Lightroom Floating menus and focus points.

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By all means Lr is way better that Aperture, but Aperture had 2 nice features that I would love to see in future releases of Lr. The first one is the ability to see the focus points. Aperture had a feature that showed the focus points and also highlighted the one/ones that where in focus in the shot. The second one is that Aperture had this nice way to edit the pictures in full screen mode while the menus where floating. I know that Lr has its own full screen mode but the ability to have floating menus as in Ps and Aperture will be nice.
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It's fine to put the feature request out on this forum, but nice isn't the same as necessary or even obviously better, just visually different.

Apple was competing with Adobe and didn't have Windows versions of software to worry about so "nice" features may have been easier to do and/or more of a marketing ploy to make things visually better. Obviously it wasn't enough and Apple gave up and Adobe won.

In general, since LR got started off without floating menus I suspect it would take a complete re-architecting of the UI and probably a new set of development frameworks and rewriting everything to significantly change how the panels work. If Apple was still in competition with Adobe the pressure would be more, but they aren't anymore.

For focus points, there is a plug-in for some Nikon and Canon cameras that may work with LR 6: http://www.lightroomfocuspointsplugin...
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As far as OLYMPUS cameras...
You can see the focus point when reviewing the photo in the camera, so it must be stored in the RAW file. Therefore I assume it can then be obtained by the LR software and shown on the screen - a VERY useful feature.
There are, as you say Steve, add-ins for Canon and Nikon but not, as far as I can tell, for the Olympus OMD range cameras.