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Focus point

I think it would be useful to introduce a feature that shows the focus point/s chosen either by the camera itself or by the user, on the photo preview. This feature would help to immediately find the point of maximum sharpening on photos with little depth of field as it happens, for instance, in the original Canon raw converter (that works for Canon files only).

19 comments on “Focus point”

  1. On July 7, 2016 at 3:22 am Jim Kahnweiler wrote:

    Yes! I’ve only found the focus point available in the manufacturer’s proprietary RAW processors. They are usually pathetic excuses for software and seldom pro-level production tools. Digression: I’m surprised no camera maker has a world-class application–it could be a marketing tool. PhaseOne built Capture1 for it’s cameras, but it’s now open to many cameras.

    Also, add a keyboard short cut to toggle the focus point. How would it handle matrix focusing?

  2. On July 14, 2016 at 1:29 pm Donald Laurine wrote:

    Great learning tool for those of us who are still trying to find that right focus point for landscapes.

  3. On July 25, 2016 at 8:48 am Ron Lysik wrote:

    Love this one. Would improve my picture making capabilities immensely.

  4. On July 25, 2016 at 10:49 am John Reichart wrote:

    I find the focus point display in Canon Dpp very valuable. Not only as a learning tool but also to help select the best frame in a series. By having the point display available in editing you can judge the focus point selection that gives the best results in any given situation.

  5. On July 25, 2016 at 12:54 pm kai mollerud wrote:

    I’d really appreciate such a feature as well. I don’t know if it would really change the way I edit a photo, but it would be a very useful analytical tool when trying to decide between similar RAWs or when trying to figure out what you did right/wrong with an shot. At a high level it could be interesting to see if there’s any particular pattern in the focus point you use, and how they correlate with the images you end up editing.

  6. On July 29, 2016 at 2:16 am Cato Hansen wrote:

    Think this would be a good option, given one does not recompose the shot after aquiring focus…

  7. On October 12, 2016 at 2:24 am Jonathan Knights wrote:

    Yes please. This is a good feature to have to show where the camera point of focus was/is.

  8. On January 26, 2018 at 10:08 pm mkaprielian@verizon.net wrote:

    Please add this feature. Being able to see at glance if the focus point was where you intended in a sequence of shots would help cull out the bad focused on. Often a series of images might be too dark to get a good view of the subject to check for the sharpest image so you need to bring up the exposure on all of them and then later undo it because you didn’t want to spend the time on the throw-a-ways to just to find the best image.

  9. On March 23, 2018 at 4:58 pm Margarita Ney wrote:

    Please, yes, add “focus points” to the features of ON1. Nikon’s Capture NX-D as well as Picktorial have it already and there is also an LR plugin that can do it. Thanks.

  10. On May 26, 2018 at 6:32 pm evavangorsel wrote:

    yes, please, focus point feature would be very useful for selection of images!

  11. On June 22, 2018 at 10:38 am John Reichart wrote:

    2nd 3rd and 4th this idea. I think it is a must have. I still have to go back to Canon DPP to see my focus points that hit focus. Would save a bunch of time to have this feature in OnOneRaw.

  12. On August 12, 2018 at 5:20 pm Rick Fight wrote:

    I also would like to see this feature. When I shot with Nikon gear their Capture NX software had this feature and I miss it. I saw an article that someone had developed an open source plug-in for Lightroom that showed the focus point. They configured it for their own camera model only but the article said you could configure it for any camera in a couple of hours. Since I assume this type of feature would have to be coded for each model of camera and would be time consuming for the developers to maintain, something like this plug in which allowed the user to configure their own camera(s) might be an option to simplify the development process.

  13. On September 1, 2018 at 7:32 am Bryan Davis wrote:

    We had the feature in Aperture, it would be a great addition assisting when reviewing over 1000 shots from last night football game. What to keep or X and quickly move on to the next one.

  14. On September 11, 2018 at 2:16 pm David Dwight wrote:

    this was supported in Apple Aperture and was handy — I would love to see it in ON1

  15. On December 10, 2018 at 2:38 am Mark Osman wrote:

    Lightoom 5 has an add-in “Show Focus point” which does as name suggests and is something I find very useful when shooting in a hurry and helping to discard instantly out of focus shots as well as determine accuracy of camera body, lens and user focussing.
    Which leads me to bigger request: Show all metadata available .. there is a load more in Nikon raw files for example than ON1 displays

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