Wait a minute. Don’t most cameras these days come with auto focus? Yes. And that’s the problem.
Digital cameras, especially of the point-and-shoot species, have auto focus built-in and sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn’t. It’s a good thing that digital photos cost so little because getting everything perfectly focused still is a crapshoot.
Why not have everything in focus? That’s true autofocus. Telephoto. Macro. Every shot in between and everything would be in focus. Then, use the Mac app Focus to add depth of field wherever you want it. That’s an idea whose time has come. In the meantime, Focus gives you digital photos focus and depth of field enhancements you didn’t know you could make.
Focus has presets which make it easy to crop, zoom, adjust the horizon, and change the aspect ratio of your digital photos.
But what sets Focus apart is the ability to adjust depth of field in photos that are fully focused. In other words, add blur to change the effect of the photo.
Focus is smart enough to know when a photo has a face and focus on that instead of the tree behind the subject. All the blurs are adjustable, and Focus supports gestures on your Mac, including rotate, pinch, zoom, and move.
Drag and drop a photo onto Focus and use the tools to adjust focus, color, aperture, and then save on your Mac or send back to iPhoto.
The controls work fluidly but don’t seem to give a perfect depth of field focus (either horizon or close up), but certainly help your photos to appear more focused.