jQuery lightBox plugin is simple, elegant, unobtrusive, no need extra markup and is used to overlay images on the current page through the power and flexibility of jQuery´s selector.Supports: images.
lightBox is a plugin for jQuery. It was inspired in Lightbox JS by Lokesh Dhakar.
Main site: http://leandrovieira.com/projects/jquery/lightbox/
FancyBox is a tool for displaying images, html content and multi-media in a Mac-style "lightbox" that floats overtop of web page.Supports: images, HTML, iFrame content
It was built using the jQuery library. Licensed under both MIT and GPL licenses
Main site: http://fancybox.net/
Main site: http://www.shadowbox-js.com/index.html
Main site: http://jquery.com/demo/thickbox/
Fancy Zoom (jQuery)
This works with any html (images, text, headings, flash). The only caveat is it doesn't currently work with AJAX. Whatever you want to zoom to must be html already on the page.Facebox
Supports: images, inline content, text
Main site: http://static.railstips.org/orderedlist/demos/fancy-zoom-jquery/
Facebox is a jQuery-based, Facebook-style lightbox which can display images, divs, or entire remote pages.Supports: images, DIVs, iFrame content
It's simple to use and easy on the eyes. Download the tarball, view the examples, then start enjoying the curves.
Main site: http://famspam.com/facebox
Designers seem to like using modal windows more and more, as they provide a quick way to show data without reloading the entire page. It's easy to use and easy to design.Supports: images, inline HTML, iFrame, AJAX, video
The big problem I experienced with every plugin I tried either using Prototype/Scriptaculous or jQuery is the customization. They say you can do whatever you want simply but that's not fully true. The default CSS works fine, but most of time it's a mix between required elements and optional. That mean you have to be very careful when editing it.
The other problem is the animation. That's the worst point. I never found one plugin allowing to redefine easily the animations.
I tried to solve these problems with my plugin. I documented everything possible. The default CSS contains only optional rules. Without it, the plugin will works perfectly —but will also looks very sad. Regarding the animations, you can simply redefine them from A to Z. Thanks to the useful jQuery function like animate, fadeTo or the future enchant, it's pretty simple.
Moreover, I added the ability to define many callbacks at different time in the process to allow you to edit the settings, the data or do whatever you need.
Main site: http://nyromodal.nyrodev.com/
Interface Imagebox Demo
Main site: http://www.intelliance.fr/jquery/imagebox/
Main site: http://www.pirolab.it/pirobox/
prettyPhoto is a jQuery based lightbox clone. Not only does it support images, it also add support for videos, flash, YouTube, iFrames. It’s a full blown media lightbox. The setup is easy and quick, plus the script is compatible in every major browser.Supports: images
It comes with useful APIs so prettyPhoto can be launched from nearly anywhere (yes, that includes Flash)!
Main site: http://www.no-margin-for-errors.com/projects/prettyphoto-jquery-lightbox-clone/