jIM: jQuery Image Magnifier

jIM: jQuery Image Magnifier

Released 6 years ago , Last update 6 years ago

Image magnification / zoom component with a bunch of possible configurations.


jIM: jQuery Image Magnifier is an image zooming/magnifying plugin for jQuery. You can show small details of your image without displaying a whole large picture.


  • Crossbrowser support (all major browsers)
  • Works on inline and block level elements
  • Works on all position and floating setup
  • Capable to use separate large/small images
  • 5 different positions (inside/outside of your image)
  • Stop-on-Edges feature


To use jIM: jQuery Image Magnifier you have to insert the following files into your HTML code. First of all, use jQuery, for example from this url: http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.7.2/jquery.min.js

Then insert the JavaScript code of the Magnifier: PATH-TO-JIM/src/jQuery.Image.Magnifier.min.js

And insert the CSS of the Magnifier: PATH-TO-JIM/css/jQuery.Image.Magnifier.css


  • width: Integer, default: 180
  • height: Integer, default: 180
  • orientation: Integer (0: magnifier is inside your image, 1: magnifier is over your image, 2: magnifier is on the left of your image, 3: magnifier is below your image, 4: magnifier is on the right of your image), default: 0
  • padding: Integer, default: 5
  • animate: boolean, default: false
  • rounded: boolean, default: false
  • shadow: boolean, default: true
  • border: boolean, default: true
  • stopOnEdges: boolean, default: false

Use separate large/small images:


Circle magnifier inside your image with shadow and border. When mouse enters image, the magnifier appears smoothly with a fade-in effect.


      'rounded': true,
      'animate': true


When mouse enters, your image will be exactly covered by the zoomed picture, that can be moved by moving the mouse.


      'orientation': 0,
      'width'  : 640,
      'height' : 360,
      'stopOnEdges': true,
      'border' : false,
      'shadow' : false


You have 3 images. Zoomed picture appears on the right of each images.


      'orientation': 2,
      'height' : 360,
      'stopOnEdges': true



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  • L Luca 5 years ago
    Hi, this plugin seems perfect to me. Is it possible to define a rectangular magnifier? I haven't seen in the img tag the href to a larger image. Thank you