It turns out the issue is worse than I described above. If I edit an image in Snapseed, I can then publish the image to a website, say Facebook, and it shows as edited. I can email the image to myself, and receive the edited version in the email, then place it in my Lightroom library, and it shows as edited. But if I have LR import the image from my phone, it imports the original, unedited image instead. So it appears to be grabbing an old "preview" file, as the image to import. This constitutes a major data loss bug, and does not offer any reasonable method to import the hundreds of edited images from my iPhone to my Lightroom library. Any suggestions or workarounds for this?
thanks, C. David Tobie
I don't know anything at all about Snapseed. But it sounds as if it works a lot like Lightroom in that it doesn't apply its adjustments to the file. You say that you can publish photos and they appear as they were edited. Do you have an option to save the images to a local hard drive? If you do, then perhaps you could import those exported photos which should have your adjustments applied to them.
Image can be saved back to the photo roll from Snapseed. The latest version has two options, a "Save" which overwrites the original image (you have to give permission to modify the image after the save function) and a "Save As" which creates a new file. I don't believe either version is showing the final edited file in the LR preview. I'll check further.