Add photos & videos from Google Drive to Google Photos

To organize your photos and videos across services, you can add photos from Google Drive to Google Photos. 

Before you get started

  • The photo must be larger than 256 pixels.
  • The file type must be .jpg, .heic, .png, .webp, .gif, and most RAW files.
  • If you use a Google Account through work or school, you’ll have to download from Google Drive and re-upload to Google Photos.

Tip: Learn how to download all your photos and videos.

Add photos & videos from Google Drive to Google Photos 

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

What happens when you change or delete a photo

Any changes you make in Drive will only apply to Drive. Any changes you make in Photos will only apply to Photos. 

Check your storage

Your photos and videos are stored using your Google Account's storage space.

  • Items copied from Google Drive to Google Photos are backed up based on your backup quality. 
  • If you copy an item from Google Drive to Google Photos, the new copy in Google Photos will also count against your storage. 
  • Learn how to change your backup quality.
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