Excire announces pair of Lightroom plug-ins designed to utilize Artificial Intelligence to tag all your images


posted Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 8:00 PM EDT


As hard-working engineers and programmers continue to improve artificial intelligence, it will likely play an ever-growing influence in our lives, including with respect to photography and photo editing. Florida-based Excire, Inc. has announced a pair of new plug-ins for Lightroom, Excire Search and Excire Search Pro, which are designed to leverage the power of artificial intelligence to analyze and tag your images with any of the 500 built-in keywords (125 if you are using Excire Search rather than Excire Search Pro).

Excire Technology was founded by the Pattern Recognition Company, a spinoff from the University of Lübeck in Germany. Of the new plug-in software, PRC CEO Erhardt Barth says, " The AI technology used in Excire Search Pro was developed by computer scientists at the Pattern Recognition Company (PRC), parent company of Excire Inc., located in Lübeck, Germany. PRC is dedicated to bringing Artificial Intelligence technologies to photographers. Our unique skills in Machine Learning, Neural Networks and Computer Vision makes Excire particularly well-suited to assist our customers as they organize their digital image files.”


You can see an older demonstration video below. The video is from 2016, but it helps illustrate the general idea behind Excire and how it may prove useful for photographers with large image libraries in particular. There have been many times I've been looking for an older image and I believe Excire would've been able to help me track it down quickly. I'll be trying the software for myself shortly, so stay tuned to Imaging Resource for more information.

If you'd like to try Excire Search Pro for yourself, you can download a fully-functional 15-day trial from Excire. The full software is available now on Mac and Windows for $69 for the Excire Search version and $119 for Excire Search Pro.