jQZoom 2.2 – jQuery Image Zoom Tool

jQZoom 2.2 – Image Zoom Tool

A handy script to magnify your images / photos. Based on jQuery, a Free jQuery alternative to Magic Zoom.

For older version visit jQZoom- jQuery plugin / View Demo.

Full instructions and update at jQZoom v2.2 project page.

jQZoom image zooming

Another sample:

jQZoom Free jQuery zoom script

Easy to implement:

  • include the jqzoom.css in your page
  • include jQzoom and jQuery code
  • assign the “jqzoom” class to the image or images you would like to zoom
  • Load the plugin at window load
  • specify options


FancyBox – jQuery Image Zooming Plugin

FancyBox – Like many other lightbox-like tools, kinda different image zooming script for those who want something fresh.

It’s powered by jQuery, tested with IE6, IE7, Firefox.


  • Automatically scales large images to fit in window
  • Adds a nice drop shadow under the full-size image
  • Image sets to group related images and navigate through them


SimpleViewer – Free Flash Image Gallery

SimpleViewer is a Free, customizable Flash image viewer.

simpleviewer free flash image gallery

Check out SimpleViewer demo


  • Intelligent image pre-loading.
  • Intuitive image navigation
  • Lightweight (17k).
  • Customizable interface – Set text color, frame color and width, navigation position.
  • Resizable interface – Interface scales to fit browser window.
  • Cross platform – Windows/Macintosh/Linux (requires Flash 7 or higher).
  • Flash 7 detection. Users without Flash 7 are messaged to upgrade Flash.
  • International font support.
  • Keyboard Navigation (Cursor keys, Home, End, Page Up/Down)
  • Mousewheel navigation
  • Optionally right-click to open image in a new window.
  • Free!

View instructions on how to use SimpleViewer / download SimpleViewer.

Also check out the TiltViewer from the same author / TiltViewer demo.

Lightview 2 – overlay anything, not just images

Lightview is a Prototype/Scriptaculous image viewer with adjustable rounded corners, smart image resizing, build in slideshow and works on all modern browsers.

Nick Stakenburg has released Lightview v2. With Lightview v2.0 you can also overlay video (Quicktime), Ajax, Flash .swf, iframe and inline content.

Download and include Prototype and Scriptaculous 1.8.1 in your header. If the filesize is to big for you, with Protopacked you can have the required files, Prototype and effects.js, starting at 28kb.


jQuery Image Zoom Plugin – jQZoom

jQZoom - a jQuery Image Zoom Plugin allows you to realize a small magnifier window close to the image or images on your web page easily.


DEMO –  jQZoom demo page

Easy to implement:

  • include the jqzoom.css in your page
  • include jQzoom and jQuery code
  • assign the “jqzoom” class to the image or images you would like to zoom
  • Load the plugin at window load
  • specify options

Download jQZoom v1.2

Full instructions at Mind-Projects jQZoom project page

FancyZoom – Smooth Javascript Image Zooming

FancyZoom – Smooth Javascript image zooming. Designed to view full-size photos and images inline without requiring a separate web page load.


  • Automatically scales images from any image link, with no HTML changes
  • Preloads full-size images in the background on link mouseover
  • No resource-heavy Javascript libraries — 100% coded from scratch to zoom
  • Draws a nice drop shadow under the full-size image to offset it from the page
  • Uses Safari 3’s “box-shadow” feature to draw the drop shadow natively, no images required
  • Requires only two new lines of code in your HTML
  • Tested and works with Safari, Firefox, IE7, and IE6. (Looks better in modern browsers.)

Free for non commercial use.

WS-Slideshow: Free Flash based slideshow

WS-Slideshow: One of the best Flash based slideshows – image galleries. The code behind this application has been written in ActionScript 3

free flash slideshow


  • Slides based on *.gif, *.png or *.jpg files
  • Slides, styles and properties editable using a simple XML structure
  • Designed for 1 Mio. slides and more using an intelligence loading management
  • Scalable from 300 x 220 up to full screen
  • Unlimited albums functionality
  • Descriptions for any slide possible
  • Keyboard shortcuts available
  • Full screen modus
  • File size only 70kb
  • Developed in ActionScript 3 based on Adobes Flash Player (version 9.0.28 or later)

Free for personal, non-commercial uses only – 1 commercial use is only 15€ – Unlimited commercial use 50€