25 Best jQuery Slideshow plugins

Slideshows enable you to display your images, videos and artwork in a great style which not only draws user attention but also makes your website look beautiful and visually stunning. Generally we use slideshows and full screen background sliders for creating portfolio, ecommerce sites, blogs and any type of sites where you want to display your product and content in an elegant way.

Every day myriad of jQuery slideshow plugins have been introduced by jQuery developer community, which you can use for your websites easily. This article consists 25 Best jQuery Slideshow plugins which you want to use for creating beautiful slideshows for your websites and projects.

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1. Maximage 2

maximage2
MaxImage 2.0 is a fullscreen background slideshow plugin that utilizes jQuery Cycle Plugin and all it’s transitions / options.

MaxImage 2.0 determines whether your browser can use CSS3′s background-size:cover. If it can, it uses it as to limit the amount of heavy lifting that jQuery has to do. That means the majority of your users will have a slim and smooth experience. That is so important with large image animations.
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2. Craftyslide

craftyslide
Craftyslide is a tiny (just 2kb) slideshow built on jQuery. Craftyslide aims to be different, by providing a simple, no-frills method of displaying images; packaged into a small, clean and efficient plugin.
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3. SlidesJS

slidesjs
SlidesJS is a responsive slideshow plug-in for jQuery (1.7.1+) with features like touch and CSS3 transitions. Packed with a useful set of features to help novice and advanced developers alike create elegant and user-friendly slideshows.
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4. desSlideshow

desslideshow
desSlideshow is a stylish featured image slideshow jQuery plugin.
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5. Vegas 2

vegas-2
Vegas 2 is next version of most popular slideshow plugin Vegas , it is a jQuery/Zepto plugin to add beautiful backgrounds and Slideshows to DOM elements. You can even create amazing Slideshows.
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6. Fullsizable

fullsizable
fullsizable is a jQuery plugin to take full available browser space for image viewing. Also supports the native HTML5 full screen API in modern browsers.
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7. bgSwitcher

bgswitcher
jQuery.BgSwitcher is a jQuery plugin to switch the background image with effects. Here are effect types that can be used:fade,blind,clip,slide,drop,hide (No effect).
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8. jQuery Slideshow

jqueryslideshow
jQuery Slideshow is a performant and developer friendlyimage slideshow and content carousel plugin with support for touch gestures. 2KB when gzipped.
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9. Skippr

skippr
Skippr is a super simple lighter and faster slideshow plugin for jQuery. You can easily setup Skippr by including jquery.skippr.css inside your head tag and skippr.js just before the closing body tag. Be sure to include jQuery before skippr.js.
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10. Layer Slider

layerslider
LayerSlider is a premium multi-purpose slider for creating image galleries, content sliders, and mind-blowing slideshows with must-see effects.

It uses cutting edge technologies to provide the smoothest experience that’s possible, and it comes with more than 200 preset 2D and 3D slide transitions. It is device friendly by supporting responsive mode, multiple layouts, touch gestures on mobile devices, and uses techniques like lazy load for optimal performance. You can add any content, including images, text, custom HTML, YouTube and Vimeo videos or HTML5 self-hosted multimedia contents.

It’s also SEO friendly by allowing you to build semantic markup with custom attributes that search engines can index easily. LayerSlider comes with 13 built-in skins, and it has tons of options to entirely customize the appearance and behavior of your sliders at the smallest detail.
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11. Juicy Slider

juicy-slider
Juicy Slider is a responsive slider/slideshow plugin for jQuery. Unlike other plugins that rely on CSS3 support of browser, this plugin adjusts image size by computing the corresponding aspect ratio of images and viewport using JavaScript. This makes it compatible with older browsers and more consistent. The current release uses jQuery UI to set its transition effects.
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12. Destaque

destaque-slideshow
Destaque is a simple slideshow plugin with built-in parallax effect.
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13. Full Width Slider 2

