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.

    Vivir en Vivir alegría paz bolsas cita - de Buda Budismo cordón mochila deportes de la compra bolsas de regalo - ac78ce1 - afief9.xyz

    • Vivir en Vivir alegría paz bolsas cita - de Buda Budismo cordón mochila deportes de la compra bolsas de regalo - ac78ce1
    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

          Vivir en Vivir alegría paz bolsas cita - de Buda Budismo cordón mochila deportes de la compra bolsas de regalo - ac78ce1

    • 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.

    • Bolso de Hombro doble hembra hembra mochila escolar ocio viento libro de viajes Bolsa,negro,22x12x27cm. - , sunlome Classic Diente de león Patrón Laptop Mochila Casual hombro Daypack para estudiantes escuela bolsa bolso – ligera - , Mochila de cuero mediana grande mochila ciudad para mujer Mochila de mochila vintage cuero caliente diaria informal genuina caliente Black , LissomPlume Canvas Backpack Set Unisex School Bookbag Laptop Daypack Girls Shoulder Bags Travel Handbag Purse Khaki Khaki Snoogg White Floral Blue Pattern 10 Inch Laptop Case Flip Sleeve Bag Computer Cover - betiteto para mujer trabajo de Nylon impermeable bolsos carteras elegante bolsa de hombro, sencillo y elegante... - , Oso de dibujos animados helado paletas diythinker mochila de viaje de lona con cordón bolsas de la compra - Targus Vertical Negro mochila - Mochila para portátiles y netbooks (Negro, Monótono, 39.6 cm (15.6"), Cremallera, 310 mm, 140 mm) - , Targus TSB93603GL 15.6" Mochila Café, Borgoña, Gris maletin para Portátil - Funda (Mochila para Tablet, 39.6 cm (15.6"), 439.9 g, Café, Borgoña, Gris) Monótono Snoogg Plenty Of Fruits 15 Inch Laptop Case Flip Sleeve Bag Computer Cover - , Bolso de unicornio corazón estrellas Bandolera bolsa de computadora portátil para HP zbook| ProBook | Envy 17 | Omen 17T & 17 VR, Púrpura Púrpura Business Leisure Travel Backpack Men High School Junior High School Mochila escolar Bolso de ordenador - , Mochila - Nueva Mochila Ins Chaohuo College Student Korean Campus Pequeña Bolsa De Lona Fresca - GDSZ Mochila para Computadora Portátil De Alta Capacidad para Hombre 16 Pulgadas Mochila para Viaje Deportiva Multifuncional Impermeable para Mujer, Black Black I d Rather Be Jugar Juegos de video nuevo estilo Kid s hombro mochila bolso de escuela Mochila Escolar Satchel para adolescentes Niños Niñas Estudiantes Rosa, Rosado, Talla única Rosado cartinoe Laptop Bag 14 – 39,1 cm computadora portátil mochila casual – Mochila de viaje caso bolsa de hombro, Azul, Mediano Azul , Mochila De Montañismo Transpirable Para Hombres Al Aire Libre, Multifuncional Bolsa De Camuflaje Impermeable De... - Fairy Girl Embossing patrón caso, plegable PU cuero Flip Stand caso con tarjeta y efectivo tragamonedas para Samsung Tab A 8,0 pulgadas T350 y T355C (Color : Pink) Pink MSZYZ Estudiantes en primavera y verano todo-match simple pequeña mochila Bolso de Hombro,Rosa,26*26*11cm. - uniquq mochila lona para hombre Mujer NTI Robo con carga USB Negocios para portátil unisex mochila bolsa de hombro, Negro Negro , FH Mochila de Senderismo, Mochila de Gimnasio Mochila Escolar Mochila para Escuela Primaria Mochila para Mochila Escolar para Niños DE 3~5 Grados Mochila para Viajar Blue ZOUQILAI Bolsa de Nylon de Viajes de Moda de Gran Capacidad al Aire Libre Bolsa de Viaje de usos Múltiples de Tres Colores Selección (Color : Negro, Tamaño : L) Negro Bolsas de hombro portátil, resistente al agua mochila escolar mochila de viaje 40.6 cm Laptop Mochilas, Azul (Sky Blue) Azul (Sky Blue) , ZOUQILAI Gimnasio de deportes de viajes de ocio de gran capacidad al aire libre Bolsa de viaje de separación seco y mojado bolsa de viaje de Oxford selección multicolor (Color : Rojo) Rojo , Mochila con ruedas - Mochila duradera con ruedas Mochila escolar Mochila Bolsas de viaje para niños (2 ruedas) D , Adogo Canvas Backpack bookbags School – Mochila clásico College bolsa para adolescentes Girl Boy Student, gris, Grande gris , Mochila impermeable del alpinismo, resistente al desgaste de nylon que camina la mochila militar Cámara fresca que acampa de la mochila del bolso de viaje unisex ultraligero (Design : E) E , Bolso de viaje de los hombres de la mochila Mochila coreana Tendencia de la moda Juventud simple y ocio Estudiantes universitarios Bolso de la computadora (Color : Negro) Negro ,
