the reordering of 'add-to-collection' function

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Here's the scenario: I've got a collection of about 800 culled images from a folder of about 5000 (wedding). I notice that in one the photos, someone is blinking (for example). I select "go to folder in library" where - as long as that aforementioned blinking-person photo is selected - Lightroom places that selected photo back in the order I originally specified (in my case it's by time). I then choose a photo in the neighborhood where there's no blinking; a keeper. Now, when I add it back to the collection, it gets placed at the bottom of the pile. I then have to make my thumbnails as small as possible, the click and drag the photo upwards while Lightroom slowly scrolls. Providing I haven't released the mouse button, I'll drop it into the same place as the photo it replaced (it's especially annoying if the out-take happens to be near the beginning of the collection).

This is a tedious process, especially as it happens several times while editing - in my case, weddings. Can we have an option to add new photos to the collection based on the original 'time' order instead of assuming we want the new file at the bottom of the pile? The result would have landed the new photo where it should go (sequentially) instead. This would help many other professional photographers too, I'm sure.

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I think you change the sort order of that folder or collection, say change “Ascending” to “Descending”, and then change it BACK it SHOULD put the photo where it belongs. Happens coming back from Photoshop sometimes!
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What is the SORT: order of the collection. It sounds like you have a Custom Sort: in the collection.
The Folder is probably sorted by Capture Time.
With a Custom Sort: in the collection LR has NO idea where to place that new image so it places it at the end. Nothing you or anyone else can do about that. The new image is not the old image that had a Custom Sort:. LR doesn't know you want to replacing an image you just removed.