A feature that I’ve always wanted in Lightroom is the ability to use a photo’s metadata to see where the camera focused when I shot the photo. The metadata is in the file, but for some reason Lightroom doesn’t use it. Now I can stop waiting for Adobe to add this feature because of a really cool, free Lightroom plugin named Show Focus Points, created by Chris Reimold. I’m not a huge Lightroom plugin user, but this one is a must have.
In addition to showing the main focus point, Show Focus Points also displays information about focus distance, number of focal points, hyperfocal distance, and more. Though the plugin works on both Mac and Windows, it only works with Canon and Nikon cameras. Also be aware that the only way to deploy the plugin in Lightroom is to use Library > Plug-In Extras, which is one of the more unusual methods for using a plugin.
Here’s a link: http://www.lightroomfocuspointsplugin.com/.