15 JavaScript image carousels for slideshows and galleries

Today I thought we would go through some of my favorite image carousels and slider components. When faced with limited space, these are an easy way to add rich content to your site with little ease. The only decision you’ll need to make is which one works best for you.


Galleriffic was inspired by Mike Alsup’s jQuery Cycle plugin, but with performance in mind for delivering a high volume of photos.

The Slider from Barack Obama’s website

A MooTools based slider – this is a clone of the one from the Barack Obama website.


zoomimage – presents your images in stylish way. The links are unobtrusively highjacked to open the images in an inpage popup with drop shadow and border.


Easy Slider lets images or any content to slide horizontally or vertically on click. You can configure it using CSS alone.


A slider with some speedy rolling effects. Well loved.

jQuery Slider II

It takes a list of your images and creates an easily styles photo gallery. This plugin will preload all of your larger images for faster viewing.

Beautiful Slider

This slider has some really useful index navigation that lets you flip between each slide using a number rather than the usual side sliders. Great  for news sites and portfolios.


loopedSlider is a plugin made for jQuery that solves a simple problem, the looping of slide content.


Accessible news slider

SpaceGallery is a brand new JQuery plugin that provides you an impressive Time Machine like effect to your images.

jQuery Popeye

Popeye generates an inline image gallery from an unordered list of images. It also features some pretty clever image enlargement techniques.



Based on Mootools, Noobslide allows numerous variations and customization,

Accessible News Slider

Accessible news slider

Accessible news slider is cool Javascript slider, based on JQuery.



SmoothGallery is one of the best Javascript slideshows available. It comes with a variety of different slide effects. If you’re interested about integrating SmoothGallery to your blog homepage, you should definitely read this tutorial.

jQuery Multimedia Portfolio

jQuery Multimedia Portfolio

Based on JQuery, jQuery Multimedia Portfolio is able to handle many types of different multimedia ranging from text all the way up to Video and Audio.


A really simple way to add smooth image slideshows and showcases on your website. This plugin is widely used in profession wordpress templates for magazines

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