Images are media that can communicate messages or meanings through visual elements. Images can be categorized in many ways, depending on the purpose, source, or characteristics of the images. For example:

  • Categorize by source, such as photographs, drawings, illustrations, graphics, animations, etc.
  • Categorize by the nature of creation, such as simulations, illustrations, cartoons, etc.
  • Categorize by the purpose of use, such as images for teaching, recording, publicity, narration, etc.

The use of images in professions depends on the suitability of the type of images with the user’s goals. For example:

  • People who work in mass media, such as journalists, writers, public relations officers, etc., may use photographs to record events or use illustrations to create interest and enhance ideas.
  • People who work in educational institutions, such as teachers, lecturers, academic staff, etc., may use simulations to create models of data or knowledge in a clear and visible form.
  • People who work in medical institutions, such as doctors, surgeons, etc., may use X-ray, MRI, CT scan images, etc., to diagnose diseases or perform surgery.
  • People who work in research institutions, such as researchers, data analysts, etc., may use graphics such as graphs, maps, infographics, etc., to present research results or data obtained.

Images are diverse and useful media for communication in various situations. Choosing the appropriate images is important for creating understanding and impression for the audience.