Gallery in Wordpress that displays images from url links?

I'd like to have a gallery that displays images from image source links, such as:
<img src="http://sourcesite.com/images/such-and-such.gif">

The only galleries I can find display only images you've loaded that end up in your image library.

I would want it to display rows of thumbnails, and when you click on one, it shows in the main image area on the same page at a specified size. It would be great, too, if the user had the option of clicking a 'next' or 'previous' button to surf them that way, instead of clicking the thumbnails.
jamminjamesAsked:
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mjjdesignsConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Linking to images on other people's sites - which is what it sounds like you're wanting to do here - is considered "hotlinking" and isn't something you should be striving to do.

Essentially what that does is steal bandwidth from the people who's images you're showing, without sending the traffic to their website.  Bandwidth costs money, and thus you're costing that person money (no matter how small) by showing *their* image on *your* site.

Since it's against the internet "law" to do so (I use quotes there, because there is no real law, it's just common web courtesy), you won't be finding any plugins that do what you're after.

The goal of a gallery is to show your *own* images on your *own* site, which is what you should be doing.  If you really want to show those images, you should display them via your Media Library.
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jamminjamesAuthor Commented:
I understand, however, in this case, the source is content we pay for and they encourage displaying it this way (cagle cartoons).

I figured out how to do it in a blog, using html. This way, it shows images one after the other on the page. However, I'd still like to do it in a gallery format, if possible. It could be on a static page, if I could format it in php.
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mjjdesignsConnect With a Mentor Commented:
I doubt there's any way to do this with a WordPress gallery.  WordPress automatically generates the gallery based on images that are uploaded to the Media Library on a post/page basis.

You'll likely need to build something custom that will pull in essentially an RSS feed of images from your various sources.
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jamminjamesAuthor Commented:
Can you give me some hints on how to do that?
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mjjdesignsConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Sorry, no.  All I can say with 100% certainty is that there isn't a function of WordPress that can do what you want.

If I were you, I'd look into hiring a developer to accomplish what you're looking for.
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Jason C. LevineConnect With a Mentor No oneCommented:
You can add the remote image to your local gallery easily enough:

Adding a file from URL
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jamminjamesAuthor Commented:
What plugin is that?
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mjjdesignsCommented:
That's not a plugin, that's part of WordPress.

However, that's not going to do what you want. That's simply going to copy the image from the URL and put it in your Media Library.
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jamminjamesAuthor Commented:
Ok, well I guess there is no plugin to solve my problem, unless anyone knows of one...
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
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