I have used FlexSlider module to create an image slider. It works perfectly. I create a content type, with image field, create several nodes of that type, and finally I create a View of that content type. In the Format of the View, I can choose the FlexSlider style, and I am done.
What I want is to use several large images, which are many (3.000) images, and instead of creating 3.000 nodes, I would like to have the images externally, in a folder and referenced by a table of its own, and do a Flexslider using the View that already have, with mimimum modifications. Is it possible to get the same effect but without using nodes? If I load the images into nodes using Feeds, it takes ages, and I have some problems, so decided to go with the images outside of the nodes. Maybe a SQL alter could do it?