Search by keyword

Searching by keyword is a search for image content: you select a keyword, such as “beach”, and Excire Search will automatically and quickly generate a Lightroom collection with photos of beaches.

You can quickly refine the search by using the Excire similarity search, or by selecting a dominant color and further image properties. For example, by adding the properties “red” and “dark” to the keyword “beach” you will end up with all beaches at deep sunset. Since Excire Search automatically analyzes your images during initialization the beach photos can be found without having entered the beach keyword in the metadata or the Lightroom catalog.

You can open the keyword search dialog by selecting the menu item "Search with keyword" under Library→Plug-in Extras→Excire Search. or by using the keyboard shortcuts ⌥⌘C (macOS) or Ctrl+Alt+C (Windows). Various settings can be made in the dialog. Not only can they select keywords from a keyword hierarchy, but also dominant colors or image properties.

You can also specify whether you want to search for similar images in your entire catalog or just in the filmstrip. The maximum number of images that will be displayed in the resulting Excire Search Collection can also be changed. Furthermore, you can specify whether a former Excire Search result should be overwritten or kept as a collection.

Searching by keyword is a search for image content: you select a keyword, such as “beach”, and Excire Search will automatically and quickly generate a Lightroom collection with photos of beaches.

You can quickly refine the search by using the Excire similarity search, or by selecting a dominant color and further image properties. For example, by adding the properties “red” and “dark” to the keyword “beach” you will end up with all beaches at deep sunset. Since Excire Search automatically analyzes your images during initialization the beach photos can be found without having entered the beach keyword in the metadata or the Lightroom catalog.

You can open the keyword search dialog by selecting the menu item "Search with keyword" under Library→Plug-in Extras→Excire Search. or by using the keyboard shortcuts ⌥⌘C (macOS) or Ctrl+Alt+C (Windows). Various settings can be made in the dialog. Not only can they select keywords from a keyword hierarchy, but also dominant colors or image properties.

You can also specify whether you want to search for similar images in your entire catalog or just in the filmstrip. The maximum number of images that will be displayed in the resulting Excire Search Collection can also be changed. Furthermore, you can specify whether a former Excire Search result should be overwritten or kept as a collection.

Excire Foto 2022 - Trial version

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 version 1.3 is not possible without a backup. We therefore recommend creating a backup before using Excire Foto 2022. How to do this is described in the following forum posts: LINK 1 and LINK 2

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Feature comparison

Excire Foto Excire Foto Trial Version
Multiple databases
JPG, PNG & BMP
RAW formats
Load EXIF data
Load IPTC metadata
IPTC Manager & Editor
Load stars, ratings, label
Load keywords
Save metadata
Export photos
Share via Dropbox
Share via Google Drive
Find similar photos
Find by keyword
Find faces
Find people
Find similar photos with external photo
Find people with external photo
Show GPS data in Google Maps
Assign keywords
Create collections
Assign stars, flags & color labels and search for them

Languages & version

Supported Languages German & English
Current version 2.1.1

Minimum System Requirements

CPU 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) and Windows 11 (64-bit)
Memory 8GB RAM. 16GB or more are recommended.
Storage The Excire databases use about 250 MB of disc space for 100.000 photos and additional 25GB for previews of highest quality in case that a preview is generated for each photo.

Excire Search 2022 - Trial version

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Languages

Supported Languages English & German

Minimum System Requirements

CPU 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) and Windows 11 (64-bit)
Memory 8GB RAM. 16GB or more are recommended.
Storage The Excire databases use about 250 MB of disc space for 100.000 photos and additional 25GB for previews of highest quality in case that a preview is 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!

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Languages & version

Supported Languages German, English, French, Italian & Spanish
Current version 3.0.0

Minimum System Requirements

CPU 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) and Windows 11 (64-bit)
Lightroom (Classic) Version 6 (or newer)
Memory 8GB RAM. For huge catalogs (> 100.000 photos) we recommend 16GB or more.
Storage 375 MB available HD space for basic installation and further HD space for storage of image feature data, e.g. an Adobe Lightroom Catalogue of 100000 images requires about 800 MB of additional HD space.

Note: Using this software does not require an active internet connection.

Excire Analytics

Excire Analytics is an innovative extension for Excire Foto that provides valuable insights into your photographic work.

Use the numerous functions and settings of Excire Analytics to make better purchasing decisions for future photo equipment, learn from the evaluations and improve your photo skills.

Excire Analytics requires at least Excire Foto version 2.0 and can be activated by entering an activation code. Simply enter such a code in your Excire Foto version in the settings in the tab „Licence“. The corresponding functions will then be activated and the required components will be installed.

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Languages & version

Supported Languages English & German
Current version 2.1.1

Minimum System Requirements

CPU 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) and Windows 11 (64-bit)
Memory 8GB RAM. 16GB or more are recommended.
Storage The Excire databases use about 250 MB of disc space for 100.000 photos and additional 25GB for previews of highest quality in case that a preview is 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 configuration options
  • support for PSD files
  • match accuracy for similarity searches is now adjustable
  • the maximum number of search results has been increased to 50.000
  • support for Windows network paths


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

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Languages & version

Supported Languages English & German
Current version 2.1.1

Minimum System Requirements

CPU 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) and Windows 11 (64-bit)
Memory 8GB RAM. 16GB or more are recommended.
Storage The Excire databases use about 250 MB of disc space for 100.000 photos and additional 25GB for previews of highest quality in case that a preview is generated for each photo.