Like I said we support large images fine. Our site which I showed you an example is running our latest code 8.03
As far as zoom I can not say it was removed in version 8 as well as some other not used much features. You could always mod in anything you want but the supported program must move forward with what the majority of customers want as far as features. You are only one who has said anything about zoom and 8 series has been out for awhile now.
I know there where conflicts trying to make zoom work in version 8 which probally led to its removal. Not all java plays well together.