In July 2021, Google Photos will stop offering free space for your pics. This was a final nudge for me to take my photos off the platform. I did use Google Takeout, but then I noticed, that all the photos had the today's date as their mtime. Some of them had their date and GPS location set only in JSON files, some didn't even have EXIF tags.

So, I decided to combat all of this mess and made the metadater:

This script will find the metadata in the file name, JSON file and EXIF tags and write it to the EXIF tags and file's mtime/atime.

Since this is a hobby project, don't expect it to work flawlessly. It did work for me though 😇

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