Image gallery with fancy transitions effects

I was looking all over the Internet for some jQuery gallery plugin with some interesting transition effects. I found a lot of great plugins but they all have pretty same transition effects. Mostly that was fading and sliding effects. I wanted something different so I decide to made my own slideshow gallery plugin for jQuery. That’s how was born jqFancyTransitions.


My main idea was to build some ‘strip curtain’ effect and I start from that. But, while I was building this some other effects just pop up and I decided to adjust code and include some of those effects. Now, there are ‘wave’, ‘zipper’ and ‘curtain’ effect, plus options that can be used for custom effect. You can see how it works on examples and documentations page.

At the beggining you will need to download jQuery and jqFancyTransitions and include them on your page similar like this :

<script src="js/jquery.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="js/jqFancyTransitions.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

After that you will need some placeholder with some images for your slideshow. Text from alt tag will be used in title bar in your slideshow.

<div id='slideshowHolder'>
   <img src='img1.jpg' alt='img1' />
   <img src='img2.jpg' alt='img2' />
   <img src='img3.jpg' alt='img3' />

When you set everything time is to call jqFancyTransition and tell him where to do his job. You will probably need to set width and height for your gallery. That can be done with next code:

$(document).ready( function(){
    $('#slideshowHolder').jqFancyTransitions({ width: 400, height: 300 });

The code above is enough to made your fancy transitions gallery 400px wide and 300px high. If you want you can change transition effect with one of predefined values:

  • wave
  • zipper
  • curtain

Of course, you can made custom effect with set of options that you can use to set speed, number of strips, direction, type of effect, etc. Bellow is list of all parameters and their values that you can use.

effect: '', // wave, zipper, curtain
width: 500, // width of panel
height: 332, // height of panel
strips: 20, // number of strips
delay: 5000, // delay between images in ms
stripDelay: 50, // delay beetwen strips in ms
titleOpacity: 0.7, // opacity of title
titleSpeed: 1000, // speed of title appereance in ms
position: 'alternate', // top, bottom, alternate, curtain
direction: 'fountainAlternate', // left, right, alternate, random, fountain, fountainAlternate
navigation: false, // prev and next navigation buttons
links: false // show images as links

You can try to change those options and see what kind of effect you will get. Basically, you can change position and direction parameters and you will see variety of jqFancyTransitions effects. Also you can check examples and documentation page where you can see few examples with photos made by my friends Goran Jovanovic, Igor Srdanovic, Ivan Jekic and Marko Manojlovic who is also design layout for that page.


Since 1.7 version images can be urls. All you have to do is to add url below images. Similar to this:

<div id='slideshowHolder'>
   <img src='img1.jpg' alt='img1' />
   <a href =''/></a>
   <img src='img2.jpg' alt='img2' />
   <a href =''></a>
   <img src='img3.jpg' alt='img3' />
   <a href =''></a>

After that just add links: true in call.


– 1.5

– 1.7
images can be urls

– 1.8
class for active navigation number ( ft-button-IDOFHOLDER-active )
description bar is not part of ‘navigation’ option

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1,021 comments on "Image gallery with fancy transitions effects"

I am using your brilliant slide show at my homepage, and I want that the text at the bottom will not be the “content” of the related post, but the EXCERPT text.
How can I change this, and where? in the js? in the php timthumb?

Thanks for your assistance!

Erez on December 9, 2013 at 2:41 pm

Thank you for the post really awesome but please i need help after following your step and copying the scrip in my head tag section of my html nothing seems to happen with my images. I have for images in my place holder called #profileimgHolder, pleas is this code really completed for the effect, because it seems to not work

$(‘#profileimgHolder’).jqFancyTransitions({ width: 400, height: 300 });

Kserver on November 6, 2013 at 7:26 pm

First, thanks for this plug-in… it’s easy and light.
Second, I have problem with image loading using PHP script, it just doesn’t show up…

Here’s my code:

Do you have any suggestions?

Thank you again.

jess on November 4, 2013 at 1:59 am

I see a function in he js called “$.fisherYates = function(arr)” how can I add this bit of code to my page so that the images are shuffled on page load and don’t display in the same order each and every time?

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Anyways, just wanterd to sayy superb blog! on October 26, 2013 at 1:38 am

Well, beside all the spam comments here: Its a very nice slideshow you’ve made there. I am using it on my new shop now. I had some problems in the first place, because I haven’t used an ID for it, but a class. For some reason it didn’t worked than. Oh well, using an ID now :3

Keenora on October 23, 2013 at 6:04 pm

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Is there a way to make the images responsive, like to use width with percentage (%) instead of pixels (px)?

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Keep it up! on October 13, 2013 at 12:41 am

Hi, I have some update on the plugin. I added an option whether to display the image randomly or start from index[0].

Rob on September 26, 2013 at 8:55 pm

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