full-width-slider-2
Full Width Slider 2 is easy to use jQuery image slider optimized for full screen width. It has responsive design, adjustable transition speed, autoslideshow with pause on hover, you can add title, description and link button to each slide and has compatibility with all major browsers.
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14. Camera

camera
Camera slideshow is free, an open source project, based on Diapo slideshow, but improved a lot. You can download it and use for free. Camera slideshow requires jQuery 1.4+ and other jQuery plugins are necessary if you want to use some functionalities: jQuery Easing and a customized version of jQuery Mobile to use Camera with mobile devices.
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15. Fullscreen Background Slider

fullscreen-background-slider-jquery-slideshow
FullScreen Background Slider using the latest CSS3 transitions along with jQuery to display a really unique fullscreen gallery slideshow in the background of your website. With 36 animation types, 20+ patterns and customizable timing, it can be a modern and clean tool to create great websites, including landing pages or even coming soon pages.

With only few lines, you can integrate the Background Slider Plugin to your website to get a great, well-designed background slideshow. Built for makes the implementation process simple and easy to save tons of time instead developing your own slideshow.
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16. BgStretcher

bgstretcher
bgStretcher (Background Stretcher) is a jQuery plug-in which allows you to add a large image (or a set of images) to the background of your web page and will proportionally resize the image(s) to fill the entire window area. The plug-in will work as a slideshow if multiple images mode is used (the speed and duration for the slideshow is configurable).
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17. Agile Carousel

agile-carousel
Agile Carousel is a jQuery plugin that allows us to create flexible (both in function and design) slideshows and carousel. The plugin uses JSON for the data format of the slides. You can select between “fade” or “slide” as the transition effect, duration of the transitions and intervals between each slide can all be defined.
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18. Skitter

skitter
Skitter is a jQuery plugin that enables us to convert unordered lists into slideshows with attractive animations. The slideshow can display the list of slides as numbers or thumbnails and items can be browsed with the help of prev-next buttons as well.
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19. Diapo Slideshow

diapo-slideshow
Diapo Slideshow is a free slide show jQuery plugin with many effects, transitions, easy to customize, using canvas and mobile ready. Diapo slideshow is an open source project. You can download it and use for free.
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20. Seria

seria
This is a multi-purpose vertical slideshow plugin that can be used to create product showcases, photo galleries, display blog posts or news. Also you can use it to create portfolio of your works in quite interesting way!

Seria plugin can be easily customized with just few options to suit any particular needs. For example, you can show/hide and configure visibility of adjacent photos, switch between normal or carousel mode, show photos in enlarged panoramic view, etc. Worth noting that CSS of plugin is split into sections and groups for easy modifications.
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21. Supersized

supersized
Supersized is a fullscreen background slideshow built using the jQuery library. This jQuery plugin is highly customisable and easy to implement into you website.
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22. Smoothslides

smoothslides
A responsive jQuery slideshow with beautiful Ken Burns type effects on each image. This plugin is lightweight includes four animations, responsive and you can easily add captions to images.
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23. Aviaslider

aviaslider
AviaSlider is a very flexible and easy to use Image slideshow plugin for jQuery with a set of really unique transitions that were nver available before, as well as some basic transitions, so the slider will fit into every project.

It comes with an image preloader so the slider starts when images are ready to be shown. No clumsy animations with half loaded images.
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24. PgwSlideshow

pgwslideshow
PgwSlideshow is a responsive slideshow / gallery / carousel plugin for jQuery. It is lightweight 4kb responsive slideshow plugin that works well on desktop and mobile devices.
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25. jQuery Banner Rotator Slideshow

jquery-banner-rotator
This is another popular premium plugin which featuring multiple transitions. The thumbnails and buttons allow for easy navigation of your banners/ads. The banner rotator is also re-sizable and configurable through the plugin’s parameters.
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Final Words

So, these were some of the best jQuery slideshow plugins which you can use for creating slideshows for your websites. If you are aware of some other jQuery slideshow plugins, please let us know by posting a comment below, we would love to add it to the list.

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