What is Image Zoom?
Image Zoom is a widely used web technology which enables the visitor to view the details about product/article/post images on hover or click/tap, just like a magnifying glass effect.
Zooming an image is one of the easiest ways to make a website more interactive. This definitely helps people understand what you're trying to say because an image can tell a thousand words and click interactions can tell another hundred thousand.
The Best Image Zoom Plugin
Originally Published Dec 17 2017, updated Jan 16 2022
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jQuery Image Zoom Plugins:
A lightweight (1.8kb minified) and easy jQuery image zoom plugin that enables the visitor to zoom in/out images with mouse and touch events.
A fast and small jQuery image zoom plugin that applies a mouse-over magnifying glass to any image within the document.
A very small jQuery plugin that adds zoom on hover functionality for your photos with support for thumbnail navigation. You can use the plugin in your e-commerce website to create a product viewer which allows the visitor to navigate between product pictures with an image hover zoom functionality.
A really simple image zoom plugin that zooms in part of your image with a magnifying glass effect.
Vanilla JS Image Zoom Libraries: