- and facial-recognition technology analyzes and tags photos so they can be retrieved at any time.

Intuitive

A simple layout and responsive interface make image management easy, efficient, and enjoyable.

Secure

Your photos deserve to be protected. Excire’s lightweight software runs locally on your computer; you’ll never need to upload photos to a cloud.

Connected

Effortlessly share your memories with family and friends thanks to integration with Dropbox and Google Drive.

Efficient

Excire’s powerful search tools can find the photos you need – in just a few clicks.

Universal

Keywords can be written to photo and XMP files, making them available anytime, anywhere.

Minimum system requirements

Supported languages
German & English
Current version
3.1.1
Processor

Multi-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 system

macOS 10.14 (or newer) or Windows 10 (64-bit) or Windows 11 (64bit)

Memory

Min. 8GB RAM. However, 16GB or more are recommended

Hard disk

The 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 2024 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.

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. Furthermore, we provide numerous Tutorials and give in our help center tips for use. Visit also our YouTube channel.

We support the following image formats: .3fr, .arw, .cr2, .cr3, .crw, .dcr, .dng, .erf, .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, .psd

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)

To use Excire Foto, an Excire user account is required and the software must be activated once via activation code. The exact details can be found in the following article in our help center:

https://support.excire.com/portal/en/kb/articles/how-do-i-activate-my-excire-software-after-purchase#With_activation_code

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.

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 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 is available for Mac OS and Windows and supports the latest processor generations (M1,M2, Intel Silverlake an more modern processors) 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.

Excire Search 2024 - Trial

Language & version

Supported languages
German, English, French, Italian and Spanish
Current version

4.0.0

Minimum system requirements

Processor
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) or Windows 11 (64bit)
Memory
8GB RAM. However, for large catalogs (> 100,000 photos) we recommend 16GB or more
Hard disk
375 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 2024

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 2024 version with integrated duplicate finder!

Language & version

Supported languages
German, English, French, Italian and Spanish
Current version

4.0.0

Minimum system requirements

Processor
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) or Windows 11 (64bit)
Lightroom (Classic)
Version 6 (or newer)
Memory
8GB RAM. However, for large catalogs (> 100,000 photos) we recommend 16GB or more
Hard disk
375 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 2022 - Trial

Language & version

Supported languages
German, English, French, Italian and Spanish
Current version
3.1.1

Minimum system requirements

Processor
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) or Windows 11 (64bit)
Memory
8GB RAM. However, for large catalogs (> 100,000 photos) we recommend 16GB or more
Hard disk
375 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 Foto 2024 - Trial

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 older versions is not possible without a backup. We therefore recommend creating a backup before using Excire Foto 2024. How to do this is described here.

Language & version

Supported languages
German & English
Current version

3.1.1

Minimum system requirements

Processor
Multi-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 system
macOS 10.14 (or newer) or Windows 10 (64-bit) or Windows 11 (64bit)
Memory
Min. 8GB RAM. However, 16GB or more are recommended
Hard disk
The 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 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!

Language & version

Supported languages
German, English, French, Italian and Spanish
Current version
3.1.1

Minimum system requirements

Processor
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) or Windows 11 (64bit)
Lightroom (Classic)
Version 6 (or newer)
Memory
8GB RAM. However, for large catalogs (> 100,000 photos) we recommend 16GB or more
Hard disk
375 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 Foto 2024

Excire’s flagship program boasts dazzling new features and enhanced AI technology. All-new tools offer AI-powered free-text search, GPS-search, and intelligent aesthetics assessment of individual photos. Additionally, AI upgrades ensure better results in facial recognition, similarity search, and automatic keywording.

Excire Foto 2024 retains all core features from Excire Foto 2022, and the Excire Analytics extension is now fully integrated into the new program.

Highlights of the 2024 version include:

  • X-prompt AI for powerful free-text image search
  • X-tetics AI for instant evaluation of photos
  • GPS-based search and editable GPS coordinates
  • Intuitive slideshow maker for professional photo displays
  • New status labels for folders and collections
  • Improved AI-search performance thanks to revamped AI models

Excire Account Management and Activation

Language & version

Supported languages
German & English
Current version

3.1.1

Minimum system requirements

Processor
Multi-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 system
macOS 10.14 (or newer) or Windows 10 (64-bit) or Windows 11 (64bit)
Memory
Min. 8GB RAM. However, 16GB or more are recommended
Hard disk
The 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 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 setting options
  • Support of PSD files
  • match accuracy for similarity searches is now adjustable
  • the maximum number of search results has been increased to 50,000
  • Support of Windows network paths


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

Language & version

Supported languages
German & English
Current version

2.2.4

Minimum system requirements

Processor
Multi-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 system
macOS 10.14 (or newer) or Windows 10 (64-bit) or Windows 11 (64bit)
Memory
Min. 8GB RAM. However, 16GB or more are recommended
Hard disk
The 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.