jQuery gallery and slider plugins help us create impressive portfolios. The special effects jQuery contains can convert an ordinary design into a jaw-dropping one.
Since designers, photographers and artists need portfolios, we decided to make a collection of jQuery plugins that help you create an amazing portfolio.

I found 23 free ones so 18 premium ones are also included. Selection criteria was speed, design, code cleanliness and cross-browser and cross-device compatibility.

I took help from one of our own jQuery plugins post, and I also updated my research and found plenty of new ones. There’s also a website called jQuery rain that helped me in this research.

Free jQuery Plugins

Rotating Image Slider with jQuery

I think the screenshot says it all. This design should be ideal for photographers and artists, but maybe not that good for businesses.

jQuery JavaScript tutorial

Demo

Photopile

This is a unique, slightly non-serious but attractive kind of gallery.

Photopile

Demo

Create Beautiful jQuery Slider Tutorial

This is a tutorial and plugin. You can learn to tweak it and give it your personal touch.

tutorial dreamcss

Demo

Flipping 3D Gallery

This is a jQuery slider plugin, not really a gallery plugin but it can work either way.

Flipping jQuery Slider Plugin

Demo

Parallax Slider

I really like this design especially if your target audience consists of females.

Parallax Slider Plugin

Demo

Flip Grid

Click on any image to enlarge it. Click it again to go back.

Flipgrid

Demo

Filterable jQuery Portfolio

This is an old fashioned responsive (even though responsive is a new trend) design for a portfolio gallery.

Filterable jQuery Portfolio Gallery Plugin

Demo

3D Items

This creates multiple sliders for each of gallery item. It is ideally designed for e-commerce websites but I believe that design studios can use this plugin quite effectively.

3D-Items

Demo

jQuery Slider Shock

This is a very impressive design, especially if you have to put on lots of text on the images.

The most complete and responsive slider

Demo

Collections

This is a drag-and-drop jQuery add-on for e-commerce websites, or one page websites.

Collections

Demo

Brick Work

This gallery contains four different layouts, including Pinterest and metro style.

Brick-Work

Demo

Grid Navigation and Gallery

It’s stylish and it contains a slightly vintage touch.

jQuery download

Demo

Responsive Thumbnails

This works as a photo album and a gallery.

A slideshow and an image gallery plugin in jquery.

Demo

Classic JavaScript Gallery

As the name suggests, this is the classic JavaScript based gallery design that we all have been seeing on the internet since the 90’s.

free download

Demo

Moleskine Notebook Booklet

Flipping book style album.

Free Plugin

Demo

Cool jQuery Gallery

It’s the classic lightbox style of jQuery gallery plugin.

Tutorial and Download

Demo

Slider Gallery with jQuery

Basically, this is a jQuery slider plugin that can be used to create an impressive portfolio.

JS jQuery tutorial

Demo

Sideways

This design of galleries became quite popular a few years ago. These days, they aren’t that common.

Tutorial and download

Demo

Polaroid Photobar Gallery

Polaroid effect is made by slightly rotating the images. It works as an album and as a gallery as well.

http://www.designzzz.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/PolaroidPhotobarGallery.jpg

Demo

Premium jQuery Plugins

I will not be writing descriptions on most of the screenshots below, that is because almost all of the screenshots contain features and descriptions of their relative gallery.

TN3 Gallery

This is a slightly costly gallery compared to the rest. It costs $37 while others’ costs stay in single digits, usually.

TN3-Gallery

Demo

Ken Burns Media

$8

Ken Burns Media

Demo

Cube Portfolio

$9

Cube Portfolio

Demo

The Wall

$6

The Wall

Demo

Magnetize

$14

Magnetize

Demo

Royal Slider

$14

This is one is my favorite from the list.
Edit: They did not pay me to say this 🙁

Royal Slider

Demo

Onyx

$9

Onyx

Demo

Grid Accordion

$13

Grid Accordian

Demo

Tonic Gallery

$7

Tonic Gallery

Demo

Megafolio

$9

Mega Folio

Demo

Lightbox Evolution

$14

Lightbox Evolution

Demo

That’s all folks. See you tomorrow.

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