Big images make an impact. While some blogging or website platforms like WordPress include built-in options for fullscreen image backgrounds, you probably won’t find support for slideshows or galleries. No worries – that’s where this post comes in. We’ve found 10 of the best fullscreen image gallery jQuery plugins for you. Just scroll through our list to see which one will work best for you project (make sure you make it to the end – there’s an extra special bonus plugin we’ve included that you won’t want to miss). Enjoy!
Vegas Background jQuery Plugin
Vegas is one of the nicest jQuery fullscreen image sliders I found. With built-in options for 14 image overlay patterns, delay settings, various alignments and a slideshow effect it has everything you need to make your website standout.
Backstretch Simple jQuery Plugin With Slideshow Capability
Backstretch is another great option for adding fullscreen image backgrounds to your site. This nifty plugin also includes a slideshow function, and because it laods the images after the rest of the website your readers will never be slowed down by your big, beautiful images.
Supersized Background Slideshow jQuery Plugin
Supersized maintains your image ratios while filling your screen with a super image slideshow. This jQuery plugin is a great way to add fullscreen galleries to your site, and it’s even been integrated with Flickr.
Simple jQuery Fullscreen Image Gallery Plugin
If you want to add a clean fullscreen image gallery to your site, this Simple jQuery plugin is the way to do it. With lovely scrolling thumbnails it’s a great way to showcase your images in a memorable way.
Fullscreen Slit Slider with jQuery and CSS3
The Fullscreen Slit Slider give you the option to add fun and unique sliders and slideshows to your website. Use the plugin options to create interesting “slice” effects to transition between slides.
Photo Swipe Image Gallery
Designed specifically with mobile devices in mind, Photo Swipe is an awesome jQuery image gallery that makes it easy to add fullscreen, touch swipe enabled image galleries to your website.
Fullscreen Slideshow With HTML5 Audio & jQuery
Fullscreen Slideshow not only includes support for bold fullscreen images, but you can add audio tracks to your image collections. Set the mood with HTML5 audio and share your work with your readers.
Advanced jQuery Background Image Slideshow
The Advanced jQuery Background Image Slideshow is a lovely little bit of code that you can use to refresh an old website or add to a new one. The large images with text overlays are perfect for any type of website.
SIDEWAYS jQuery Fullscreen Image Gallery
Showoff your image gallery in style with the SIDEWAYS jQuery fullscreen image gallery. This is a unique way to show fullscreen renderings of your photos, art or other projects.
Scrollable Thumbs Menu with jQuery
The Scrollable Thumbs Menu is a fun way to add your image galleries to a lovely fullscreen image. Add as many as you’d like to showcase your life, work or hobbies.
Bonus: Tubular YouTube Background Player jQuery Plugin
The Tubular background video player is a fun plugin I just couldn’t leave off this list. Standout with bold video backgrounds instead of images.
There you have it – 10 jQuery solutions to add fullscreen images to your website, plus a way to add fullscreen video backgrounds as well. With these tools in your web designer toolbox you’re sure to be able to tackle any fullscreen project that comes your way. If we missed a good one let us know in hte comments below. We’d love ot add to our list!