Lightroom Classic 9.1: Export jpg to jpg; cannot change resolution (Windows 10)

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I scanned jpg images in full res of the scanner (4800 ppi), worked on the images and exported with the setting to max resolution 1920 pix per longer side. No matter what I tried, all exports were done with the original resolution. Is this a bug or am I missing something in the settings?
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Original resolution isn't the same as original number of pixels. Did you get 1920 pixels as requested?
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Please post a screenshot of you Export settings window.
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Apologies for being inconsistent with the terms, resolution / dpi, they are interconnected anyways. Originals were standard 24x36mm slides, scanned with max resolution, resulting in roughly 6400x4300 pix files. As output I wanted to have images with max 1920 pix per longer edge. Here are the settings of the part of the export dialog that handles resolution/dpi. 

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What I remember hearing in a photo podcast is that the resolution setting in the image sizing section is completely useless, changing those numbers does nothing, means nothing.
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IMHO, with the setup above, LR should pop a warning and tell you:
1. You're not going to get 12Kx12K. If you want that, turn OFF "Don't Enlarge". 
2. You ARE going to get WxH of the original and show you this number of pixels in the dialog. 
So it's not a bug. It's poor design. 
I just placed a feature request for this. 
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Thanks.  That would be a welcome feature!!
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So, photo podcasts are a good thing! ;-)
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So, photo podcasts are a good thing! ;-)
Yes.
No.
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She's my mother, she's my sister, she's my mother, she's my sister...
You get the idea Jake <g>. 

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Took me a few seconds to realize you were a Chinatown fan. : )
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What is the correct way to export a photo to a smaller size?
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I just tested exporting with Resize To Fit: Long Edge, 1920 pixels, and it worked correctly in my LR 9.1 / Windows 10.  

Try resetting LR's preferences: https://www.lightroomqueen.com/articles-page/how-do-i-reset-lightrooms-preferences/

LR not infrequently soils its preferences file, and resetting it can fix all sorts of wonky behavior, including Long Edge not working:
https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/-broken-lightroom-export-resize-to-fit-long-edge
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Thank you for the advice! Resetting LR settings was the solution. Also another issue was solved where importing images with "copy as DNG" didn't convert files into DNG. And as additional information, at least I didn't have to re-apply any deeper settings in the LR, only something like turning the solo-mode on. 
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Glad you got it resolved.