Lightroom/Camera Raw: Display camera focus information

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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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Greg Hunt

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I think it would be useful, not as some have suggested to find out what is in focus, but I look at the focus points when the image is NOT in focus in the way that I expect. Its part of a kind of forensic exercise: after I work out what I was doing, "what did the camera think it was doing then?". I'm not a professional, or even very good, and this kind of post mortem helps me understand how I have or may have screwed up.
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89 people like the idea but Adobe has not weighed in.
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H Zegwaard

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Lightroom 4
Please add focus points ...this because it is easier and faster to see if i had a correct focus on the " moving " object ..or not !
I am sorry but I found it handy in Aperture and used it when photographing birds or animals .
Now that i've switched to LR#4 i miss the makes my workflow slower.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Focus point indication on LR#4..
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James Kachan

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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.
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Allan Knudsen

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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.