37 Fresh jQuery Image And Gallery Display Solutions

jQuery is already very popular because it is very fast and concise Javacript library simplifing and different event handling, smooth animation with very little code. With jQuery you can enjoy new way of web development and image galleries are the best way to use it effectively!

Here you’ll have more than 35 different unique jQuery Javascript solutions for beautiful image galleries and great ways to display your images with light code.

To make it even easier for you to choose, I also added live demo link under every jQuery plugin!

This article has been updated on May 17,2012 and we just have put together fresh 2012 list of image sliders and galleries. Check it out!

Before you start out, I thought it would be good idea to get a little bit of inspiration of high quality and creative solutions how you can implement galleries and jquery image effects in your own website!


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Zstudio

Zstudio has an unusual, yet awesome, solution. They’re using a slider in their Recent Work to show various screenshot in each project. When images slide they attract your attention, yet they dont take too much space! Check their site for inspiration!

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Of course, there are many various solutions in the list as well. Implementing large backgrounds, zooming images, optimizing them for retina displays, responsive/mobile friendly, using videos in your galleries – you’ll find it all below.

Slider Revolution

Slider Revolution

Slider Revolution is a responsive(mobile friendly) or fullwidth slider with must-see-effects and meanwhile keep or build your SEO optimisation (all content always readable for search engines). See the heaps of custom
transitions/animations for each object on the page! Customize this slider with our convenient drag&drop backend to your very needs.

This plugin features tons of unique transition effects, an image preloader, video embedding, autoplay that stops on user interaction and lots of easy to set options to create your own effects.

It’s a premium plugin, but I will tell you that you worth the penny you spend.

Few other important benefits to Slider Revolution:

  • Image and Thumbs fully resizable
  • Using CSS Animation with FallBack to jQuery
  • Unlimited Caption Layers
  • Captions like Video, Image and html tags can be easily Created
  • Unlimited Slides
  • iPhone & Android Swipe Touch enabled
  • jQuery Conflict free plugin
  • Customizable 100% via Plugin Backend
  • Easy installation in your Website

Worried about coding skills? Slider Revolution had a Video Support which is easy to follow no advance coding skills required, easy as cooking bacon. Ah..but what am I saying just check for yourself – Kenburner Responsive Jquery Slider has pretty good feature rundown and live examples.

1. GalleryView: A jQuery Content Gallery Plugin

GalleryView aims to provide jQuery users with a flexible, attractive content gallery that is both easy to implement and a snap to customize.

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2. Sexy Slider

SexySlider is a JQuery plugin that lets you easily create powerful javascript Sliders with very nice transition effects. Enhance your website by adding a unique and attractive slider!

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3. Sliding Image Gallery jQuery Plug-in

The SlidingGallery plug-in will take a group of images and turn them into a cyclical gallery of images which the user can click through. One image will be centered on the screen, with two smaller images off to the sides. The user can click either of the smaller images to bring them to the center, or the center image to enlarge it. For optimal use, this plug-in should be applied to seven or more images, but can work with fewer (images will be duplicated in order to bring the total to seven).

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4. PrettyPhoto jQuery Lightbox Clone

PrettyPhoto is a jQuery based lightbox clone. Not only does it support images, it also add support for videos, flash, YouTube, iFrames. It’s a full blown media lightbox. The setup is easy and quick, plus the script is compatible in every major browser.

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5. Create Beautiful jQuery slider tutorial

This tutorial explains how to develop Create Beautiful jQuery sliders tutorial with image description and name.

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6. AD Gallery – a jQuery gallery plugin

A highly customizable gallery/showcase plugin for jQuery.

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7. FancyBox

FancyBox is a tool for displaying images, html content and multi-media in a Mac-style “lightbox” that floats overtop of web page.

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8. Shadowbox

Shadowbox is an online media viewer application that supports all of the web’s most popular media publishing formats. Shadowbox is written entirely in JavaScript and CSS and is highly customizable. Using Shadowbox, website authors can showcase a wide assortment of media in all major browsers without navigating users away from the linking page.

