What i say is: why lightbox2 modal boxes dont show inside of them correctly (the cross that should be showed when you put the mouse cursor on the image) the image cropper i say, and lytebox modal boxes can do it correctly?
It sounds like you are trying to combine Lightbox and the Image cropping script. You shouldn’t expect to be able to mash different scripts together and expect them to work. Some scripts work well together out-of-the-box, others need some hacking.
Again, what is the final effect you are trying to create?
My guess is to be able to click on an image - open in a lightbox and then be able to select parts of the image - and then…
If you can’t put together an example of what you are working with I won’t make an effort to try and help you either.
The nature of those scripts generally work in the same way - when the page loads they take a dom element in the page and extend it in some way (add extra elements, setup events etc) because of this if unexpected elements are added the scripts may not be able to find the correct ones or the events could clash or do contradicting things.
Don’t expect scripts like these to work well together.
This was said in relation to using frameworks but I think it applies to these scripts also. “You should only use a framework if you have read it, understand it, agree with it and couldn’t achieve the same thing in your best day of coding.”