10 beautiful Jquery Lightbox Plugins


10 beautiful Jquery Lightbox Plugin

Lighbox effect is used to show images in a beautiful dialog. In My last post i have written the CSS way to show lightox effect. But use of some jQuery can enhance the look and performance if we want to use it for images. Because it adds slideshow like effects with some cool transitions in the LighBox. These are 10 Jquery Lightbox Plugins.

Lightbox 2 (2.04):

This is a nice plugin which shows the image in a border while darkening the rest of the page. It is tested on all the major web browser and do not requier any browser plugin to run



It displays images in the MAC style lightbox that floats over the web page. It easy to customize to meet the website design. It can display images, HTML elements, SWF movies, Iframes and also Ajax requests


Litebox is a modified version of Lightbox v2.0 which is now compressed a lot.

jQuery lightBox plugin

jQuery lightBox plugin is simple, elegant, unobtrusive, no need extra markup and is used to overlay images on the current page through the power and flexibility of jQuery´s selector.

Slimbox 2

Slimbox 2 is a 4 KB visual clone of the popular Lightbox 2 script by Lokesh Dhakar, written using the jQuery javascript library.


Facebox is a jQuery-based, Facebook-style lightbox which can display images, divs, or entire remote pages.


Shadowbox is a web-based media viewer application that supports all of the web’s most popular media publishing formats. Shadowbox is written entirely in JavaScript and CSS and is highly customizable.

Highslide JS

Highslide JS is an open source image, media and gallery viewer written in JavaScript.

Picasa Lightbox

Picasa LightBox is a WordPress plugin that lets you easily add Picasa images to your WordPress posts and pages.

Pirobox V.1.2.1

This is very small plugin in size with some easy to customizable options. It also have a Keyboard navigation: Right arrow [next], Left arrow [prev], ESC.

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