Place new image above selected layer.

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I know this was in previous versions and it was very useful. Basically I work with Photoshop to create web page layouts using artboards feature as well. When I want to replace images of blog posts and products, I place embedded, but the image goes at the top of all layers. All I want is the image to be placed above the current selected layer (so I can select photo and place another one above it) without then dragging the layer to it's group. There are hundreds of layers and with this lots of time wasted.

How do I do this
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Placing a smart object does go just above the selected layer.
Are you using the place command, CC Libraries, or dragging in a file?
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Nope, I just go to File > Place Embedded and select a jpeg picture within File Explorer. Didn't test with smart objects. Tested this with dragging a file and it is placed as the top element (above existing artboards).

What's interesting is when I create an usual PS document (without artboards), the file is placed accordingly, just above the selected layer. Only when I create a document with artboards the files are placed as top elements.
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Place Embedded creates a smart object.

There are other topics about Artboard layer position issues.
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That's right, I have totally missed that