Oh I don't question the black lined/white surface images are clearer in most cases, I just don't agree they hold less detail (they hold more, but you have to zoom in for it). The article will mostly use those black lined drawings, with the exception of a few ones where it will be zoomed in completely to specific spot so you will see the detail well enough:
But mostly it will be line drawings. Infact, the no-line drawings are fully build on the former. Just see the shaded no-line versions as artwork. And yes, they will be used from time to time, but always keeping in mind the image shown should be clear, just like the one above.