Where is it in focus?


cheddar-caveman 16 1.2k England
13 Feb 2020 8:58AM
SONY RX10 Mk.lV
Can someone point me to a program (For MAC running Mojave) which can analyse an image and show where the AF has locked on please?
I am still trying to come to terms with exactly how the AF is working on this camera. I had an opportunity to photo a quite rare Nuthatch yesterday only to find half a dozen blurred images, very disappointed!

This is the JPEG Fine straight from the camera................


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Tianshi_angie 5 2.8k England
13 Feb 2020 10:28AM
I believe this does - not an Adobe plug in but works with Lightroom.

http://www.lightroomfocuspointsplugin.com/
cheddar-caveman 16 1.2k England
13 Feb 2020 10:43AM
Many thanks. Not at all familiar with Lightroom but I do have it.
I've downloaded the "plugin" and it automatically opened my Lightroom 5
I've imported the photo into Lightroom but now how does one "activate" the plugin - I have no idea even where to find it Sad
cheddar-caveman 16 1.2k England
13 Feb 2020 10:53AM
Further to the above, now have the photo open in "Develop" but where/how do I activate the plugin??

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cheddar-caveman 16 1.2k England
13 Feb 2020 11:04AM
Little bit more info - found "Plugin Manager" and added the "Find focus points" to it so it is now there and active.
Now where do I activate it to appear on the photo which is open in DEVELOP? Please?
cheddar-caveman 16 1.2k England
13 Feb 2020 11:31AM

Quote:Little bit more info - found "Plugin Manager" and added the "Find focus points" to it so it is now there and active.
Now where do I activate it to appear on the photo which is open in DEVELOP? Please?



Apparently when I click on "Plugin Extras" in the file menu there should be a list of the plugins that are active. Mine just says "None defined" so somewhere I need to "define" the plugin?
As I said, I am not at all familiar with Lightroom!!🙄
Tianshi_angie 5 2.8k England
13 Feb 2020 4:05PM
I believe that on the website there is directions of how to use the plug-in. I haven't actually used it myself so can't give you much in the way of 'how to', but this is a copy of what it says on the website.
Now you can use the installed plugin as follows:


Quote: Make sure you are in the Library Module of Lightroom. The plugin currently works only in the Library module.

Quote: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.
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.
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).



So apparently you start in the Library Mode.

Tianshi_angie 5 2.8k England
13 Feb 2020 4:11PM
It is clear that you should be in Library mode - not Develop - click on 'Library' on the top menu and at the bottom of the visible list is Plug-in Extras. If that is not visible to you then I suggest you move it there using whatever is the Mac version of Windows Explorer.
cheddar-caveman 16 1.2k England
13 Feb 2020 4:24PM
Ah, thanks for your excellent help. I'm off to try and sort it...............

I tried several photos taken today and yesterday and although it runs the plugin I get an error message:
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Tianshi_angie 5 2.8k England
13 Feb 2020 6:39PM
Ah - sorry about that - I thought the programme had developed to work with more Sony cameras but it obviously hasn't.
cheddar-caveman 16 1.2k England
13 Feb 2020 6:51PM
No problem, thanks for the help!

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