I often see people saying things about how hard it is to manually fade images/planes/textures in realtime so I decided to test it, to my delight it was very easy!
All I had to do was keyframe the transparency and badabing-badaboom, it worked!
I’m not sure if this is a very helpful resource but it should help some newbies.
And the .blend
FadingImage.blend (488 KB)
Hope it helps!