Lightroom Classic: Edits not saving

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Recently downloaded Lightroom and the biggest issue I am having is saving photos. Editing is working perfectly but once I get to the point of applying presets, they are not saving once the picture is exported. Other edits are sticking such as blemish removal, but the image filter is completely gone. I'm not exporting as "original" either, JPEG is ALWAYS selected. Any tips or anyone out there with the same issue? I hate to be paying for this, yet presets aren't even saving with my edited images.
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Tom Mickow

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Hey Cheyenna - step 1 is probably to figure out what you're using and get the terminology straightened out.

You posted this in the "Lightroom Classic CC", "Photoshop Elements", and the "Lightroom CC for Desktop" categories.  All three of those are different products.  Can you confirm which of the products you're using and what version it is?

You also mention that "you get to the point of applying presets" and also "the image filter is completely gone".   Can you clarify what you mean by "presets" and "image filter"?  A step by step description of what you're doing and some screen shots would probably help clear this up too.
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Here is an example of what I mean as far as editing, but it isn't saving my edits. The photo in the program is edited to be softened/lightened, but once I save, the photo next to it is the outcome. Looks nothing like what I edited. I hope this helps. 
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I apologize since I am still learning the program. Attached is the program I am using. 
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Dang it...typed a big detailed reply but then something happened with the site when I hit submit.  I'll go for a more abbreviated version this time...

We now know you're working with Lightroom Classic CC and a file named DSC_0086.JPG, so that's a start.  Some additional details on what you're doing in the Develop module and how you're exporting would be helpful next.

May seem stupid, but are you sure the "1 (1 of 1).jpg" you're looking at in the Windows viewer is the one you've exported from Lightroom?

What steps are you taking to export the image from Lightroom?  Can you provide a screenshot?

You mentioned presets before.  Are you clicking on a preset in the left pane and if so, which one?  Have you tried another one and exported after that?

If you make changes in the right hand panes without using a preset, are those reflected in the exported image?  For example, if you make an exaggerated change like adding 3 stops  of exposure using the slider in the Basic panel in the right pane, do you see that change in the exported image?

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I have made sure by creating a different folder that all edited images will be going into that once saved. Attached are the 3 steps I took, including clicking the B&W preset to apply to the image. Interestingly enough as I was playing around with the settings, if I changed "JPEG" to "TIFF", the edits are saved, so maybe there's a bug/issue with that step.  
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The back image being the edit I saved in the program, the side image being what is given to me. Doesn't look bad, but frustrating to edit within the program and I get a different reflection of it. The issue crosses over to the paneling tuning to the right as well it seems. 
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Using the basic panel.
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Regretfully Cheyenna, we're kind of bouncing all over the place here, which is making it difficult to zero in on your problem, but I'm beginning to get the feeling that you're just seeing colors being different between Lightroom and the Windows viewer.  Could that be true?  If so, that's a lot different than adjustments not showing up in an exported image.
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Just noticed you said an export as a tif worked as expected.  Now I'm really thinking you're just running into a color display issue.  Lightroom is a color managed app, but I do not believe the Windows 10 Photos app is.   What program did you use to open the tif??
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Looking at that fairly consistent yellow/green cast, I'm suspecting your monitor may not be calibrated, or the monitor profile is corrupted.
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