Beakydave wrote:... I reckoned a week was long enough before offering it elsewhere.
Yes, sure. I guess a week is more than fair.
In the meantime I figured the LE version of Capture One does not include the feature I was after anyway; only the Pro version does---it's the ability to tweak the curves of each single R, G, and B channel separately. So I will stick to Adobe Camera Raw and keep tweaking my curves after raw conversion in Photoshop. And who knows ... maybe some day ACR will get an improved Tone Curves tool ...
In case someone's wondering what's so hot about being able to tweak the single R, G, and B curves---read Dan Margulis' book 'Professional Photoshop'! It's also available in other languages besides English---I have the German edition. If you want to buy it, make sure you get the latest edition which is the 5th (February 2007). However it's not a beginner's book.