Displaying images creatively is always a challenge for web designers. You have to consider, the usability, creativity, ease of use, and so many more factors. In which case, the most probable solution that comes to mind is a custom script. But that is not always the most efficient solution. There are tons of free and easy to use scripts available which allows you to display your images smoothly.
3. ThickBox 3.1
5. Highslide JS
Highslide JS is an open source script that uses modal windows instead of pop-up windows to open larger versions of the thumbnail images. This gives an advantage compared to other options because it bypasses the pop-up blocker problem. Lots of configuration options and scalability without compromizing on simplicity. It’s free for non-commercial uses.
LightWindow 2.0 is an excellent choice for multipe media galleries because it supports other file types aside from images such as Flash movies and video files.
Image Transition Manager provides you 8 transition effects. It was tested by the developer in Firefox 2, Opera, and IE 6 and 7.
MooPix utilizes the Flickr API to dynamically populate your image gallery with pictures from a Flickr account without the need to use server-side scripting.
It is a very simple image gallery. Very simple to set it up, great for when you need something up right now. Doesn’t require you to know alot either.
Flickrshow is another slideshow that allows you to access photosets, groups, and tags from Flickr. It has an improved caching feature which helps make the transition between images quicker and more fluid.
easyALBUM works well with CSS disabled and is compliant with current XHTML web-standards. It allows the user to navigate through the gallery using keyboard shortcuts.
These are just a few options that I thought deserved the mention. I am sure there are other ways out there. So next time when you want to display your image in a gallery or a slideshow don’t go for a custom option. There are easier solutions available for you.
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