Sounds good, I will check back later then.
Just to clear up any possible confusion this is the hack I am refering to: http://www.vbadvanced.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8303
Using it works great but it is randomizing all of the images that the end user has access to (via permissions). When I go to the exclusion above and exclude out everything except my target category it will make the exclude in the gallery (meaning if I go inside the gallery I only see images from the target category) but if I refresh the main page with the module on it I get images from excluded categories.
I think this is what the original poster was after as well. Anyhow, I will check back later. Thank you for your insanely fast reply and the hack is great.