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.

    SAVSV - para Mochila de - Viaje para B07CK54T4Q Portátil, Diseño de Cebra para Estudiantes, Adolescentes - 068eb28 - afief9.xyz

    • SAVSV - para Mochila de - Viaje para B07CK54T4Q Portátil, Diseño de Cebra para Estudiantes, Adolescentes - 068eb28
    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

          SAVSV - para Mochila de - Viaje para B07CK54T4Q Portátil, Diseño de Cebra para Estudiantes, Adolescentes - 068eb28

    • 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!

    • 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.

    • Jack Wolfskin TRT 10 - Mochila - Origin cartera con pestaña y sección de moneda de mala de piel con protección RFID indentification, Negro - , sllea 12 V AC/DC adaptador para Western Digital WD TV HD Media Player (Gen 2) generación 2 Cable de alimentación... - , Eddany Cane Corso silhouette Bolsa de Lona - Teeburon JUST ANOTHER DAY IN THE PARADISE Archery Bolsa de Lona - , DEARMLSH® - Mochila de piel para hombre, con tirantes diagonales, gran capacidad, con bolsa de pecho, Negro, 1 - , Teeburon I love Lupita Bolsa de Lona - Mia Toro M1136-28in-Pnk Italia Sardinia Softside - Spinner de 71 cm, Rosado, Una talla - , Pack Of 2 Abstract Multicolor Hearts Combo Tote Shopping Grocery Bag With Coin Pencil Purse - Juego de gemelos de cadena cuadrada de plata de ley con diseño de James Bond - , Homyl Mochila de Colegio Estudiantes de Cuero Sintético Bolso con Tirantes de Hombro Durable Negro 23×16×28cm - , 45 W usb-type C AC Cargador Adaptador de alimentación de repuesto para Dell XPS12 9250 Dell Latitude 7370 Dell... - , sllea 48 V AC/DC adaptador para Cisco 1041 1042 1141 1142 1260 de la serie 1310 Aironet puntos de acceso inalámbrico... - , sllea DC de coche adaptador para Bluedio profesional B-S1 BS1 inalámbrico estéreo Bluetooth 3.0 Mini Altavoz Auto... - , sllea AC/DC Adapter para Line 6 Pod HD500 X podhd500 X Guitarra multi-effects Procesador Cargador de Cable de... - # Mia impreso Kid s azul mochila, lindo mochilas, mochilas lindo Pequeño, lindo negro mochila, Cool mochila,... - Zero Halliburton zrl-22 domstic equipaje de mano 4 ruedas Spinner, Azul, Una talla - , sllea DC Adapter para Coche para Peak Performance pkc1rb pkc1rb-03 8,9 cm sistema de cámaras de copia de seguridad... - Hombres Mochila Moda Deporte Knapsack Mochila Casual Viaje Mochila Portátil Duradero cómodo zapatos Sneakers Bolso... - PREMIUM Rhinestone Gran Cruz cartera de la mujer en piel negro café y rojo. Nuevo con envio rápido. - Nadie pierde los, Because No One Owns nadie. Que Es El verdadero experiencia de la libertad: Tener la cosa más... - , sllea Car DC Adapter para Vertex estándar cd-16 Rapid Cargador de computadora, vac-800 vac-520 Auto Vehículo Barco... - , Vera Bradley Iconic - Edredón de viaje (tamaño grande, algodón), Superbloom, Talla unica - , Bolsos de las mujeres lavadas la mochila de cuero , blue - sllea AC/DC adaptador para Philips Norelco rq1131, rq1251cc rq1260cc RQ1145, rq1265cc RQ1280CC RQ1151, rq1285cc... - , sllea AC/DC adaptador para Epson a361h 2100982 – 06 b3551 a b315 a PictureMate impresora cable de alimentación - , Snoogg Black Floral 8 Inch Laptop Case Flip Sleeve Bag Computer Cover - , Eddany Vieques three words Bolsa de Lona - Rawlings Billetera de dos paneles , Coñac, Una talla - ,
