LR: Edited photo in keyword search across multiple collections placed in same collection as original please

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I often search multiple collection sets for a keyword. This allows me to find photos across multiple collection sets and collections that I might want to use for a project. If I select one of those images to edit in Photoshop and then save it, it does not get placed in ANY collection. I would like to request an option to have edited images placed in the same collection as the original (not just placed in the original folder).

Without this option, it is time-consuming and difficult to find the edited photo (I have to find the original photo (because it could have been in any one of numerous collections), then find which folder it actually resides in, then search that folder to find the edited version, then add the edited version to the collection that the original is in).
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Rikk Flohr, Champion

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I am not sure if this answers your need but:

If you are in Folder's view, select the photo and edit it, it comes back into the folder without inheriting the collection.

If you are in Collection view, select the photo and edit it, it comes back into the folder and inherits the collection.
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Yes, I understand that.

But the problem is that if I am searching for a keyword across multiple collections (to find a photo to edit), the edited photo will not inherit any collection. I don't want to have to perform the keyword search individually in all the collections that the keyword appears. I want to do a search across multiple collections, find a photo, edit it, and have the edited photo in the same collection as the original photo. Right now, there is no easy way to do this.
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Karyn

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Ahhh! I just discovered the way to do this! Instead of selecting multiple collection sets, I need to use the "command-click" to select all the actual collections I want to keyword search. When done in this manner (with the Collection Set not highlighted), then the edited photo gets placed in the corresponding Collection with the original. Phew.
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That was my next question but I see you already figured it out.
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John R. Ellis, Champion

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Glad you found a good workaround. But as I mentioned in the other thread, others have tripped over this very confusing behavior in the past. It would be good if LR handled it more gracefully.