okay, I have still been researching. I found from others whom use this software a bit more information.
It seems it does integrate with IPB just fine... as to setting levels automatically, that it does not yet...
It doesn't use the 'levels' from IPB like I had hoped. At least not the way that is useful for a photography site. A Trial Member can see everything a Full Member can... and a Trial Member can see anything a VIP, Moderator, or even Admin posts. (execpt private of course, but then no one see those unless they are given a link..) The albums and photos can't themselves be set to 'levels', so only specific groups can view them.
Has this been addressed since I last asked about this?