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Seeing the focus box

I'd like to look at an image and see where the camera focused. I know you can do this in LCD but I'd like to see it later on my machine.

Does anybody know of a way to do this, or even if the information is captured with the image? I've looked around and can't find out anything.

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Re: Seeing the focus box

The focus points are logged in the exif which you can get from a good exif reader.

I did some work on this a while back.
http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthre...t=focus+points
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Re: Seeing the focus box

Thanks - I've looked with exiftool and I see them. So now for some playing around and then displaying.

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Re: Seeing the focus box

Welcome to the Forum Andrew.

It will be of interest to hear how you get the Focus Point displayed, and what program you use to do it.

THIS may be of interest.
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Re: Seeing the focus box

Thanks - that plugin does not work for Olympus cameras but it's exactly what I intend to end up with!

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Re: Seeing the focus box

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I'd like to look at an image and see where the camera focused. I know you can do this in LCD but I'd like to see it later on my machine.

Does anybody know of a way to do this, or even if the information is captured with the image? I've looked around and can't find out anything.

Thanks,
Andrew
May be if enough of us request it be included in Olympus Viewer 3 then maybe we might get lucky & they will give it to us.

Kuso EXIF Viewer gives me AF numbers but I can't relate them to the cursor position when viewing in OV3.
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Re: Seeing the focus box

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Welcome to the Forum Andrew.

It will be of interest to hear how you get the Focus Point displayed, and what program you use to do it.

THIS may be of interest.
Interesting. I've just sent an email to Chris Reimold requesting that he enhances the plugin to work with recent Olympus cameras.
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Re: Seeing the focus box

That would be easier on me, anyway :-)
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Re: Seeing the focus box

Andrew,
Here are a couple of ways for you to discover more about the Focus Point used for your images.
1) Download and install the PhotoME program from http://www.photome.de/
This will display a thumbnail of your mage with the Focus Point indicated.
NB There seems to be no easy way of scrolling through a folder of images - you have to open each folder in turn - so this becomes rather tedious if you are examining many photos.
Warning: I know nothing about the provenance of this program - USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.

2) Use ExifToolGUI. The thumbnail does NOT display the Focus Point but...
... Set up the "Workspace" to display the following "Maker" tags:
  1. FocusProcess
  2. FocusMode
  3. AFAreas
  4. AFPointSelected
and this will show you the following info
  1. FocusProcess - whether the AF was used
  2. FocusMode - S-AF, C-AF, S-AF +MF etc
  3. AFAreas - which AF points were activated (based on your selection from the grid of available focus points). Use this in conjunction with birdboy's post at http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=33943
  4. AFPointSelected - the pair values indicate the diagonal corner points of the AF point in use, and is rather strangely expressed in percentages (for the AF point position from the top left corner of the image).
Both methods have their limitations but unless Chris Reimold enhances the Show Focus Points plugin for Lightroom to handle Olympus ORFs, or somebody else produces an alternative, this may be as good as it gets.
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Re: Seeing the focus box

I've had "PhotoMe" on my main PC and Laptop. Neither Kaspersky or Sophos has detected any issues.
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Re: Seeing the focus box

Unfortunately PhotoMe is a PC program and I'm a Mac user,
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