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I'm having quite a bit of a problem with Paint.NET.

I'm scanning some text and saving it in black and white BMP files, usually around 60KB each.

Thing is, I need to edit those files to rotate the image a bit (sometimes the pages are misplaced) and when I save them as PNG files, they end up being even larger than the original file (around 100KB each).

I tried opening them up using Win7's Paint, and after saving them as PNG, I get a file of around 16KB.

Obviously there's some setting in Paint.NET that I'm missing, would you mind pointing me to it?

EDIT: Oh, I forgot to mention that I've also fiddled around with the settings in the "Save as..." dialog to no avail :(

Edited by ViRUS
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