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In about a month we will see the release of the new Radiant Photo app and plug-in, based on Perfectly Clear technology and designed by a group of photographers including Elia Locardi and Richard Harrington.

Radiant Photo is to be provided fairly and without gimmicks, enabling you to use AI to immediately get your photos 90% of the way to a perfect look without further interaction. Upon loading an image, the type of scene is detected and smart presets are applied in seconds.

For further editing, a large selection of controls are provided for tone, color and details with additional tools for adding graduated filters, portrait editing, color grading and other fine-tuning.

I’ll soon write up a more detailed review of the beta in a blog post but for now, here are some screenshots using both JPEG and CR2 RAW image sources.

In Quick Edit mode, you can see the clear results at 100% strength with no additional tweaking. In Detailed Edit mode, you can see a small section of the editable settings available.

Visit the Radiant Imaging Labs website for more info.
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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2022, 09:45:06 pm »

Looks intriguing for now. Let's see what happens when it's released! ;-)
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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2022, 06:34:57 am »

...AI to immediately get your photos 90% of the way to a perfect look without further interaction. ...

It is perfect in the sense of how most of the mobile phones deal with a photo....
You get an universal look of with general colors, bit over the top ; optimized tot the limit local contrast everywhere etc.
It is the medium accepted look of today. But can be a desired starting point.


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Re: New app & plug-in coming! Made by photographers for photographers
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2022, 11:50:01 am »

Thanks, of course, and any result can be dialed back and customized as desired.
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Re: New app & plug-in coming! Made by photographers for photographers
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2022, 11:51:29 am »

It is perfect in the sense of how most of the mobile phones deal with a photo....
You get an universal look of with general colors, bit over the top ; optimized tot the limit local contrast everywhere etc.
It is the medium accepted look of today. But can be a desired starting point.
Never heard of those photographers but I've heard of the one in this article (he's actually a good friend), which describes that a massive part of the art and science of photography is 'rendering the print' (or in this case, rendering the the raw):
http://www.lumita.com/site_media/work/whitepapers/files/pscs3_rendering_image.pdf
Any actual photographers posting here should read this if they haven't. Any of them that worked in the conventional darkroom will understand the topic.
Those happy with automatic raw to JPEG in-camera processing need not apply.
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Re: New app & plug-in coming! Made by photographers for photographers
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2022, 12:00:43 pm »

Thanks Andrew, good info of course.

I think it all depends on the type of work one is doing – wedding and event photographers are probably not going to take that type of effort on each shot, unless a small selection are to be printed at some huge size. Same with photojournalists in a major hurry to submit their work. Fine art photographers and printmakers would be on the other end of the scale.
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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2022, 12:34:44 pm »

I think it all depends on the type of work one is doing – wedding and event photographers are probably not going to take that type of effort on each shot, unless a small selection are to be printed at some huge size.
Which is where a product designed for such production work for rendering the image comes into play: example Lightroom Classic. With perhaps a strong product for pre-selection of the images to be edited comes into play: FastRawViewer.
I sell neither.
I use both.
Rendering the image from raw applies.

Full disclosurer based on actual experience: When I shot weddings (to put myself through photo school in the 1980s) and when I shot the 1984 Olympics for the LAOOC as an event photographer, (60+ rolls of actual film a day for 16 days), no such tools existed. Rendering the image did as it does today.
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« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2022, 02:11:09 pm »

Update:

The Release Candidate of Radiant Photo has been sent to Early Access customers, with expected final release within 2 weeks. Screenshot is from this latest version.
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« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2022, 05:46:10 am »



Full disclosurer based on actual experience: When I shot weddings (to put myself through photo school in the 1980s) and when I shot the 1984 Olympics for the LAOOC as an event photographer, (60+ rolls of actual film a day for 16 days), no such tools existed. Rendering the image did as it does today.
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I remember those days too.  The original fast viewer was a light table and loupe. ;D

And no... I would not go back to those days for any money at all....  I like my digital gear.
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« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2022, 05:45:30 pm »

It's been confirmed that Radiant Photo is going to see its official release tomorrow afternoon (Wed). The pre-sale offers end then.
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« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2022, 07:04:52 pm »

I noticed as I've used Radiant Photo in the last few days that a couple of free updates to the release version were available along the way. I located a description of the very latest changes (currently 1.0.2.197). I also added a couple of new screenshots below using the latest build (Quick Edit and presets doing all the work):

Improved sliders
If a tool is turned off, you can quickly enable it. Just click the text label to activate a tool. You can also click on the slider to enable the tool and set the value.

Improved batch processing
We’ve addressed an issue that some users ran into when processing a large number of photos with the application. We’ve patched a memory leak that will enable you to open hundreds of images and then use the Smart Presets and Save All command.

Updated presets
We’ve disabled the Auto Red-Eye tool from all the bundled presets. (Really, when’s the last time you had red eye). It speeds things up and avoids a few potential issues if a face is incorrectly identified. If you are the 0.02% of people who need this, just customize the My Smart Presets.

Improved support for X-Rite profiles
If you’re using a custom monitor profile from an X-Rite device, we can apply it to Radiant Photo. As a result, you should now see a more accurate color within the application window.

New Reset button
Want to “start over” for your edit? We’ve added a Reset button to make getting back to the start easier. Remember that pressing the spacebar lets you toggle the before and after views.

Removed the Smart Preset label in Quick Edit
Instead of labeling the Smart Preset in the right panel for Quick Edit mode, we removed it. (In retrospect, it should have never looked like a clickable button). Instead, we made the Smart Presets visible in the left panel. Be sure to try the keyboard shortcut Shift+Tab to cycle through the different views.

Improved stability for Photoshop plugin
You might have had issues with the Photoshop plugin on the Windows platform for those running Radiant Photo in another language (we support eight). We’ve addressed an issue that made it difficult for some users to relaunch the plugin.

Improved viewport 
The Viewport size is maintained when you switch between the Quick Edit and Detailed Edit views.

When’s Radiant Toolkit?
And for those Radiant Toolkit subscribers… the store launches this weekend.
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