I've just shot in RAW for the first time and am trying to process the files. I've downloaded the latest plug in which will cover my 50D and dled photos to external hard disc where I want them to be. They came up as individual files plus the sidekick xmp file which I thought odd because I expected them to be in a folder. The thumbnails arrived on the Organizer pane and I expected that if I highlighted a thumbnail and hit edit>full edit that the photo would open up in the ARC pane .The only way I seem to be able to open a file in this is to go to the Editor and hit file>open. This takes me back to the files on my hd (which of course I can't identify as photos because I can't see photos, only inpenetrable file name and numbers!).
This doesn't seem right but I've read books and searched forums and I still can't nail what the problem is and what I'm doing wrong.I'm determined to sort this out and not just give in and set my camera back to jpeg! I'd really appreciate any help on this one. Thanks for your time! Skywatcher.