10 jQuery Plugins For Zooming Image On Mouseover

When you are building an e-commerce website, especially a showcase, a website gallery, you always need many good images for using and giving your visitors/customers the detailed view of your images or your product. Here are 10 jQuery Plugins For Zooming Image On Mouseover you need to consider.


There are many ways you can add special effects to your web pages and one of them is adding a Zoom Effect on Images when the user hovers over them.This type of effect is notably used in portfolio-type situations where the design intends to show both visual and informational details. It can be created using this jQuery plugins.


Cloud Zoom

This is a popular fly-out jQuery image zoom plugin used on many high profile retail sites.

cloud zoom

Elevate Zoom

Elevate Zoom works best using two images, one low resolution for the visible image, and one high resolution for the zoomed image. If you only have one image available, Elevate Zoom will still work if you scale down the image, although this is not recommended as your page load time will increase if you are loading larger images

elevate zoom

jQuery Zoom

A plugin to enlarge images on click or mouseover.



A jQuery plug-in for Lens Effect Image Zooming.



loupe is a lightweight onhover image magnifier for jQuery. It is a great, and small, plugin with lots of options and browser compatibility. A nice feature here is the gallery mode which not all zoom scripts allow for. The choice of a number of high profile retail sites.



It’s flexible in many ways, in that the “small”, “large”, and “zoom” areas are all pretty easy to customize (via CSS). It’s inflexible in other ways, in that it doesn’t “automatically” work by cloning content or anything like that (which is arguably more flexible), and the HTML structure is fairly rigid.



It is a javascript image magnifier built at the top of the popular jQuery javascript framework. jQzoom is a great and a really easy to use script to magnify what you want.


Image Power Zoomer

Some images are worth a closer look, which is why there’s Image Power Zoomer. It gives any image on your page the ability to be magnified when the mouse rolls over it. A “magnifying glass” that appears over the image lets the user zoom in on any portion of it as it follows the cursor around. Furthermore, the magnification power can be adjusted on the fly by turning the mouse wheel back or forth, just like in many graphics programs.



  1. great resources..thanks!!

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