We're sorry to hear about this, as the exported images still look like the original images, could you please let us know which exact version of Lightroom Classic CC you're working on and which operating system are you using?
Also, does it happen with all file formats?
Could you please try resetting the preferences of Lightroom?
I am using the 7.5 version of Lightroom Classic and macOS Sierra version 10.12.6
It happens with all file formats, and I reset my preferences
I looked, I have JPEG selected
What kind of edits are missing?
If it is noise reduction and/or sharpening, you have to view the image at 100% – any other view will be inaccurate and misleading because the image has been scaled. This goes for both the original in Ligthroom and the exported image.
Okay, I think this may be the problem. How do I view images at 100%? Is this something that I change before export or in the program that I view the images in after export?
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You do this in the program you use to view the image. In preview on Macs you do apple-0 (make sure in preferences in preview you have selected in the images tab to Define 100% scale as 1 image pixel equals 1 screen pixel). In Photoshop, you simply zoom to 100% The problem is that different programs use different scaling algorithms to scale the image down to screen size and this results in different apparent noisiness in different viewing programs if you do not view the image at 100%