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Feature #12264

Display locked AF point in lighttable thumbnail and darktable left panel preview

Added by Andreas Stesinou 29 days ago. Updated 11 days ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
Low
Assignee:
-
Category:
General
Target version:
-
Start date:
07/16/2018
Due date:
% Done:

0%

Affected Version:
2.4.4
System:
Ubuntu
bitness:
64-bit
hardware architecture:
amd64/x86

Description

As a photographer,

when looking at the lighttable preview thumbnail and/or at the darktable left panel preview,

I wish to see the AF point which my camera had its focus locked onto, at the moment of the shot.

My camera is Fuji X-T20 and it stores the information about which AF point was locked in EXIF. So does Canon and Nikon. When previewing the picture on the camera, Fuji displays the point where the focus is, with a bright green "+" cross sign.

Display of the AF point sign may be toggled by some keyboard shortcut which should be common among lighttable and darktable.

Thanks in advance! With my regards and respect, Andrea

History

#1 Updated by Jeff G 16 days ago

As far as I know and read Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax, and Sony store the focus point mode and focus point selection in the EXIF. I use ExifTool to view the info on my Pentax photos from time to time.

Andreas Stesinou wrote:

As a photographer,

when looking at the lighttable preview thumbnail and/or at the darktable left panel preview,

I wish to see the AF point which my camera had its focus locked onto, at the moment of the shot.

My camera is Fuji X-T20 and it stores the information about which AF point was locked in EXIF. So does Canon and Nikon.

#2 Updated by Chris Fournier 11 days ago

I'm very much in favor of this as well, some overlay to show the active focus points would be ideal. When shooting with AF, sometimes it doesn't get it "quite right" and would be very helpful when going through the lighttable culling, as at the thumbnail level it may not be readily apparent that the focus was on the wrong area.

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