Add a gush of style with these 10 amazing image effect jQuery plugins! Transform those plain images in your website using this collection of jQuery Image Effect plugins, that help enhance images, create galleries, scrollers and bring your website back to life!

1. Image Splitting Effect with CSS and JQuery

In this tutorial we are going to make an image splitting effect. What’s that? It’s similar to a sliding door effect where the image slides to left or right side and reveals the text behind it, but the thing that makes this different is that the effect looks like the image is split into half and one goes left and the other one goes right.


2. jQuery Image Warp Script

ImageWarp adds an interesting warp effect to select images on your page so clicking on them causes the image to expand temporarily before reverting back to the image original dimensions.

3. Polaroid Photo Viewer with CSS3 and jQuery

Placing images on simple Polaroid’s on a webpage simply did not do it for me. I wanted to drag them around, rotate them and still have a fun time. That is where CSS and jQuery come in play. By combining the CSS3 Box Shadow and Rotate properties, this effect is relatively easy to create.

4. Using the Wonderful jFlow Plugin

In this screencast, I will show you how to easily create a scrollable featured section using one of Theme Forests popular themes as a reference. Let us get into it!

5. jQuery Image Magnify

Enables any image on the page to be magnified by a desired factor when clicked on, via a sleek zoom in/out effect.

6. Supersized jQuery Plugin

What it does?
> Resizes images to fill browser while maintaining image dimension ratio
> Cycles Images/backgrounds via slideshow with transitions and preloading
> Navigation controls allow for pause/play and forward/back

7. Image Loading with jQuery

This tutorial will show how to load images in the background, and once loaded handle the event and create your own response.

8. CrossSlide jQuery Plugin

A jQuery plugin that implements in JavaScript some common slide-show animations, traditionally only available to the web developer via Adobe Flash™ or other proprietary plugins. CrossSlide builds upon jQuery animation facility, so it is as portable across browsers as jQuery itself.

9. Crop jQuery Plugin

The crop plugin takes an IMG element and crops them to the dimensions given. The result is a DIV with a background image with the height and width and an offset.

10. imgAreaSelect jQuery Plugin

A jQuery plugin for selecting a rectangular area of an image. It allows web developers to easily implement image cropping functionality, as well as other user interface features, such as photo notes (like those on Flickr).

Sam Deering is a Front-end Web Developer who specialises in JavaScript & jQuery. Sam is driven and passionate about sharing his knowledge to educate others.

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