I'm trying to find a lightbox style plugin in jQuery that displays thumbnails at the bottom of the picture (or video, or whatever).

I found plenty of lightbox plugins, but none that allows navigation by thumbnail inside the box. The plugin must be able to open images, swf and inline content. I realize that jQuery will not be able to generate the thumbnails and that's ok.

Do you have any good ones to suggest?


  • Maybe this should be asked on StackOverflow?
    – John Conde
    Commented Aug 24, 2010 at 20:40
  • I hesitated to put it on StackOverflow as it's not a programming question, but a "do you know a plugin" question... But I'll post it there and the worst that will happen is that my question will be closed! ;)
    – Gabriel
    Commented Aug 24, 2010 at 20:56
  • It will be closed as they do not allow cross-posting. I believe this is the correct place to ask this question. Commented Apr 6, 2012 at 9:32
  • Just realized these comments were a couple of years old :s Commented Apr 6, 2012 at 9:32

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I use the HighSlide (.com) lightbox. My implementation can be viewed here. Select an album, then click on a photo. Thumbnails are at the bottom of the page.


I've had a look for this before but couldn't find the exact thing. I did find these though and they might be useful to you:



Not really jQuery though :(


prettyPhoto is what I use : http://www.no-margin-for-errors.com/projects/prettyphoto-jquery-lightbox-clone/#prettyPhoto

see the image gallery demo.

It has thumbnails inside the main image and it uses jquery.

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