jQuery plugins are very necessary if you are running a website or a blog having a portfolio. Many photographers who are using magazined style wordpress themes on their blogs use these  jquery plugins for their portfolio because of its awesome results. Developers get the chance to enrich their websites with amazing elements with the help of these jquery plugins and so they save themselves from writing long codes for that.

Today I thought to bring you some new jquery plugins from 2011 that will help you in your image gallery or slideshow.

MobilyMap

MobilyMap is a jQuery plugin (7KB) that can create a Google Maps-like, draggable interface from any image.

Simple Overlay

A jQuery Plugin for easily adding lightweight, flexible overlays to your projects.

My QR Code

Generate QR code for mobile devices using Google Chart Api with jquery. By default, the plugin will generate the QR code for the URL of the page. You can also specify the text, encoding and size of the QR code.

ImageLens – A jQuery plug-in for Lens Effect Image Zooming

Use this jQuery plug-in to add lens style zooming effect to an image.

leanModal

Super simple modal window plugin that works with your CSS. Perfect for hidden page content. Flexible width & height, image free, supports multiple instances on one page. Great for login, sign up & alert panels, etc.

jBar

jbar is a jQuery plugin that transforms an unordered list <ul> into a toolbar with dropdown menus.

Overscroll

Overscroll is a jQuery plug-in that mimics the iphone/ipad scrolling experience in a browser.

jQuery Image Gallery

Image Gallery with Lightbox effect and slideshow functionality for jQuery UI.

jQuery Spin Button Plugin: Smart Spin

Smart spin is a jQuery spin button plugin that mimics the very common windows spin button control. Smart spin allows you to select a value between minimum and maximum values using either mouse or keyboard. You can also enter a value via keyboard.

Quovolver

Quovolver is a simple extension for jQuery that takes a group of quotes and displays them on your page in an elegant way.

Circular Content Carousel with jQuery

A simple jQuery circular content carousel.

HTML5 jQuery Music Player

Remember that awesome music player psd created by Orman Clark? Well here is the matching jQuery plugin.

DropKick

Creating custom dropdowns is usually a tedious process that requires a ton of extra setup time. Oftentimes lacking conveniences that native dropdowns have such as keyboard navigation. DropKick removes the tedium and lets you focus on making menu looks good.

Supersized 3.2 – Fullscreen Slideshow jQuery Plugin

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Full screen background slideshow plugin for jQuery.

Expanding Fullscreen Grid Portfolio

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The main idea is to have a grid layout created with jQuery Masonry. View more expand the according item to fullscreen in order to show a longer description of the item and a representative fullscreen background image.

Grid Navigation Effects with jQuery

jQuery plugin for achieving some neat grid navigation effects.

jRumble

jRumble is a jQuery plugin that rumbles, vibrates, shakes, and rotates any element you choose. It’s great to use as a hover effect or a way to direct attention to an element.

jLinkPreview

jLinkPreview is a plug-in for jQuery Library which simply allows you to see link’s preview image before you visit them by just hovering on it. Link Preview will appear by your cursor when you hover.

NETEYE Activity Indicator

A jQuery plugin that renders a translucent activity indicator (spinner) using SVG or VML.

FitText

FitText makes font-sizes flexible. Use this plugin on your fluid or responsive layout to achieve scalable headlines that fill the width of a parent element.

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