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8.1.AviaSlider – jQuery Slideshow

AviaSlider is a very flexible and easy to use Image slideshow plugin for jQuery with a set of really unique transitions that were nver available before, as well as some basic transitions, so the slider will fit into every project.
It comes with an image preloader so the slider starts when images are ready to be shown. No clumsy animations with half loaded images.

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9. Galleriffic

Galleriffic is a jQuery plugin that provides a rich, post-back free experience optimized to handle high volumes of photos while conserving bandwidth. I am not so great at spelling, and it was much later that I realized that the more appropriate spellings would be Gallerific or Gallerrific, but is too late now for a name change, so Galleriffic remains.

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10. Colorbox

A light-weight, customizable lightbox plugin for jQuery 1.3.

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11. The Lightbox Clones Matrix

Comparison of various scripts that display images and other objects in somehow cool CSS popups

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12. Full screen image gallery using jQuery and Flickr

It’s a full screen image gallery that automatically scales the image with kept aspect ratio to fill the browser background. It also supports a flickr search engine, thumbnails, captions, preloader and some other goodies.

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13. Moving Boxes

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13.1. DDSlider – 10 Transitions – Inline Content Support

DDSlider introduces a new easy-to-go slider with 9 different unique transitions (+fading & random—11 total) that support Inline Content. You can also have multiple sliders in the same page.

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14. Creating a Slick Auto-Playing Featured Content Slider

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15. Start/Stop Slider

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16. SlideViewerPro 1.0

SlideViewerPro is a fully customizable jQuery image gallery engine wich allows to create outstanding sliding image galleries for your projects and/or interactive galleries within blog posts.

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17. Pirobox V.1.2.1

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18. s3Slider jQuery plugin

The s3Slider jQuery plugin is made by example of jd`s smooth slide show script.

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18.1. Advanced Slider – jQuery XML slider

Advanced Slider is a jQuery plugin that allows you to easily create powerfull sliders using either XML , thus making the slider much easier to setup and maintain, or using HTML markup. The plugin also provides an easy to use API which will allow to further enhance the functionality of the slider and make it possible to integrate it into your own application. Please take a look at the list of features below.

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19. CSS and Jquery – Creating an Image Slider

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20. Create an Image Rotator with Description (CSS/jQuery)

An image rotator is one great way to display portfolio pieces, eCommerce product images, or even as an image gallery. Although there are many great plugins already, this tutorial will help you understand how the image rotator works and helps you create your own from scratch.

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21. jQuery spherical panorama viewer

A javascript viewer for displaying spherical panoramas. An alternative to Java and QuickTime technology.

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22. Zoomimage – jQuery plugin

Present you images in stylish way. The links are unobtrusively highjacked to open the images in an inpage popup with drop shadow and border.

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23. Building a jQuery Image Scroller

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24. Easy Slider 1.5 – The Easiest jQuery Plugin For Sliding Images and Content

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25. jQuery Panel Gallery Plugin

  • No slicing or editing of the images is needed
  • It’s just 5K
  • Easily configurable
  • Reusable on multiple containers

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25.1. uBillboard – Premium Slider for WordPress

uBillboard is a Premium Slider for WordPress. It is a jQuery based slider with a multitude of transitions and options for you to be able to customize it to your needs while not overwhelming you with options you never wanted or needed. Version 3 is a revolutionary release with most of the codebase rewritten from scratch. This has enabled us to integrate many features that you have been requesting during the first year.

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26. Supersized – Full Screen Background/Slideshow jQuery Plugin

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27. Pikachoose

Pikachoose is a lightweight Jquery plugin that allows easy presentation of photos with options for slideshows, navigation buttons, and auto play. Pikachoose is designed to be easily installed, easy to setup, and well… all around easy. Creating an image gallery shouldn’t be a complex thing. I’ve created a new plugin that I’m packaging with PikaChoose called SliderJS.

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28. jQuery Image Overlay Plugin

The image overlay plugin is a simple jQuery plugin that attempts to present an image with an overlaid title/caption. The overlay drops in on hover, as you can see above.

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29. imgAreaSelect

imgAreaSelect is a jQuery plugin for selecting a rectangular area of an image. It allows web developers to easily implement image cropping functionality, as well as other user interface features, such as photo notes (like those on Flickr).

