8 Amazing JavaScript Image Zoom Scripts (2018 updated)

When you are building an e-commerce website, especially a showcase, a website gallery, a template selling website…, you always need many good images for using and giving your visitors/customers the detailed view of your images (or your product). These are my top 10 javascript image scripts you need to consider.


Magnifier.js is a Javascript library enabling magnifying glass effect on an images. Features:

  • Zoom in / out functionality using mouse wheel
  • Magnified image can be displayed in the lens itself or outside of it in a wrapper
  • Attachment of user defined functions for thumbnail entering, moving and leaving and image zooming events
  • Display loading text while the large image is loading, and switch to lens once its loaded

Image Zoom

Image Zoom is a pure JavaScript library that provides an intelligent zoom experience on your web images. Inspired by Medium’s image zoom.

Cloud Zoom

Cloud Zoom is a jQuery plugin comparable to commercial image zoom products such as Magic Zoom. Compared to the popular jQZoom plugin, Cloud Zoom is smaller, has more features and more robust compatability across browsers.


A small script for zooming IMG elements with the mousewheel/trackpad. Wheelzoom works by replacing the img element’s src with a transparent image, then using the original src as a background image, which can be sized and positioned. Wheelzoom is dependency free, doesn’t add any extra elements to the DOM, or change the positioning of the IMG element.

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.

AnythingZoomer jQuery Plugin

You have a small area. You mouse over it. An area pops up giving you a zoomed in closer look. This is a AnythingZoomer jQuery Plugin that does it. I’m not going to tell you what you should use it for or elaborate use-case scenarios. Your own creativity can help you there.


JQZoom 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. JQZoom works well in IE6+, firefox2+, google chrome, safari2+ and opera9+.


Nivo zoom is an jQuery plugin that works like a lightbox plugin. The plugin has 5 different zoom types and only weighs 4kb, the plugin operated well in Internet Explorer7+, Firefox3+, Google Chrome and Safari.


MojoZoom lets you see a zoomed portion of the image by moving the mouse over it, but this one puts the zoomed area in a separate box. You can either let the script create the zoom box for you (with default size and placement) or you can specify any element which will then serve as the zoom “window”.


Tjpzoom is an image magnifier. It’s a completely rewritten version of my script tjpzoom, but still is in JavaScript / DOM :). If you move your mouse over the picture, you can see a little zoom window with a magnified version of a part of the picture in it.

Magic Zoom

Magic Zoom is a JavaScript zoom tool. It’s the best way to display images in incredible detail and it’s a commercial JavaScript tool.

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  4. No thing is bettar than having great post ,so Inspire, Thank you so much for posting these, they are the greatest collection!

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  8. Some brilliant explances hare, Excellent post ! So Inspire,Alot of helpful information her , Thanks for the sharing.

  9. Thank you for putting a list of these together. I’ll push my students in this direction as this is something we so during my course.

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    very nice post, I was looking for exactly these scripts and find this post very useful for my logo design and graphic design website at http://www.midasbrand.com Thanks.

  11. This list is definitely missing one great image zoomer. Kabbar Image Zoomer. See http://www.ideabonus.com/Kabbar/index.html http://www.ideabonus.com/Kabbar/index.html

  12. Thanks Jenni, I am using JQZoom for my eCommerce website and I love it. I am selling used cell phones so it lets customer see the view of cell phones in more detailed like scratches or other minor faults.

  13. Not sure if I’m writing in the right place but I didn’t find a support page. The problem is that I have a image zoomer on my website, it worked perfect, easy to customize and stuff, but I need to update my website so now I need something new. I posted on many websites but for no use. Here is the product http://www.flashxml.net/image-zoomer.html so I want something like this. Please please reply! Nice day!

    1. Hi, in this case, it’s better that you ask the support question on this script developer’s website. Good luck.

  14. Hi Jenni. Not sure if I’m right, but I’m guessing a lot of people here are looking for a way to display images on their website.

    I’m a web designer for a design agency. We use this animated image slideshow for our clients with good feedbacks:

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  16. thanks for mentioning Nivozoom-ZOOM. In the latest version we have achieved a similar mouse over effect with some extras like stepless zoom and using image tiles, which allows the source image to be of virtually any resolution

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