Reality is, a lot of people post "I want the best that does everything I want" regarding gallery and photoblog stuff. For a couple years people have made many suggestions on what is "their favorite", and while it works for some, it doesn't work for others.
Your best bet is to check the WordPress Codex at http://codex.wordpress.org/ especially in the section on Plugin Images and Galleries at http://codex.wordpress.org/Plugins/Images and at http://www.wp-plugins.net to see what is listed and read about the specifics to see if they do what you want them to do.
While there are several choices, there are not that many choices, and one may serve you better than another.
We do our best here, but on this, it's really about personal preferences. Besides, for the most part, most of these are fast and easy to install and uninstall so you can try.
And when you find one that meets all your needs, help others by posting about it, and then others like you can search the forum and get a good idea of what works for you might work for them.