Lightbox, a tool for displaying images and other media elements, has been a favorite JavaScript library of many people because of its modern and unique way of showing pictures on the web. The original lightbox JavaScript library is developed by Lokesh Dhakar yet many tools have been created by other developers such as FancyBox, ColorBox and a lot more.

With the rise of the usage of mobile devices in diving into the web, lightbox encounters a problem when it comes to the responsive layout. Up to this date, we can see that the use of mobile devices to surf the web is growing at an astronomical pace and some experts are projecting mobile devices to become the dominant medium for web browsing within five years.

Therefore, if lightbox is the library you favor in displaying media into your website, it’s crucial that it works with mobile platforms. Here’s a collection of JavaScript libraries of responsive lightbox designed to worked for all platforms including desktop, mobile, tablet and a lot more.

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PhotoSwipe – JavaScript Gallery, No Dependencies

The script, PhotoSwipe, has been developed to work on every device, which means that basic functionality should be supported everywhere.
PhotoSwipe - JavaScript Gallery, No Dependencies
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iLightBox – Revolutionary Lightbox Plugin

Sleek, smooth, powerful, and revolutionary jQuery lightbox plugin that allows you to easily create the most beautiful responsive overlay windows using the jQuery JavaScript library.
iLightBox - Revolutionary Lightbox Plugin
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Strip – A Less Intrusive Responsive Lightbox

Strip is a Lightbox leaves room to interact with the page on larger screens while giving smaller mobile devices the classic Lightbox experience.
Strip - A Less Intrusive Responsive Lightbox
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Fluidbox – A jQuery Plugin for Beautiful Lightboxes

Fluidbox intelligently resizes images such that portrait images will fit perfectly within the viewport, although that means scaling down the image.
Fluidbox - A jQuery Plugin for Beautiful Lightboxes
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jQuery Light Gallery

jQuery lightGallery is a lightweight lightbox gallery plugin for displaying your photos and videos. It comes loaded with awesome features like touch support for mobile devices, support for YouTube and more.
jQuery Light Gallery
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LightLayer – A Simple Responsive Lightbox & Dialog Script

LightLayer is a responsive lightbox & dialog script that fits well with any project on any screen. It provides great experience for users and it’s really quite simple to use.
LightLayer - A Simple Responsive Lightbox & Dialog Script
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Featherlight – The Ultra Slim jQuery Lightbox

Featherlight is very, very lightweight. 400 lines of JavaScript, 100 of CSS, less than 6kB combined. It’s smart, responsive, supports images, ajax and iframes out of the box.
Featherlight – The Ultra Slim jQuery Lightbox
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Yalb – Yet Another LightBox

Yalb comes with a handful of APIs including custom events that allow you to identify lightbox states. All animations are done using css-transition or animation.
Yalb - Yet Another LightBox
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LightCase.js

Lightcase is a flexible and extendable web application to present various media formats on your website and is based on the jQuery Framework.
LightCase.js
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Mini Lightbox

Mini Lightbox is a lightbox plugin with only 2kB in size, and perfectly works with latest browser and do not need to overlay other media types.
Mini Lightbox
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Nivo Lightbox

A simple, flexible, responsive, retina-ready jQuery lightbox plugin. It also allows you to change the theme, the transition effect and switching the navigation.
Nivo Lightbox
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Bootstrap 3 Lightbox

A lightbox module for Bootstrap that supports images, YouTube videos, and galleries – built around Bootstrap’s Modal plugin.
Bootstrap 3 Lightbox
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Swipebox – A Touchable jQuery Lightbox

Swipebox is a jQuery “lightbox” plugin for desktop, mobile and tablet that allows you to swipe gestures for mobile,
keyboard navigation for desktop and a lot more.
Swipebox - A Touchable jQuery Lightbox
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Magnific Popup – Responsive jQuery Lightbox Plugin

Magnific Popup is a responsive lightbox & dialog script with focus on performance and providing best experience for user with any device (for jQuery or Zepto.js).
Magnific Popup - Responsive jQuery Lightbox Plugin
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Image Lightbox – Responsive and Touch‑friendly

No captions, navigation buttons or background cover by default. Nothing that would distract user from the main purpose.
Image Lightbox - Responsive and Touch‑friendly
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