Excire Search 2024

Transform your Lightroom experience with AI-powered image search, retrieval, and organization. The ultimate photo-management tool for Adobe Lightroom Classic.

Excire Search 2024 brings next-gen AI to Adobe Lightroom Classic!

The latest version of Excire’s powerful Lightroom plugin is here! Harnessing cutting-edge AI, Excire Search 2024 introduces revolutionary new features to streamline your Lightroom workflow, including free-text search and intelligent aesthetic assessments. Plus, dive deep into your photo library with state-of-the-art facial-recognition software, enjoy the ease of (improved!) automatic keywording, and effortlessly tidy up your catalog with next-gen deduplication algorithms. Enhanced photo-analysis capabilities ensure remarkably accurate and refined search results every time.

Highlights of the 2024 version include:

  • Pioneering free-text photo search
  • Enhanced image-analysis technology for up to 10x better results
  • Improved accuracy across all search tools
  • Innovative aesthetic assessment feature
  • All-new aesthetic-based search
  • An enhanced keyword hierarchy for optimal categorization
  • Streamlined duplicate search for easy cleanup and culling

Accelerate your workflow with Excire Search 2024’s advanced features

Unrestricted free-text search

Say goodbye to tedious scrolling and searching; just describe the image you're looking for and let Excire work its magic. It’s the intuitive search feature that Lightroom users have been craving – a powerful tool that makes your entire photo collection instantly accessible.

Automatic photo keywording

Excire's X-tags AI brings a new level of ease to your Lightroom workflow, automatically applying relevant keywords to your photos. Plus, experience a monumental leap in performance with an AI engine that's up to 10 times more precise.

Effective keyword transfer

Add Excire's intelligent keywords to your Lightroom catalog. Whether you prefer a careful image-by-image approach or the efficiency of batch processing, Excire Search can seamlessly integrate its keyword hierarchy with your photo library – without overwriting any of your pre-existing Lightroom keywords.

Search by keyword

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.

Search for people

Find the faces that matter most. Whether it’s a long-lost photo of a close friend or a snapshot of a cherished relative, Excire’s AI-powered Search for People tool will retrieve the photo you need. Plus, customize your search with specific criteria for even more precise results.

Search for faces

Unleash the power of X-face AI, Excire’s specialized facial-recognition software. Simply choose from a variety of inputs – such as “portrait,” “adult,” “female,” and “smile” – and watch as Excire Search instantly displays the relevant photos from your Lightroom catalog.

Search by example Photo

With X-alike AI, finding photos that match a specific theme is effortless. Just select a reference photo and activate the Search by Example Photo tool; Excire Search will immediately create a Lightroom Collection filled with similar photos!

Aesthetic values

Tired of spending hours poring over photos, trying to pick the best? Introducing X-tetics AI, the cutting-edge aesthetic algorithm trained on hundreds of thousands of images and feedback from expert photographers. By providing a score for each photo, X-tetics AI lets you easily recognize your top shots – so you can immediately add your best images to your portfolio, share them on social media, or deliver them to clients.

Search by aesthetics

Display photos based on their visual appeal thanks to Excire Search’s aesthetic scoring. The Search by Aesthetics feature lets you view the best – or worst! – photos from within your Lightroom Collections.

Search for duplicates

Overwhelmed by duplicate and near-duplicate images in your Lightroom catalog? Excire’s Search for Duplicates tool is the perfect solution. Leveraging an upgraded AI engine, it offers swift and precise detection of unnecessary files. And its adjustable settings allow you to tailor the cleanup process to your needs – so you can remove exact duplicates, evaluate your near-identical photos, or even weed out unwanted photos from burst sequences.

Minimum system requirements

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

4.0.0

Processor

German, English, French multi-core processor with 64-bit support Older AMD processors such as 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.h, Italian & Spanish

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 2024 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 switch from an older Excire Search version to Excire Search 2024, you need to re-analyze your photos. 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 .

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.