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Smooth Javascript Image Zooming For Your Web Pages

Posted · Category: Gallery, License Free

FancyZoom is designed to view full-size photos and images inline without requiring a separate web page load. It is providing a smooth, clean, truly Mac-like effect, almost like it’s a function of Safari itself. FancyZoom has the following features that makes it different to other popular modal box galleries, e.g.Lightbox. FancyZoom is totally free for your non-commercial website.

  • Focused on the smoothest, most polished zooming animation possible
  • Automatically scales images from any image link, with no HTML changes
  • Preloads full-size images in the background on link mouseover
  • No resource-heavy Javascript libraries — 100% coded from scratch to zoom
  • Draws a nice drop shadow under the full-size image to offset it from the page
  • Uses Safari 3’s “box-shadow” feature to draw the drop shadow natively, no images required


Requirements: Safari, Firefox, IE7, and IE6
Demo: http://www.cabel.name/2008/02/fancyzoom-10.html
License: License Free

  • This is a great tool…thanks for sharing!!

  • I like it.

  • Matt

    Is there anything like this that handles other types of content like AJAX pages?

  • Devil

    Looks good…

    But didn´t works in Opera

  • I like the product. Only problem that I am getting is the lag between it becoming fully zoomed in, it stops for a second and then starts again. But other then that, it’s a great app that I definitely going to use.

  • jumping josef

    looks like highslide (http://vikjavev.no/highslide/) only more basic. still a bit buggy, even in my FF2.

  • Nice effect and good on the guys at Cabel for making it free for non-commercial use. We have the same license agreement policy for our tools, one of which, Magic Zoom, offers an alternative way of zooming into images.

  • Nice effect, but I prefer a simple lightbox instead.

    Nice shot on the Jollibee pic, we have lots of them here ;)

  • Great post, all your posts are very important to web developers … Thank you very much..

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