15 Amazing jQuery Image Gallery/Slideshow Plugins and Tutorials

jQuery image galleries and sliders are very common on portfolio sites and are also useful for any other type of site for displaying images and photos. Fortunately, adding a jQuery gallery does not have to be difficult, even if you don’t have much experience with JavaScript and jQuery. In this post we’ll see tutorials and plugins that can provide you with the resources that you need to get a gallery of slider on your site.

A picture is worth a thousand word. No doubt about it. Most of the information based website such as CNN, ESPN, they are all using a massive photo slide show on its front page. It's a very effective method to attract viewers' attention. So, here you go. 15 jQuery based photo gallery and sliders. Enjoy.

1. GalleryView

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

2. jQuery Cycle

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jQuery Cycle, jquery photo gallery, flash gallery maker

The jQuery Cycle Plugin is a lightweight slideshow plugin. Its implementation is based on the InnerFade Plugin by Torsten Baldes, the Slideshow Plugin by Matt Oakes, and the jqShuffle Plugin by Benjamin Sterling. 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.

3. 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 and easy to setup.

4. Galleria

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.

5. slideViewer

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slide viewer

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

6. Galleriffic

Galleriffic was inspired by Mike Alsup’s Cycle plugin, but with performance in mind for delivering a high volume of photos.

7. Image Flow

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Image Flow

Image flow is inspired by Apple's cover flow. The javascript renders the cover flow effect without any noticeable flaw. Keyboard navigation (arrow keys), mouse scroll and dragging is supported. Very cool script to use.

8. jQuery Gallery Scroller

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jQuery Gallery Scroller

jQuery Gallery Scroller (jqGalScroll) takes list of images and creates a smooth scrolling photo gallery scrolling vertically, horizontally, or diagonally. The plugin will also create pagination to allow you to flow through your photos.

9. Supersized

Supersized is an image gallery built by BuildInternet.com and it is able to slideshows the images with full screen. Besides that, it has navigation controls that allow for pause/play and forward/back.

10. Easy Slider

Easy Slider (as I call this plugin) enables images or any content to slide horizontally or vertically on click. It is configurable with css alone. So, basically you link to plugin file, set the content up and style it with css.

11. EOGallery

EOGallery is a web animated slideshow gallery maid with jQuery. It only uses basic jQuery functions and Cody Lindley’s Thickbox to display larger pictures.

12. 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.

13. Space Gallery

Space Gallery is another fancy jQuery photo gallery plugin. click on the image will make it fade away and the next image will move forward.

14. PictureSlides

PictureSlides is a highly customizable JavaScript-based way to easily turn your images into a collection viewable as a slideshow, and with fading effects, if desired.

15. Image Gallery by qd-creative

This is a simple image gallery created by the author of qd-creative.co.uk.