Elia Locardi announced Radiant Photos ,, a standalone or plugin which promises to deliver “smart technology”, optimized for perfect color preservation and real-life details.
Locardi, a well-known photographer who also teaches and speaks. He claims that Radiant Photo has been in development for eight months.
“I’m excited to announce Radiant Photo, a new kind of photo editor with unique adjustments found in no other image editing software,” he says in a blog post on his website.
“Radiant Photo is the first photo editing software that uses intelligent scene detection. It makes pixel-by-pixel adjustments to optimize the exposure and contrast of each photo while preserving a true-to-life color rendition that perfectly matches what we see with our eyes. It does all this before you even start editing.”
Locardi says that any image, even those that are already taken and edited by a professional, can be improved with Radiant Photo. Radiant Photo’s promised advanced scene detection will only apply adjustments at a pixel-level where necessary. The “QUick Edit” mode allows editors to adjust the image to personal tastes by moving a few sliders as well.
The core of the engine is based on Perfectly Clear, but the company claims that it builds upon that foundation with unique Looks, Smart Presets, and “new technology” found nowhere else.
Radiant Photo promises to enhance colors and bring out detail. It also claims it can correct color shifts and casts caused by changes in brightness and exposures.
The software comes with three sets of Smart Presets: Pro, Subtle, and custom. Pro is described as a perfect balance of editing and color enhancement and preservation. Subtle provides what Radiant Photo describes as a “lighter and more natural touch” to editing and supposedly works especially well with images that have already been edited. The last is called “My Smart Presets” and is a custom way to create artificial intelligence-driven custom presets that allow editors to tweak results to fit their specific tastes.
Radiant Photo also has integrated batch processing both in the standalone editor and in the Lightroom Classic and Photoshop plugins which include the ability to specify how each photo file is treated, named, and saved. It also maintains a complete 16-bit workflow and supports many file types including RAWs, although it doesn’t have any dedicated RAW tools.
Radiant Photo is supported on both macOS and Windows and is optimized for ARM processors including M1 and M2 Macs, and is available in English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Image credits: Radiant Imaging Labs