Best jQuery Lightbox Plugins

Lightbox is a fast growing way to present in a nice way an images or something else like inline html, video or an external site without opening a new window. In the old days most images(or other content) where presented in a new tab/window, which isn’t a pretty way to do this if you ask me.

Fancy Zoom (jQuery)

A few days ago John posted a rewritten version of Cabel Sasser’s FancyZoom to work with Prototype and Scriptaculous. I took it upon myself to port it to jQuery, while making a few usability improvements.
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Lightbox2

Lightbox 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. 1

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jQuery Lightbox Plugin (balupton edition)

Font effect is a jQuery plugin that add some effect to html text.
The available effects are (for now) Outline, Shadow, Gradient and Mirror
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LightWindow v2.0

After researching every single modal window, lightbox, slimbox, etc out there nothing fit the bill. Granted some of them were very nice but only fit a specific purpose, others were a nightmare on the code end, and others were just hacks of another. None of them truly supported all of the features we needed and those that were close could not be easily adapted without a bottle of Prozac near by.
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Colorbox Lightbox Plugin

ColorBox is a light-weight, customizable lightbox plugin for jQuery 1.3 and 1.4
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FaceBox

Facebox is a jQuery-based, Facebook-style lightbox which can display images, divs, or entire remote pages.
It’s simple to use and easy on the eyes. Download the tarball, view the examples, then start enjoying the curves. 1

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jQuery Lightbox

jQuery Lightbox is now being managed as a “Google Code” project, where anyone can make changes.1

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Milkbox

it will have new features like object gallery definition, flashvars, html files, and more!!! In the meantime, you can safely use it with mootools v1.3 in compatibility mode (both Core and More). Also, for those of you that still use mootools 1.2, Milkbox v2.3.2 now comes packaged with mootools 1.2.5, so it’s already good for IE9.1

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FancyBox

FancyBox is a tool for displaying images, html content and multi-media in a Mac-style “lightbox” that floats overtop of web page. 1

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Visual jQuery LightBox

Visual jQuery LightBox is a free wizard program that helps you easily generate online photo galleries, web gallery website with a nice Lightbox-style overlay effect, in a few clicks without writing a single line of code. 1

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prettyPhoto

“prettyPhoto is a jQuery lightbox clone. Not only does it support images, it also support for videos, flash, YouTube, iframes. It’s a full blown media lightbox.”
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PIROBOX

Hello and welcome, this is an advanced version of pirobox, I implemented a few things more than the previous version. One of the most important things is the ability to open any kind of files, from inLine content to the swf files, from simple images to pdf files. Other things are: automatic image resizing and drag and drop.
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Shadowbox

Shadowbox is a web-based media viewer application that supports all of the web’s most popular media publishing formats. Shadowbox is written entirely in JavaScript and CSS and is highly customizable. Using Shadowbox, website authors can showcase a wide assortment of media in all major browsers without navigating users away from the linking page.1

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Litebox jQuery Plugin

Litebox is a modified version of Lightbox v2.0 created with one thing in mind, size reduction. Litebox utilizes the 3kb javascript library moo.fx in association with prototype.lite, giving us the basic tools we need to make this work and you the ability to expand.

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ThickBox

ThickBox is a webpage UI dialog widget written in JavaScript on top of the jQuery library. Its function is to show a single image, multiple images, inline content, iframed content, or content served through AJAX in a hybrid modal.1

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Slightly ThickerBox

Slightly ThickerBox is a modification of Cody Lindley’s Thickbox script. I modified it for use on my Jason’s Toolbox Redesign. The modifications allow the script to generate “Previous Image” and “Next Image” links. The result is that you can use Slightly ThickerBox to create image galleries. In addition, you can create groups of galleries by setting a “rel” attribute on the links. (I also moved the Caption and Close link to the top and made the script case insensitive.) 1

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Suckerfish HoverLightbox

My initial reaction was that I thought it looked pretty neat and would be a nice way to present sets of images. It then occured to me that it might be nice to include Lightbox JS written by Lokesh Dhakar in the mix. Putting these techniques written by these great developers together resulted in quite an expandable image gallery.1

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NyroModal

Designers seem to like using modal windows more and more, as they provide a quick way to show data without reloading the entire page. It’s easy to use and easy to design. 1

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Lightview

Lightview was built to change the way you overlay content on a website.1

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Interface Imagebox

Interface Imagebox is an Interface plugin for jQuery.1

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jQuery lightBox plugin

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.
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imgBox

So, a couple of weeks ago I started working on challenging project – imgBox. imgBox is a jQuery plugin that implements a smooth zoom effect on images. Download it, try it, let me know what you think.
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GreyBox jQuery Lightbox

GreyBox jQuery Lightbox can be used to display websites, images and other content in a beautiful way.
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Picbox

Picbox is a lightweight (around 5KB) javascript image viewer based on the excellent Slimbox by Christophe Beyls, and available using either the Mootools or jQuery frameworks. It features automatic resizing and zooming of large images, allowing them to fit in the browser or be viewed at full size.
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Lightbox Gone Wild

In user interface design, a modal window (sometimes referred to as a modal dialog) is a window that blocks input to other windows. It has to be closed before the user can continue to operate the application and are frequently an element of Multiple Document Interface (MDI) applications or desktop applications like Windows or OS X. One of their purposes is to prevent the software from being operated in an ambiguous state.
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SimpleModal

SimpleModal is a lightweight jQuery Plugin which provides a powerful interface for modal dialog development. Think of it as a modal dialog framework. SimpleModal gives you the flexibility to build whatever you can envision, while shielding you from related cross-browser issues inherent with UI development.
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boxy

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Highslide JS

Highslide JS is an image, media and gallery viewer written in JavaScript. These are some of its advantages:
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Slimbox 2

Slimbox 2 is a 4 KB visual clone of the popular Lightbox 2 script by Lokesh Dhakar, written using the jQuery javascript library. It was designed to be very small, efficient, standards-friendly, fully customizable, more convenient and 100% compatible with the original Lightbox 2.
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Picasa LightBox

Picasa LightBox is a WordPress plugin that lets you easily add Picasa images to your WordPress posts and pages.
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