The right panel helps you control your edits. It also allows for cropping and color grading.

Smart Editing

These sliders control the AI-powered editing tools that make per-pixel corrections. While easy to use, they are incredibly robust and accomplish a lot to improve an image.
You can learn more about them here.


The histogram can help you understand how the pixels in your image are distributed according to intensity.  Shadow details are shown on the left, midtones in the middle, and highlights on the right.  The histogram is a useful way to judge the exposure of your image.  

  • In the upper left and upper right corners, you can check the boxes to show clipped pixels.  
  • Blue areas show cold pixels that lack detail in the shadows, and red areas are hot pixels that lack details in the highlights.  
  • You can use the manual sliders for tone or preprocessing to recover details if needed.

Crop Tool

The Crop tool allows you to crop images from within Radiant Photo.  Cropping is not available in the Photoshop plug-in.

  1. Click Start Cropping or press the C key to switch into crop mode.
  2. Use the Aspect Ratio menu to define the height/width of the crop frame.  Select ‘Free Resize’ to set an arbitrarily sized crop.
  3. The three buttons allow you to transform your image
    • Flip vertical
    • Flip horizontal
    • Rotate 90˚
  4. You can switch between four different composition guides while cropping with the buttons at the bottom of the crop tool
  5. Click Apply Crop to use the newly set cropping or Reset Crop to exit.

Note: Manual rotation is not a current feature in Radiant Photo. If you have a crooked image, you can fix it in your raw image processor or another photo editing tool. We hope to add this tool in the near future.

Tools Panel

The tools panel contains two types of editing tools. Which tools you see will vary if you’ve selected the Detailed Edit or Color Grade mode.

From the Detailed Edit mode

  • Develop Tools – for working with color, tone, and details
  • Portrait Tools – to edit and improve photos of people

You can learn more about them here.

From the Color Grade mode

  • Color Grading Tools – to stylistically enhance color and mood
  • Targeted Editing Tools – to enhance color and tone with well-targeted adjustments

You can learn more about them here.


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