I'm brand new to WP, but have dealt with CSS before so not completely in at the deep end. I'm converting an existing plain HTML/CSS site to WP, and love the plug and play functionality for lightbox type events.
What I want is a simple gallery for pages and posts that will allow me to use my existing image folder structure. I've looked at Nextgen, awsom and a couple of other galleries as well as the in built WP gallery feature. All of these seem to require me to either load images through separate UI and into folder structures, rather than just allow me to pick up the pictures I want to display.
The ability to auto thumbnail would be great too, as the only page I've so far got looking and functioning at all how I want is showing thumbnails I had to create myself, and just using a floated left img tag which link to the full size image.
Is what I'm asking even possible, or am I going to have to reorganise my pictures and load them through WP?