    • 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? Caniche tarjeta de negocios/tarjeta de crédito Case - De los hombres negro piel auténtica metal cierre de cremallera-Around cartera Wild - DOENR Paraguas Compacto de Viaje con Diseño de Elefante Gris y Lluvia para Perro, Apertura automática, Paraguas... - , Teeburon Abdulrahman THE MAN THE MYTH THE LEGEND Bolsa de Lona - deyya resistente al viento Viajes Paraguas Paraguas de golf Unicorn irrompible ligero 8 costillas Compact - portafolios de piel con cierre para mujer, diseño de cebra, para teléfono y niña Púrpura (purple music) sllea AC/DC Adapter para Fisher Price x7345 My Little snugapuppy Cuna N Swing, X7347 My Little snugabear Cuna... - , sllea AC/DC Adapter para Philips SC2005 SC2005/00 SC2007 SC2007/00 SC2009 SC2009/00 SC2009/70 Lumea Prestige sistema... - , KESS InHouse Organizer Personal Organizer (IL2122AEP02) - Ashlin RFID Blocking Men s BI-fold Wallet - Genuine Leather wallet with Lined Currency Compartment, 10 Credit... - , LEGO de ladrillo Mini mochila, Rosado, Una talla - De Las Mujeres Bolsa De Noche Perla Cristal Cáscara Bolso Boda Fiesta Monederos. 19 X 14 Cm - , Teeburon USA Tae Kwon Do Practitioner ATHLETIC AMERICA Bolsa de Lona - KESS InHouse Organizer Personal Organizer (JD1135AEP04) - Snoogg Multicolor Petals 8 Inch Laptop Case Flip Sleeve Bag Computer Cover - Snoogg Yellow Flower Sling Bags Crossbody Backpack Chest Day Pack Travel Bag Book Bag For Men & Women In Brown - , sllea AC/DC adaptador para Samsung ps-wk360 Subwoofer inalámbrico Power Supply Cord Cable PS Cargador Mains PSU - , KESS InHouse Organizer Personal Organizer (KIH311AEP02) - Señoras 7 * 8 Charol Bolsos De Cara Brillante Tendencia Japonesa Bandolera Bolso De Cubo De Lingge Rubik Paquete De Geometría De Variedad Plegable,RoseRed-OneSize RoseRed , uhbgt niños mochila mochila impermeable para niños y niñas bolsa de hombro, Azul (Sky Blue), 40x32x15cm Azul (Sky Blue) , Eddany Cicero power Bolsa deportiva - Vera Bradley15721 - Pastillero de viaje (Travel Pill Case) Para mujer Rumba , Student Bolsa, 1-gris, Grande 1-gris , SunyixinNiuB Mochila,Mochila de Estudiante,Mochila de computadora,Viajes de Ocio al Aire Libre,de Color Caqui Khaki , comvip etiquetas de equipaje de viaje veliz ID etiqueta de bolsa Airlines de equipaje etiquetas, Dorado, 7.5*4.4CM Dorado , omnihil AC/DC Adapter para Nix Advance Digital Frame 38,1 cm x15d Replacement Power Supply Adaptor - , Teeburon Tubist not from this world Bolsa de Lona - , Zhhyltt Funda para Portatil Caja de la computadora portátil Laptop Sleeve Case Multifunctional Protective Bag for Macbook Air/Macbook Pro/Pro Retina Notebook Black , Rainkist Auto Open Paraguas 109,2 cm Marino , BeardPro - Men s Beard Shaving Hair Catcher Bib Apron w/Suction Cups, Includes Bonus Accessories: Beard Shaping Template/Comb Shaper Tool, Bamboo Hair Brush, Trimming Scissors, Box and Carrying Bag -

      Vivir en Vivir alegría paz bolsas cita - de Buda Budismo cordón mochila deportes de la compra bolsas de regalo - ac78ce1 - 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.

      Vivir en Vivir alegría paz bolsas cita - de Buda Budismo cordón mochila deportes de la compra bolsas de regalo - ac78ce1
    • 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?
      Mochilas para Laptop

      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.

    • 120811
      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.