Excire. A new AI driven Dam

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The only thing I missed moving away from lightroom about 2 years ago was the digital asset managment (dam). The ability to search my entire database was very useful. It would have even been better if I was more diligent in keywording. I use a date based system, so I can find just about anything pretty quickly- but the search engine was easier.
I just discovered a standalone Dam- Excire Foto. It also has a version that works within the lightroom catalog structure, although I have not tried that version.
It uses artificial intelligence to automatically keyword, catalog and sort the images.
I have played with this for a couple of days, and it does a pretty good job. I have about 10,000 images loaded. Automatic keyword searches work pretty well- not perfect but pretty neat.
It can find people, find only smiling people, etc. If you find one picture- it can search and find the same person in any image in your database- all automatically.
If you are lazy at keywording like me- or if you are not using a dam at all- this looks like a worthwhile program.
I am on a 30day trial. Program presently costs $39.
Thought this might be helpful for someone else as well.
gary
 
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Thanks for posting this, Gary. I may give it a try. I've also been remiss with keywording and am currently about half way through cataloging my files. The facial recognition alone sounds like it is worth the price.
 
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As someone that presently has essentially no keywords- this is a whole lot better than nothing. I still will probably not use keywording- it is not part of my present workflow.
Yes I can find old images, but does take me 10minutes.
What I find most interesting is its ability to find specific people- I have used that a couple of times already.
It is also fun to open an image, and ask it to find similar images. I often work in small projects and this may be very useful. It has found some older images I had forgotten about.
I don't have any real skin in this game yet, yeck I have not yet even purchased it. But it has been fun to play with.
gary
 

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It seems clever but not clever enough. For example if it sees a picture of a church does it label it as "church" or does it work out which church it is and say "Italy - Montepulciano - San Biagio" (an example from one of my photos from long ago).
 
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