I have been reading about various Image related modules and Drupal for quite some time, however I am still somewhat confused by everything.
Here is what I want to do:
1.) Provide an Image Gallery
2.) Associate and image post (gallery post with taxonomy terms)
3.) Show images uploaded by user to gallery (probably using the views module)
4.) Be able to insert images into articles relatively painlessly and provide a teaser (thumbnail) image for the homepage.
5.) Automatically resize images to required dimensions
6.) Allow common users to view and insert "only" images they have uploaded into their own blog / forum / story posts etc..
7.) Ideally it should store the uploaded original images and create derivatives into smaller sizes. Thumbnail etc..
At first I used the Image module which seems to be ok, but I have also read about creating a gallery with CCK / Views / ImageCache.
Also is it true that you cannot upload more than 1 image per post with the image module? Am I missing something?
I read an article on lullabot that was useful, but I'm still confused with all the modules out there.
I'm using Drupal 5.x for now, but would consider Drupal 6.
Any help would be gladly appreciated.