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Yes this is how things work. Google+ does not sync photos, it backs them up online. It is a one way action from your device to Google+.
It sounds like your facebook app is keeping a cache somewhere on your phone. Using an app like SD Maid, or any other phone cleaning application that searches for and deletes cache files such as this should solve this.
There is a paid app, Press IPTC, for photo journalists. If you work with FTP, it's great. You can find out more here. I'm the creator of this app and I'm a photo journalist for a local newspaper in the north of France. I had the idea for this app because I couldn't find it on the market. I hope it can help you in your workflow.
Depending on the mobile carrier, the phone may have pre-installed software that has been backing up various files to their servers. For example, my S3 from Verizon has something called Backup Assisant Plus that came with the phone and was on by default. I would check the settings in the phone and the carrier to see if the phone was sold with a default ...
I am not sure if you can recover data from internal memory, normal recovery softwares require the device to be in USB/ Mass Storage Mode for it to detect the device to scan. There is one method but it requires the phone to be rooted and it's a long process. If you are interested here is the link to it
Tasker or Macrodroid are good at repetitive tasks in general. Photo Editor is a well-respected photo-specific option for batch edits.
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