Home

Show Focus Points

NEW 2017 version just released!
Show Focus Points is a plugin for Adobe Lightroom. It shows you which focus points were selected by your camera when the photo was taken.

Key features

Show Focus Points is a plugin for Adobe Lightroom which shows you which of your camera's focus points were used when you took a picture.

  • Works with images made by any Canon EOS or Nikon DSLR camera (and now some Sony)

    For a full list of cameras, check out the F.A.Q.

  • Works on Mac OS X and on Windows

  • Shows all focus metadata

    Besides showing the position of the focus points used, provides all available info such as focus distance, focus mode etc. Also supports images cropped or rotated in Lightroom.

  • Works in Lightroom 5 and above

    Currently works with Lightroom 5, 6, and CC

  • Easy-to-use interface

    Use the photostrip to switch from one image to another

  • Screenshots

    Below find some screenshots of the plugin in action.
    Click on the images to enlarge them.

    Travelon flotante impermeable bolsa de teléfono digital/cámara B07F67Z59T Travelon digital inteligente Azul 4842075 - afief9.xyz

    • Travelon flotante impermeable bolsa de teléfono digital/cámara B07F67Z59T Travelon digital inteligente Azul 4842075
    Download
    System requirements: the plugin works in LR 5, 6 or CC (make sure to use the latest version of the plugin!), and currently only Canon and Nikon DSLR are supported.


    Current version: V1.01, last changes:
    V1.01 (January 2017)
    - Adds support for Nikon D500 and D5600
    - Adds support for Nikon D7200 and D5500
    - Adds support for Nikon 1 (mirrorless) series (1J1, 1J2, 1J3, 1J4, 1V1, 1V2, 1V3, 1S1, 1S2, 1AW1, 1J5)
    - (Officially) supports Canon 80D, Canon 5D Mark IV
    - Adds support for Sony A77ii (beta)
    Installation + Usage
    • Installation
      To install the downloaded plugin into Lightroom (please note that the plugin is for Lightroom 5 and 6! It will not work in LR 4.):
      1. Unzip the downloaded file. After unzipping, copy the file/directory FocusPoints.lrplugin into any directory of your choice. On Windows systems, there is one exception: do not copy it into any subdirectory of C:\Program Files, because that would lead to problems with the auto-updater later. A good idea is, for example, to copy the FocusPoints.lrplugin directory into C:\Users\yourUserName\Plugins.
      2. Open Lightroom 5 or above, go to Menu „File“, select „Plug-In Manager“
      3. Click „Add" in the Plug-In Manager. In the following dialog, select the FocusPoints.lrplugin directory from the directory where you stored it. If everything is working correctly, you should see „This plug-in is enabled“ in the right side of the dialog, and „Show Focus Points - Installed and Running“ on the left hand side of the dialog.
        Click „Done“ to close the dialog. The plugin is now installed.
        • Optional: Note: if you want the plugin to be added automatically to the plugin manager (which means you can skip points 2+3 in the list above), put the FocusPoints.lrplugin directory into the following directory: In Mac OS X (for the current user): /Users/yourUserName/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom/Modules (you might have to create the Modules directory) In Mac OS X (for all users):/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom/Modules (you might have to create the Modules directory) In Windows 7/8: C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Lightroom\Modules

          Travelon flotante impermeable bolsa de teléfono digital/cámara B07F67Z59T Travelon digital inteligente Azul 4842075

    • How to use the plugin
      Now you can use the installed plugin as follows:
      1. Make sure you are in the Library Module of Lightroom. The plugin currently works only in the Library module.
      2. Select any photo from your catalog made with any Canon or Nikon DSLR camera. Make sure you select a photo (RAW, JPG, DNG) which comes directly out of the camera and has not been exported/saved in another format (photo which have changed Develop settings in Lightroom are OK), as that will often destroy the focus information metadata.
      3. Now, start the plugin by going to the „Library“ Menu. Select the last menu entry, „Plug-In Extras“, and there „Show Focus Points“. Important: Note that you need to use the submenu "Plug-In Extras" in the "Library" menu, not the submenu "Plug-In Extras" in the "File" menu.
      4. The plugin dialog opens (as in the screenshots above). When you are finished with looking at the information for a particular image, you can select another photo from the photo strip below, or from another catalog directory. The plugin dialog will load and process the new photo (which takes a moment). That’s it!

