Joomla extensions is like a candy store. Lots of sugar and not all good for you. I've wasted a lot of time trying to find this extension. It deserves an excellent rating for several reasons, it delivers what it promises, it comes with a great tutorial and if that is still not clear Andreas (brettelben.de) comes through with the greatest support. I had a problem (my error) and he took the time to look at my website and found my error.
Simple Picture Slideshow allows you to present your pictures in the content area, in a decent size and include links and captions. What more can you ask for and free. Thanks Andreas.