10 Mootools plugin for showing image gallery

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In the previous post, I discussed about jQuery plugins for showing image gallery. This time, I checked for Mootools alternative. Like jQuery, I was able to found gallery plugins which have similar functionality. Listing 10 of them. Pick one that suits your need.

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E2 Photo Gallery

It is a simple and easy to use (provided, you’re using PHP) gallery plugin which supports thumbnail images with carousel view. It is supplied with a php file which can scan a specified folder for images and it can create the gallery automatically.

DEPENDENCIESMooTools 1.1
SIZELess than 5KB
RESTRICTIONSNone
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JSGallery2

It is a simple gallery plugin with support for thumbnails with paging. The transition effects are simple. The latest version is based on MooTools 1.2. There is also an older version for MooTools 1.1

DEPENDENCIESMootools 1.2
SIZELess than 14KB(Uncompressed)
RESTRICTIONSNone
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Image Gallery by TutorialDog.com

It is a light weight plugin which supports thumbnails and image captions. As it uses a carousel like view for thumbnails, it can be implemented in less space.

DEPENDENCIESMooTools 1.2
SIZELess than 4KB(Uncompressed)
RESTRICTIONSNone
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noobSlide

NoobSlide is a multipurpose script which can also be used as a gallery. Lots of different styles are supported. It can also be used as a content slider. The animation is also good. There are lots of examples provided in their site. You can also find a version for MooTools 1.1.

DEPENDENCIESMooTools 1.2
SIZELess than 3KB(Compressed)
RESTRICTIONSNone
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UvumiTools Gallery Plugin

It is an unconventionally styled gallery. Thumbnails are listed with a zoom effect on hover. Once you click the image, the view is switched to a 3d looking carousel of thumbnails + the main image. The animations are also good.


Features

  • Automatic resizing of images
  • Handles broken image links
  • Mouse wheel scrolling
  • Support for captions with animation effect (Fancy Caption)
DEPENDENCIESMooTools 1.2
SIZELess than 17KB(Compressed)
RESTRICTIONSNone
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MooPix

MooPix is a script that is specifically written to handle Flicker images. There is support for a slide show mode and thumbnail mode.

MooPix isn’t a slideshow, it’s a way for you to access your public Flickr photos without doing PHP, Ruby, or Python situps.

DEPENDENCIESMooTools 1.1+
SIZELess than 2KB(Uncompressed)
RESTRICTIONSNone
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PhatFusion Slideshow

This is one of the earliest image galleries available for MooTools. Still it is a neat looking gallery with thumbnails and slide show mode.

DEPENDENCIESMooTools 1.1+
SIZELess than 13KB(Uncompressed)
RESTRICTIONSNone (MIT)
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MooFlow

MooFlow is a script that emulates the famous CoverFlow of Apple’s. Interestingly it supports full screen option like a flash player which fills the browser viewable area. Mouse wheel and keyboard navigation is supported.

Features

  • Easy to setup
  • Automatic resizing of images with full size viewer (popup)
  • Fullscreen option
  • Reflections
  • Can run multiple instances in same page
DEPENDENCIESMooTools 1.2
SIZELess than 13KB(Uncompressed)
RESTRICTIONSNone (MIT)
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Slideshow 2

It is an advanced imaged gallery with excellent transition effects. It supports cross fading of images and Ken Burns effect. The scripts are separate for core functionality and different transitions so that you only need to include the transitions you want.


Features

  • Excellent transitions – cross fading & Ken Burns
  • Good styles
  • Slideshow mode
  • Auto scrolling thummbnails (Examples for vertical thumbnails provided)
  • Support for image caption
  • Lots of examples provided
DEPENDENCIESMooTools 1.2
SIZELess than 35(Including core 26KB (Uncompressed) and transitions)
RESTRICTIONSNone (MIT)
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SmoothGallery

It is another excellent script which can be used to show image galleries as well. The thumbnails are shown inside the images and auto scrollable. In the new version transition effects are also supported.

smooth gallery
Features

  • Controls & thumbnails are placed inside the main image, which enables it to be placed in a small area.
  • Auto scrolling thumbnails
  • Image Caption
  • Images are linkable, which makes it suitable for a featured content gallery
DEPENDENCIESMooTools 1.2
SIZELess than 24KB
RESTRICTIONSNone (GPL)
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Conclusion

When comparing features, Slide Show2 is the best script for showing an image gallery. It supports different types of transitions, customizable options and provides a lot of examples in their website.