    F.A.Q.
    • Which camera models are supported by the plugin?

      Lightroom Focus Points plugin currently works for all past-2002 Canon EOS DSLR and all Nikon DSLR. It was successfully tested with images from the following 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)

    • Is the software free?

      The software is currently free.

    • Which images work best?

      The plugin can only show focus point information if the metadata of the image contains information about the focus points used. Usually, RAW images and also in-camera-JPEGs (JPEGs generated by the camera) contain the required information. So, if you work with images directly downloaded from a camera, things should look good. However, most JPEGs that you can find on websites will usually NOT contain the required information. Also, if you use Lightroom to export one of your own images as a JPEG, Lightroom will strip the required focus information, which means the Lightroom-generated JPEG can NOT be used with the plugin.

      In general, if you have both a RAW and a JPEG image, the RAW can be considered more reliable because it can only have been created by your camera.

    • Bonjanvye Stitching Purses Evening Clutches for Wedding and Party Clutch Yellow Yellow , Negro Tarjeta de crédito Slim funda portafolios RFID bloqueo de tarjeta titular de la tarjeta de Crédito, acero inoxidable titular caso para viajes y trabajo - Mujer de patrones de clásico lona impresa Zippy portafolios portafolios fue 25 Flowers 8 3 colores Mini mujeres cuadradas carteras monederos mujeres PU colgante billeteras de dinero bolso de embrague( 9/5000 Hēisè fěnsè jiǔ hóngsè Negro Rosa) 9/5000 Hēisè fěnsè jiǔ hóngsè Negro Rosa , Bolso de mano de punto de piel de oveja para mujer, portafolios de piel. Negro , Personalizado portafolios Nota de amor Inserte, grabado tarjeta de tipo portafolios Inserta, novio regalo para él, regalo de aniversario, novio, marido, regalo, regalo, hombre, regalo Naranja-1 , Carteras Bolso de Mano Largo de la Sección de Las Mujeres Bolso de Cuero Largo de la Hebilla de la Rejilla de Las Mujeres (Color : Negro) Negro Carteras DOXUNGO para hombres Bloqueo RFID Bifold titular de cuero genuino Bifold Monedero Vintage grandes CWallets Vintage Bifold con cremallera Monedero Azul , Corta para Mujer Monederos – lindo Mini borla Trifold hembra Tarjeta de crédito portafolios Coffee Buxton Westcott Multi Organizer Wallet Negro piel de vacuno de Hombre de piel cierre cierre alrededor de portafolios Marrón Pendleton - Malla con ojal para mujer Harding Tan hemall corto para mujer titular de la tarjeta de piel portafolios cierre hebilla elegante embrague portafolios Marrón lona de clásico Hombres portafolios diseño corto macho Boy carteras estudiante titular de la tarjeta Casual portafolios Verde ejército , Marvel Men s Trifold Wallet In Collectible Tin Box New Iron Man Face , Leeds United F.C – debossed portafolios - , De la Mujer Ralph Lauren Duffield grande Wristlet Oliva - Carteras Las señoras para la cartera Ultra Slim Wallet Leather simple embrague de la manera Billetera de ocio ( Color : Rojo ) Rojo Vera Bradley Rfid Turnlock portafolios, Signature Cotton Water Bouquet Funda para iPhone7, funda para iPhone 8 y X y funda galaxy S8 para mujer, portafolios de moda y cuerda de hombro Negro , mansuvil para mujer portafolios de piel, bolso, portafolios, tarjeta de Crédito de largo carteras mujer Rojo , Lupinez - portafolios de piel con diseño de bandera estadounidense de las estrellas y las rayas RFID con 12 ranuras para tarjetas, bolso organizador con cierre alrededor de un embrague de viaje, multitarjeta - , Hombre portafolios piel de vacuno portafolios embrague clásico de lujo funda macho carteras Marrón , Custom Texas FFA - portafolios de doble pliegue, color café - , UTO Carteras de Mujer PU Mate Cuero Gran Capacidad Titular de la Tarjeta Organizador Monedero con Broche de Cierre Circa Leathergoods - Billetera, Para mujer Negro , Reed Biker Leather Wallet with Chain Cross Biker Wallet with Chain RFID Blocking titular de la tarjeta, BOSHIHO piel Tarjeta de Crédito Caso Tassels Wallet Coffee , Hombres de piel Holster Funda para HTC One Series Smartphones negro (Black 337) ,
    • The plugin has been installed successfully in the plug-in manager, but I can't find it in my "Plug-In Extras" menu.

