Search for people

How it works

“Search for People” allows you to find photos that show certain persons. Similar to our similarity search, you can select one or more photos and choose the relevant face of the person whose photos you are looking for.

Furthermore, various filter options are available to make the search more specific.

The user dialog is opened by selecting the corresponding menu item in Library→Plug-in Extras→Excire Search. or by using the keyboard shortcuts ⌥⇧⌘Z (macOS) and Ctrl+Shift+Alt+Z (Windows).

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1. Search with:

  • All faces: Search with all persons, who were recognized.
  • One selected face: Option to search with a selected face, referencing it by a digit.
  • Selected face: Search for several persons, who are referenced with a comma-separated list of identifiers.

2. Search for images with:

  • All selected people: If several people were selected, this option allows for searching for photos, which contain each person.
  • One selected face: For each single person an own search is conducted which yields an own result list.

3. Filter by face properties:

  • Smile: Look for persons, who smile.
  • No smile Only find faces that are not smiling.
  • Eyes open Look for persons with open eyes.
  • Eyes closed Look for persons with closed eyes.

4. Filter by number of faces:

  • Any: The number of faces in the result photos does not matter.
  • One face: Only show photos, that contain one face.
  • Two faces: Only show photos, that contain two faces.
  • Three faces: Only show photos, that contain three faces.
  • Group: Only show photos, that contain more than three faces.

5. Filter by keywords:
With this dialog you can select keywords and dominant colors that you want to use to limit the resulting photo set. By selecting the keyword “beach” you can reduce the result set to photos that contain a relevant person and which were tagged with the keyword “beach”.

6. Search in:
These are the usual search options, which can also be set in the other Excire Search search functions.

1. Search with:

  • All faces: Search with all persons, who were recognized.
  • One selected face: Option to search with a selected face, referencing it by a digit.
  • Selected face: Search for several persons, who are referenced with a comma-separated list of identifiers.

2. Search for images with:

  • All selected people: If several people were selected, this option allows for searching for photos, which contain each person.
  • One selected face: For each single person an own search is conducted which yields an own result list.

3. Filter by face properties:

  • Smile: Look for persons, who smile.
  • No smile Only find faces that are not smiling.
  • Eyes open Look for persons with open eyes.
  • Eyes closed Look for persons with closed eyes.

4. Filter by number of faces:

  • Any: The number of faces in the result photos does not matter.
  • One face: Only show photos, that contain one face.
  • Two faces: Only show photos, that contain two faces.
  • Three faces: Only show photos, that contain three faces.
  • Group: Only show photos, that contain more than three faces.

5. Filter by keywords:
With this dialog you can select keywords and dominant colors that you want to use to limit the resulting photo set. By selecting the keyword “beach” you can reduce the result set to photos that contain a relevant person and which were tagged with the keyword “beach”.

6. Search in:
These are the usual search options, which can also be set in the other Excire Search search functions.

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

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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.