How Do I Move Pictures from Google Drive to Google Photos?

"I have stored many pictures and videos in Google Drive but I want to upload them to Google Photos because I find Google Photos is better to store media files, but how can I directly move them to Google Photos?"

Yes, Google Photos is a good choice in terms of storing images, audios, videos and other media files because it not only offers free unlimited storage but also supports various photo formats like .webp, .bmp, .rm2, etc. If you also want to upload photos from Google Drives to Google Photos, you may also try to find a direct way to do it. Here in this article, you'll learn 2 free ways to move photos from Google Drive to Google Photos.

How to Upload to Google Photos from Google Drive?

Solution 1. Upload Photos from Google Drive to Google Photos through "Upload" Feature

Step 1. Log in Google Photos official website.
Step 2. Click on "Upload" button in the upper right corner.
Step 3. Select "Google Drive" from the Pop-up window and select photos that you want to upload to Google Photos from "My Drive". Click on "Upload" button and the process will start.


Add Photos from Google Drive to Google Photos
Add Photos from Google Drive to Google Photos

Step 4. Refresh the page and you will find these photos have been uploaded to "Photos" on the left panel.

Note: Using this way can help upload pictures from Google Drive to Google Photos but it does not support uploading folders. If there are lots of photos saved to a folder, then it's not easy to do it.

Solution 2. Upload to Google Photos from Google Drive with MultCloud

If you want to upload lots of folders with images to your Google Photos, then a free online cloud transfer service-MultCloud, may be your first choice. MultCloud, as a multiple cloud storage manager, which can not only help manage multiple cloud storage accounts in one place within one login; but also can help move files between cloud services directly without downloading and uploading.

Here in the below part, you can easily transfer Google Drive to Google Photos in just 3 simple steps.

Step 1. Sign Up. MultCloud is a web-based app and you need to create an account before operating.


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Step 2. Add clouds. Click on "Add Clouds" icon and add Google Drive and Google Photos to MultCloud.


Add Google Drive and Google Photos
Add Google Drive and Google Photos to MultCloud

Notes:

  • You are allowed to add only one cloud for one time, so please repeat "Add Clouds" operation if you want to add more than one cloud.
  • Once you add cloud drives to MultCloud, you can use them at the same time via MultCloud.

Step 3. Create Cloud Transfer Task to transfer photos from Google Drive to Google Photos. Click on "Cloud Transfer" button and select Google Drive as the source and Google Photos as the destination. Then click on "Transfer Now" to complete the task.


Migrate from Google Drive to Google Photos
Move from Google Drive to Google Photos

Notes:

  • The process of transferring runs on the server of MultCloud, so it won’t require any local resources or bandwidth.
  • You can trust MultCloud to help you complete the task because the server doesn't save your data.
  • If you do not want to transfer whole Google Drive to Google Photos, while selecting the source, you need to select directory that you want to upload to Google Drive as the source.
  • If there are lots of photos to transfer, as long as the transfer task starts, you cloud close the page because MultCloud has the ability to deal with the task in the background.

Explore More about MultCloud

Does MultCloud only support Google Drive and Google Photos? Can MultCloud only help users upload to Google Photos from Google Drive? Absolutely No!

Besides these two clouds, MultCloud also supports OneDrive, Dropbox, MEGA, Flickr, etc. Except for transferring data between clouds, MultCloud has other two functions: "Cloud Explorer" and "Cloud Sync". "Cloud Explorer" allows you to manage multiple cloud clouds, encrypt and share files, remote upload, etc. Moreover, you can directly sync or backup one cloud to the other clouds with "Cloud Sync" feature.

So, as long as you have cloud storage accounts that MultCloud supports, you can enjoy easy cloud management, transfer or sync. For example, you can link OneDrive accounts, sync multiple Google Drive accounts or transfer files between MEGA accounts.

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