I have had variable success with photo2shape in QGIS. I can't figure out what is the success/no success prerequisites. Any thoughts? Currently I have a directory with all 334 photos having geotag data. QGIS stalls when photo2shape is set to work, and QGIS is hard to kill. On a test of 5 of those photos it runs fine.
OK, to use the metaphor that we users are merely standing on the shoulders of giants, he has shifted his weight to another foot......
Works fantastically !
I love the photo2shape plugin in QGIS and I found that it helps to avoid excessively long file paths. I think I ran into the length limit on the number of characters allowed in the 'filepath' field a couple of times. In Ubuntu this doesn't seem to be a problem, but in Windows I recommend creating a special directory for photo folders in the root of drive C:
A shortcut to the new photo folder on the desktop can be convenient.
I have not experienced any more problems in Windows with photo2shape since I started doing things this way.