      Note that you need to use the submenu "Plug-In Extras" in the "Library" menu, not the submenu "Plug-In Extras" in the "File" menu!

    • How about support for other cameras than Canon or Nikon? Deuter Speed Lite 15 mochila Azul marino Herschel Supply Co. - Billetera,10172, Hombres Cuero (Site Leather) , huskk minimalista portafolios fina – 10 Los titulares de la tarjeta – Efectivo, monedas o llaves Rojo , Jack Georges Monserrate Collection piel Bi-fold portafolios de Hipster en Coñac - Mochila Escolar ATM PACKS, Emoji Multicolor-4211 - , Sunderland - portafolios de piel para tarjeta de fútbol Club - ZQ Tejido de bolsas y tejidos cuadrados / Gata armadura con el bolso de cuero/bolsos/bolsa - Heys Despicable Me Minions - Mochila con bolsa de almuerzo para niños de 15 pulgadas - Eddany Eat sleep Ball Hockey Bolsa de Lona - Arena Spikey 2 mochila grande Palms azul - CATHY s Concepts personalizado Dopp Kit bolsa de aseo, color gris, N, gris, 1 - Snoogg Abstract Wood Color 12 Inch Laptop Case Flip Sleeve Bag Computer Cover - , KESS InHouse Organizer Personal Organizer (JD1314AEP01) - KESS InHouse Organizer Personal Organizer (SC1097AEP01) - , Para mujer sintética piel Satchel verde bg1131 Grn - , sllea AC/DC adaptador para casetronic Travla C159 caja Mini-ITX fuente de alimentación de servidor de control... - , parte superior Case Chevron Series manga cubierta de la bolsa para todos los portátiles de 13"/MacBook Pro/Air... - , Lug Hatchback Mini mochila, Brezo gris mochila - , Teeburon PROUD TO BE a Agricultural Engineer Bolsa de Lona - Mochila JanSport - , Mosiso Laptop Sleeve Bag Only for Macbook 12-Inch with Retina Display 2017/2016/2015 Release Vertical Style Water... - Costuras resistente 3 en 1 portátil bolsa de mensajero para Asus ROG Zephyrus/ROG Strix, Magenta - Bolso bandolera multiusos de viaje Bolsa de ordenador de 15,6 pulgadas Mochila británica de negocios Mochila escolar para hombres - , Gucci 265697 Women s Crystal Canvas & Leather Guccissima GG Boston Purse - coloranimal lona de las mujeres bolso de hombro perro Graffiti impresión bolso Cartoon Animal-3 , NCAA equipaje mochila PAL, Kansas State Wildcats, 12.5"x9.5" Kansas State Wildcats Bolsas largas para mujer – portafolios de piel de cera de aceite Billfolds cartera de tarjetas de crédito Azul , Gear 5632036GN - Funda con cierre, diseño de célula de Kubota - , Equipo Nuevo Accesorio Bolsa de cierre, Catedral de Guadalajara, Jalisco en México, 5938156 GN Multicolor , alirea Cool Fractal Pintura de doble capa paraguas invertido Reverse paraguas para coche y uso al aire última intervensión lluvia resistente al viento impermeable Protección UV Big Straight paraguas con mango de forma - ,

      Travelon flotante impermeable bolsa de teléfono digital/cámara B07F67Z59T Travelon digital inteligente Azul 4842075 - afief9.xyz

      Currently, only Canon EOS and Nikon DSLR cameras are supported. I hope to add more camera brands in the next few weeks and months.

    • Sometimes the autofocus images seem to be of low resolution / a little blurry?

      You can use the setting in the Plugin Manager dialog "Use higher-resolution images". Images will then use a higher resolution, but processing (i.e. the time needed to wait for the next image) will take a little bit longer. It's a matter of personal preference which setting you like better.

      Travelon flotante impermeable bolsa de teléfono digital/cámara B07F67Z59T Travelon digital inteligente Azul 4842075
    • Is there a keyboard shortcut to start the plugin more quickly?

