Thanks for the suggestions, wanted to create my plugin really. I know this may be reinventing the wheel, but would be good practice for me.
I need the slideshow to automatically take the images associated with a post and display it. I also need to make it easy for the user to setup. Do all images need to be stored in the media library? It seems like a big storage for everything. I would prefer that images only be linked to a certain post and nothing else.