36 Best Free and Premium CSS3 jQuery Image Hover Plugins & Effects

By | December 6, 2014

CSS3 jQuery Image Hover Plugins – An amazing image effects

When a visitor hover the image , he gets interesting details. This catches his attention. All this has been possible by installing CSS3 jQuery Image Hover Plugins. Here is my list of best free collection of these plugins to help you install one of these in your website

   [Updated: 6 December, 2014 ]

40 CSS Hover Effects (Premium)

Hover Effects – simple and clean CSS animations. There are a total of 39 Hover Animation included with this code snippet.
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Xoverlay-v1.0 (Premium)

Xoverlay is a bundle of CSS attributes which will help you to add hover effects on your site. Here you will get 50+ effects and a huge plus point is you can combine it’s effects, therefore you can create more than 150+ effects.
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Xoverlay v1.0


CSS3 Hover Effects (Premium)

It’s features are listed bellow.

  • Full responsive.
  • Easy to use.
  • No Javascript.
  • Compatible for all major browsers.
  • Easy change of color
  • Almost fully CSS customizable.
  • 479 retina icons
  • Easy to use social icons
  • 20 effects

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CSS3 Hover Effects


CSS3 Classic Transformed Gallery ( Premium)

It’s a CSS3 transformation animation gallery plugin. It’s features are listed bellow.

  • Easy to use.
  • Full responsive.
  • No Javascript.
  • having animated transformation.
  • Compatible for all major browsers.
  • Animation based on metro ans iOS7 transitions.
  • Almost fully CSS customizable.
  • 8 layout included

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Original Hover Effects (Premium)

Pure CSS
Without JavaScript or jQuery
Easy to use and customize
Zoom In / Zoom Out
Rotate Right / Left
Rotate / Scale
Rotate X / Rotate Y / Rotate Z
Image Opacity
Layer Hover
Support responsive Videos
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Sinister – Pure CSS Image Hover Effects (Premium)

Sinister is More than 100 Pure CSS Image Hover Effects Which is Suitable for a Wide Variety of Websites and Have Very Easy Installation.With Install this CSS File You Will be able add Variety of Image hover effects to your images
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CSS3 Shadow Hover Effects

Easy to use the beautiful Shadow Hover Effects for their own website. Simply insert into the existing CSS file and enjoy the new Shadow Hover Effects.
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CSS3 Shadow Hover Effects


CSS3 Image Hover Effects – Pure CSS

Easy to use the beautiful Image Hover Effects for their own website. Simply insert into the existing CSS file and enjoy the new Image Hover Effects.
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This is neat grid navigation effects using jQuery
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showOnHover.js is a jQuery plugin for create a hover effect.
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A simple, lightweight jQuery plugin for creating a grid of images which when hovered reveals a caption
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The main idea is to have an image area with several images that slide out when we hover over them, revealing other images. The sliding effect will be random, i.e. the images will slide to the top or bottom, left or right, fading out or not. When we click on any area, all areas will slide their images out.
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Follow the kitty

Simple effect for roll over on grids, where the content slides based on the previous position.
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This plugin shows as how to create some exciting 3D hover effects using CSS3 and jQuery. This idea is inspired by the cool hover effect.  The uses thumbails  will reveal some more information on hover. The structure is created with jQuery that will allow making the image appear as folded or bended when we hover over it. For the hover effects we will use CSS 3D transforms.
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3D Thumbnail Hover Effects



This shows how to achieve an interesting 3D opening type effect with CSS based. The aim of  is to show how we can bring some life to letters using CSS transforms and transitions on pseudo-elements with a technique that will allow to open a letter from all four sides.
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This plugin flips the content like book pages. The idea is to navigate the pages using the arrows or swiping the pages, and to slide out the menu when clicking on the menu button. The sidebar menu will contain links to different pages, i.e. the table of contents. When clicking on a table of contents entry, we’ll jump to the respective page.
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jQuery Color Fade Hover Effect

This is a tutorial in which you will learn to make a transition hover effect from greyscale to color with  jQuery.
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jQuery Color Fade Hover Effect



Windy is a jQuery plugin that allows a rapid navigation through a pile of items using some CSS 3D transforms and transitions. The effect of a continuous navigation flow reminds of a deck of cards or sheets flying away, hence the name.
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Hover Zoom Effect with jQuery and CSS

