Topic: Adjustable Image-Per-Page w/Multi-page navigation?

in the instance of a vast number of images being set in one process, how about giving the option to set X number of rows, X columns, with overflow being passed to a 2nd page, and so on, with navigation between pages without the browser having to re-aquire the data from the images each time a page is re-visited. possibly with gradient image download status over the thumbs.

a side scroll bar wouldnt hurt for larger pages.