Search by Keyword
You can quickly refine the search by using the Excire similarity search, or by selecting a dominant color and further image properties. For example, by adding the properties “red” and “dark” to the keyword “beach” you will end up with all beaches at deep sunset. Since Excire Search automatically analyzes your images during initialization the beach photos can be found without having entered the beach keyword in the metadata or the Lightroom catalog.
To search by keyword, use the corresponding menu entry (Library→Plug-in Extras→Excire Search→Search by Keyword), or the shortcuts ⌥⌘C (Mac OS X) or Ctrl+Alt+C (Windows). The dialogue that appears allows you to configure the search. You can search for images with content corresponding to a keyword from the Excire keyword list.
You can search for images with specific properties or specific dominant colors. Just use the two drop-down menus and the color table to specify your search. In addition to searching for particular image content, properties or colors, you can combine the different search criteria to refine your search.
You can also specify whether you want to search for similar images in your entire catalog or just in the filmstrip. The maximum number of images that will be displayed in the resulting Excire Search Collection can also be changed. Furthermore, you can specify whether a former Excire Search result should be overwritten or kept as a collection.