    • 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? Correa de repuesto para bolso de mano con remaches anchos y correa para el hombro Azul ililily Vintage Multi-purpose Mickey Ratón Estampado Bolsa Diaria Mochila Mochila Bolsa/Cartera Multi-color Voodoo Tactical para hombre bolsa de gama Scorpion estándar, Rosado, Una talla Rosado , sllea AC/DC Adapter para FANTOM Drives greendrive 3 gd2000u3 a gf3b3000u gf3b3000up Power Supply Cord Cable PS... - , Carteras Ladies Long Wallet Simple Fashion Gran capacidad de ranura para múltiples tarjetas Billetera de ocio ( Color : Rosado ) Rosado KESS inhouse todo bolsa organizador personal (jg1083aep02) - , Las mujeres Tote PU All Seasons Casual Negro Cremallera - VanGoddy Wave Anti-Theft Magenta Messenger Bag for Google Pixel C Tablet + Universal Tablet Stand - , Contactos Womens piel auténtica clásico titular de la tarjeta Trifold cartera Corto cartera - , Bolso de hombro/bolsa de hombro de viaje de gran capacidad/mochila de equipaje casual/bolsa de estudiante universitario... - , KESS InHouse Organizer Personal Organizer (FH1062AEP03) - sllea AC/DC Adapter para Sony icf-2001d icf-2001 Air/FM/LW/AM (MW)/SW Radio Receptor mundo de banda sintetizado... - , Oertel hecho a mano paraguas de bolsillo – piel rayas, color rojo - KAVU Hideaway Wild Tile Snoogg Multicolor Fishes Women S Girl S Casual Vintage Canvas Backpack School Outdoor Travel Sling Bags, Shoulder... - sllea AC/DC Adapter para Toshiba A30 931 106 L510 L515 L555D-S7910 L505D-S5965 PA-1750 – 24 Cargador de Cable... - , Teeburon I love Colby Bolsa de Lona - Eddany Eat sleep English Cocker Spaniel Bolsa de Lona - ALAZA - Funda protectora para equipaje de viaje, diseño de rosa rosa, 46-81 cm - , SAVSV - Mochila de Viaje para computadora Portátil, Diseño de Gato - yookeyo Womens piel de vacuno Trifold – Cartera cartera con el botón Snap y cordón - , Bolso De Crossbody Para El Bolso De Las Mujeres, Bolsos Cruzados Del Cuero Genuino Bolso De Messenger Chain, Bolso Del Mensajero De Fashion Del Solo Hombro Del Diseñador De La Manera Bolsos Pequeños, Incluye Las Correas Ajustables Del Hombro Al aire libre Mochila de viaje Estudiante de secundaria Hombre Ocio Ordenador portátil Bolsa - Houyediyi Saco de Moda de Mochila y Ocio para Mujeres, Pequeña Mochila clavada, Vino Tinto, 31 * 27 * 12CM vino tinto Nuevo negocio mochila para computadora portátil con puerto de carga liviano ligero de la escuela mochilas escolares bolso de la universidad para los hombres de viaje casual (Color : Gray) Gray , Ybriefbag Maletín de Cuero para Hombres 14" Bolso del Ordenador Portátil Hombro Messenger Crossbody Bolso Satchel Organizador Negro para los Negocios - , Tiding Retro Canvas Messenger de piel Escuela Bolsa de hombro portátil Verde oscuro VanGoddy Adler Jade Green Anti Theft Shoulder Bag Case for RCA Voyager / Mercury Pro / Voyager Pro / Cambio W101 V2 / 7"-10inch Tablet s Jade Green , doenr ventana gato paraguas de doble capa paraguas de plegado sol o la lluvia paraguas de viaje resistente al viento UV Protección grande recto Forma de C paraguas portátil ligero al aire última intervensión Paraguas de golf - , viliysun Kid reloj 50 m resistente al agua deporte LED Alarma Cronómetro digital reloj de pulsera de cuarzo infantil para niño niña azul - ,

      SAVSV - para Mochila de - Viaje para B07CK54T4Q Portátil, Diseño de Cebra para Estudiantes, Adolescentes - 068eb28 - 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.

      SAVSV - para Mochila de - Viaje para B07CK54T4Q Portátil, Diseño de Cebra para Estudiantes, Adolescentes - 068eb28
    • 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?

      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.

    • 384600
      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.


    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.