The example search finds photos without using keywords. You simply select one or more reference photos that match your search intent, and Excire Search automatically and quickly creates a Lightroom collection of similar photos.
After choosing one or more reference photos in our Lightroom catalog open the corresponding user dialog through selecting “Search by Example Photo” in the Library→Plug-in Extras→Excire Search. Alternatively, they can also use the keyboard shortcut ⌥⇧⌘X (macOS) or Ctrl+Shift+Alt+X (Windows) In the dialog you can specify the following search parameters:
To speed up the similarity search, our plug-in offers the option “Search by Example with Previous Settings,” which starts the similarity search with the previously chosen settings and without opening a user dialog box. In this mode, you select one or more reference photos from your Lightroom catalog and start the search with the shortcut ⌥⌘X (macOS) or Ctrl+Alt+X (Windows) . ⌥⌘X (macOS) oder Ctrl+Alt+X (Windows) eine Suche starten.
In this mode, Excire will search for similar photos in your catalog with a reference photo that is not in your catalog. To start the search, use the “Search by External Example Photo” under Library→Plug-in Extras→Excire Search. or the shortcuts ⌥⌘X (macOS) and Alt+X (Windows) .
In the dialog box, you may either specify the internet address of a reference photo or select an image from an internal (e.g., hard disk) or external device (e.g., USB memory stick).
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.
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!
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:
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:
We recommend Windows users to install the Microsoft Raw image extension: Download