28 Best Free jQuery Image Zoom Plugins

By | January 23, 2014

jQuery Image Zoom Plugins – An exciting way to see the details .

Zooming an image is a very important aspect in selecting the product for purchase. jQuery plugins give us a this opportunity to see things in detail. We have shortlisted best free  jQuery Image Zoom Effect Plugins which you can use in your website for a better customer experience. These jquery image zoom plugins will definitely boost the sales in eCommerce website.

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A jQuery plugin to responsively zoom inline page images
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EasyZoom – jQuery Image Zoom Plugin

EasyZoom is an elegant, highly optimised jQuery image zoom and panning plugin based on the original work by Alen Grakalic. EasyZoom supports touch-enabled devices and is easily customisable with CSS.
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Featured Image Zoomer

This script lets you view a magnified portion of any image upon moving your mouse over it. A magnifying area appears alongside the image displaying the magnified image on demand. The user can toggle the zoom level by using the mousewheel.  It’s great to use on product images, photos, or other images with lots of details you want users to be able to get into on command.
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 Featured Image Zoomer


ImageLens – A jQuery plug-in for Lens Effect Image Zooming

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jQuery Photo Enlarger

Click the image to enlarge it or to shrink the enlarged image
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jQuery Zoom

A plugin to enlarge images on touch, click, or mouseover.
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Leroy Zoom

A lightweigth and easy to use image zoom and magnify jQuery plugin with less than 4 KB. This plugin works on a 2-steps zoom behavior:
1) Show details of image in the medium version when user over the thumb image
2) Magnify and show details of the large image version when user click to “Magnify”
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SergeLand Image Zoomer v3.0

Free jQuery plugin zoom the image with the magnifying glass.
Supports all modern browsers
Smoothness of the animation in the browser IE8
Easy organization Galleries
Expanded functionality with the ability to fine-tune
Opportunity to ask their css classes to change the appearance
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AnythingZoomer jQuery Plugin

You have a small area. You mouse over it. An area pops up giving you a zoomed in closer look. This is a jQuery plugin that does it. It’s flexible in many ways, in that the “small”, “large”, and “zoom” areas are all pretty easy to customize (via CSS).
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Fresco – A lightbox zoom plugin

Fresco is a beautiful responsive lightbox. It can be used to create stunning overlays that work great at any screen size, in all browsers on every device. To make things even more awesome Fresco comes with fullscreen zoom, retina-ready skins, support for swipe events, Youtube and Vimeo integration for HTML5 video and a powerful Javascript API.
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jQuery lightbox plugin for image zoom

Ion.zoom — easy image lightbox jQuery plugin for small galleries. Allow to zoom images at place.
Supports keyboard controls with ESC, LEFT and RIGHT button. You can also zoom without having these controls. Below is a screenshot of zoom with controls.
Supports multiple independently operating galleries in one page.
Crossbrowser: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Safari, IE(8.0+)
Works on touch screen devices (iPhone, iPad, etc.).
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Elevate Zoom-Jquery Image Zoom Plugin

This fully  customizable zooming plugin gives you lot of options:
Coloured Tints
Fancybox Gallery Support
Variable zoom on mouse scroll
External Controls
Window Zoom, Lens Zoom and Inner Zoom
Free to use under MIT and GPL Licenses
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A jQuery plugin for smooth image exploration. Click + / in for zoom in and -/out  for zoom out
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jQuery Mouseover Zoom together with AJAX-ZOOM

This jQuery mousehover extension is somewhat different! At first glance it looks like a regular mouseover zoom / hover zoom alike many others free and paid scripts. In fact it is, however it is only a preview of the real high resolution AJAX-ZOOM view, which is opened at fullscreen when you click on the preview image or lens
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JQZoom is a javascript image magnifier built at the top of the popular jQuery javascript framework. jQzoom is a great and a really easy to use script to magnify what you want.
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Zoom in, zoom out on (almost) anything in your page.
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Jquery PhotoZoom Plugin

This plugin helps you to view bigger images on mouse over component, this is very useful for media related web applications. You can customize the PhotoZoom container based on your web page design.
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This plugin lets the images which are zoomed in initially and when hovering over an image it gets zoomed out. This effect could be used in photography websites or image galleries. The example in demo uses some black and white images to focus on the effect.
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Image Power Zoomer v1.1

Some images are worth a closer look, which is why there’s Image Power Zoomer. It gives any image on your page the ability to be magnified when the mouse rolls over it. A “magnifying glass” that appears over the image lets the user zoom in on any portion of it as it follows the cursor around. Furthermore, the magnification power can be adjusted on the fly by turning the mouse wheel back or forth, just like in many graphics programs.
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jQuery.iviewer is an jQuery UI widget responsible for image view control with zoom
control and a possibility to move image in area by the mouse.
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Dopeless Rotate – Jquery Plugin for 360 degrees product view

Dopeless Rotate is Jquery plugin for 360 degree product visualisation. It features:
Configurable hotspots
Zooming function
Support of touchscreen devices
Ability to use multiple instances on a single page
You can use every number of images for 360 degree visualisation you want
Images are loaded automatic via PHP or manually without server-side scripts
Preloader is showing the progress of loading images to cache
Preloader for loading zoomed image
Nice modern design

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Cloud Zoom V3.1

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. The  free version of Cloud Zoom is available for non-commercial websites only.
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Fancy Zoom

This plugin is the jQuery version on the fancy zoom effect. As describe on the fancy zoom web site, this effect is providing a smooth, clean, truly Mac-like effect, almost like it’s a function of Safari itself
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PanoJS3 – An interactive JavaScript widget for panning and zooming a panoramic image stitched together dynamically from smaller tiles. This widget can be used for viewing images that are much larger than the available space in the browser viewport. Examples include panoramas, maps or high resolution document scans.
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Image Zoom 2.0

This plug-in makes links pointing to images open in the “Image Zoom”. Clicking a link will zoom out the clicked image to its target-image. Click anywhere on the image or the close-button to zoom the image back in. Only ~3k minified.
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jQuery gzoom plugin

The features of gzoom are :
Click on plus and minus to zoom
Drag the slider to zoom
Zoom using mousewheel hover the image
Moving mouse hover the image change the pan
Click on the image to show in lightbox style
jquery.ui framework styled
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Enables a minimal JS API for zooming in on specific points or DOM elements.
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You are able to zoom into certain parts of the image by clicking on tags, using another image for the closer view. This next step can contain other tags that again allow to show more images. We achieve the “zoom” effect by enlarging the current image and fading in the new one.
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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. Check the screenshot below. There are lot of options in this plugin check the demo.
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