I am writing this post to help save some soul(s) some time and frustration.
Usually I use Adobe Photoshop to edit photos for my WordPress sites. Today I decided to give Adobe’s Lightroom software a try.
I opened Adobe Lightroom 3 for the first time and found that my photo edits were not being included on export. For example, I would make a photo black-and-white, export it, and the exported image would remain unchanged.
The secret to solving this issue is to choose “JPEG” from the “File Settings” panel on the export screen. I was choosing “original” (and why not?).