Lightroom: Reset rotation information

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I couldn't quickly find a prior request like this..

I don't understand why Lightroom doesn't allow one to reset the photo orientation to the original that has been stored by the camera (or in my case, within the [converted] DNG metadata from the camera).  I also fail to understand how this is not an action that can be shown in the history, and especially, stored in snapshots.

This is somewhat related too:
https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/search-and-or-identify-images-that-have-been-...

...Which are also features I would like to see very much.

Of course with many photos it's easily to tell, with a possible exception of the horizontal flip.  But in other more abstract images it can be hard, if not downright impossible, to tell.  It also makes me weary to experiment with such flips or rotations, without creating a virtual copy first.

Being able to do the reset part would also be useful for astrophotography, which I sometimes do (Pentax Astro-Tracer comes in handy :-).  As it stands now, the only way to reset rotation and flip is to remove and reimport the image. .. Not very ideal.

I just can't fathom how something this basic has never been covered..???
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I agree -- the omission is strange.  As a suboptimal workaround, the Any Crop plugin displays the current rotation and mirroring, letting you rotate and flip to get back to the original.