When I 'Print to File' in the Print Module and then save it to a folder I have in LR, I then have to import that image back into the LR folder. Does not seem that I should have to do that. What am I missing here?
Mac on LRcc 2015.7 (recently rolled back due to bug in 2015.8, but question was reverent in newer version as well)
Dale the usual method is to click Saved Print to make a saved print collection. That will include your print settings including any brightness/contrast adjustments.
So it’s possible to return to the print module in the future and select the same batch by choosing the saved print collection.
Typically you use Export to create a copy for non-Lightroom use (like printer or web or e-mail).
But whether you use Export or Print to File, the usual workflow is to no have the exported/printed to file image in Lightroom. The whole point of Lightroom is that the edits are already saved in Lightroom, so the exported (or printed to file) doesn't add anything, it's just extra work and takes up extra space on your hard disk and extra space in the Library Module screen.