Hi there. TOTAL noob here, put I think I was still able to follow your suggestion. Thank you!
A few follow-ups...
1) You had written:
"With both plugins installed, you can create custom fields for each gallery. I created a custom field called 'link'."
But do you mean create custom fields for each IMAGE? The two options the NGG Custom Field plug-in gives for creating custom fields are:
-Image Custom Fields
-Gallery Custom Fields
If one selects "gallery", then only one link field appears for the entire gallery, which can contain multiple images - and presumably, one would want a different link for each individual image.
So I chose "Image Custom Fields" -- which added a link next to each individual image in my gallery.
2) You had used the word "link" for the custom field you created but then "Link" (with a capital "L") in the html-code thing-ee you wrote. I tried it that way and it wasn't working -- but then I made them both lower-case and it seemed to work. I say "seemed" on purpose. Which brings me to...
3) It's not working. :) Well, it sorta is. I have five images in a gallery. There is a custom link box next to all of them in the Word Press control panel thing-ee. I filled all of the link boxes with links to larger-version images. However, only the first two images work properly when you clink on them. And by "work", I mean when you click the images, the thumb-nail "zoom ins" all nicely to the larger linked image. However, after the first two, none of the other links work properly - they don't "zoom in". They just redirect to image.
I'm including to the site for an example.
You can see the first two images work properly. Then next two do not. The graphics I'm using are only temp...since figuring out how to upload media is my next step. I'm not sure if this isn't working because I misunderstood something, which is why I wrote everything out in detail...or if I'm just too much a noob at this. I cannot reiterate that last part. I don't know a THING about html or websites or wordpress and just had the shopspool website dropped in my lap. I didn't even know what a plug-in was until five hours ago...or even that there was something to plug-into. :) Getting it installed took me thirty minutes. However, where there's a will, there's a way.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
(oh kisxena, I tried yours, too, since your website is pretty much exactly what I'm trying to do -- clicking the thumbnail pulls up a different image -- but there was just too much I couldn't follow in my nooberyness :)