i want the categories link to organize the uploaded pictures into portfolios , which i have, but i was wondering if when i click on a category for them to be viewed in a gallery on their own page? is this possible? sorry if there is any confusion!
Categories apply to posts, not to images. Some themes display category pages in their entirety, and some as excerpts, but all of them separate them out post by post, so it doesn’t sound like what you want is exactly doable here.