I am pretty new to this digital imaging game and have started processing images using PS Elements 4. I quite like the idea of being able to use curves but am unwilling to pay for CS2 just to get this function. A web search has shown that there are a number of free plug ins for Elements 1,2,and 3 which offer curves but I can only find one which seems to be compatible with version 4. This is a plug in called Curvemeister, which sells for 80 USD and seems to me to be a lot to pay simply to get curves.
I am also wondering if the purchase of Capture 1 LE which has curves control on it would make sense. This would of course give me access to a very good RAW convertor as well.
Any opinions or advice would be gratefully received.