The hover zoom effect basically reverse zooms an image while fading in a label on top of it when the mouse hovers over it. It makes for a pretty slick effect which could be used on thumbnails. As always, you can check out a demo or grab the source right here if you don’t want to read the entire tutorial.
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Pure CSS3 images Hover Effects

There are five examples of hover effects using different CSS properties. This will only work properly in modern browsers that support the CSS3 properties in use.
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Another Beautiful Thumbnail Hover Effect : Using Mootools

Hover effect is  image is splitting in middle. Actually to get this effect  two instances of the same image is used. One instance goes toward left while second image goes right, in effect giving an illusion that image is splitting in middle.
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This shows a neat lightbox effect using only CSS. The idea is to have some thumbnails that are clickable, and once clicked, the respective large image is shown. Using CSS transitions and animations, we can make the large image appear in a fancy way.
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Useful and Practical jQuery Image ToolTips

It displays a tooltip image when user hover on the thumbnail with fadein and out effect. it’s a useful script for your website.
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Adipoli – jQuery multiple Image Hover effect plugin

Adipoli is a simple jQuery plugin used to bring stylish image hover effects. Available options are :
startEffect : Default style of image
hoverEffect : Image style on mouse over
imageOpacity : opacity of image considered when start effect is transparent or overlay
animSpeed : Animation speed for the effect
fillColor : Overlay color
textColor : Text Color
overlayText : Default HTML to be displayed on overlay
slices : Number of slices for slice animations
boxCols : Number of boxes in a row for box animations
boxRows : Number of rows for box animations
popOutMargin : Margin of Image popout
popOutShadow : Shadow length of popout image. Shadow works for those browsers which support text-shadow css.
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The power of jQuery is enormous,  we are going to show you in a very creative way using parallax style with jquery  mouse over effect. On mouse over a parallax, animation image layer are response to the mouse travelling the whole width of the mouse port, the position of image move depend on css style that we have defined in different style in example.
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It looks so much more interesting with creative design using circles transition style. We like CSS3 hover effects, so we would like to share  some new creating special hover effects for you!
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jQuery beautiful responsive portfolio hover gallery

On mouse over each images you see animation background transparency and two permalinks will appear with beauty icons link.
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This runs a super-fast image slideshow on hover and show the current image when mousing out. It’s just a fancy effect to play with.
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Fast Hover Slideshow



This is a CSS transition and box shadow style to create beautiful image style with show and hidden text. It has a responsive layout.
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The power of CSS3 is enormous and we will see how to exploit it in a very creative way. We are going to create some thumbnail hover effects with CSS3 transitions. On hover over a thumbnail, we will reveal some description of the thumbnail, using a different style in each example.
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This is a set of nice typography effects for big headlines using CSS3 and jQuery. There are many things we can do with CSS3 animations and transitions and we’ll see these in this effects.
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Useful image hover slide effect with jQuery

This is a simple technique to animate an image when hovering using jQuery’s animate() effect. Use this effect to manipulate our CSS, creating a seamless transition between two areas of an image.
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Zoomy-useful zoom into picture with jquery

Zoomy is a quick and easy plugin that will zoom into a picture. You only need two copies of one image first the display image and then the zoom image. Most CMS systems save or create multiple sizes of an image so its easy to set up. Just link the zoom picture on the display picture, and tell the plugin to use that link when zooming. It takes only a little bit of scripting.
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Flat logo with hover effect

Hover over the logo, the letters move apart
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Image Hover Effects using CSS3

This kinda effect you have seen before in Flash or in javascript as well.But why use Flash or js when CSS can do the same work. So lets do it.
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This plugin will take care of the ‘mouseenter’, ‘mouseleave’ and ‘click’ events to be triggered only on the circular shape of the element and not its bounding box. Applying a :hover pseudo-class to an element is widely known as the classic “hovering” over an element on a web page. A problem that arose with the introduction of the border-radius property is the non-realistic triggering of the hover event when entering the bounding box of the element and not just the actual visible area. This becomes extreme when we create a circle by setting the border-radius of a square to 50% (half of its outer width and height).
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