Paper writer will not be able to do without pictures. A picture is an anchor that draws the attention of the reader. In fiction, authors often dispense with the image of the map and a couple of drawings, this is normal for paper books. On the Internet, it is customary to add images to the text: photos, video, art, screenshots.
It has long been proven that text with pictures attracts more readers than plain text. I checked this on the example of the goha.ru portal news feed. I have a series of articles “What to read”. Take, for example, two issues – the first and second. The first issue was given in a news line and illustrated with screenshots of book covers. The second issue was given simply by the text, without screenshots. The first issue was scored more views. The picture attracts the eye, makes you stop, look at it and then read the text.
The screenshot illustrates the text. You tell, for example, about the new tanks added to the game, how well the models are worked out, how beautifully and formidably they look, and immediately illustrate the text with a screenshot of such a tank.
A picture is a way to get the reader to take a break from the text. The review is great, the text is plentiful, and the review uses a lot of new terms and definitions. From such a huge amount of information the reader quickly gets tired, and the picture allows you to tear yourself away from reading for 10-15-20 seconds, this is quite enough for resting and unloading the brain.
Pictures are a way of creating an atmosphere. For example, you want the reader to completely immerse themselves in the atmosphere of space, huge spaces, travel in space and time. You wrote a good text, but you feel that this is not enough. In that case, you can find a good colorful art on the space theme – black holes, nebulae and galaxies, spaceships and mysterious creatures.
The first thing you should remember is that the picture should go after the text to which it relates. People read from top to bottom, and in the same sequence they perceive information. Therefore, first you write a paragraph of the text describing the beauty of a particular location, and already under this paragraph insert a screenshot made in this location.