jQuery lightGallery

JQuery lightGallery is a lightweight jQuery lightbox gallery for displaying image and video gallery

Main Features

  • Responsive layout.
  • Touch support for mobile devices.
  • CSS transitions with jQuery fallback
  • Youtube Vimeo Video Support
  • Slide and Fade Effects
  • Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera, IE7+, IOS, Android, windows phone.
  • Image captions and descriptions
  • Multiple sliders on the same page
  • Easily customizable via CSS and Settings
  • Lightweight (7kb) (minified)
  • Thumbnail support
  • Separate images for mobile devices
  • Can be extended with callbacks
  • Smart image preloading and code optimization
  • Keyboard Navigation for desktop
  • Font icon support

Example Click on any of the images to see lightGallery

How to use lightGallery?

The Code

add the Following code to the <head> of your document.

<link type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" href="css/lightGallery.css" />                    
<script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.9.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script src="js/lightGallery.js"></script>
// Do not include both lightGallery.js and lightGallery.min.js

HTML Structure

Create ul and li elements and add the path of the image or video inside the data-src attributes which you wish to open within the lightGallery.

<ul id="lightGallery">
  <li data-src="img/img1.jpg">
    <img src="img/thumb1.jpg" />
  <li data-src="img/img2.jpg">
    <img src="img/thumb2.jpg" />

Call lightGallery!

<script type="text/javascript">
  $(document).ready(function() {

Play with settings

<script type="text/javascript">
  $(document).ready(function() {
      // Elements
      thumbnail   : true,  // Whether to display a button to show thumbnails.
      caption     : false, // Enables image captions. Content is taken from "data-title" attribute.
      captionLink : false, // Makes image caption a link. URL is taken from "data-link" attribute.
      desc        : false, // Enables image descriptions. Description is taken from "data-desc" attr.
      counter     : false, // Shows total number of images and index number of current image.
      controls    : true,  // Whether to display prev/next buttons.


      preload     : 1,  //number of preload slides. will exicute only after the current slide is fully loaded. ex:// you clicked on 4th image and if preload = 1 then 3rd slide and 5th slide will be loaded in the background after the 4th slide is fully loaded.. if preload is 2 then 2nd 3rd 5th 6th slides will be preloaded.. ... ...

      // Transitions
      mode   : 'slide',  // Type of transition between images. Either 'slide' or 'fade'.
      useCSS : true,     // Whether to always use jQuery animation for transitions or as a fallback.
      easing : 'linear', // Value for CSS "transition-timing-function" prop. and jQuery .animate().
      speed  : 1000,     // Transition duration (in ms).

      // Navigation
      hideControlOnEnd : false, // If true, prev/next button will be hidden on first/last image.
      loop             : false, // Allows to go to the other end of the gallery at first/last img.
      auto             : false, // Enables slideshow mode.
      pause            : 4000,  // Delay (in ms) between transitions in slideshow mode.
      escKey           : true,  // Whether lightGallery should be closed when user presses "Esc".

      // Mobile devices
      mobileSrc         : false, // If "data-responsive-src" attr. should be used for mobiles.
      mobileSrcMaxWidth : 640,   // Max screen resolution for alternative images to be loaded for.
      swipeThreshold    : 50,    // How far user must swipe for the next/prev image (in px).

      // Video
      vimeoColor    : 'CCCCCC', // Vimeo video player theme color (hex color code).
      videoAutoplay : true,     // Set to false to disable video autoplay option.
      videoMaxWidth : 855,      // Limits video maximal width (in px).

      // i18n
      lang : { allPhotos: 'All photos' }, // Text of labels.

      // Callbacks
      onOpen        : function() {}, // Executes immediately after the gallery is loaded.
      onSlideBefore : function() {}, // Executes immediately before each transition.
      onSlideAfter  : function() {}, // Executes immediately after each transition.
      onSlideNext   : function() {}, // Executes immediately before each "Next" transition.
      onSlidePrev   : function() {}, // Executes immediately before each "Prev" transition.
      onBeforeClose : function() {}, // Executes immediately before the start of the close process.
      onCloseAfter  : function() {}, // Executes immediately once lightGallery is closed.

      // Dynamical load
      dynamic   : false, // Set to true to build a gallery based on the data from "dynamicEl" opt.
      dynamicEl : [],    // Array of objects (src, thumb, caption, desc, mobileSrc) for gallery els.

      // Misc
      rel          : false, // Combines containers with the same "data-rel" attr. into 1 gallery.
      exThumbImage : false, // Name of a "data-" attribute containing the paths to thumbnails.

In-depth explanation of settings can be found on a separate page.