23 Best jQuery Slideshow (Gallery) Plugins

JQuery is becoming almost every programmer’s favorite language. It gives you freedom of displaying images galleries in the most effective way and with very little coding work. In a day and age when slideshows have become an integral part of the websites found on the Internet, the importance of jQuery cannot be ignored. Its ease usability has given it an edge over Flash slideshows.

Do you remember the days when we used to see images grouped in tables (tr / td) and once clicked they opened in a new window or even worse, a pop up! Those days are gone. Now we can use awesome jQuery plugins to showcase images in far more interesting ways. Slideshows provides great user experience. Checking and viewing image galleries have come a long way in terms of development. All this is thanks to jQuery. Today we have come up with a power pack of Best jQuery Slideshow Plugins, which you would definitely like to use for your own website or personal blog.

 

ShineTime – A Kick-Ass New Gallery With Animated Shine Effects

Demo Details
“A new kick-ass jQuery and CSS3 gallery with animated shine effects.” This effect will make user interface elements look like they’re a polaroid photo (or made of glass).

ShineTime – A Kick-Ass New Gallery With Animated Shine Effects

Beautiful Photo Stack Gallery with jQuery and CSS3

Demo Details
In this tutorial we are going to create a nice and fresh image gallery. The idea is to show the albums as a slider, and when an album is chosen, we show the images of that album as a beautiful photo stack. In the photo stack view, we can browse through the images by putting the top most image behind all the stack with a slick animation.

Beautiful Photo Stack Gallery with jQuery and CSS3

Cloud Carousel – A 3d Carousel

Demo Details
3-D carousel, with optional auto-reflection that doesn’t require images to be modified or server code to be added. Accurate 3-D perspective and easy integration with basic valid HTML, all with a tiny bit of JavaScript.

Cloud Carousel - A 3d Carousel

Nivo Slider – Image Slider

Demo Details
Webmasters often try to showcase different slogans or captions about their business in a prominent position. You may also find webmasters looking to showcase their products, portfolio or services in a prominent position of the website. Nivo Slider can be a great option for them.

nivo slider

Smooth Div Scroll

Demo Details
It is an awesome plugin that scrolls images or content horizontally and as the name suggests, scrolling is really smooth.

Smooth Div Scroll

Marcofolio

Demo Details
Looking for a full screen image slider that you may use as a background of your website? Try this.

Marcofolio

Flickrgallery

Demo Details
Millions of people use Flickr to showcase or host their images. If your client is one of them and reluctant to use 2 separate places (Flickr and the Website) to update images, this jQuery plugin can help you a lot. It can dynamically pull images from a photoset in Flickr. Try this.

Flickrgallery

Simple Controls Gallery v1.3

Demo Details
Just looking for a simple photo gallery plugin that will showcase images with captions? Try out Simple Controls Gallery v1.3. Try this.

Simple Controls Gallery v1.3

jQuery.popeye 2.0

Demo Details
Does your 200 word content needs 10 images to explain or showcase and you do not want to make the page clumsy? jQuery.popeye 2.0 is an awesome plugin that can save your soul. Try this.

jQuery.popeye 2.0

Pikachoose

Demo Details
Pikachoose is a lightweight Jquery plugin with options such as slideshows, navigation buttons, and auto play. They have some example sites to see. Try this.

Pikachoose

s3Slider jQuery plugin

Demo Details
Do you want to use a bold & smart image or product slideshow in the header section of the page? Do you have some texts to use with each image may be with some link to internal pages? This is a plugin that you may try.

s3Slider jQuery plugin

Sliding Image Gallery

Demo Details
Just as the name suggests, it is yet another image gallery. It may look a bit unprofessional to you as far as the look and feel of the demo version is concerned but it got some good features too. Look at the demo 4 and find the arrow at the top right hand corner of the image – click it for information on the image.

Sliding Image Gallery

easySlider

Demo Details
Here is yet another professional jQuery image slider plugin with (or without) prominent side buttons for navigation. It has got similar features like numeric navigation and continuous scroll.

easySlider

Galleriffic

Demo Details
Do you want to develop a photo gallery for your photographer client? This can be an awesome plugin to showcase the images with minor modifications or design adjustments. Try this.

