NOOB alert: 57 yrs old, been taking pictures since 13; 35mm, 120, 4x5.
I have NLP version (bought oct 2020, first time) with Lightroom Classic on i Mac which is mid-2013 or so, and as a result can’t get most up to date Mac software, so only LR CLassic is available to use).
In NLP/LR Classic I’ve edited some old negs scanned on the flatbed above, no silver fast or vuescan, got to final versions, ready to print and all that, and thought I had exported them somewhere from NLP or LR Classic. Went to print them but I can’t find them. Only the unedited tiff versions appear. Tiff is the raw-est thing the scanner creates.
Before LR Classic and NLP I used the Epson software in the v750, edited in the ca. 2006(?) version of PS that came with the scanner (before subscription based) yielding a tiff. I’d store these on a Lexar thumb drive and also create a jpeg thru PS, for sharing on line. BTW I just updated the Epson scan software for the v750 pro, which I’ve had ten years or so. I also have the latest PS that my 2013 iMac can support.
In NLP/LR Classic I don’t quite understand the choice of files and sub files presented when I hit export a copy (or is it sync?), as my usual storage method doesn’t appear with them. I don’t even know where they actually end up and so can’t get them back, to, say, print for example.
Can’t pull up the end image on history ( the bit that shows the image through each edit action) if I’ve left it for a while ie gone to work on another image, not used LR or NLP in a few weeks. Not on hard drive, thumb drive, iCloud, drop box or anywhere else.
I for sure know I did edit them, dust removal, crop, use the NLP default settings for tones etc, but now it’s like they never existed, My computer is gaslighting me :). Is there a storage site that LR Classic or NLP has that I can’t find? If I didn’t hit save copy would I have lost the image?
I guess My question is basic: How do I save edited images in NLP so I can find them later?
Sorry for the convoluted presentation of my query, but so far I’ve learned only as much as I’ve needed to in order to get a decent, printable image. That is crucial before other things I’ve yet to learn like metadata etc.
Thanks for any help.