This conversation has been merged. Please reference the main conversation: Lightroom Classic: Compare Should Select Only One Winner, not a winner and image that happens to be next in line.
Let's say you select 20 images to compare side-by-side in order to pick your winner from among them. You go through them all and maybe mark a dozen of them with an X for future deletion. When you finish and go back to Grid view, you would expect to find ONLY YOUR WINNER selected. But no! Lightroom selects YOUR WINNER AND the image next to it, even if that is one you've marked with an X for deletion.
I cannot tell you how many times I have exported, color-labeled, star labeled, or made virtual copies to two images when I only wanted to do it to MY WINNER.
Every time I get a user-survey from Adobe, I describe this bug. But they never change it. Does anyone know why Adobe thinks this would be a positive feature? What possible benefit would it be to users, to not only highlight/select the image the user designated as HIS WINNER, but another image as well?