I'm fairly new to Lightroom and this is my first post on the Adobe community - so please excuse me if anything is wrong!
Following a photo shoot at the weekend, I imported the photos into the Lightroom library and then made several 'basic' edits in terms of exposure, saturation etc.
I then used Photo > Edit In > Edit In Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 to copy them over to Photoshop where I added my watermarks and saved to my PC (Windows 10) as JPEG files.
So far so good. After burning these to DVD and performing quality control checks, an issue has come to light.
When opened using the Microsoft 'Photos' programme, the majority of the images do not show the edits I have made in Lightroom (some do though).
Yet, when opened using the 'Windows Photo Viewer', all show the correct edits - but seem to flash up with the original unedited image for a split second - then revert to the edited version.
Not the end of the world - but equally not ideal to have to tell the recipient of the photos to only open in Windows Photo Viewer.
If it helps, I shot in JPEG not RAW, on a Canon 5D Mark III.
Thank you :-)
Lightroom is a bit different here.
It never store your images , it just keeps the reference of it.
So when you are actually doing the editing , you are working on previews not the original files, as they remain untouched.
You need to export the images from lightroom to any location to see the edits that you applied through Lightroom.
Here is how to do that : https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/help/exporting-photos-basic-workflow.html
Check this for better understanding of Lightroom : Lightroom tutorials | Learn how to use Photoshop Lightroom
The adjustments made using Lightroom are not applied to the image file. Those adjustments are stored in the catalog. If you open a raw image from Lightroom into Photoshop, the resulting TIF or PSD file will reflect the Lightroom changes as well as any adjustments you make using Photoshop. However, if you make further adjustments to that TIF or PSD file using Lightroom, those adjustments will not be part of the file. The solution is to use the export dialogue to export copies of all your images. Those copies will reflect all of the adjustments that have been applied to them to that point.