This method of editing is useful when you want to hand off one or more images from Lightroom Classic for interactive edits in Radiant Photo.

  1. Launch Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic. You can do this by clicking its icon in your Dock or Start menu.
  2. Select one or more images in your library that you’d like to improve with Radiant Photo.
  3. Choose Photo > Edit In > Edit in Radiant Photo.  
A new dialog appears, asking you to choose what you’d like to edit. Usually, Lightroom adjustments are applied as a series of effects within Lightroom. When you use a plugin, you often choose to work with a copy of the image.
  4. Choose What to Edit
    • Choose Edit a Copy With Lightroom Adjustments to take what was done in Lightroom and hand it off. Note that this is the only option available if you are working with raw files. If you choose this option, you’ll need to choose Copy File Options to determine which type of image is opened.
    • Choose Edit a Copy to duplicate the file and work with it. This is useful if you have a JPEG, TIFF, or PSD file in your Lightroom catalog.
    • Choose Edit Original to work directly with the selected file (this option isn’t available for raw photos). This option will permanently modify the selected JPEG or TIFF file and overwrite the original. Be sure that you want this workflow as it is a permanent change.
  5. When ready, click the Edit button to send the image to Radiant Photo. 
Lightroom creates a new high-quality file and preserves your original raw files if present.

As soon as you run Radiant Photo, it goes to work immediately correcting your photo. Once the plugin window appears, you’ll automatically see a Radiant Photo photo.  

You can toggle between the before and Radiant Photo photo to see how your image has been improved. To do this, just click anywhere on the preview photo, or you can press and hold the spacebar.


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