I'm looking for a good solution (preferably as one integrated module) that would allow to display images in a multi-value image field in any kind of a lightbox, have a compact mode so that only the first image is shown, display a carousel beneath, and provide slideshow.
I've tried: Colorbox, Field Slideshow, jCarousel, Shadowbox.
Colorbox was nicely integrated with Field Slideshow and provided a pager, but it had a strange bug which causes certain images on the main page beneath to be cloned upon every click within the Colorbox layer. Shadows wins over it even though is paid. Colorbox does not have a compact mode - if I set explicitly number of images to show to 1, all remaining images become unavailable and the slideshow is automatically disabled, otherwise, all of them appear on the node.
A while ago I gave also a try to Lightbox2, but I gave up on it, being unsuccessful at enabling its compact mode.