Lightroom 6/CC - Allow Named People thumbnail photo to be changed

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The new facial recognition in Lightroom 6/CC is well done (if sometimes amusingly quirky). One change I'd like to suggest is allowing the Named People thumbnail photo to be chosen from the list of confirmed thumbnails. Lr sometimes picks an unflattering image or one of very low quality.

When I see a list of faces in the Named People list I want to see nice looking mugshots. We don't all shoot fashion models!
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Wolfgang Eilers

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Felipe Vidal

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I just started using LR CC face detection and have to agree. Many of the images for People thumbnails in the ones I've processed so far are quite poor. I think the first one you choose becomes the default image. Not jumping the gun to tag the first recognizable image to find a better one may be a workaround.
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HyunMo Koo

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LR chooses latest picture of the person for the thumbnail photo I think. (not as in latest tagged photo but latest photo according to exif info.) I would rather LR choose largest / front facing picture as thumbnail.
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Ed McNichol

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Concur that the user should be able to choose the image they prefer.
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Shawn Bäumer

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled customisable Thumbnails for "People" in Lightroom.

Please add the option to choose the thumbnail of a "person". The latest added foto often isn't representative.
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Dave Heisley

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Agreed. The option of choosing your representative thumbnail is available in other photo software.
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Phil Cochetti

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This appears to be still an unanswered and much desired feature.