image upload to Media Library still necessary if images are already in a folder on the web server?

Hello wmpmudev-team,

I have images on my web server stored which I want to use for my wordpress site. Now my question, do I still need to download them to my computer and import them in the wordpress media library? If so, how can I do that? I saw in the media library is a URL upload option, but not sure how to use that.

Thank you, mikkolaus