I actually had updated all of the software, including the Digital RAW compatibility version 4.03. In order to make the images appear, I actually had to follow the advice of "Reprocess" the orignal. Once I did that, the images appeared on the Browser. However, I do not understand why the software does not apply the corresponding RAW download code while downloading, instead of having to reprocess the downloaded image...
I have written a Feedback to Apple.
I would very much appreciate if you have any other suggestions to make the downloading process a single step process rather than a two step process with an intermediate "Reprocess". If there are no other suggestions, I will consider this a solution to the problem, at least until Apple fixes this issue.
thanks for the help.
Were these images that you imported previous to upgrading to the RAW compatibility 4.0.3? If so, that's expected behavior.
Aperture "processes" the images on import, and if the images aren't supported, they won't be reprocessed when you update the RAW conversion engine. You need to reprocess them.
For future images, they should import OK without needing to do that (i.e. it should be a single step). If that's the case, then definitely submit feedback as that's not how it should work (and not how it works for me).
When I updated the software I noticed that the RAW compatibility was being updated and so I downloaded the images (again) after the update but they did not appear until I reprocessed them. You are right, yesterday night I did download new images and they appeared immediately on Aperture.
thank you very much for your help!