Edits Not Being Saved in Adobe Lightroom 3 on Export

I am writing this post to help save some soul(s) some time and frustration.

Usually I use Adobe Photoshop to edit photos for my WordPress sites.  Today I decided to give Adobe’s Lightroom software a try.

I opened Adobe Lightroom 3 for the first time and found that my photo edits were not being included on export.  For example, I would make a photo black-and-white, export it, and the exported image would remain unchanged.

The secret to solving this issue is to choose “JPEG” from the “File Settings” panel on the export screen.  I was choosing “original” (and why not?).

That’s all!

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  1. Christine on December 18, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Thanks for posting! I was having this issue and found you on a google search 🙂