I do not understand why pictures that I do not want to edit are editable in Google+ whereas those which I do want to edit are not editable. I do not see Edit button for them. I hear that Google Drive/Docs may have apps for image editing. Maybe I am more lucky there.

But how can I import the Google+ photos to Google Drive?

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From How Google Drive works with Google Photos - Drive Help

You can view and manage your photos and videos in both Google Photos and Google Drive. You can also create a Google Photos folder in your "My Drive," to organize your photos and videos into folders. Photos and videos that you can see in both Google Photos and Drive only count once in your Google storage space.

View your Google Photos library in Google Drive

Your Google Photos library includes everything that's been backed up or uploaded using Google+ Photos or Google Photos.

In Google Drive, you can move your photos and videos from your Google Photos library into folders. Note that the folder names and organization you create in Google Drive will not be reflected in Google Photos.


  1. Go to drive.google.com.
  2. Click Google Photos on the left.

Take action on your photos & videos in Drive

From the "Google Photos" section in Drive, you can take a number of different actions on the items that appear.


  1. Go to drive.google.com.
  2. Click Google Photos on the left.
  3. Place your cursor over a photo to:
    • Download Download: Download the photo to your device
    • Save to Drive Save to Drive: Save a copy of the photo to My Drive. This allows you to organize the photo, and other files, the way you want.
    • Other actions Other option: Choose from a number of options:
      • Open with another application
      • Share
      • Star as important
      • Rename
      • Make a copy
      • Remove from Drive and Google Photos

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