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I also add version first. Then when it is approved I add the images. That way I can specify the version for the image as part of the process of uploading it.
On my end, it is generally more helpful to have the image uploaded first, and then you can put the image id in the version submission form so it gets linked when the version is approved. I can see the image, see how it's different from other versions, and it won't become an orphaned image-less version.