This is a list of jQuery lightbox plugins that power up your galleries and any kind of data that you’d want to put emphasis on.
One of the most famous plugins of jQuery is lightBox. This plugin has single-handedly revolutionized the science of creating photo galleries.
If you have even a little bit of experience in web development, you would have experience of working with lightBox.
Remember that while style is important, style should stay the same, or at least nearly same, on all the browsers, and even devices. So whenever you use such a plugin, don’t forget cross-browser testing.
Free Lightbox Plugins
FancyBox is a tool for displaying images, HTML content and multimedia in a Mac-style “light box” that floats over-top of web page.
Light box is a simple, unobtrusive script used to overlay images on the current page. It’s a snap to setup and works on all modern browsers.
Light view was built to change the way you overlay content on a website.
Light weight light box which built on moo.fx and prototype.lite.
If you have a WordPress based website, you should try this WP plugin.
Excellent plugin with brilliantly smooth and fast result.
Pretty Photo is a jQuery light box clone. Not only does it support images, it also support for videos, flash, YouTube, iframes.
jQuery lightBox plugin is simple, elegant, unobtrusive, no need extra markup and is used to overlay images on the current page through the power and flexibility of jQuery´s selector.
A simple but highly customizable elegant looking jQuery plugin.
This plugin has changed many URLs, previously it was hosted on jquery.net but now this has a home of its own.
Grey Box can be used to display websites, images and other content in a beautiful way.
A lightweight plugin for creating modern lightBox effect.
Clear box is a professional image and content viewer overlay window.
The simplest way to display something interactive, without being too flashy.
Super Box is a script which allows you display windows with the light box effect.
Stylish and modern jQuery light box.
Modal box that uses callback animation and a lot more features.
jQuery Tools is a collection of most user interface components for modern websites such as light boxes.
Re-sizes images to fill browser while maintaining image dimension ratio. Cycles Images/backgrounds via slideshow with transitions and preloading. Navigation controls allow for pause/play and forward/back