I often use a good camera without GPS, so what I often do is take an initial field observation using my phone camera and then document the specimen more fully with my larger camera. However, because of this, I have noticed a strange glitch in the iNat system.
When I upload the higher-quality photos in the desktop version, I usually set the high-quality observation to be first using the “re-order photos” function. However, what ends up happening is when I refresh the iNat app (either by adding more observations or checking to see if the photos uploaded properly) I find that invariably what happens is the order of the photos will be re-set to the order they were on the mobile app. Any new photos will invariably be moved to the end of the list, which can be a problem because the photos taken on mobile are often not identifiable to species and can get overlooked when scrolling on mobile view (i.e., one obviously wants the most diagnostic photo first). If I try to reset the order again using the desktop site, the iNat app will overwrite the photo order again if I refresh the app.
The only way I can change the order of the photos if they have both mobile phone pictures and camera pictures on the same observation is to manually change each observation using the “set observation to first” function on the mobile app. This ends up taking a lot of time because I have to go back and forth between iNat mobile and the desktop site.
For additional clarification, I am using iNat for Android.