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9.1K Points

Sat, Apr 16, 2011 5:02 PM

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Lightroom/Camera Raw: Display camera focus information

Nikon cameras stores the focus point that was in focus and the exposure was taken. This would be extremely valuable to see for a sports/action/wildlife photographer.

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3 Messages

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172 Points

3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Camera Focus Point Feature.

After purchasing LR a few days ago, I was surprised and disappointed to learn that it was not able to display the camera focus point(s) on my RAW images.  I do bird photography, and found this very useful while using Aperture and Canon's DPP for editing.  I encourage Adobe to add this to LR.

Ed

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198 Points

AS mentioned in a few earlier posts the use of Show Focus Points plug seems to meet many needs and maybe helpful here. Take a look at http://www.lightroomfocuspointsplugin.com 

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122 Points

I have used this plugin for quite some time now, and it can indeed come in handy, but it shows what focus point was selected and used by the camera (pretty much what any will do) If you focus, then recompose then of course the focus point is not necessarily what is in focus - I have also added the focusmask plugin to Lightroom from CaptureMonkey, which ends up showing what in the image is in focus, not just what point was used.

http://www.capturemonkey.com/focusmask/

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144 Points

3 years ago

This would be a helpful feature and has my vote. Downloading and installing the 3rd party plugin right after posting this

71 Messages

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1.6K Points

2 years ago

Focus Point display for any cameras that support it could be easily added as an info overlay by Adobe. It would be very useful for the technically minded photographers. 

Also deeply appreciated would be a "focus mask" kind of feature like what is found in Capture One Pro.

https://blog.phaseone.com/find-the-best-focused-images-in-no-time/

5 Messages

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188 Points

Completely agree. It's outrageous that Adobe hasn't integrated this feature yet. I also started a feature request for showing focus points years ago - no reaction from Adobe.

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310 Points

2 years ago

An option to display the used focus point that would be a great addition to Lightroom. I do manual focus stacking for landscape photographs and there is no way in Lightroom to identify which photographs are from different focus points.

Nikon's ViewNX has this feature so the information is available in the raw file.

I can see this being of use to sport, wildlife and protrait photograhers too. It would be a great help in the culling of the initial ingestion and then selecting the top picks for processing.


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2.5K Points

a year ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Can the camera focus point be displayed in LR classic?.

Can the feature to display the Camera focus lock point be added to LR classic? I use canon DSLR and their Digital Photo software will show the focus lock point 

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5.3K Messages

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95.6K Points

a year ago

While waiting for Adobe to implement this, you might consider the Show Focus Points plugin.

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35K Points

If it were for Camera Raw as well, I'd get it in a heartbeat. I don't think there's any plug-in architecture for CR, though. (sigh) I don't like Nikon's software.

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12.3K Points

Plugin works for RAW files from most Canon EOS, Nikon, and some Sony RAW files. 

I don't know if it works from camera generated JPG's, but it might. 

I would be surprised it if worked for JPG's generated from RAW files outside of the camera (EG Save as Jpg or Export as Jpg) as I suspect many programs would not pass the focus point info through unless the program itself made use of that metadata.

I'm on the road so can't test these scenarios.  Maybe someone else can run a few tests and see.

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12.3K Points

a year ago

Plug in "Show Focus Points"  (http://www.lightroomfocuspointsplugin.com/) can show focus points for most (but not all) Nikon and Canon EOS DSLR's as well as from a few Sony models. 

Last major update was 2017 so is getting a bit old, but if you have a camera it supports it really works well and is quite informative.  Not only shows focus point used but also shows
  • Camera make/model
  • Lens Make/model
  • Focal length
  • Distance to focus point
  • Exposure settings
  • Was live view in use
  • Focus mode (AF-S vs AF-C or Single shot, vs AI Servo on Canon)
  • Focus area mode
  • DOF
  • Hyper Focal Distance
  • Number of AF points in use (and how many were actually selected by the camera)
  • Number of AF points actually achieving focus
  • for each available focus point shows status of that focus point
       - Focus achieved on originally selected focus point
       - Focus achieved on not originally selected focus point
       - Inactive focus point
       - Focus point originally selected by user but not locked in picture
Image from my Canon 7d Mark II show in the plugin


Info box from above shot


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136 Points

a year ago

Hi,

I know the Show Focus Points Plugin and it is a really great thing made from a user instead of Adobe. But it slows down your workflow if you have to switch between Lightroom and an additional plugin-window. Also it is rather old, now. It doesn't support Nikon's new Z-system, for example. Here is the list of supported cameras:

Canon: EOS 1D X / 1D C, 1D Mark 4, 1Ds Mark3, 1D Mark3, 1Ds Mark2, 1D Mark2 N, 1D Mark2 - 5D Mark 4, 5D Mark 3, 5D Mark 2, 5D Mark2, 5D, 6D, 7D - 80D, 70D, 60D, 50D, 40D, 30D, 20D, 10D - 700D, 100D, 650D (Rebel T4i), 600D (Rebel T3i), 550D (Rebel T2i), 500D (Rebel T1i), 450D (Rebel XSi) , 400D (Rebel XTi), 350D (Rebel XT), 300D (Rebel), M, EOS 1100D, EOS 1000D. Generally all Canon DSLR, and also most Canon Powershot models, should work fine too.
Nikon: D4s, D4, D3S, D3X, D3, D2Xs, D2HS, D2X, D2H, D1X, D1H, D1 - D750, Df, D810, D800, D800E, D700 - D610, D600, D500, D300S, D300, D200, D100 - D7200, D7100, D5600, D5500, D5300, D5200, D5100, D7000, D5000, D90, D60, D40X, D80, D70s, D50, D70 - D3300, D3200, D3100, D3000, D40. Nikon 1 (mirrorless) series (1J1, 1J2, 1J3, 1J4, 1V1, 1V2, 1V3, 1S1, 1S2, 1AW1, 1J5) are also supported. Sony (new): Sony A77ii (beta)

I think this feature should be an essential part of Lightroom:
- it is very useful
- it should be feasible for Adobe as they have to deal with the RAW-format of every new camera, anyway.

Dear Adobe-team - please have a heart after so many years ;-)

Best regards,

Heiko

5 Messages

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142 Points

Olympus shows it  in the camera on the review screens, please include it in Lightroom

3 Messages

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172 Points

Yes, I really miss this feature!  I photograph birds and want to know where the camera was trying to focus.  That's because I am after the sharpest possible files, and sometimes want to assess my technique.

Adobe, PLEASE include this feature!

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60 Points

I'm pretty sure this plug-in doesn't completely work with my Sony A7iii in LR or LR classic.  

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150 Points

Simple question: Please will Adobe explain why this is such a difficult feature to incorporate into LR (for both RAW and JPEG) as Aperture did. Surely the ongoing requests from users (Adobe's paying customers) spanning many years warrant some action. Ray Cary 

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142 Points

5 months ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Focus Points for Lightroom.

To whom can I plead that Lightroom please include a plug-in so can see the FOCUS POINTS of photos while editing?