I went through several hundred .jpg files from a recent event and made some basic adjustments to the images. For example, most all of the images benefited from some cropping. But now when I export the images as "original" jpgs and view the exported files, all the cropping I did in the development module is not preserved-- they're all uncropped.
What am I missing??
You can't export as original and expect all of your adjustments, including cropping, to be included in the copy. They will be exported as original images without the adjustments.
Oh good grief-- I rarely work with jpg files and was thinking "ok, they're already .jpg so keep 'em .jpgs". But of course LR just did not understand this profound logic. Fortunately you did and pointed me in the right direction. Thanks for the nudge.