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Great question Don!
The answer is … it depends!
Is there some loss of quality?
1. Yes – in the initial backup from phone to cloud when “High Quality” is selected. For there to be no loss at all, you need to select Original quality – but that’s not free/unlimited, and it’s slower.
2. No – when you download an original photo from cloud to computer
3. Yes – when you download an edited photo from cloud to computer. So, for example, if you cropped a photo using Google Photos – then, when you download it, you get the option for downloading the picture you see, or the original.
4. No – when uploaded from computer to cloud. … I just tried this to verify the results and now I’m confused. I expected the upload from computer to compress the file but it didn’t. I’ll do a little more research.