      On Windows, use the keyboard sequence: ALT+L, then U, then F (ALT+L is for the Library Menu, U for the submenu Plug-In Extras and F for starting the plugin - note that if you use Lightroom with another language than English, the combinations will be different!). Unfortunately, it does not seem possible to have a "one-key"-combination.
      On Mac: through use of System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts. Use "App Shortcuts". Select Adobe Lightroom when asked for the application. For Menu, enter "   Show Focus Points" without the quotes. NOTE: You need to type exactly three spaces before the word "Show", or it will not work. (Note that you need to enter a keyboard shortcut which is not in use otherwise. A combination that works well for me is ALT-CMD-P.)

    • For images shot with the focus-and-recompose technique, how will the focus points be displayed?

      If you have used the "focus and recompose" technique in any given image, the plugin will show correctly which focus points were activated, but their content (the part of the image they show) will not be identical with the part that was seen by the photographer when focusing, since the camera was moved after focusing. Technically, this is the only possibility, because the camera does not store any information about the recomposition movement of the camera.

    • How should I navigate within the plugin? Can the focus information not be shown as part of the normal Lightroom photos, instead of being in a separate window?
      Carteras

      The "normal" navigation for the plugin is to have the Lightroom filmstrip (the list of photos in the lower part of the main Lightroom window) open, and to click on photos there. The plugin remains open and successively displays the focus points for the images shown in the lower filmstrip. The plugin window is calculated and resized in such a way that the filmstrip should always stay visible. Of course, you can also change to other directories in the left-hand pane.
      If you have a secondary monitor, one other option (currently only available in the Mac version) is to move the focus display to the secondary monitor. To do so, enable the option "Store window position after moving plugin window" in the Lightroom Plug-in Manager (File->Plug-in manager). Then move the plugin window (after starting the plugin) to the secondary monitor (you might have to disable Lightroom's secondary monitor first, with the monitor symbol "2" in the lower left-hand corner, otherwise the plugin window might be hidden between Lightroom's second monitor display). This way you can e.g. use the Grid View on your main monitor to select photos, while the plugin window remains open on the secondary monitor.
      It is unfortunately not possible to show the focus points directly as an overlay in the normal Lightroom dialog (Lightroom doesn't permit plugins to do so.), nor to resize the window.

    • 691243
      3360722
      5156303
      7484078
      10229131
      14021729
      16103723
      16641306
      16949672
      My camera's photos are all marked 'white+red', i.e. focus pre-selected but not used/locked! (Back-button focus)

      If you are using back-button focus (that is, pressing "AF-ON" (for Canon cameras) or a similar button on the back of the camera, instead of half-pressing the shutter before taking the picture) the camera will record focus information in this way: the focus point will be pre-selected, because you pressed AF-ON (or a similar button) for measuring and locking the focus. However, the camera will not record this focus point as "used". The reason for this is that in the second or so when you moved your hand from the AF-ON button to the shutter button, the subject might have moved or the scene might have changed in other ways. Thus, at the moment when you finally pressed the shutter, the camera has no way of knowing whether your subject was indeed in focus or not, and prefers to record this as "autofocus not acquired". (Compare this with the "normal" mode of acquiring focus, which is to focus upon half-pressing the shutter and then pressing the shutter - it all happens in the same moment, so the autofocus is guaranteed to be "current".)
      For all practical purposes, this is usually not a problem - you will most likely not have used back-button focus with a rapidly moving subject, and thus will know that the subject is in focus anyhow. But the camera (and the plugin) will report it differently, which is correct from the camera's point of view.
      Note that if you are using back-button focus, there is the alternative to keep the AF-ON (or similar) button pressed until (while) pressing the shutter. This way the focus point will be recorded as both "selected" and "used".

    • Known Windows 8 issue with Windows scaling option (connected to high-resolution monitors or tablets)

      On Windows 8: the plugin currently cannot be used with the Windows 8 size scaling option higher than 125% (the default value). This can be adapted in Control Panel -> Apperance and Personalization -> Display. This is a setting which is more frequently used in conjunction with high-resolution monitors and, in one case, a 11' tablet system.

    Question?

    This plugin is quite new - please let me know if everything worked fine for you, or if you had any problems, or want to suggest any improvements! You can contact me at [email protected] or use the feedback form below. -Chris Reimold, author

    *All fields are required.