We all know the saying “a picture can tell a thousand words”, this may be true, but sometimes it is important to show captions on images to give more details. And once again with the use of jQuery, we can make fantastic text overlay effects that occurs when you mouseover the image. Displaying captions this way can also save web page space at the same time. We bring you 30 Text Captions Overlay Image Scripts & Plugins, hopefully there is one that catches your eye! Enjoy!
1. Overlay Text over an Image with a Very Simple jQuery Snippet
This post will show you how much jQuery is helpful to give a trendy face of the presentation of your images. There are some developers who want only to put fixed text messages above the images. But there are others who like to add some spices to their images look.
3. jQuery Image Overlay Plugin
The image overlay plugin is a simple jQuery plugin that attempts to present an image with an overlaid title/caption. The overlay drops in on hover, as you can see below.
4. Hover Image Text
This project allows you to create images along with descriptive text that is displayed on mouse over, similar to a tool hip, however the text is overlayed over the image.
6. Beautiful Image Captions with jQuery Captify Plugin
Captify is a plugin for jQuery written by Brian Reavis to display simple, pretty image captions that appear on rollover. It has been tested on Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and the wretched Internet Explorer.
7. Image Captions
Adds caption to images. Captions are pulled from the alt tag or the html for a specified element. Still only version 0.1, this is more a proof of concept then a production version.
15. jCapSlide: A jQuery Image Caption Plugin
Here is a new plugin for creating nice sliding captions for images. When hovering over the image, the caption appears and the image gets a semi-transparent color overlay.
16. jQuery Drop Captions Plugin
17. Animated image Caption for WordPress with jQuery
The image caption has been implemented in WordPress for now. Learn in this tutorial how to manipulate the image caption so it appears only on mouseover. (The original article is written in German, use google translator to translate it to english).
18. jQuery Image ‘Wrap’ Captions
Simply place some text in the title attribute and give the image class=”captionme” and you will get lovely “wrap-around” captions which compliment your inline images.
Source & Demo
19. Create a Thumbnail with Fading Caption Using jQuery
This tutorial will show you how to create a fading caption for your thmbnail gallery. It uses jQuery framework and CSS to create this transparent and fading effect.
22. iCaptionate: automatic image captions
It can automatically caption any images you want, without adjusting the page layout as they float or dropdown and uses the title attribute for the caption!
25. JQuery Stack Banner Slideshow with Captions
Use this sexy and stylish banner slideshow to spice up your website.
> 2 version layout (vertical and horizontal).
> 2 directional movement (forward and backward).
> Adjust image size and borders.
> Unlimited captions allowed.
> Captions can be linked.
> Adjust drop shadows.
> Adjust slideshow speeds and rotation angles.
> Adjust caption opening speeds and delays.
> Auto starts slideshow.
> Cool circle filling pre loader included.
> Installation instructions included.
> Rotation supported even in old Internet Explorer versions.
30. jQuery Feature Carousel
This plug-in was intended to be used to display feature stories on a home page of a website, but can be used for any reason and is highly customizable. It will always display three images at the same time, with all the rest hidden behind the center image.
Source & Demo