Read filename | extract DATE+TIME | inject into EXIF

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Read filename | extract DATE+TIME | inject into EXIF

Hello Everyone! Hoping someone could help me out.

What I'm looking for

I am looking for a program that could read the filename of my JPG files, extract the DATE+TIME that is encoded into the filename and then inject that back into the EXIF of the JPG file.

Filename format is . . .

YYYY-MM-DD-HHhMMmSS<original filename>.jpg


I am cleaning up my personal digital family photo album and I am actually starting to make some progress.

The one thing I noticed is that when I took the shots, most of the years I took the time to have a program pull out the DATE+TIME from the EXIF of the JPG file and put that at the front of the filename. That way, if I touched it with an editing program and the program messed up the EXIF, at least the filename would still have the correct DATE+TIME.

But now that I am getting closer to getting caught up and cleaned up . . . I am thinking I want to find a program / way to take that DATE+TIME at the beginning of the filename and put that back into the EXIF of the JPG.

Any help greatly appreciated!

Thank you!

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