10 Useful jQuery Plugins for Images

By / Jan 20, 2011 / Freebies

We all know and love jQuery for its flexibility and many uses. But some of the most impressive jQuery applications are those that involve images. It really can allow you to do some useful stuff and even add a “wow” factor to your project. So here we’ve rounded up 10 jQuery plugins to help you display images in your next project.


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Slides is a crazy simple slideshow plugin for jQuery. With features like looping, auto play, fade or slide transition effects, crossfading, image preloading, and auto generated pagination.

Face Detection

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Face Detection is an impressive plugin that does just what its name suggests. It detects faces in photos.


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AviaSlider is a jQuery slideshow plugin with unique transition effects.


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So you want to have a background image on your website, which always fills the screen and maintains its aspect ratio? And it has to be centered, instead of focussing at the top left corner of the image? This plugin does that.


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jQuery Slidy is a plugin that generates a customizable transitions automatically.


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MobilyNotes is lightweight (2KB) jQuery plugin that shows your images or other html content in a stacked format.

jQuery Easy Slides

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Easy Slides is an extremely easy to use plugin for making slideshows. It also has the advantage of being fairly light weight, with both Javascript and CSS weighing in at just under 2.1kb.


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Booklet is a jQuery plugin for displaying images and more in a book format with a turning page effect.


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MobilySelect is jQuery plugin (2kB) that replaces one collection of items with another.


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Pikachoose is a lightweight Jquery plugin that allows easy presentation of photos with options for slideshows, navigation buttons, and auto play.

About the Author

Henry Jones is a web developer, designer, and entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience. He is the founder of WDL and ThemeTrust.

  • http://www.petebarnesphotography.co.uk Pete Barnes

    Some great plugins here, sliders are quite a big deal at the moment, thanks for posting

  • http://www.minttwist.com Eddie

    These are really cool jQuery applications especially the Pikachoose plugin that allows easy presentation of your photos and great slideshow options.

  • http://www.pixologyrules.com Erin Pierce

    I would also add radSLIDE to this list. It is a very customizable jQuery plugin for WordPress. http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/radslide/

  • Carlo Rosati

    These are really great for people like me who are intimidated by javascript. i can’t wait to use these in a website. Thanks!

  • http://www.lakeside.com.np/ Lakeside Technologies

    Thanks for the list of these plugins for image display.

  • http://toutpt.wordpress.com toutpt

    All jquery plugins for images&gallery I have tryed out doesn’t support lots of images (200+), except galleriffic.

  • http://www.rideawave.co.uk Robbie Douglas

    These are pretty cool, I’ve only recently started using JQuery in my work

  • Rahul Rakesh

    The plugins on the site are awesome and really very helpful for designing a website. Thank a lot for giving us such a good stuff.

  • Sandeep

    These are pretty cool,I’ve only recently started using jquery in my work

  • http://www.jobnak.com Eda Can

    very nice. It will be useful for my next project

  • James Patricio

    Very useful and helpful on my part on the site im currently building.. Good thing i found this article ^^

  • http://www.websitesitasarimi.net Web Sitesi Tasarimi

    Very nice JQuery samples. i have to use Slidy on my web page.Thank you.

  • http://css.homestylefilms.com Chase Willden

    These plugins are great. I think many of these are very professional.