I want to upload my photos to Google Photos NOT Google plus. Does anyone know how this can be done without doing an upload from the files on the hard drive?
According to Jeffrey Friedl, the most authoritative expert on LR export/publish plugins, "Google has stated they have no plans to release an API for Google Photos, so a Lightroom plugin for Google Photos is highly unlikely to materialize."
If you can embed a url link in Google Photos, then this can be done with a synced collection. I don’t know if that is possible though. I’m guessing not. I believe google photos is a cloud storage and viewing location for images, which means the images actually have to reside in google photos, not linked to someplace else.