I don't know if this is a bug or simply not a feature, but it seems that the lightbox image that pops up (after you click a thumb) is loading the full size original. This causes those 10 mega pixel images to take forever to load.
I thought the lightbox was supposed to request an image size that fits the browser screen constraints then the server uses the GD library to make the image only as big an it needs to be.
Currently it seems to be squishing the image within an img property tag (). I have confirmed that the original is being downloaded by the lightbox by looking that the browser cache (about:cache in firefox).
Thanks Victor. Keep up the awesome work and support.