10 Best Image Zoom JavaScript & CSS Libraries For 2019

This is the 10 best JavaScript and/or CSS libraries to zoom your images within the document for better user experience. I hope you like it and don’t forget to spread the world.

Originally Published Dec 17 2017, updated Aug 15 2019

1. medium-zoom

Pure JavaScript Medium-style Image Zoom Library - medium-zoom

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medium-zoom is a lightweight and dependency-free JavaScript library used for creating a responsive, user-friendly image zoom / lightbox effect as seen on Medium.com pages.

2. Drift


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Drift is a standalone and highly configurable JavaScript library that provides responsive, smooth hover (or touch) zoom effect on images.

3. MediumLightbox


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MediumLightbox is a pure JavaScript plugin that provides a Medium-like, mobile-friendly zoom effect on your images.

4. Lightense.js


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Lightense.js is a lightweight and simple to use JavaScript library for image zooming as you seen on Medium.com.

5. Wheelzoom


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This is a pure JavaScript of the jQuery Wheelzoom plugin that provides ‘mouse-wheel to zoom’ and ‘drag to pan’ functionalities on an image. Based on HTML5 canvas and has events handling support.

6. Zoomer.js


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Zoomer.js is a dependence-free JavaScript library which provides zoom in and zoom out functionalities on images.

7. Image Zoom


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

8. ImageZoom.js


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ImageZoom.js is a lightweight, zero-dependencies JavaScript library which adds zoom in effects to your images on mouse hover.

9. Detail View

Image Zoom & Pan On Hover – Detail View

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Detail View is a vanilla JavaScript approach to zooming and panning an image on hover.

10. focus.js

Smooth Interactive Inner Zoom In Vanilla JavaScript – focus.js

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focus.js is an ES6/Vanilla JavaScript plugin to provide smooth interactive image inner zoom functionality that reacts to mouse movement.

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