30 Powerful Ajax, JavaScript and Lightbox Based Image Galleries

by in Toolkits on 15th Apr 2013 · Comments

Many designers before starting their web design projects scrounge around for simple as well as useful image galleries and slideshows. Some designers also prefer to have a huge collection of Ajax, JavaScript, Lightbox based image galleries and slideshows so that at the time of need, they do not have to search for them.

Having such resources at your fingertips always comes in handy, therefore, we have compiled this post where we are showcasing 30 of the most powerful Ajax, JavaScript and Lightbox based image galleries for you.

30 Powerful Ajax, JavaScript and Lightbox Based Image Galleries

Using a JavaScript or Ajax based image gallery is the best solution as they do not require any extended plugins and provide excellent results. There are hundreds of solutions available for web based image galleries, but here we have selected 30 that you can use for effective presentation of your images. You can use them right away as they do not require any technical know-how.

Ajax, JavaScript and Lightbox Based Image Galleries

JonDesign's SmoothGallery
By using this JavaScript gallery and slideshow system, you can create simple and smooth image galleries, slideshows, showcases and other cool stuff on your website.

JonDesign's SmoothGallery

TN3 Gallery
This is an HTML based customizable image gallery with slideshow, transitions and multiple album options.

TN3 Gallery

Advanced jQuery Background Image Slideshow
This image slideshow comes with changing text and playback controls. It is one of the beautiful advanced background image slideshows.

Advanced jQuery Background Image Slideshow

Blinds
With this jQuery plugin, you can create smooth animated transitions and create multiple instances on the same web page.

Blinds

S3 Slider
This is also a jQuery plugin that can be used for commercial as well as personal projects.

S3 Slider

Anything Slider
With this slider, you can put together all the functionality of previous sliders and can also add new features to it.

Anything Slider

Smooth Div Scroll
This plugin scrolls content left to right horizontally, and more importantly it does not restrict scrolling to distinct steps.

Smooth Div Scroll

RoyalSlider
RoyalSlider is a powerful image gallery and content slider plugin. Every slider template is responsive and touch friendly. Take a look at it in your mobile device or try to resize your browser to see the effect.

RoyalSlider

Super Sized
You can resize images to fill the browser; can maintain the image dimension ration and it also comes with navigation controls with keyboard support.

Super Sized

Galleriffic
With this image gallery, you can handle a high volume of photos.

Gallerific

Nivo Slider
This plugin gives you 16 unique transition effects and clean and valid markup.

Nivo Slider

Simple Gallery
With this gallery, you can create an automatic slideshow that can also be explicitly played or paused by the user.

Simple Gallery

Moving Boxes
This is another jQuery JavaScript library which is a great slider to use.

Moving Boxes

Sliding Boxes and Captions
With this, you can have a div that works as a window where two other items can peek through.

Sliding Boxes and Captions

Polaroid Photo Viewer
With this image gallery, you can add some excellent polaroid effects to your images.

Polaroid Photo Viewer

Sequence
By using this image gallery, you can create your own responsive slider with unique transitional styles without any limitations.

Sequence

3D Gallery with CSS3 and jQuery
This 3D gallery makes use of CSS 3D transforms to create a visually appealing image gallery.

3D Gallery with CSS3 and jQuery

Diapo
Now, you can create content sliders with beautiful and custom transition effects and can display images, videos and any other HTML that can be browsed manually.

Diapo

Camera
This is an amazing jQuery slideshow that comes with many effects, transitions, adaptive layout and much more.

Camera

How To Build a Sliding Feature Slideshow with jQuery
With this gallery, one can easily create a sliding feature slideshow with jQuery.

How to Build a Sliding Feature Slideshow with jQuery

AD Gallery
A highly customizable gallery/showcase plugin for jQuery.

AD Gallery

Rotating Image Slider with jQuery
This plugin allows you to create an asymmetrical image slider with a little twist. An autoplay option can also be added along with some mouse wheel functionality.

Rotating Image Slider with jQuery

Fullscreen Slideshow with HTML5 Audio and jQuery
This plugin is designed to let you create a full screen photo slideshow.

Fullscreen Slideshow with HTML5 Audio and jQuery

Skitter - Slideshow for anytime!
This free jQuery based slideshow is flexible enough and it comes with many options for customizations.

Skitter - Slideshow for anytime!

PrettyPhoto
This jQuery based plugin supports images along with videos, flash, YouTube, iframes as well as Ajax.

PrettyPhoto

An Awesome CSS3 Lightbox Gallery With jQuery
Powered with CSS3 and jQuery techniques, this lightbox gallery allows you to create a functional drag and drop gallery lightbox.

An Awesome CSS3 Lightbox Gallery With jQuery

DevKick Galleria
This is a JavaScript based image gallery framework that simplifies the process of creating image galleries not only for web but also for mobile devices.

DevKick Galleria

jQuery Banner Rotator / Slideshow
This plugin offers multiple transitions and made for providing easy navigation of your banners or ads.

jQuery Banner Rotator / Slideshow

AviaSlider - jQuery Slideshow
With this jQuery slideshow, you can create some appealing sliders that can fit into every project.

AviaSlider

Triple Panel Image Slider
This plugin allows you to create a triple panel jQuery image slider with a 3D look.

Triple Panel Image Slider

Conclusion

Check them out and pick the ones you like the best. We hope that you will like this collection and find these amazing Ajax, JavaScript and Lightbox based image galleries useful for you.

Feel free to share your opinions with us via the comments section below. Please chime in with other recommendations!

Carol is a blogger and Photoshop enthusiast. She enjoys surfing the net in search of outstanding art, design and photography, and enjoys nothing better than sharing her discoveries through article writing.