10 Best Image Zoom jQuery & Vanilla JavaScript Plugins (2019 Update)

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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.

The Best Image Zoom Plugin

In this post you will find the 10 best jQuery or Pure JavaScript Image Zoom plugins that enables your visitors to enlarge images within your document in an elegant way. I hope you like it.

Originally Published Dec 17 2017, updated June 26 2019

Table of contents:

jQuery Image Zoom Plugins:

jQuery Plugin For Image Zoom In and Out With Mousewheel - imgViewer

imgViewer is a simple and flexible jQuery plugin that allows to zoom in and out an image with mousewheel or drag it with mouse click.

jQuery Plugin For Image Zoom In and Out With Mousewheel - imgViewer

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Responsive Image Magnifier & Inner Zoom Plugin - magnificent.js

magnificent.js is a simple, smooth, responsive jQuery image zoom plugin that provides two modes to magnify or zoom in on an image.

Responsive Image Magnifier & Inner Zoom Plugin - magnificent.js

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Simple jQuery Image Zoom With Mouse Wheel or Touch Scroll

Ap Image Zoom is a jQuery plugin which allows you to zoom in/out an image with mouse wheel or touch scroll.

Simple jQuery Image Zoom With Mouse Wheel or Touch Scroll

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Simple jQuery Magnifying Glass Image Zoom Plugin - magnify.js

magnify.js is a tiny and simple-to-use jQuery plugin for creating a nice magnifying glass effect to magnify product images on your E-commerce websites.

Simple jQuery Magnifying Glass Image Zoom Plugin - magnify.js

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Simple Image Inner Zoom Plugin - jQuery Zoom

jQuery Zoom is a simple and easy-to-use jQuery zoom plugin that enlarge your images on mouse over, grab, click or toggle.

Simple Image Inner Zoom Plugin - jQuery Zoom

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Vanilla JS Image Zoom Libraries:

Medium.com Like Image Zoom Library – Lightense.js

Lightense.js is a lightweight and simple to use JavaScript library for image zooming as you seen on Medium.com.

Medium.com Like Image Zoom Library – Lightense.js

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Smooth Image Hover Zoom Effect with Pure JavaScript – Drift

Drift is a standalone and highly configurable JavaScript library that provides responsive, smooth hover (or touch) zoom effect on images.

Smooth Image Hover Zoom Effect with Pure JavaScript – Drift

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Canvas Based Image Zoom & Pan JS Library – Wheelzoom

This is a pure JavaScript of the jQuery Wheelzoom plugin that provides ‘mouse-wheel to zoom’ and ‘drag to pan’ functionalities on an image. Based on HTML5 canvas and has events handling support.

Canvas Based Image Zoom & Pan JS Library – Wheelzoom

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Simple Image Hover Zoom JavaScript Library – ImageZoom.js

ImageZoom.js is a lightweight, zero-dependencies JavaScript library which adds zoom in effects to your images on mouse hover.

Simple Image Hover Zoom JavaScript Library – ImageZoom.js

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Pure JavaScript Image Zoom Library – Zoomer.js

Zoomer.js is a dependence-free JavaScript library which provides zoom in and zoom out functionalities on images.

Pure JavaScript Image Zoom Library – Zoomer.js

[Demo] [Download]


Conclusion:

Want more jQuery plugins or JavaScript libraries to create awesome Image Zoom Effects on the web & mobile? Check out the jQuery Image Zoom and JavaScript Image Zoom sections.