Locardi is a well-known travel and landscape photographer as well as an educator and speaker who says he has been working on developing Radiant Photo for the last 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. The promised advanced scene detection supposedly correctly applies adjustments on a pixel level only where needed. 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 claims to treat colors, bring out details, and balance exposure in a way that “guarantees great results in record time.” Locardi says it adds depth and lifelike detail without over-enhancing images and is able to correct flaws that exist even in the best camera sensors, such as color casts or shifts that occur when brightness or exposures change.
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