It happens all the time:
Images absolutely ruin the value of the text they contain. They prevent me from doing all of the things that I naturally do with text: namely, text processing.
No, I’m not talking about Microsoft Word-esque “processing” (which is more accurately called “typesetting”).
I’m talking about transforming, editing, searching, copy-pasting, googling, analyzing, etc. I’m talking about the power of textual interfaces. I’m talking about your images ruining my ability to help you or read for your class.
Have you ever noticed that most programs you deal with on a daily basis are text-driven, even if they display images to you?
You wouldn’t send me a screenshot of your essay to read and edit, would you? No?
Then stop sending me images of anything else you want me to read!
There are a number:
For the professors assigning readings: please find actual electronic copies of the text, if we’ve got to read digital things.
For the students and others who need help: please copy-paste your code or error messages.
You’ve been warned.
Images are O.K. Sometimes.
But only if the what you’re describing is visual!
That could be color issues, or a painting relevant to the reading, or what have you. But please make sure the content stands on its own, without the image in the worst case. Images are hard.