Plugin features:

  • Highly configurable
  • Customizable with CSS styling
  • Handles scaled images
  • Keyboard support for moving and resizing the selection
  • Supports callback functions
  • Provides API functions for easier integration with other application components
  • Lightweight — the packed version is less than 8KB

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30. PFeloader

This is a preloader, it scans DOM and loaded StyleSheet’s for occurence of images (in sheet, style, as element).

StyleSheet file has to be in the same domain as page using it.

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30.1. jQuery Horizontal Image Scroller w/ Lightbox

This is a jQuery image scroller with lightbox. The scroll bar/indexes and directional buttons allow for easy navigation of your image gallery. Image click can either open the included lightbox or a regular link. The scroller is also re-sizable and fully configurable through the plugin’s parameters.

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31. Image Reveal using jQuery

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32. The jQuery Cycle Plugin

The jQuery Cycle Plugin is a lightweight slideshow plugin. It supports pause-on-hover, auto-stop, auto-fit, before/after callbacks, click triggers and many transition effects. It also supports, but does not require, the Metadata Plugin and the Easing Plugin.

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33. Galleria Plugin

This demonstration shows you aome more advanced effects you can accomplish with the Galleria plugin. The history object is also active, so feel free to try the back button in your browser and bookmark a page. The next and previous links are simple to create since the galleria object has two public functions for traversing the images in your list.

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34. CrossSlide jQuery plugin

CrossSlide is a jQuery plugin that implements in Javascript some common slide-show animations, traditionally only available to the web developer via Adobe Flash™ or other proprietary plugins. CrossSlide builds upon jQuery’s animation facility, so it is as portable across browsers as jQuery itself (a lot.)

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35. Fancy Thumbnail Hover Effect w/ jQuery

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36. Apple-like Slideshow Gallery

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36.1. li JQuery Slider/Image Rotator

li jQuery Image Slider / Banner Image Rotator is carefully crafted slider/image rotator, full of features, very easy to install and customize. Whenever you need a full featured slider image rotator or you need a simple ad banner, li jQuery Image slider will do the job with ease!

This robust and yet elegant guy, has everything you need to build your next “to-impress” image slider.

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37. JQZoom

JQZoom is a javascript image magnifier built at the top of the popular jQuery javascript framework.jQzoom is a great and a really easy to use script to magnify what you want.

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38. ImageFlow

ImageFlow is an unobtrusive and userfriendly JavaScript image gallery.

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This article has been updated on May 17,2012 and we just have put together fresh 2012 list of image sliders and galleries. Check it out!  If you are searching for even more alternatives with Flash, plain CSS or another Javascript library, check out this post.

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Comments

  1. Dave says

    hi guys,
    how do I disable the slide show when the screen size is less than 480 or on mobile device.
    Help is much appreciated.

  2. B.K. says

    Very nice post. I’m also wondering if does anybody have fullscreen background slideshow plugin with control keys, html descriptions and screen resolution stretching features?

    thanks!

  3. Rico Figliolini says

    I like these jquery galleries, but can anyone point me in the right direction for a mashable like gallery with a slide box? It seems to be a lightbox based gallery. I really like the slide box on the right that can contain caption text and a google adense ad.

  4. Jai says

    Which of these plugins do have options like next or previous image and helps us in increasing pageviews..?

  5. Matt says

    Any ideas on how I can achieve a silder similar to this one, where it auto slides but also lets previous ones be clicks on back from the left?
    Matt

  6. Razibul Hassan says

    Some of the very best jQuery image slide collection ever.. Thanks for the awesome collection.

  7. Kurzweg says

    amazing gallerys!!!!! What I’m wondering, are there maybe also a jQuery solution to design a gallery in a book style (with animation), like I always found in Flash…

  8. Srinivas says

    Hi,

    I strucked with looped jquery slide show. I was able to do pause on mouse over, but I couldnt get how to make a slide show with numbering.
    Can anyone help me to come out from that.
    Kindly please do reply.

    Regards,
    Srinivas Nudurupati

  9. Carik says

    Thank you. This is probably the most high-quality and comprehensive set of galleries on jQuery.

  10. Cory says

    I’ve been using the nyroModal jquery plugin for my lightwindow solution…it has proven to be the most flexible of the ones I’ve tried out. Great list though. Thanks.