I combined a beautiful representation of images with text and a link to the node. Also looks good on smartphones. The node that you create takes a chosen content type, an image and a text field. I changed the code so that the 'category', is the node. Each node is thus creating a label. The image field used is for 1 image. You can of course create additional fields in your content type.
The settings ... put a time interval and enter the machine names in the content type and fields that you want to use. If you put interval to zero, then you have no slideshow.
1) Activate the Stark theme (is already in Drupal). Put this theme is not standard. Activate only. Remove all blocks in this theme except the content block.
2) install the module and its dependencies.