Automatic Eye Focus Analysis

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I'm a portrait photographer. I struggle daily with the inconvenience of out-of focus images, and especially with the disappointment of of seeing a perfect image, only to zoom in and realize that it is not focused.

Now, I know this is a massive feature, but I am proposing an automatic focus checker.

In my mind, this would analyze every picture in an import, search for eyes, and automatically give ones that are not focused a flag, color, or some sort of other mark. This way, the Photographer can skip the phase of checking Focus, and concentrate on his normal workflow.

I think I speak for a lot of photographers when I say that a feature like this would make my life a lot easier.

Thank you!

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Nicola Dutoit

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Peter Vogel

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I fully support that request!

I thought I am the only one that has to deal with that problem;-) I often have anywhere from 500 to 1000 images to edit and it is a cumbersome process. I do my first and second edit without 1:1 previews because it would just take way too much time. Before the third edit, I let LR render the remaining pics in full res. to take out the ones that do not have sharp focus on the eyes.

So, it would help a lot, if LR could flag the ones, that are not sharp on the eyes.

For me it would be better and more time saving to kick off that process myself after the second edit and not have LR do that on all images I import. I am burned by the "great" face recognition feature in LR that works so quick and well and would hate the same speed in an eye analyzing tool for focus. If you find irony in that, you are welcome to keep it.
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❤️*10000 times to your idea.

I tried with opencv to detect image sharpness., but It's hard to learn computer vision technology.

Additional request to adobe, Forcus analysis results are hopefully add by numer such as "focus certainty" on individual images.

And add "forcus certainty "to smart albums search terms.

This helps post import processing greatfully.

(i.e. This could be automatically reject image that have near-0 certainty.)
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Hannah Nicollet, Quality Engineer

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Hi Nicola,

Thanks for the idea! I am also a wedding and portrait photographer and I agree this would be a fantastic feature. Facial detection is intensive from a processing standpoint, so how this would be implemented is another story, but I'm definitely passing this on.