When adding from the imges it goes straight to the middle
You can set the element to auto-center in the design category options(or specific element options).
Yes it still has to be dragged down from the corner to the centre
It shouldn't do if you have the Origin X/Y set to center/center.
Then in Fancy Product Designer > Designs > Category Options - Auto Center OR Fancy Product Designer > Designs > Category Options - Auto center OR Fancy Product Designer > Designs > Element > Edit Options - Auto Center.
If it's still not centered then please reply to your open ticket and I can help you out.