Okay, so I made some edits to a JPEG, nothing major just aligned it a bit better and did the auto adjust. So now, when I view the photo in Finder, it is the UN-changed version. What am I doing wrong? I am guessing that since Camera Raw is non-destructive is is preserving the original JPEG, but I want to be able to use the version that I changed!
You're correct, the edits are non-destructive and are stored within the jpeg if you click Open or Done (and ACR never tells you it modified the file). In order to actually modify the image use the Save function out of ACR, creating a new jpeg or tiff.