Galleriffic

jQuery Lightbox plugin

Demo Details
Do you just want to overlay the image on your page like Lightbox? Try this.

jQuery Lightbox plugin

Supersized

Demo Details
Do you want to showcase some super sized images in your photo gallery – that will in fact cover the full screen? This is the plugin that you may try. The best thing is this plugin maintains image dimension ratio. Just cool.

Supersized

Galleria

Demo Details
Now here is another awesome photo gallery plugin – just take a look at the full screen showcase and you will know what I mean. However, resolution may seem to be a BIG problem.

Galleria

Slider Gallery

Demo Details
I know that you love Apple style. Here is a image gallery almost similar to that. You may use it to showcase products in Apple Style.

Slider Gallery

Fancy Thumbnail Hover Effect

Demo Details
Everybody plays with the image. Would you like to play with the thumbnail? Here is the plugin that you may try.

Fancy Thumbnail Hover Effect

Slick Accessible Slideshow

Demo Details
Here is yet another image slider that you may try. You may use it to showcase products in the header section of your website.

Slick Accessible Slideshow

Spacegallery

Demo Details
Now here is another plugin that you may use to showcase images in a different style.

spacegallery

prettyPhoto

Demo Details
Now here is something really powerful and awesome. It is not just about images or content – it is so powerful that you can do hell lot of things with that. Just take a look at the demo and you will know what I mean.

prettyPhoto

AD Gallery

Demo Details
Here is another plugin that is highly customizable and got loads of built in features that should take care of most of your requirements.

AD Gallery

Shadowbox

Demo Details
Like prettyPhoto, let’s not call it just another image viewer plugin built in jQuery. It is a complete media viewer inspired by lightbox.

Shadowbox

ColorBox

Demo Details
Now here is another plugin which is highly customizable according to your need.

ColorBox

Pirobox

Demo Details
Do you want to offer download option to your images in the slide? Try this one.

Pirobox

 

As you can see above, there are a ton of Jquery slideshow plugins that you have to choose from. There’s a slew of these plugins being created by developers because Jquery is such an easy programming language that developers can put out some awesome plugins in a minimal amount of time. However, just because Jquery is an easy programming language you can’t disregard it. It’s a very powerful programming language, but takes minimal effort.

Go through the plugins above and you will surely find a Jquery slideshow plugin that will suit you and your website. There’s a slew of different slideshow styles and types to choose from, so you can experiment with each plugin until you find the right one. Once you’ve found the right one, you will easily be able to install it on your own website or blog.

If you like this article, you might be interested in some of our other articles on jQuery Sliding TutorialsjQuery Animate ResourcesjQuery Tooltip PluginsjQuery Social Media Plugins, and jQuery Google Map Plugins.

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  • http://www.childmonster.com/ Childmonster

    Very nice ! Thanks :)

  • Beben Koben

    The most simple slider from Soh Tanaka web, thanks for awesome list my friend ^^

    • http://www.needwebsite.biz/ roy@Need Website

      Cool that you liked it :)

  • itsmattadams

    Great list, surprised to not see AviaSlider mentioned. It’s a nice slider, though not a free one.

    • http://www.needwebsite.biz/ roy@Need Website

      You gave the answer :D

  • http://www.webdesignerhouston.com Houston web design company

    This article is really awesome. I really liked the way its expalined.
    jQuery is very useful. The pluggins above are really awesome.
    Looking forward to see more like these.
    Thanks

    • http://www.needwebsite.biz/ roy@Need Website

      Thank you so much … others are cooking :D

  • the.dentist

    Great job putting together the same list that thousands of other people already did!

    • http://www.needwebsite.biz/ roy@Need Website

      +1 …+ 1 more comment

  • Manual Clipping Path

    Great compilation

  • Jeff the San Luis Obispo Programmer

    Wow, those demos are really cool. I used to be a Flash programmer, but now I think I will definitely look more into JavaScript and jQuery.

  • http://premiumwordpress.tv premium wordpress themes

    Very nice list! i bookmarked slodive. Special thanks..

