30 jQuery Images Sliders and Slideshows Plugins, 2012 Edition

jQuery image galleries and sliders are very common on portfolio sites and are also useful for any other type of site for displaying images and photos. moreover, they are useful for any other type of web sites for displaying different images and photos.

In the following round-up we have listed a set of awesome and really easy to understand jQuery plugins which will help you in adding Photo galleries or sliders with ease.

Advanced jQuery Sliding Plugin

Above, you’ll find an example of a beautiful advanced background image slideshow. It features changing text and playback controls. When the animation doesn’t seem smooth, the images might not be loaded.

Anything Slider

This new Anything Slider is an attempt at bringing together the functionality of all of those previous sliders and adding new features to it, which are rarely seen on other such plugins.

Blueberry

Blueberry is an experimental opensource jQuery image slider plugin which has been written specifically to work with fluid/responsive web layouts.

 

 Coin Slider

jQuery Image Slider with Unique Effects

 Content Slider with jQuery

In this tutorial you will learn how to build a content slider with the use of jQuery only. You will be able to use the final result for commercial and personal projects also.

 Craftyslide

Craftyslide is a tiny (just 2kb) slideshow built on jQuery. Craftyslide aims to be different, by providing a simple, no-frills method of displaying images; packaged into a small, clean and efficient plugin.

 Diapo slideshow

Diapo slideshow is an open source project. You can suggest changes or improvements if you want. You can download it and use for free, you can also include it in your projects and sell it as part of a bigger work (in this case please consider a donation).

 Elastislide

Elastislide is a responsive jQuery carousel that will adapt its size and its behavior in order to work on any screen size. Inserting the carousel’s structure into a container with a fluid width will also make the carousel fluid.

 FlexSlider

FlexSlider an awesome, fully responsive jQuery slider plugin

 Galleria

Galleria is a JavaScript image gallery framework built on top of the jQuery library. The aim is to simplify the process of creating professional image galleries for the web and mobile devices.

 Interactive Filterable Portfolio

This great jQuery gallery plugin will help you create an interactive filterable portfolio.

 jFlow Plugin

jFlow is a great jQuery plugin which will help you create an awesome gallery plugin, powered by jQuery

 jmFullWall

jmFullWall is a jQuery plugin for the creation of an impressive portfolio.

 jQuery Panel Gallery

With this plugin you can choose the direction in which the transition occurs from left to right, right to left, top to bottom, or bottom to top. You can set the initial delay before the transitions begin, set the transitions to loop or stop after the last image, set the time it takes for each panel to appear, and set the delay between the images.

 Nivo Slider

Nivo Slider is a jQuery plugin which has 16 unique transition effects and a simple clean and valid markup.

 Orbit

Orbit is a image slider from Zurb. HTML captions, bullet navigation, CSS3 Font-Face text and more…

 Photoswipe

PhotoSwipe is a FREE HTML/CSS/JavaScript based image gallery specifically targeting mobile devices.

 PikaChoose

PikaChoose is a lightweight jQuery Slideshow plugin allowing for easy presentation of photos with carousels and lightboxes! Pikachoose is designed to be easily installed, easy to setup, and well… all around easy.

 Polaroid Photo Viewer

This jQuery plugin will help you add some awesome looking polaroid effect to your photos.

 S3 Slider

The s3Slider jQuery plugin is made by example of jd’s smooth slide show script. It can be used for both your commercial and personal projects.

 Sideways

Sideways image gallery is made by implementation of some previous scripts/tutorials posted on this blog and some (minor) CSS3. It utilizes the jQuery UI (jQuery User Interface), jQuery Easing by George McGinley Smith and Brandon Aaron’s jquery mousewheel plugin.

 Skitter

 Slicebox

A fresh 3D image slider with graceful fallback.

 SlideDeck

SlideDeck is a powerful slider plugin made for web designers. With SlideDeck, you can organize any type of web content into a beautiful and user-friendly slider.

 Slides

Slides is a slideshow plugin for jQuery that is built with simplicity in mind. Packed with a useful set of features to help novice and advanced developers alike create elegant and user-friendly slideshows.

 Sliding Gallery

The Sliding Gallery plug-in will take a group of images and turn them into a cyclical gallery of images which the user can click through.

 Smooth Div Scroll

Smooth Div Scroll is a jQuery plugin that scrolls content horizontally left or right. Setting it apart from many of the other scrolling plugins that have been written for jQuery, Smooth Div Scroll does not limit the scrolling to distinct steps

 Super Sized

Supersized helps you to: Resize images to fill the browser while maintaining the image dimension ratio and also it has navigation controls with keyboard support.

 Supersized

Supersized is a fullscreen background slideshow built using the jQuery library.

 TN3 Gallery

TN3 Gallery is a jQuery image gallery with slideshow, transitions effects, multiple album options, CSS skinning and much more. It’s compatible with all modern desktop and mobile browsers.

jQuery image galleries and sliders are very common on portfolio sites and are also useful for any other type of site for displaying images and photos.