If you're paginating items containing images, Lazy Load can make the page load a lot faster.
Lazy Load is a jQuery plugin that delays loading of images until they are actually visible in the page. Visit project page to read the documentation and to download the last version.
Thanks to the callback function in jPages you can then trigger the lazy load of the images. Check how to in the following example.
Keep in mind that if the image takes too long to load you will see the lazyload default animation and not the jPages animation.