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View focal points in Lightroom: Show Focus Points

Although we had you currently free Lightroom Plug-in Show Focus Points already introduced frequently for Lightroom. but currently piling up again the questions of whether and how can accurately display the focal points of the camera in Lightroom. Olaf Giermann gives a brief overview.


Show Focus Points: installation


Download the plug-in from the website http://www.lightroomfocuspointsplugin.com down and store it in a place where it can not accidentally delete it.

Show Focus Points
Download the plug-in from the website and save it on the hard drive.

Call in Lightroom "File> Add-In Manager to" click "Add" and then select the downloaded plug-in from.

Show Focus Points
Call in the Lightroom Plug-In Manager and add the plug-in added.

After installation, you will find the new entry "Show Focus Points" in the Add-In Manager. Caution: When you install the plug-in at the current location remains. Here is the download folder. and I repeat it for safety's sake again - - the plug-in not inadvertently delete Empfehlenswerter it to store the plug-in in the Applications folder, so it is.

Show Focus Points
Caution: When you install the plug-in at the current location remains. Here is the download folder.

Show Focus Points: Use


Call the plug-in in the Library module by "Library> Add-In Options> Show Focus Points choose."

Show Focus Points
Call the plug-in in the Library module by "Library> Add-In Options> Show Focus Points choose."

In the window that opens, active focus points and their status. Over the lower film strip you can select the screen or switch from image to image.

Show Focus Points
In the plug-in, active focus points and their status. Over the lower film strip you can select the screen or switch from image to image.

Show Focus Points: Supported cameras


only Canon, Nikon and Sony cameras are currently supported (For a complete list under the first point of the FAQ)

If your camera, as in my case, the D850 is not supported, you will receive a message:

Show Focus Points
If your camera is not supported, you will receive a message

Show Focus Points: What about?


At the end of the day really matters is whether you can use a photo or not and whether the sharpness sit where they want. For some photographers the focus point indicator can be a tool to learn the peculiarities of their camera better and (more automatic measurement field selector, subject tracking, face and eye detection and so) optimize so the use of different autofocus modes.

Even with problems, the plug-in can help uncover any misalignments by aiming specifically from a tripod different motives and later on both image sharpness with the respective focal point.

Best regards,
Olaf

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Olaf Giermann

His first contact with Photoshop took place in 2003 at the university where the program has been used exclusively as scanning software. Meanwhile Giermann applies literally as the "Photoshop-Lexikon" in German-speaking and sharing his knowledge in DOCMA in video courses and seminars.

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