From conception to the ultimate presentation on paper or screen, photography should be considered as one multifaceted operation. It's like a chain: any weak link affects the the entire chain. Sometimes we can deliberately skimp on the initial capture with intentions of compensating during editing. For example, I didn't need a completely white background in my last film photograph because white could easily be added before digital printing. This could also have been done in a traditional darkroom by masking, but perhaps not as easily as correcting the background before the shoot. The initial capture is inded important, but so is the rest of the process. The reputation of some noted photographers rests partly on their unsung master printers.