Is there a way to transfer some photos/videos from Google Drive to Google Photos (same account) without the need to download all the files and then uploading them again?

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You can try enabling in Drive settings - "Automatically put you Google Photos into a folder in My Drive". This will show Google Photos folder. Try copying there some photos and check a bit later if they will be shown in Google Photos. Can't promise though :)

  • Thank you for your help. I realize I cannot do that if I use work/school account. That's why I wasn't being able to find anything related. Many thanks Commented Dec 13, 2018 at 0:21

its as simple as uploading images from your phone to google photos

  1. On your computer, go to photos.google.com.
  2. At the top right, click Upload and then select Google Drive.
  3. Find and select your photos.
  4. Click Upload.

source:Add photos & videos from Google Drive to Google Photos

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