Use at your own risk. This is a preview of the Image Tab module I'm creating for Drupal. (The link to the file is in the post in my blog, as I don't know how to upload files here yet. There's a screen shot there too.)
Image Tab allows an administrator to have an extra tab for every node -- an "image" tab. From here, one can upload a new image, to associate one or more images with a node.
I wanted to make it easier for clients to upload images to be linked with content, without having to figure out tags or figure out how to do inline images or learn how to link an image node manually. The other modules are great, with more flexibility. This is not meant to replace them, but to add another option for users.
That's about it for now. It requires the image module, and allows other modules to borrow functionality from it, to give the user even more control over how images appear in a node. It's been developed in 4.6, so I haven't tested it in Head yet, so no guarantees.
There are about a hundred bugs right now, so this is not meant for use on a live site yet. (Although I am using it here at Digital Folk Art, 'cause I'm brave, and I'm the one writing it.)
If you decide to use it at this early date, a few notes. First, don't "create image tab" content. There is no such thing. I just now realized it shows up, but it's not meant to be a node. Just to affect other nodes. Secondly, there is no way to delete image associations yet. I just haven't hadded the capability yet. Finally, there are currently only global settings. I plan within a few days to add the capability to tweak settings for specific node types or even on specific nodes. Also, finally finally, not all the functionality is in place yet. Or did I say that already?
Please, give me any feedback you may have. Specifically any bugs you might notice that I don't already know about, and anything that might be done to make the code more efficient, user-friendly, or in sync with current Drupal standards.
Also, if someone's already done this work, PLEASE let me know. I hate duplicating existing work.