Is there a way to highlight in-focus areas out of camera?

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saltydogstudios
saltydogstudios Senior Member • Posts: 2,172
Re: Is there a way to highlight in-focus areas out of camera?

Focus peaking just looks for areas of sharp contrast.

Unfortunately there's no way to get lightroom to tell you where your focus was because photos are 2 dimensional - it can't say "your focus was a half inch in front of that flower" because it doesn't know WHERE that flower was.

Maybe one day with computational photography it'll be able to tell based on the character of the out of focus regions.

Otherwise, there are some tricks in photoshop that can show you areas of sharp contrast - high pass filters perhaps. I'm not enough of a photoshop guru to chime in on "what can show me areas of sharp contrast."

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