The Lightbox Gallery plugin changes the view of galleries to the lightbox.
Hmmm. Well it works and it's simple. Its what I'm looking for... for the most part. The settings area needs a complete overhaul though; a lot of cleaning up is needed here. I'd like my image captions to display correctly though, and they don't. The author states:
Lightbox Gallery will load 'lightbox-gallery.css' and 'lightbox-gallery.js' from your theme's directory if they exist. If they don't exist, they will just load the default 'lightbox-gallery.css' and 'lightbox-gallery.js' that come with Lightbox Gallery.
But this is either unclear or not so. I uploaded the lightbox-gallery.css into my child theme folder and it doesn't over ride the original css at all. I will have to tear this apart and do some tinkering to figure out what exactly I need to do. Unclear instructions that could have been better thought-out. Would have given it 5 stars if not for this and the settings page messiness.