Built around the Perfectly Clear processing engine, which many photographers may have heard of already, Radiant Photo is geared specifically toward fast and effective image enhancement.
Radiant Photo is one of the most interesting AI-powered photo editing apps to have launched in the last year and has some of the best photo editing software for editing your photos from bland to publishable images in just one click (see our Radiant Photo review (opens in new tab), to see what we thought).
What it does do is apply automatic AI-driven object recognition and tone and color adjustments to deliver “great results in record time”. These adjustments are automatic and don’t require time spent with manual sliders and adjustment panels.
There are three sets of ‘Smart Presets’, including Radiant Photo – Pro, Radiant Photo – Subtle, and “My Smart Presets”. You can have adjustments applied automatically based on your choice of presets, but you also have control over the adjustments.
Essentially, Radiant Photo intelligently optimizes the colors, tones, and contrast in your photos to maintain realistic color rendition and contrast, while optimizing the contrast and dynamic range, bringing out dark shadows and improving overall tonal balance.(opens in new tab) (opens in new tab)
Radiant Photo is the brainchild of professional photographer Elia Locardi, who says:
“Radiant Photo is the first photo editing software that makes every image print ready by using intelligent scene detection and pixel-by-pixel adjustments to optimize each photo’s exposure and contrast, while preserving true-to-life color rendition that perfectly matches what we see with our eyes.”
Radiant Photo will work with 8-bit JPEGS or 16-bit TIFFs, for those who want a higher bit-depth workflow. The software can open many raw formats, but the company is expecting users to continue with their preferred raw processing workflow and use Radiant Photo alongside it, either as a standalone application or as a plug-in for Lightroom Classic or Photoshop.
The standalone and plug-in versions are sold separately for $129 / £129 (about AU$193) but the best deal is buy both as a bundle for $159 / £159 (about AU$238). Find out more at the Radiant Photo website (opens in new tab).
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