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.
2. jQuery Capty
Is a plugin that creates captions over the images.
Source & Demo
3. jQuery Image Overlay Plugin
4. Hover Image Text
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.
9. JQuery hover caption plugin
A simple jQuery plugin that adds both a caption and a gray-out effect when hovering over an image.
Source & Demo
10. jQuery Captify (v1.1.3)
Small/simple, and completely ready for use in production environments.
11. Making Image Captions using jQuery
12. How to create an image caption with jQuery
13. jSquares for jQuery
Provides a jQuery plugin for automatically hooking up links and forms, as well as an ask() helper for presenting multiple choices to the user.
15. jCapSlide: A jQuery Image Caption Plugin
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
20. Flash plugin: Captions
You can supply the Captions information as an external text file or embed them inside an mp4 container.
22. iCaptionate: automatic image captions
23. jQuery Footer Caption
Adds a footer caption on an image, div box or other any DOM element. You can set some options for use a custom text too.
Creates an overlay with a caption to images from the tag’s title or alt text.
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.
26. jQuery Doom Carousel Plugin
27. jQuery plugin: captionate images
28. CSS3 Image & Text Overlay
29. Making Image Overlay Caption Using CSS
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
Sam Deering has 15+ years of programming and website development experience. He was a website consultant at Console, ABC News, Flight Centre, Sapient Nitro, and the QLD Government and runs a tech blog with over 1 million views per month. Currently, Sam is the Founder of Crypto News, Australia.