Are your images original work or can they be recovered (guaranteed?) from else where? Are they needed to ship a software unit built from source?
If they are original, they need backing up. Put them in you rev control, if the never change, the space penalty is the same as a backup, and they are where you need them.
Can they be edited to change the appearance of the software, accidentally or intentionally?
Yes - then they MUST be revision controlled somehow, why use another way when you have a perfect solution already. Why introduce "copy and rename" version control from the dark ages?
I have seen an entire projects original artwork go "poof" when the graphics designers macbook hard drive died, all because someone, with infinite wisdom, decided that "binaries don't belong in rev control", and graphics designers (at least this one) don't tend to be good with backups.
Same applies to any and all binary files that fit the above criteria.
The only reason not to is disk space, I am afraid at $100/terabyte, that excuse is wearing a bit thin.