Lightroom: Let's show Rotate Image buttons in Develop mode too

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As you know there are Rotate Image buttons available in Library mode.

Wouldn't you agree that we definitely need to have the same Rotate Image buttons available (rotate 90 left / rotate 90 right) in Develop mode too?
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The notion is that rotation is more of a first-pass, culling operation, which takes place in the Library. Also, note the Library is the best place to select multiple items such that a gesture like rotate can operate on the selection.

I expect that rotation should be a reasonable rare operation, and one that you would probably do after import along with a first or second-pass reject/pick/rating.
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The background of the idea of having image rotation available in develop mode is that it enables users to skip the basic edit library functions after importing, in order to cut to the chase in develop mode and therefore potentially make the whole workflow faster or more precise in one pass.

It's a matter of preference, but this means not mandatory having to switch back and forth between library and develop mode anymore, ie. just simply using the film strip at the bottom of the screen as a (multiple) selection tool in develop mode, also for image rotation purposes.
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It is possible to rotate the photo in the develop module using the menu (photo -> rotate left/right) or the keyboard shortcuts (that are language dependent). Another way is to use the context menu on the filmstrip - it is even possible to rotate all selected photos together (which is not consistent with other commands by the way ;-)
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I would just use the shortcut keys to do the rotation Ctrl/CMD "[" or "]"
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Thanks to both for your input. Although there are no image buttons available, both mentioned solutions do propose an alternative to get the job done in Develop mode.