In some questions or answers, users post screenshots of their terminal to highlight a terminal application or simply to share the output of a command. In some cases, I find using a screenshot useless. If the terminal output can be copied and pasted in answer/question without losing any information or layout feature, I don't see the point of using a screenshot.
Should I edit posts by replacing those screenshots by plain text?
This does not only apply to the terminals, but also to screenshots of error messages for example. Of course, in some cases, the screenshot is necessary to understand the context, but I find that this is rarely the case.
I see many benefits in reducing the number of unnecessary images in posts:
- reduce page loading time;
- improve readability on mobile devices;
- allow copy & paste;
it may free a little bit the serversactually not because the screenshot will be kept in previous edits;
- text is searchable, but images are not.