If you want to give your visitors the opportunity to see in great detail your images, either artwork or products you are selling, jQuery Image Zoom Effect plugins can help you a great deal. The plugins are easy to install and usually require minimal coding skills, making them a great choice for webmasters looking to improve their website visitors’ experience.

Below you will find a collection of 14 free and premium jQuery Image Zoom Effect plugins to choose from for your next project.

Premium Plugins

9 plugins with prices varying from just $4 to $45 (for single license), with many features to create the perfect effect for your images.

Zoome – jQuery Image Zoom Effect Plugin

Zoome jQuery plugin

Zoome is a jQuery plugin to help you zoom images with hover effect (grayscale, blur, transparent) and you can zoom-in or zoom-out using the mouse wheel.

Price: $4

Smooth Zoom Pan

Smooth Zoom Pan jQuery Image Viewer

Smooth Zoom Pan is a Javascript / CSS based image viewer prepared to display product photos, maps or any image within custom small area. Can be configured and implemented in web pages with simple copy / paste steps. There are more than 30 parameters available to customize.

Price: $10

ImageZoom, Responsive jQuery Image Zoom Plugin

Image Zoom jQuery Plugin

ImageZoom is a jQuery plugin for image zoom effect. It has three modes of image zoom effect : inner mode, standard mode and follow mode. It has a lot of options and methods to help you get the effect you need.

Price: $7


Sweenxy Zoom Plugin

SwinxyZoom is a jQuery plugin which takes the ImageZoom paradigm to the highest level. Designed to work across a large range of designs, screens (mobile, tablets, laptops) and devices from the latest UltraBooks to memory constrained mobile devices SwinxyZoom you can be sure the largest number of people will be able to see your imagery the way it was intended.

Price: $7

Zoomer jQuery Products Showcase – with Lightbox

Zoomer jQuery Plugin

Zoomer! is the definitive tool for showcasing products, with its built-in zoom + panning + dragging features, which can be easily customized due to its flexible theme selector and configuration parameters, directly from the html file. Also more configurations can be edited through the css style sheet file. It comes with 3 themes, Dark, Light & Compact, to make easy the integration on your web project.

Price: $8


Etalage Plugin

Etalage is a ready to use jQuery image zooming plugin to present your images in the highest detail without leaving the page. Simply link to the JavaScript and CSS files and apply it to your HTML element like other jQuery plugins. Customize the settings and CSS to match your style and purpose.

Price: $7

Epic Image Zoom

Epic Image Zoom Plugin

Epic Image Zoom adds zoom-in functionality to any image. It has three modes, configurable magnification level and magnifier appearance and is very easy to set-up.

Price: $6

Cloud Zoom

Cloud Zoom Plugin

Cloud Zoom is a popular fly-out jQuery image zoom plugin used on many high profile retail sites. Continuous improvement, regular updates and technical support make it a favoured choice for busy developers who need a mature and reliable jQuery image zoom solution for their clients.

Price: from $40 (single license)

Magic Zoom

Magic Zoom jQuery Plugin

Magic Zoom™ is a JavaScript zoom tool. It’s the best way to display images in incredible detail thanks to some great features like fast-loading, easiness to install and customize, modules available for all major CMS (WordPress, Joomla, Drupal) and e-commerce software (Magento, osCommerce, OpenCart, ZenCart and many more).

Price: from $45 (single license)

Free Plugins

5 free, easy to use, plugins to add a nice zoom effect to your images.

jQuery Zoom

jQuery zoom plugin

jQuery Zoom is a plugin to enlarge images on mouseover or mousedown. It is released under the MIT License.


Zoomooz plugin

Zoomooz is a jQuery plugin for making web page elements zoom. It can be used for making Prezi like slideshows and for zooming to images or other details. Zoomooz uses a smart easing that works the same way as css animation easings.

Elevate Zoom

Elevate image zoom plugin

Elevate Zoom is a jQuery plugin with three modes: Window Zoom, Lens Zoom and Inner Zoom. It is easy to customize, you can set tints for the zoom, or attach a set of images to the zoom and pass a gallery to the lightbox.


Zoomy plugin

Zoomy is a quick and easy to integrate plugin that will zoom into any picture. Zoomy is a flexible zoom plugin and can be used with either, two copies of the same image, or one image linked to its self. Zoomy is easy to implement and customize. There are a few options that allow you to change the appearance and usability of Zoomy.


Easy Zoom Plugin

EasyZoom is an elegant, highly optimised jQuery image zoom and panning plugin based on the original work by Alen Grakalic. EasyZoom includes an extension to create a gallery and supports touch-enabled devices including the iPhone and iPad.

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