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So when you make any changes to a file and 'save' it in Preview, the file is re-encoded. It must be using different settings that the program that originally created it. It has nothing to do with rotating. If it did you could try rotating it back and the file size would drop, but that's not the case. I just tried saving a TIF and I can see that Preview ...


@Feanux I was answering your question and then you deleted it but I see you reposted it, anyway I have made a Automator app that does this and will attach a screenshot (that was taken by Automator). As you can see it takes two screenshots, one for clipboard and one for preview/save UPDATE:


Gustavo's Answer fixes the problem on El Capitan 10.11.4 as well. Before: After:

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