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lightroom edits not showing in Finder

silverking448

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Lightroom edits to DNG and PSD files are not showing - are not being seen - in finder
 
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Of course they aren't. Lightroom Classic is a non-destructive editor. All your edits are kept in the catalogue as a set of instructions that tell Lightroom how to modify your files when you export. The original files are never modified.

To have a file with your edits applied, you need to do an export.
 

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Yes, if I export a DNG file to a folder in desktop I can view the JPEG and see the edits.

However, why do I not see the DNG with edits in the Mac OS Finder? And if I add these DNG files to an email the resulting JPEG does not show the edits
 

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And yes, if I create a folder named Lightroom Exports and export the DNF or NEF to that folder I see the LR edits. I get it. Bad day. Brain not working.
 

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However, why do I not see the DNG with edits in the Mac OS Finder? And if I add these DNG files to an email the resulting JPEG does not show the edits
Because, as Hal said, Lightroom does not edit the DNG. It just saves a list of adjustments into it's catalog or a sidecar file or attaches it to the DNG..... but the DNG or RAW file remains unedited. Further more the Lightroom adjustments can only be viewed in LR (or Adobe Camera RAW) so if you view the DNG in another file you will see....
1. The JPG preview, if the software can display it, or
2. The unedited DNG.

If you email the DNG to someone who doesn't have LR they will have no way to view the edits. You need to send then an exported TIFF or JPEG.
 
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DNGs have a JPG preview inside them. I don't use DNG, but I'm surprised that Lightroom doesn't update that JPG Preview.
Lightroom only updates that preview if you tell it to do so. Menu 'Metadata - Update DNG Preview & Metadata'.
 
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