I've just started using Lightroom and I'm noticing that after I get done rotating an image and croping, that the underlying file hasn't been updated. I want to move the file outside of lightroom all together to another folder so I need the file updated.
How do I get Lightroom to update the underlying file with the edits/changes I've made to the photo in Lightroom?
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Lightroom isn't updating the underlying file and found one good answer.
Saving Changes to Files in Lightroom (YouTube) - says that Lightroom stores all the changes in an underlying database, but you could using Save Metadata to save the metadata to a file but I'm not seeing how that helps me. I need more than just the metadata saved.
So somehow, I need to get Lightroom to apply all the changes made to a photo and update the underlying file, and then update the lightroom database to say no changes have been made.
The only way I've seen this can work is to export your image which isn't really what I want to do, I want to just update the file in place.
When looking on StackExchange, I came across this question/answer which also explains that the metadata is stored in the Lightroom Catalog.Where does Lightroom keep changes?