I've spent all day today to implement a 3rd party slider/carousel in basekit because the image gallery and the slide show both lack the ability to link to a page. The widgets just increase the size of the picture. I've tried 7 different ones, they all have their pros and cons. I would prefer the basekit standard one.
In my opinion the prupose of a slider or image gallery is not to decorate but to call to action. It would make me very very very happy if basekit would add a field called link (url is already taken for the URL of the image) so when you click on an image, you follow the link.
Quite a few templates have the gallery as main component on the home page, but all the user can do is zoom the images. We want actions! ;-)
We have an open development ticket for this issue - which will initially address 'the ability to add a link to the slideshow widget'. We are hoping for the ticket to be implemented in time for our v8 product release, however, it is likely that it will appear in a subsequent sub-release (once the core UI / features are rolled out). I will keep you informed!
In the meantime, unfortunately, there is no easy way to add links to a gallery unless it is hard-coded into the template (and updated manually).
One way around it would be to use a carousel plugin such as Owl Carousel - and add an image widget into each slide (as the widget has the ability to link to another page). Something like Wales News but with full width images.
Also, thought it might be worth mentioning our blog post on 'How to create custom image galleries and sliders with BaseKit '. In a nutshell this tutorial explains how to manipulate the 'manage albums' section so a user is able to add their own images to a custom slideshow (not using the widget itself). It doesn't however solve the 'link' issue we're talking about here.
Here are some example sites that have used the custom image gallery data:
If you need any help give me a shout!