  • MM68

    Very cool jQuery gallery example where you can zoom into images! http://www.ajax-zoom.com/examples/example12.php

  • http://www.newviewit.com Custom Website Design

    wow that’s one comprehensive collection… bookmarked! Personally I prefer the Nivo slider in most cases… works great.

  • http://www.webangel78.com webangel78

    Nivo Slider and easySlider are my favorites in this list.

  • http://www.NickYeoman.com Nick Yeoman

    I’ve used Nivo before, it was pretty awesome. Now do this exact same post except for mooTools.

  • http://tribulant.com Antonie Potgieter

    Great list of slideshows and overlays! You forgot to mention http://wpgallery.tribulant.net though :)

  • http://technologiesreview.com/ burman

    I found good one’s at last thanks

  • http://www.webbizz.net Hadi N

    COOOOLLL!!! Awesome list. Galeria is the most my favorite. Thank you Roy.

  • Ifeanyi @ Apie Studio

    the link to the first plugin is no more available….. is there anywhere i can get it?

    • http://slodive.com/ SloDive

      Its still available, please check again.

  • rahil

    thanks very much heartly……..

    easy slider and flicker very much like…..

  • http://riffbird.in riffbird

    nice post. thank you very much…….but i want a slideshow which have background slider and after one slider then new slideshow over that slider and again new background slider and again on this slider foreground slideshow start.

  • o duda

    I used to do flash but this is much faster to maintain so…..I guess jquerry is a better option now.
    Thanks for posting all this, they’re awesome.

  • Adriana

    Nice slideshow.

    I am using this.

  • Azhar Kamar

    Awesome collection. Will pick one for my current project. Thanks!

  • http://www.bringmebusiness.com.au 3Dom

    Hi Folks
    Some nice stuff here. I needed something that looks a little like JW Player, so I made one myself. Very simple and customisable. Here we go :)… just Google “ReelTime Jquery”.

  • Abhilasha

    Good Stuff is here Nice cOllection

  • http://www.designforce.us Hafeez Ansari

    Very nice collection. Please keep it up.

  • Emmanuel

    Very impressed great collection

  • http://www.hiccupsolutions.com Saurabh

    Nice work !! thanks a lot…appreciable..

  • http://www.topandroidapplication.com karthimx

    Nice collection of jquery gallery, thanks for sharing.

  • Uttam K Sinha

    This article is really awesome.

  • http://www.way2web.in siva

    Thanks for the great collection of query slideshow gallery.

  • http://www.aaronvanderzwan.com/ Aaron Vanderzwan

    Take a look at Maximage 2.0… it uses jQuery Cycle plugin to create fullscreen background slideshows.
    http://www.aaronvanderzwan.com/blog/2011/11/maximage-2-0-beta1-release/

  • Anonymous

    Very good lists! Thanks Roy

  • http://fabirco.com/ fabir

    great.thanks for sharing

  • http://www.hiccupsolutions.com saurabh

    Really Awesome Work !! Thanks a lot

  • Anonymous

    The 3rd slideshow is the best. I don’t think its easy to use, but its worth the time it took me to customize it.

  • kashi

    Very useful slideshows. Thank you Roy.

  • ipm

    Does anyone know how to get the images to load in “beautiful Photo Stack” I have it working with the thumbs but the photos in the stack don’t load , all I get is the loading wheel.

    many thanks.
    IPM

    • http://www.geekandblogger.com Pavan Somu

      Instead you can use this

      http://die-pferdereha.de/index.php/galerie/

      -decrease loading time by loading only 5 (or any other number) of images for full view
      -other, more classic overview
      -auto scaling images (instead of always 460px)
      -tool for adding, sorting and removing folders and images

      full view has more functions:
      -next image by clicking on image or pressing spacebar or the right key
      -close the full view with ESC, too
      -image number visible in the bottom left

  • Miguel

    Hi ipm,
    Have you checked your code for css and html validation?
    This might be one of cause but I’m just guessing.

