15 Newest jQuery Lightbox plugins

A Collection of Free and Newest jQuery LightBox Plugins.

Lightbox is a technique used to display large images using modal dialogs and way back I had posted about Top 5 Best jQuery LightBox Plugin but since then more lightbox plugins are released and I thought its time to create an updated list of free and newest jQuery lightbox plugins. These lightbox plugins not only supports images but offer supports for videos, iframes, website and any other type of content along with cool CSS3 effects. Enjoy!!!

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Image Lightbox

Image Lightbox is a ascetic, minimalistic, extensible & configurable, responsive and touch-friendly, iOS, Android and Windows Phone compatible lightbox plugin. Silently preloads next image, uses CSS transform and transition, interacts with keyboard.

Nivo LightBox

A simple, flexible, responsive, retina-ready jQuery lightbox plugin.The Nivo Lightbox automatically detects the type of content you are trying to show and loads it correctly. No extra setup required. So no matter if you are trying to show images, image galleries, AJAX, Flash, Youtube or Vimeo videos, another website or just inline HTML, Nivo Lightbox has you covered.


Fluidbox is distraction-free, fluid lightbox, allows linking to a larger-resolution image. The plugin deals with higher resolution, linked images elegantly, such that it only preloads them when users click on the thumbnails, therefore conserving bandwidth usage for your visitors and your server(s).


The one-stop-shop jQuery plugin for scrolling/swiping through all different kinds of content. On a desktop, tablet or smartphone, inside a HTML element or as a lightbox popup. It's responsive by default.


Just another responsive jQuery lightbox plugin, suitable for images, inline contents, iFrames, Google Maps, Vimeo and YouTube videos. The big difference compared to many others plugins like this is that VenoBox calculates the max width of the image displayed and preserves its height if is taller than the window (so in small devices you can scroll down the content, avoiding vertical microscopic resized images).


ABigImage is jQuery plugin for viewing big versions of images.


Facebox is a jQuery-based, Facebook-style lightbox which can display images, divs, or entire remote pages. It's simple to use and easy on the eyes. Download the tarball, view the examples, then start enjoying the curves.


Featherlight is very, very, very lightweight. Everything together weights less than 3.7kB and only counts about 150 lines of JavaScript code. To get started, simply add the "data-featherlight" attribute with a selector, an image- or an ajax-url.


Smoothbox is a simple, lightweight, and responsive jQuery lightbox plugin. It uses CSS3 transitions for smoother effects.


Vanillabox is a simple, modern Lightbox-like plugin for jQuery. You can easily setup your image gallery with this plugin. Its simple, focus on content and support modern browsers.


flipLightBox is a free Responsive Lightbox jQuery Plugin that is extremely easy to implement and doesn't require any additional stylesheets, scripts or libraries. Its main feature is an optional flip effect as each lightbox image opens and closes. Another optional feature is a toggled slide text bar and navigation to accompany the lightbox images.


Lighter is a jQuery plugin designed to provide gallery view for images. It created to provide zoomable content like other lightbox plugins.


Swipebox is a jQuery “lightbox” plugin for desktop, mobile and tablet. It provides swipe gestures for mobile, keyboard Navigation for desktop, CSS transitions with jQuery fallback, retina support for UI icons and easy CSS customization.

Magnific Popup

Magnific Popup is a responsive lightbox & dialog script with focus on performance and providing best experience for user with any device.


ChillBox is a simple, unobtrusive script used to overlay images on top of the current page. ChillBox is fully customisable and you can change the range of options to create a unique version of ChillBox that works with a website theme.

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