Fully install the tensioner before you make any decisions.
The slack should leave the intake side of the chain when the tensioner is installed. The chain slack is due to cam lobes pressing on valve springs and pushing the cam clockwise.
The timing marks look good in the photo, EXCEPT the crank (phonic wheel) marks which look as if they could rotate a bit more counterclockwise to completely align. Maybe it's the photo angle?
If you find the intake cam off by one tooth after clamping the cam caps then you will need to compensate that much when you do initial timing and secure the chain (again).
it can be a little touchy-feely process...but everything will align when correct.
I see what you mean by the crank photo. If I turn the crank counterclockwise, this pulls the chain down on the exhaust side. I really don't want to have to do this a third time. I was thinking that if I remove the CCT it will create more slack on the Exhaust side, then I can line up the line on the crank without having the cams move. This will create even more slack on the intake side. And like you say I should be able to move the chain on the sprocket toward the exhaust side. Basically relocate the slack toward the exhaust side. THEN install CCT to take up that slack. Wish me luck and thanks for your help. The cam caps are already clamped down.