Seeing Focus Point in Olympus Viewer Application

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by wndrful, Feb 9, 2015.

  1. wndrful

    wndrful New to Mu-43

    Nov 25, 2012
    Trying to do some self-analysis to improve photo taking skills.
    I know that OM-D EM5 has ability to show focus points while reviewing pictures on rear LCD screen.
    Is it possible to see focus point on a picture taken in Olympus Viewer SW?
    I can see the properties and all exif and shooting information. Not seeing focus point for each photo.
    Is it possible to have it displayed in Olympus Viewer SW? If yes, then please help.
  2. Ross the fiddler

    Ross the fiddler Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Unfortunately not (that I know of). It would a useful addition though.
  3. Brian Beezley

    Brian Beezley Mu-43 All-Pro

    No, but the information is in the RAW EXIF.


    This is a screen shot of the PhotoME EXIF viewer program for a file where I let the camera pick the autofocus point. I don't know what the units are, but AF Areas apparently gives the location and extent of the autofocus area. The next parameter labeled ??? with 0, 0.5, and 0.7 values also varied among the files. Maybe you can decipher all this.

    Edit - I didn't even notice the thumbnail image, which shows the focus point! Note that the camera did not focus on a bird as I intended.


    The focus point information is quite interesting. Too bad it doesn't appear directly in Olympus Viewer 3.


    This is the Debug Information section for a different image. It shows the calculated focus distance.

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  4. zulfur666

    zulfur666 Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 30, 2014
    works for the E-M1 files as well. Thanks.
  5. BradS

    BradS Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 9, 2017
    Newcastle NSW

    Also interested i seeing the four location on images when using computer. Anyone know what software will show this on a Mac. Olympus Viewer does not seem to show this info and PhotoME EXIF is not available for Mac.


  6. comment23

    comment23 Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    Aug 26, 2016
    Hampshire, UK
    Haven't tried it myself but saw this thread recently. Maybe what you're after?
  7. BradS

    BradS Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 9, 2017
    Newcastle NSW
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  8. Bytesmiths

    Bytesmiths Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Hey, BradS — you da man!

    I managed to delete EXIF Viewer, and I've been looking all over for it on the Internet, to no avail. Currently opening files in Graphic Converter, just to see the EXIF data.
  9. pondball

    pondball Mu-43 All-Pro

    looks interesting... (edit: except that it kinda goes against the grain of this thread in that it seems to be for LR only and that's what we're trying to avoid... oops... thought I was in the Adobe alternative thread... my bad!)... but... haven't tried it as a plug-in for something like Affinity Photo but if it worked there... :dance2:... has anyone tried this plugin on something other than LR yet?
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