Thanks for the recommendation and the quick reply, Felix. Unfortunately I'm not able to convince my client that this is the best solution. The location of the navigation bar is not flexible. There seems to be only two visual ways to progress the image; via navigation bar and via image arrows.
My client would like the image progression arrows to sit left and right of the thumbnails, like so:
http://images114.fotki.com/v145/photos/ … ery-vi.jpg
I've seen this requested several times in your forum. Perhaps changing the functionality of the thumbnail arrows can become a recommendation for future upgrades. In version 1, this seemed doable with a change in the actionscript. In version 2, I'm guessing the only way is to adding an API. Any other suggestion would be appreciated. Thanks!