Lightroom CC: Develop panel images don't export edits

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Okay, so I have scoured the forums looking for a solution to this problem for weeks. No luck. If it has been solved on some other thread, forgive me for not further sifting the metric crap-ton of Adobe threads to find it.

I have a portrait shot I have edited to reduce noise as the shot was taken in low light with a relatively high ISO in RAW format. (It's not a professional shot with lighting aids, but really a candid keepsake for my brother of a special night for him.) In the Develop panel, all the changes look perfect. It is just the shot I want to send on for him to display at home.

Unfortunately, when I export the photo to either TIFF or JPEG, none of the noise adjustments and few of the exposure adjustments translate into the final product. His face is grainy and hard looking, and the coloring is off. *NO* I did not export as "Original". There is even a difference between the Library and Develop panels of the same shot. I have tried adjusting the the ppi up and down, to no avail. Different file formats? Nothing. Color space? Same. I literally have a folder *full* of different methods of exporting that are all the same.

So my problem is either the export is faulty (in either the software or more likely the user) or for some hellish reason an Adobe employee somewhere is cackling at my assumption that the edits I make in the Develop panel should reasonably reflect the finished product.

I. Need. Help.

Please.
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eartho

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are you looking at the image at 1:1? are you exporting at 100%?
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Michael Thames

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I edit the image at 1:1, but the "fit" button makes the photo look like a clown did it. What's the point of a holistic preview if it isn't even accurate?

If you mean am I exporting "quality" at 100%, then yes.
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Here is a photo of the exported file (left) and the Develop window. You can see there is a marked difference.