Pie charts are great for illustrating comparisons between a part and the whole. Segments of the chart represent percentages of the whole.
Line graphs help you emphasize a particular trend over time.
Bar graphs serve basically the same purpose as line graphs, emphasizing trends over a particular period of time.
Tables are a good way to visually organize complex numerical information, especially if you have a lot of data.
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Photographs depict people, situations, or ideas that might be discussed in your text.
Diagrams are used most often in scientific or technical writing because of their ability to convey complex processes and structures simply.
Flowcharts are great for showing structure as well as steps in a linear process.
Maps are the perfect choice for illustrating geographical distances, demographics, or other data that is at least partially dependent on place.