Lightroom: Option to show a single "key" photo from each date in Grid view sorted on capture time

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I have used Lightroom 3, 4, 5 and now 6, and in addition to my own use I am now helping people convert to LR from the axed iPhoto.

One thing many of these people miss is iPhoto Events, and it seems to me that something similar to Events could be achieved in Grid view if there was an option in Sort to show only a single, "key", photo from each date when sorting on capture time.

This could simply be the first or last picture in the series, or there could be an option to designate "key" photos.
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Robert Cullen

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You can achieve something similar in Lr-
Open Lr Preferences- Interface Tab > Check "Show photos in Navigator on mouse-over"
Now when you move the cursor over the folders and collection panels you get an image preview in the Navigator panel. The navigator shows the first image in the Grid view (like a "key" photo).

This "First Image" could be a 'Title' slide! to indicate a topic or category of images in that folder.

The "First Image" may not be always as expected if you mouse over a 'Parent' folder that has sub-folders.
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Thanks Robert. I'm aware of the mouse-over function, but it doesn't achieve what I am looking for which is a condensed Grid View so it would be quicker to scroll through large numbers of pictures.

But Auto Stacking would do the trick if the interval could be set up to one day instead of only one hour.