The 10 Best jQuery Lightbox Plugins

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jQuery is a brilliant library to get your hands on, even for designers and server-side developers using it more and more in every day development. Today we have listed The 10 Best jQuery Lightbox plugins to help you display images, popups, and notices without the need to load a new window. Images and videos can load in a popup style window which overlays on your current page beautifully.

If you know a plugin that’s not in the list, please feel free to share it in the comment section, thanks.

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Bootstrap Image Gallery

Bootstrap Image Gallery is used to add a image to your website without time consuming. It comes with built-in responsive images, so you use it any device.

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FancyBox is a jQuery library for displaying images, html content and multi-media in a Mac-style “lightbox” that floats overtop of web page.

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Lightbox is a script used to overlay images on the current page. It’s a snap to setup and works on all modern browsers. It can also be used to make galleries.

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Magnific Popup is a responsive jQuery lightbox & dialog script with focus on performance and providing best experience for user with any device.

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Colorbox – a jQuery lightbox

A lightweight customizable lightbox plugin for jQuery. ColorBox supports photos, grouping, slideshow, ajax, inline, and iframed content.

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jQuery Lighter

Lighter is a jQuery plugin created to provide zoomable content like other lightbox plugins.

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Highslide JS

Highslide JS is an open source image, media and gallery viewer written in JavaScript. It streamlines the use of thumbnail images and HTML popups on web pages.

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A one-stop-shop jQuery plugin for scrolling/swiping through all different kinds of content. On a desktop, tablet or smartphone, inside a HTML element or as a lightbox popup.

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Featherlight is a very lightweight jQuery lightbox plugin. It’s simple yet flexible and easy to use. Featherlight has minimal css and uses no inline styles, everything is name-spaced, it’s completely customizable via config object and offers image, ajax and iframe support out of the box. Featherlights small footprint weights about 4kB – in total.

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FlipLightBox is a free Responsive Lightbox jQuery Plugin that is extremely easy to implement and doesn’t require any additional stylesheets, scripts or libraries. Its main feature is an optional flip effect as each lightbox image opens and closes. Another optional feature is a toggled slide text bar and navigation to accompany the lightbox images.

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TopUp is an easy to use Javascript library for unobtrusively displaying images and webpages in a Web 2.0 approach of popups. The library is jQuery and jQuery UI driven in order to maintain cross-browser compatibility and compactness. The ability of displaying images, flash (from sites like Youtube, SWF and FLV files), movies (QuickTime, Windows Media and Realplayer), iframes, DOM elements and raw HTML.

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