Use Gallery go by Google it's similar to Google photos and sorry, I'm on lineage OS 17 so I can't confirm what's the problem.Already did. Changed dozen of versions, no effect. gaps includes version - 188.8.131.524415041 which quite old also, first attept of autoupdate by play market will break app again.
Another problem with "Getting your photos.." - the phone cannot go to deep sleep mode, which cause huge battery drain by this app.
So far i just dissabled autoupdate of app and stuck on 4.26.xxxxx version.