Our Products

Excire Foto

Excire Foto is a powerful app designed for easy photo management and quick content-based browsing. Numerous smart features help you get organized and find the photos you are looking for. Using Excire Foto is not only fun, but also saves you time that can be better spent on creative photography.

Excire Search 2

The best photo manager for Lightroom Classic. Analyzes and organizes the photos in your Lightroom catalog. Finds the photos you're looking for and brings out your hidden photo treasures.

Our Services

Software Development
Based on your requirements, our experts deliver high-performance and easy-to-integrate AI software.

We employ our technical expertise to help you plan the use of AI in your company and to solve your problems.

Feasibility Studies & Prototyping

Based on a detailed analysis of your problem we develop a solution and implement a prototype.

R&D cooperations

Take advantage of our AI expertise for your future innovations and be one step ahead of your competitors.

Benefit from our


Our team has years of extensive experience in the professional development of AI solutions in industry and medicine, and of AI products for consumers.


Artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning and computer vision are at the core of our daily work and we are happy to support you with our extensive know-how.


The efficient combination of AI know-how and professional software development has led to the development of numerous high-performance systems.

Our AI Application Examples

Industry, Medicine and Photography

About Us

The Pattern Recognition Company started 2005 as a spin-off of the University of Lübeck and develops AI products and applications for automated image analysis. Our expertise is based on many years of experience in Machine Learning, Neural Networks, and Computer Vision.

Based on our expertise and excellent contacts to leading research institutions, we have brought the latest technologies, such as Deep Learning, to the market. One example is the Excire technology: Excire recognizes image content using AI and has already become a useful tool for many photographers.

Erhardt Barth


Professor Barth is co-founder of the Pattern Recognition Company and Excire Inc. and CEO of PRC. He has a PhD in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Munich, did post-doctoral work at NASA Ames, and is an internationally recognized expert in Computer Vision and Machine Learning. He founded and co-founded several companies including the gestigon GmbH, now a Valeo brand.

Thomas Käster


Thomas Käster holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Bielefeld. He is an expert in machine learning and computer vision and worked on an AI-based image-retrieval system during his PhD. Dr. Käster has a deep understanding of deep-learning technologies and professional software development. During his PRC history he was in charge of many various industrial projects and managed them successfully.

Thomas Martinetz


Professor Martinetz is co-founder of PRC and Excire Inc. and director of the Institute for Neuro- and Bioinformatics at the University of Lübeck. He is an internationally recognized expert in Neural Networks and Machine Learning with more than 10k citations and 11 patents. He joined Siemens Corporate Research when Neural Networks became fashionable for the first time, and was CEO of one of the first and world leading face recognition companies, acquired by the US government after 9/11.