There are many solutions like Lightbox, to display the pop-up block (modal windows, overlays) of single images, web image galleries, videos and other media and content formats on your websites. Internet users loves the “lightbox” effect. It looks cool and stylish. You should use it, if you are working on new web design project.
This is a list of Top 33 jQuery, Mootools, Prototype Lightbox Scripts for displaying galleries and images in overlay pop-up boxes.
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2. Bumpbox 2.0 Mootools lightbox clone
Bumpbox 2.0 – a lightbox clone with support of PDF, flv, swf, audio, images, inline HTML and remote html files. Useful script for web design.
Compact and easy-to-use script that allows you to show enlarged images in the pop-up boxes. Website is in Russian language :(.
4. ColorBox lightbox jQuery plugin
A light-weight, customizable lightbox plugin for jQuery 1.3, 1.4, and 1.5. This plugin is realized in five different styles. Click on the “Examples” links from 1 to 5 to see all styles in action. Supports photos, grouping, slideshow, ajax, inline, and iframed content.
5. Control.Modal windowing toolkit for Prototype
Control.Window is a fully programmable, multi purpose windowing toolkit for Prototype.
Easy-to-use, can work with pictures, flash, FLV, YouTube, DivX and iframes.
7. Facebox jQuery Facebook-style lightbox
Easy-to-use, Facebook-style lightbox plugin which can display images, divs, or entire remote pages for your web design.
9. FancyZoom with using the jQuery library
This lightbox plugin works with any images, text, headings and flash.
10. FancyBox gallery – jQuery lightbox alternative
FancyBox is a jQuery library based tool for displaying images, image galleries, html, SWF movies, Iframes and Ajax requests in a Mac OS-style “lightbox”.
GreyBox can be used to display websites, images (and galleries) and other content in a pop-up window.
14. ImageZoom Mootools plugin
It is based on LightBox JS. ImageZoom is perfect tool for photo online galleries. It can display large images on top of a page, and has the ability to group multiple photos in one set.
15. jQuery lightBox plugin
lightBox plugin is used to overlay images on the current page. It is easy-to-use, easy to install and looks elegant, simple and awesome on every web designed page.
16. Leightbox plugin, Prototype based
Plugin for displaying content in modal windows.
Inspired by Lightbox JS gallery script. Main feature: the image is resizing automatically to fit your window size.
18. LightBox2 gallery plugin
19. Lighter Box2 lightbox script
This is really light weight lightbox script for your website images and galleries. New optimized version works with Chrome 5,6; Firefox 3; IE 7,8,9; Opera 10 and Safari 4,5.
21. LightWindow v2.0 lightbox plugin
Yet another, but very functional Prototype + Scriptaculous plugin, modal window, lightbox, slimbox or whatever… Tested in Windows Firefox/IE6/IE7/Safari3/Opera & Mac Firefox/Safari/Opera/Netscap. Supports different type pf Media and renders it appropriately.
22. LiteBox Mootools plugin
It is a modified version of Lightbox v2.0.
23. LyteBox plugin
24. Milkbox Mootools plugin
Just another lightbox clone for Mootools 1.2.x. Main features are: swf support, AutoSize and maxHeihgt options, AutoPlay, XML Galleries, etc. Milkbox v3.0 will be released soon and it will be based on Mootools 1.3.
25. piroBox jQuery plugin
piroBox is jQuery based plugin which can open all kind of files: inLine content, swf, images, PDF. Features: auto image resizing, drag and drop. Works with FireFox 2+, Opera 9.5+, Chrome, Safari (Mac/Windows), IE 7+.
26. PrettyPhoto jQuery based plugin
prettyPhoto is a jQuery based lightbox clone (for opening images in overlay windows). Support images, videos, YouTube, iFrames. Works with all browsers, even with IE6.
27. Sexy Lightbox Mootools plugin
Really sexy clone of lightbox based on Mootools.
28. ShadowBox media viewer
29. SlideWindow image viewer plugin
SlideWindow — A Lightweight Image Viewer For Your Website. Works with IE (6+), Firefox, Opera and Chrome.
30. Slightly ThickerBox 1.7
Slightly ThickerBox is a modification of Thickbox script. It can be used for creation of image galleries.
31. Slimbox Mootools plugin
32. Suckerfish HoverLightbox Redux Prototype plugin
This was a big one If you have any other lightbox clone scripts – use my comment form 😉