Smooth Gallery is also good. It takes less space in a web page and can be used as a featured content slider.

Mootools Vs jQuery
In the previous post, I’ve listed 10+ image gallery plugins for jQuery. Finding plugins for both jQuery & Mootools is a fairly easy job. Also, both libraries have plugins which matches in functionality. So I think, it is just a matter of choice. If you are comfortable with jQuery use it, or use Mootools otherwise.

Anyway, I think Slideshow 2 & Smooth Gallery are excellent scripts which lacks alternative in jQuery. jQuery has CrossSlide which has transition effects similar to Slide Show 2, but it is not complete as a gallery plugin as Slide Show 2 is. And for Smooth Gallery, I couldn’t find a jQuery alternative. Hope someone will port it to jQuery.

Edit: Links corrected, missing image for Smooth Gallery added

Three lightbox clones for Mootools

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Just like jQuery, Mootools also has some nice lightbox clones available.
When compared with jQuery alternatives, one option I found to be missing is the ability to resize image according to the browser window.

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Which is the best lightbox clone for jQuery

Milkbox

One thing I particularly liked in Milkbox is the ability to show slide shows. An interval can be specified.

DEPENDENCIESMootools
SIZELess than 22KB (Uncompressed)
GROUPING OF IMAGESSupported
KEYBOARD NAVIGATIONSupported (Arrow keys & Esc)
TRANSITION EFFECTSYes
DESCRIPTION FOR IMAGESSupported
SLIDE SHOW MODESupported
IMAGE RESIZENo
DESCRIPTION FOR IMAGESSupported
SUPPORTED BROWSERSFirefox 2+3, IE6+7, Safari 3, Opera 9.5
RESTRICTIONSNo
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Slimbox

It is a very lightweight script – just around 4KB.

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DEPENDENCIESMootools
SIZE4KB
GROUPING OF IMAGESSupported
KEYBOARD NAVIGATIONSupported (Arrow keys & Esc)
TRANSITION EFFECTSYes
DESCRIPTION FOR IMAGESSupported
SLIDE SHOW MODENo
IMAGE RESIZENo
SUPPORTED BROWSERSFirefox 2+3, IE6+7, Safari 3, Opera 9.5
RESTRICTIONSNo
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Lightbox by phatfusion

One interesting feature is the ability to specify the DIV element that should contain the background (The background layer). So the effects can be either applied to the whole body or to a particular DIV element.

DEPENDENCIESMootools
SIZE10KB
GROUPING OF IMAGESSupported
KEYBOARD NAVIGATIONSupported (Arrow keys & Esc)
TRANSITION EFFECTSYes
DESCRIPTION FOR IMAGESSupported
SLIDE SHOW MODENo
IMAGE RESIZENo
SUPPORTED BROWSERSFirefox 2+3, IE6+7, Safari 3, Opera 9.5
RESTRICTIONSNo
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Image Flow 0.9

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Image flow is inspired by Apple’s cover flow. The javascript renders the cover flow effect without any noticeable flaw. Keyboard navigation (arrow keys), mouse scroll and dragging is supported. Very cool script to use.

Advantages

  • XHTML compliant
  • Keyboard and Mouse scroll wheel navigation supported
  • Free to use on any site
  • No dependencies
  • small in size (Only 11 KB uncompressed)

Specifications

DEPENDENCIESNone
SIZE11KB (Uncompressed)
RESTRICTIONSNone (Free to use on any site)

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The above demo opens images in another tab/window. Means no lightbox support. But lightbox support can be integrated. Please check the links below

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