After wasting two days trying out so many gallery and slide show extensions (free and commercial!) I finally gave this extension a go! I was frustrated with wasting time with programs not working correctly in IE 8 or taking too long to work out how to get it all "happening". I want slick extensions I can install and have on my website in "minutes". This extension is amazing. Wish it had the option to edit the photos (crop, enhance etc) but for a smooth operation, ease of configuration and awesome viewing, I love this extension. Thanks so much! So versatile - put the slideshows in a gallery, module or inset in your articles - very sophisicated.
Will find time later to explore deeper, but when you need something to work first time and no headaches, messing around.... this extension comes up top! Well worth the money!