Are you looking for a way of presenting products to stand out in competitive crowds? If "yes", Color Swatches plus is the best choice. With this extension, you can let your customers understand exactly how products look like by appealing swatches and product image as well as thumbs instead boring text attributes. Besides, Image details is combined with elegant zoom and light box option which provides a good view of full-size images and user-friendly picture display when you sell products of high complexity.
Magento Color Swatch extension allows user to apply multiple attributes into a single product which has different swatch images. Moreover, you can let your customers select options and add configurable products to cart right from the category page. Why you don't take this extensions as a core features of your site.