I've studied your shortcode reference but it's confusing me because I need different settings for the parent and child albums and the new code is not used in the reference very much.
So here's what I'd like. On my main photos page 4 parent albums with titles and descriptions and one picture, the way you have 'photo of the hour' displayed here.
When you click on a parent album you get a slide show exactly like 'WPPA+ mini slideshow' on the home page - auto scrolling with thumb nails and a title above the main photo with a changing description under each photo. But I don't want it "mini" sized.
I know where to enter the titles and descriptions in each album. The other thing is I don't want to change any settings that will affect this page which is now exactly the way I want it to appear.
Thanks for all your great help!