Lightroom Classic CC Search just got better!
Don't be afraid of AI
Technology continues to grow by leaps and bounds. New systems, new hardware, new ideas all designed to make things easier for you. We see it every day in the photography world.
New cameras with amazing new auto abilities. Speedlights that can intelligently bounce flash to give you better images. New editing software with Artificial Intelligence to edit for you. I'll be honest, I'm not that excited about that last one.
But there are some pretty amazing examples of AI.
As a hardcore Lightroom user, finding images within my large portfolio catalog was never easy. It required tedious keywording (which I suck at doing). Adobe has launched some new AI technology but its only available if you are using Lightroom CC and their cloud based workflow and no indication this will ever come to Lightroom Classic CC. Well myself and many others do not find that to be a useful architecture when you are dealing with tens of thousands of images or even more.
There is an amazing new piece of software that brings AI Search to Lightroom Classic CC. Just announced on July 10, 2018:
“Excire Inc. announced today that it has opened sales and marketing operations in Florida for its innovative Artificial Intelligence (AI) software designed specifically for use by professional photographers and those who aspire to be.”
I've been testing this software for a few months and let me tell you, it's a game changer for Lightroom Classic CC desktop. In fact I'm one of the first US affiliates for Excire. You know that I do not promote things that I'm not also using. And yes, the links here are affiliate links. A guy's gotta buy whiskey now and then 🙂
Excire Search runs as a plugin in Lightroom. It creates its own index of your images and I can assure you this thing is lean and mean. It can index 10k images per hour. I've run the tests and it is dead on accurate. It's database lives right next to the Lightroom catalog file and it is increadibly small and efficient. Once indexed you have the ability to search based on Excire's database of keywords as well as searching by certain attributes.
Excire Search is the base package. This gets you the indexing and search functionality. Excire Search Pro is the next step and adds the ability to transfer the keywords on images you have serached for back into your Lightroom Catalog. This is huge for those submitting images to things like Stock Libraries that are dependent on keywords.
You can download a 15 day Free Trial and test it out for yourself!!!!!!! Free Trial
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