20 Useful jQuery Image and Slider Plugins from 2012

jQuery is a cross-browser JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML. jQuery is free, open source software, dual-licensed under the MIT License or the GNU General Public License, Version 2.

Slideshows can create extremely smooth and flexible effects on the images. Here is a collection of jQuery image and slider plugins from 2012.  We hope that you will like this wonderful collection. Feel so free to check out this collection you might make use in your future projects.

1. Camera

Camera is a beautiful open source slideshow project.

Camera

Camera

2. Wunderkit

Wunderkit uses a beautiful slider to show off their app.

Wunderkit

Wunderkit

3. Quake Slider

Simple, easily customizable, beautiful slider with 3 color schemes and 40+ transitions.

Quake Slider

Quake Slider

4. Bxslider

Bxslider is an easy to implement jQuery custom content slider with a bunch of transition effects.

bxslider

bxslider

5. Lazy Karl v1

The lazyKarl jQuery plugin loads a webpage’s images once they are within the user’s viewport.This is a working cross-browser lazy load jQuery plugin.

Lazy Karl v1

Lazy Karl v1

6. Lake.Js

Lake.js takes an img element and inserts a canvas element displaying the image and its flipped reflection directly after the img element.

lake js

lake js

7. Nail Thumb

Create thumbnails easily from high-res images, without any distortion, with one line of code.

NailThumb

NailThumb

8. Sequence

Sequence is the jQuery slider plugin with infinite style. It provides the complete functionality of a website slider without forcing you to use a set theme.

Sequence

Sequence

9. Slidorion

A combination of an image slider and an accordion, the Slidorion displays beautiful images along with a variable length description.

Slidorion

Slidorion

10. Pikachoose

Pikachoose is a lightweight jQuery slideshow plugin, with tons of great features. jCarousel integrates smoothly with PikaChoose to give your gallery a simple and effective carousel.

Pikachoose

Pikachoose

11. Rcarousel

rcarousel is no longer being updated, yet it still serves it’s purpose and you can feel free to tweak it for your needs.

rcarousel

rcarousel

12. jQuery.Popeye

jQuery.popeye is an advanced image gallery script. Use it to save space when displaying a collection of images and offer your users a nice and elegant way to show a big version of your images without leaving the page flow.

jQuery popeye

jQuery popeye

13. jQuery Retina Plugin

Images that aren’t retina optimized look blown up and fuzzy on retina devices. At the moment, this is only the new iPad (aka, iPad 3), iPhone 4 and 4S. However, more and more devices will soon be retina enabled; from Android and Windows mobile devices, to OSX and Windows desktops.

jQuery Retina Plugin

jQuery Retina Plugin

14. Touch Touch

TouchTouch is a jQuery plugin that turns a collection of photos on a webpage into a touch-friendly mobile gallery. It works on all major browsers (except for IE7 and below) and most importantly is specifically designed with iOS and Android in mind.

TouchTouch

TouchTouch

15. Black and White

This plug-in can easily convert every colored image (in an html page) into a B&W grayscale image.

Black and white

Black and white

16. Nivo Zoom

Nivo Zoom is a jQuery image zoom plugin with 5 different zooming types, support for HTML captions and loads of settings to tweak.

Nivo Zoom

Nivo Zoom

17. BG Stretcher

bgStretcher jQuery plugin allows you to add a background image to page and proportionally resize it to fill entire window area.

bgStretcher

bgStretcher

18. jCrop

Jcrop is the quick and easy way to add image cropping functionality to your web application. It combines the ease-of-use of a typical jQuery plugin with a powerful cross-platform DHTML cropping engine that is faithful to familiar desktop graphics applications.

jCrop

jCrop

19. Rhinoslider

Rhinoslider is the most flexible jQuery slideshow there is. You are welcome to try it yourself. Not only does it offer a variety of effects, it also allows you to add your own styles, effects and features to the slider.

Rhinoslider

Rhinoslider

20. iPicture

iPicture is a jQuery Plugin to create interactive pictures with extra descriptions.

iPicture

iPicture

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