I found "slideshow" by devpress to work with the short code for this type of thing. http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/slideshow/faq/
The only downside that bothered me with this one is that it cuts off images that are too tall, showing only the top half.
I noticed nextgen doesn't cut the images off, but unfortunately that one doesn't use [slideshow] automatically like the first plugin I mentioned does. I'm trying to find the balance between these two factors :/
also might want to disable jetpack to make it work.
I really want to use this right because I transferred a lot of post-attached galleries from a .com site.