Excire Foto

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  • Oliver Ritter-Wolff
    Oliver Ritter-Wolff
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    on: October 15, 2020 at 4:29 am

    …. when I switched back from Lightroom to C1 I was missing a plugin in C1 called Excire Search.

    But now there is a standalone version of Excire Foto that fits very well with C1.

    Excire Foto: Manage Find Share – Simple and fast.

    Best regards

    Oliver

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    Kevin Raber
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    Re: Excire Foto
    Reply #1 on: October 15, 2020 at 9:08 am

    This looks really interesting.  I am going to get it and dive into it.  Any suggestions?

    Kevin Raber
    CEO & Publisher of PhotoPXL.com and Rockhopperworkshops.com

    Oliver Ritter-Wolff
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    Re: Excire Foto
    Reply #2 on: October 15, 2020 at 10:26 am

    This looks really interesting.  I am going to get it and dive into it.  Any suggestions?

    Hello Kevin,

    I just bought the license for Excire Foto today. Unfortunately it cannot use the data from Excire Search. So I let the indexing and keyword creation run again.

    Oliver

     

     

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    Re: Excire Foto
    Reply #3 on: October 15, 2020 at 10:31 am

    … 1st steps in the video tutorial: https://www.excire.com/en/tutorials/excire-foto-tutorials/

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    Kevin Raber
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    Re: Excire Foto
    Reply #4 on: October 15, 2020 at 12:31 pm

    Looks interesting.  I got through one video on top of everything else I am doing today.  Wonder how it will index 50,000 images or more.  What are you going to be using it for?  Would you be interested in doing an article on it?

     

    Kevin Raber
    CEO & Publisher of PhotoPXL.com and Rockhopperworkshops.com

    Oliver Ritter-Wolff
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    Re: Excire Foto
    Reply #5 on: October 15, 2020 at 1:26 pm

    Looks interesting.  I got through one video on top of everything else I am doing today.  Wonder how it will index 50,000 images or more.  What are you going to be using it for?  Would you be interested in doing an article on it?

     

    Hello Kevin,

    I have already worked with two quite large databases under Lightroom, which worked fine.

    However, I have to admit that I also have to clean up a lot, so that they can be reduced by 80%. I know that many users create several thematic databases. We only had two large databases in Lightroom and structured them logically. But every now and then we used snapshots of them.

    Give me a little time to gain experience with Excire Foto, then I’d be happy to write a field report. But you would have to proofread it, because my English leaves a lot to be desired.

    Oliver

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    Kevin Raber
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    Re: Excire Foto
    Reply #6 on: October 15, 2020 at 1:29 pm

    Cool, wecan ahn dle the editing and clean up.  Trying to decide if it is worth investing to take a look at this.

     

    Kevin Raber
    CEO & Publisher of PhotoPXL.com and Rockhopperworkshops.com

    Peter Gallagher
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    Re: Excire Foto
    Reply #7 on: October 20, 2020 at 4:06 am

    I’ve used the Excire plugin (now v. 2.0) in Lightroom for a couple of years now. It’s really made for people who need auto-keywording (stock photographers, wedding photographers etc) and seems to be good at that. But I hardly ever keywords in LR so that’s wasted on me.

    What I find the Excire image search is great for is discovery. You know, when you want to think about a project or a collection but don’t really remember what images you have that might work. Or you just want to surprise yourself. It’s great fun for noodling.

    After Excire has processed your catalog (and created one of it’s own) — which takes many hours; overnight at least in my case, but after the initial run it updates new imports as you go — you can ask it to create a variable-size collection of ‘similar’ images by reference to an example image or by specific attributes (colour, for example). It’s sometimes uncanny what it returns. Faces, of course, but textures, shapes, even photographic ideas that often surprise: either because you hadn’t remembered the image or because the connections between the images are unsuspected. Sort of serendipity in a can.

    I don’t need the stand-alone version but I’ve tried it. Seems OK if a bit limited on the meta-data side and not as flexible as say Adobe Bridge. But it seems to perform the same discovery tricks just as well as the plug-in and allows ‘open-with’ connections to editors on my Mac.

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