What I have noticed recently on my Toshiba chromebook is that whenever I put in my camera’s SD card, Chrome offers to download them from the card and put them onto Google Drive. Since Google Drive counts these files toward my allotted GB amount, I would prefer that they go to Google Photos – which has a free option.
It appears that Google does not allow this in the usual automatic manner. You can still select individual files and move them to Google Photos, but not the automatic process that works so well with my other Windows computers.
In the Chromebook Central Help Forum, it states, “The auto upload function of the Google Photos app was taken away on Chrome OS. ”
This is really a shame that Google has taken such a position and forces some of us to move our photos to a Windows computer to get them easily into Google Photos.