Those portfolio sites out there very commonly use the jQuery image galleries or sliders to display their images and photos. It also provides a good user experience making the image viewing more pleasant. This is because of the concise javascript handling with a very little code. One of the amazing thing about Jquery is that you don’t need to be very techie to add it to your website for you can add it easily without knowing a thing about JavaScropt and Jquery.

So let us take a look at some of the best Jquery image galleries or sliders (plugins). Feel free to share your opinion with us.

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

CU3ER Image Slider

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This is an image slider initially conceived to create 3D transitions between slides, turned out to be a convenient and multifunction solution that can be applied in a range of website building areas, from content slider to feature slider and image & banner rotator.

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Galleria

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Galleria is a javascript image gallery written in jQuery. It loads the images one by one from an unordered list and displays thumbnails when each image is loaded.

Supersized

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Supersized is a fullscreen slidehow jQuery plugin. It supports image preloading with image cycling with transitioning effect.

TN3 Gallery

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TN3 Gallery is a full fledged HTML based customizable image gallery with jQuery slideshow, transition, CSS skinning and multiple album options. Compatible with all modern desktop and mobile browsers. Free and premium versions available.

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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GalleryView

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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Yoxview

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YoxView is a free image and video viewer for websites. It’s written in javascript using jQuery and is available as a jQuery plugin.

Simple Slide

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Simple Slide is a jQuery slideshow plugin. It’s easy to use, small and flexible.

Thickbox

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ThickBox is written in JavaScript. Its function is to show a single image, multiple images, inline content, iframed content, or content served through AJAX in a hybrid modal.

Slide Deck

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Slide Deck is an easy to implement with a great design.

Pretty Photo

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Pretty Photo is a jQuery based lightbox clone. Not only does it support images, it also add support for videos, flash, YouTube, iFrames.

Piecemaker XML Gallery

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Piecemaker is an open source 3D Flash image rotator gallery.

Nivo Slider

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Nivo Slider is a new jQuery plugin with great features : 9 unique transition effects, Keyboard Navigation and Simple and clean.

JqFancy Transitions

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jqFancyTransitions is easy-to-use jQuery plugin for displaying your photos as slideshow with fancy transition effects.

Horinaja Plugin

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Horinaja is a ready to use slide show implementation, you can also use the mouse wheel to navigate between the slides.

Cycle

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The jQuery Cycle Plugin is a slideshow plugin that supports many different types of transition effects.

Coin Slider

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Coin Slider is a jQuery image slider with unique effects.

Anything Slider

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AnythingSlider is a jQuery Plugin with a lot of features( Slides can be anything, Navigation tabs are built and added dynamically

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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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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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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jQuery spherical panorama viewer

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

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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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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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s3Slider jQuery plugin

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

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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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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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Moving Boxes

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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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Colorbox

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

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S3 Slider : JQuery Image Gallery

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S3 Slider is a jQuery plugin with nice effects and with self image changing.

Easy Slider

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Easy Slider is a jQuery plugin, you can set up your own options and is easy to implement.

JQuery LightBox

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jQuery lightBox plugin is simple, elegant, unobtrusive, no need extra markup and is used to overlay images on the current page through the power and flexibility of jQuery’s selector.

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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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AD Gallery – a jQuery gallery plugin

A highly customizable gallery/showcase plugin for jQuery.

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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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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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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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ImageFlow

ImageFlow is an unobtrusive and userfriendly JavaScript image gallery.

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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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li JQuery Slider/Image Rotator

This jQuery Image Slider 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!

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I am sure you would have liked all these jquery image gallery and slider resources (plugins).

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