For over 5 years, Google has been encouraging users to store their photos on Google Drive in High Quality compression.
The company's true motives may be that it wants to make more money.
MSPoweruser.The fact is that Google "after trillions of photos" began to limit the number of downloads on Google Drive. Users from June 1, 2021 will be asked to pay if they want to use more than 15 GB. And the High Quality mode suddenly became not good enough.
The company sent Google Photos to usersa letter in which she suggested switching from High Quality to Original Quality when uploading photos so as not to damage them. Google even accompanied the letter with an image demonstrating how the quality of images deteriorates in High Quality: