21 jQuery Photo Gallery Plugins

Super stylish photo gallery plugins for jQuery lovers. They can also work as photo albums.

A photo gallery is a need of almost every website. But creating an impressive photo gallery from scratch isn’t an easy thing to do…. thankfully, we don’t have to do that.

All you need to do to create a superb image gallery, is checking out this post.
These are simple easy to use jQuery plugins which you can use to create picture galleries and slideshows. Of course, they are all free.

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jQuery Photo Gallery Plugins

These photo galleries (or photo albums) reduce loads of work time on a website design project.

Grid Navigation and Gallery

I loved this gallery. Versatile, stylish yet elegant.

jQuery download

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Responsive Thumbnail Gallery Plugin

This is more of a gallery but it works as a jquery slideshow as well.

Responsive-Image-Gallery

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Classic JavaScript Gallery

A routine image gallery. Everybody needs it.

free download

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Scroller Gallery

The above one was a routine kind of a gallery…. this one isn’t!

jQuery image album

Demo | Download

Galleria

This is one is my favorite. It is very elegant, stylish without being flashy.

Galleria

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Factory Galleries

A very stylish plugin provided for free. Click the download icon for downloading.

jQuery-Slider

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Elastislide – A Responsive jQuery Carousel Plugin

This is a carousel, can work as album.

Elastislide

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Advanced Slider

Another one of my very favorites. Large size, all thumbnails and text overlays.

Photo-Album

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Moleskine Notebook Booklet

Flipping book style album.

Free Plugin

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3D Rotation Viewer

This one is not really a slideshow, but it can be used as one. I loved the effect so I included it in the list.

3D-slider

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Kenburner – jQuery Slider

This is another one of my very favorites. That’s because of a an animation effect. An slide never stays static here. Check out the demo for more details.

Ken-Burner

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Animated Portfolio Gallery

In this tutorial jQuery is used to create awesome animated portfolio gallery with scroller for thumbnails and a content area where we will display details about the portfolio item. Images will appear as an overlay when we click to enlarge them. The heading will be animated from the top, fade out the previous image and slide the descriptions from the slides.

Animated Portfolio Gallery

DemoTutorial

Galleria

Simple, elegant, stylish yet simple and minimalist. Good as it gets.

carausel viewer jquery

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Embed Picasa Gallery

If you keep your images on PicasaWeb, this plugin lets you integrate an interactive gallery showing images of your choice.

Embed Picasa Gallery

Tutorial

SLIDER GALLERY WITH JQUERY

This tutorial will explain how to create a creative gallery with a slider for the thumbnails. Once album is chosen the thumbnails area will expands, thumbnails will scroll to the end and move back to the first image.

Slider Gallery

DemoTutorial

Polaroid Photobar Gallery

In this tutorial you will learn to create an image gallery with a Polaroid look. We will have albums that will expand to sets of slightly rotated thumbnails that pop out on hover.

Polaroid Photobar Gallery

DemoTutorial

Full Page Image Gallery

In this tutorial you will create a stunning full page gallery with scrollable thumbnails and a scrollable full screen preview using jQuery and CSS3 Webkit properties.

Full Page Image Gallery

DemoTutorial

Create a Thumbnail Gallery with Slick Heading and Caption Effect with jQuery

This tutorial will show how to add heading and caption to your thumbnail and display it with jQuery cool transition effect. It’s an elegant way to put content in your website, and only display it when users want to see it. It keeps your website clean!

thumbnail gallery jquery

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