  • http://www.zuchara-design.com coirshop

    Really nice list, i search a slideshow and i found the Nivo Slider here. thanks

  • Abhishek

    Great Collection. I narrowed down to the ColorBox plugin and now started playing with it. Thanks again!!

    -Abhi

  • http://www.geekandblogger.com Pavan Somu

    jQuery Lightbox plugin is my favorite. I am quite satisfied with this plugin in one of my blogs.

  • Manuel Garcia

    Some very nice stuff here. Aside from the slideshow function itself, it enhances the overall design of one’s website or blog to showcase popular links across their site.

  • meraj

    Hi Folks
    Some nice stuff here. I needed something that looks a little like JW Player, so I made one myself. Very simple and customisable. Here we go :)… just Google “ReelTime Jquery”.

  • http://www.hiccupsolutions.com saurabh

    Hi, a good collection but i need something can it will give only a single image having small small images scrolling down

    Thanks
    Saurabh

  • http://webtips.in Deepanker

    amazing collection of slidshow plugins.. i was searching for an image gallery script and found a useful stuff here.. thanks a lot

  • http://www.threelas.com ibnu

    did you know how to make slide show gallery like google news?

  • http://stylishwebdesigner.com/ Loveish Kalsi

    jQuery is the best way of adding sliders to websites.Thanks for sharing all these useful plugins.

  • http://www.fabirco.org/ beton

    thanks for such a good website i use a lot.

  • http://www.mynewoldchair.com skidplate

    What happens if you have more than 15 images using ShineTime? Does it scroll up / down with more thumbnails, or is 15 the limit?

  • http://www.saranuts.com/en/intro/safferon/ Saffron

    I’m sure this is so useful for most people and designers reading your blog.
    Thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.jaffablog.com Lavi

    Thank you! They all look really nice and time saving. I found this one it at dailyJS and it’s quite good too: http://luis-almeida.github.com/jPages/

    • http://www.satyathakur.com Satya Thakur

      Thanks for the share Lavi, really a great share.

  • http://www.blogged.jimdo.com Ben Stuart

    Thanks for this,I’m looking for some sliders to add to my sites, so this is very helpful, and great collection too.

  • http://www.seratucasa.com casas en venta

    excellent scripts, I hope I serve to my projects

  • umesh shejole

    wow its amazing plugins like to use it on my websites

  • http://foodandtravelnotes@yahoo.com Jai

    Nice collection! but I always love to see carousel type of plugins like the Cloud Carousel – A 3d Carousel. Very nice and simple.

  • http://www.hiccupsolutions.com shobhit

    Wow nice information you have here.

  • http://www.satyathakur.com Satya Thakur

    The best thing about jQuery is that it looks very clean and doesn’t require complex coding skills. These jQuery gallery plugins are great.

  • Prabha

    Beautiful jQuery Slideshow plugins the jaguar one is beautiful because i love cars i surely want to use this. Nice share..

  • http://www.crunchyhub.com Sai Kumar

    Hi Roy, Great list of jQuery Slideshow Plugins. I have used Nivo Slider before and really liked it. I will surely try out the other plugins which you have listed above. Thanks for Sharing this great list :)

  • http://techgyo.com Shrinivas

    Awesome collection of jquery slideshow galleries.. Thanks for sharing.. :-)

  • Kamal

    Wow,awesome great collection,i will use this in my sites also,thanks a lot slodive team,thanks for sharing

  • http://techinterviewpuzzles.appspot.com Ram

    Great Post! Thanks for sharing..

  • http://www.deepdesigncompany.com/ Mayank

    Nice js galley collection…keep it up.

  • http://www.mymagicmix.com Ambika Choudhary Mahajan

    Great post. Wonderful plugins, and good explanation to match!

  • http://www.smartbloggertricks.com Tarun Jaitely

    Amazing collection. Slideshow gives better overall looks of a website. I like the Beautiful Photo Stack Gallery with jQuery and CSS3 from this list of jquery slideshows plugins.

  • http://www.tricksmate.com Lavi

    Wow these really amazing, especially the Smooth Div Scroll is splendid

  • Prabha

    These jQuery slideshow gallery plugins are amazing and looks very responsive i am very much impressed.