How neat. Thanks so much.
BTW, has anyone done a good comparison of using Canon's Image Browser versus the Photoshop plugin to open Canon G9 RAW files. I opened the same file with both and the two images look pretty different to me, especially as regards noise where the ImageBrowser file appear to have a lot less noise.
Are you just leaving both programs at their default settings? You should be able to make excellent raw conversions from both ACR and the Canon program, with very little difference between them. It may take some effort with the Details window in ACR, and with the color and exposure controls.
I would highly recommend the book Real World Camera RAW, for your version of Photoshop. It explains the controls and the theory behind them. Very useful book.