I don't see the same as you. For me, Aperture sends the edited version.
What adjustments exactly are you applying? Are you applying them in Aperture or using an external editor? Have you set Aperture to automatically create previews in the "Aperture preferences > Previews" panel? You could try to update the previews for the image you are sending (select the image, then use the command "Photos > Update Preview").
Also I'd try to repair your library, since Aperture obviously is not accessing the previews correctly, when it is mailing the image.
Does the correct image get mailed, when you simply drag the edited image version from your Aperture window to the "Mail" icon in your Dock?
Thank you Leoni
The problem is intermittent.
The changes I am doing include cropping burning and lightening photos, that kind of thing.
If I drag a modified image into Apple Mail (Or to the deskto) the image ends up being the original one, very strange!
For now thanks to you to you the workaround is ........before I do anything with images that I have edited, I updated the previews in all of them
That does the trick so thanks again.
Dragging only accesses the Preview -- Leonie has addressed that your Previews are likely not getting updated. but the size image will always equal that which you have set for Previews.
However, Share by Email is a totally different thing. It exports versions to the new message according to the size (and also Format if needed) settings you have entered in Aperture Preferences/Exports.