How it works

“Search for People” allows you to find photos that show certain persons. Similar to our similarity search, you can select one or more photos and choose the relevant face of the person whose photos you are looking for.

It is also possible to select several faces. In addition, various filter options are available, which allow for a more precise specification of the relevant photos.

The user dialog is opened by selecting the corresponding menu item in Library→Plug-in Extras→Excire Search, or by using the keyboard shortcuts ⌥⇧⌘Z (macOS) and Ctrl+Shift+Alt+Z (Windows).

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Search with:

  • All faces: Search with all persons, who were recognized.
  • One selected face: Search for one person, who is referenced by its numerical identifier.
  • Selected face: Search for several persons, who are referenced with a comma-separated list of identifiers.

Search for photos containing:

  • All selected people: If several people were selected, this option allows for searching for photos, which contain each person.
  • One selected face: For each single person an own search is conducted which yields an own result list.

Filter by Face Properties:

  • Smile: Look for persons, who smile.
  • No smile: Look for persons, who do not smile.
  • Eyes open: Look for persons with open eyes.
  • Eyes closed: Look for persons with closed eyes.

Filter by Face Count:

  • Any: The number of faces in the result photos does not matter.
  • One face: Only show photos, that contain one face.
  • Two faces: Only show photos, that contain two faces.
  • Three faces: Only show photos, that contain three faces.
  • Group: Only show photos, that contain more than three faces.

Filter by Keywords:
With this dialog you can select keywords and dominant colors that you want to use to limit the resulting photo set. By selecting the keyword “beach” you can reduce the result set to photos that contain a relevant person and which were tagged with the keyword “beach”.


Search in:
These are the usual search options, which can also be set in the other Excire Search search functions.