We added these functions:::::::
1. Clicking on the thumbnails changed the big image in real time, without opening a pop up window
2. We removed the zoom slider and opted for a static sized image.
3. We made a popup window function that has the product thumbnails in the pop up window, so that you don’t have to press the next button blindly, you can just click on the thumbnails.
Basically the code is almost finished, And i would like to give it away free here in the community. Magento is free, so why should we keep the code to ourselves!! the code works great in all browsers we tested (chrome, IE, firefox)
I think a lot of people want some of those features, let me know where I need to put a download link, or where to put the code.