The Excire technology was developed byPattern Recognition Company (PRC) a German AI company founded in 2005 as a spin-off of the University of Lübeck. PRC has an excellent team of computer scientists with outstanding expertise in machine learning and computer vision. Neural networks and deep learning were applied at PRC long before these technologies became popular. Prof. Thomas Martinetz, one of the company founders, is a well-known expert in neural networks.
CEO and PRC co-founder Erhardt Barth is a Computer Vision expert but also a photography enthusiast who earned his first money as a student with photography. As his image collection grew to over 100k, he realized the value of images decreases as their number increases, just because you often are not finding the images you are looking for. Then came CTO Thomas Käster who did his Ph.D. on AI-based image-retrieval and was keen to bring that in.
Moreover, PRC partnered with Nik Software, to work on various advanced research topics, and we are now happy to have key Nik people on board. All these factors lead to the development of the Excire technology and our passion for making AI useful for photographers.
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