10 free online photo gallery and photo slideshow solution.

Displaying images creatively is always a challenge for web designers. You have to consider, the usability, creativity, ease of use, and so many more factors. In which case, the most probable solution that comes to mind is a custom script. But that is not always the most efficient solution. There are tons of free and easy to use scripts available which allows you to display your images smoothly.

All the photo gallery and picture album solutions fall into three category such as Ajax, JavaScript and Lightbox based galleries, CSS based galleries and FLASH based galleries, so You can easy switch to category You got interest in. I think here You’ll find gallery for every needs, should be enough to choose from!

Ajax, JavaScript ( jQuery, MooTools), Lightbox based galleries

Lightbox 2

Lightbox is a simple, unobtrusive script used to overlay images on the current page. It's a snap to setup and works on all modern browsers.

lightbox2, free photo slideshow solution

ThickBox 3.1

ThickBox is a webpage UI dialog widget written in JavaScript on top of the jQuery library. Its function is to show a single image, multiple images, inline content, iframed content, or content served through AJAX in a hybrid modal.

ThickBox, free photo slideshow solution

LightWindow v2.0

LightWindow 2.0 is an excellent choice for mixed media galleries because it also supports other file types such as Flash movies and video files.

ThickBox, free photo slideshow solution

jQuery Slide Viewer 1.1

slideViewer is a lightweight (1.5Kb) jQuery plugin wich allows to instantly create an image gallery by writing just few lines of HTML such as an unordered list of images:

TjQuery Slide Viewer, free photo gallery maker

Photo Gallery with MooTools

Fully explained tutorial and also spectacular photo gallery to comfortably display many images.

Mootools, free ajax, free photo gallery maker

Ajax Photo Gallery

The AJAX version of AgileGallery is a free AJAX photo gallery that rips through the XML output from Picasa (a free download from Google) and generates DHTML for the paging and thumbnails and displays the full sized photos along with any description entered in Picasa. Since this photo gallery uses AJAX technology, it eliminates the need for any page refresh as the user pages through the photos.

Agile Gallery, Ajax Photo Gallery

CSS Based Galleries

HoverBox Image Gallery

Basically, it’s a super light-weight (8kb) roll-over photo gallery that uses nothing but CSS, free to use for Your own projects.

Agile Gallery, Ajax Photo Gallery

Sliding Photograph Galleries

This gallery is my simplest yet. It is just an unordered list of images that are normally compressed vertically (reduction 8:1). When you hover over one of these compressed images it expands to full size. It is based on my sliding menu system and adapted to use images. No thumbnails are required and all the images are pre-loaded’.This method can be used either vertically, as shown, or horizontally.

free css photo gallery

Flash Based Galleries


SimpleViewer is a free, customizable Flash image viewing application.

free photo slideshow maker, free flash slideshow maker

Free Flash Gallery Maker (Photo Flash Maker Freeware)

Free Flash Gallery Maker (Photo Flash Maker Freeware) is easy-to-use and flash-based photo slideshow maker, which can help user build photo flash slideshow, and embed the generated photo gallery onto webpage and website.