Top Free JavaScript and jQuery Image Gallery, Slider and Slideshow Plugins

Gallery is an essential part of most websites. Making the gallery to stand out is not an easy job. However, these JavaScript and jQuery plugins will help make this task a breeze.


PhotoSwipe is JavaScript image gallery for mobile and desktop. It opens image in fullscreen mode when an image is clicked.

  • Fast Loading and Responsive Support: images are loaded  as data arrives, with low-res ones first.
  • Touch Gestures Support: all basic gestures such as flick to switch images, drag to pan, pinch to zoom out are supported.
  • Browser history API: user can link to each gallery item and close the gallery via the Back button. It is possible thanks to browser history manipulation.

jQuery Viewer

jQuery Viewer is a jQuery plugin wrapper for Viewer.Js, a JavaScript image viewer.

  • 34 options to determine how an image is processed. It includes inline, button, navbar, title, toolbar, tooltip, movable, zoomable, rotatable, and more.
  • 23 methods to control image how image is displayed and navigated. It includes hide, show, next, moveTo, zoom, rotate, and more.
  • 7 events such as shown, hidden, view, viewed. Developer can hook into any event to make a better gallery.
  • Modal and inline modes support.
  • Touch gestures support.
  • Keyboard support.
  • Cross-browser support.

Slides JS

SlidesJS is a responsive slideshow plugin for jQuery with features like touch and CSS3 transitions.

  • Responsive
  • CSS3 Transition
  • Touch Gesture
  • Easy Setup


Slick is a carousel plugin which can slide any types of content, be it image or any div.

  • Fully responsive.
  • Separate settings per breakpoint
  • Support CSS3.
  • Swipe enabled and desktop mouse dragging.
  • Infinite looping.
  • Keyboard navigatrion.
  • Add, remove, filter & unfilter slides
  • Autoplay, arrows, callbacks, etc…

Sequence JS

Sequence JS is a JavaScript slideshow based on a CSS. It is suitable for any  banners, slideshows, or even step-based animated web apps.

  • CSS Animation Framework: make your content move, shrink, grow, rotate, fade and more, in 2D and 3D space
  • Responsive & Smooth: use media queries and CSS features .
  • Touch Support: smooth transitions and support for responsive layouts.
  • Cross Browser: work in major desktop, tablet, and mobile browsers.
  • 30+ Options & API: over 30 options allow you to control how content behaves.
  • Ready-Made Themes: its Theme Store will make you save time with ready-to-use styles.

Lightbox Gallery

Lightbox Gallery is a very simple and lightweight responsive jQuery lightbox image gallery plugin.


This is a free JavaScript image gallery plugin that makes creating beautiful image galleries more simple and faster. The core Galleria and its classic theme is free to use. You can buy more themes at their shop. This plugin can pull galleries and movies from several sources with just a few lines of code.


Sideways is made by implementation of some online scripts and tutorials, which utilizes jQuery UI, jQuery Easing, and  jQuery mousewheel plugins.


prettyPhoto is a jQuery lightbox clone. It supports images, videos, flash, YouTube, iframes and ajax. It’s an enhanced version of jQuery Lightbox.

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