Although Appics announced that when the SMTs have been released, pictures posted through theif app won't be posted on SteemIt anymore. But wait, maybe this will become an option in the app...
Very interesting @simplymike.
Pictures do not go to the blockchain but the transactions related to the pics would end up there....as would comments associated with it. As for posting the pics so they can be viewed on Steemit or other interfaces, that is an interesting topic. Does an app share what is on their server so other interfaces can see it? APPICs, it sounds like, does not want to share that content....only viewed from their app.
An interesting approach....I wonder the reasoning behind it.
Never considered it one way or another....gives me something to ponder.