I have been a Lightroom user since the very first Beta release and from a workflow standpoint Lightroom and all the subsequent versions has worked very well for me. I now find that I can't upgrade to Lightroom 5 because I am using OSX Snow Leopard which has me bummed a bit as I am not too keen on updating my operating system. There doesn't seem to be any must have features in Lightoom 5 to make me want to upgrade my operating system for now anyway. While Lightroom 5 has served me well from a workflow standpoint I have always been intrigued by Capture One Pro. I know I can download a trial version but I am wanting to know from a pure quality of processing/rendering, if Capture One can produce a better image? I realize this is a subjective thing and I am not looking to replace Lightroom but to possibly use Capture One Pro for those very special images that I want the absolute best from. How does Capture One Pro handle shadows and highlights compared to Lightroom? Any input about this would be greatly appreciated.