To Video Tutorial 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.
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