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Browser compatibility

The script has currently been tested in Firefox 3/Win (and upwards), Firefox 3.5/Mac (and upwards), IE6 7 8 + 9/Win, Chrome 2/Win (and upwards), Safari 3/Win (and upwards), Safari 4/Mac (and upwards), Opera 9/Win (and upwards), Opera 9/Mac (and upwards). If you have seen it working correctly in some other browser, or on some other platform, please let me know.

Example code

Don't worry, all of these options are optional. If you just want the standard options, this is enough:
var galleries = $('.ad-gallery').adGallery();

All options:
var galleries = $('.ad-gallery').adGallery({
  loader_image: 'loader.gif',
  // Width of the image, set to false and it will 
  // read the CSS width
  width: 600, 
  // Height of the image, set to false and it 
  // will read the CSS height
  height: 400, 
  // Opacity that the thumbs fades to/from, (1 removes fade effect)
  // Note that this effect combined with other effects might be 
  // resource intensive and make animations lag
  thumb_opacity: 0.7,
  // Which image should be displayed at first? 0 is the first image  
  start_at_index: 0, 
  // Whether or not the url hash should be updated to the current image
  update_window_hash: true, 
  // Either false or a jQuery object, if you want the image descriptions
  // to be placed somewhere else than on top of the image
  description_wrapper: $('#descriptions'), 
  // Should first image just be displayed, or animated in?
  animate_first_image: false,
  // Which ever effect is used to switch images, how long should it take?  
  animation_speed: 400, 
  // Can you navigate by clicking on the left/right on the image?
  display_next_and_prev: true, 
  // Are you allowed to scroll the thumb list?
  display_back_and_forward: true, 
  // If 0, it jumps the width of the container
  scroll_jump: 0, 
  slideshow: {
    enable: true,
    autostart: true,
    speed: 5000,
    start_label: 'Start',
    stop_label: 'Stop',
    // Should the slideshow stop if the user scrolls the thumb list?
    stop_on_scroll: true, 
    // Wrap around the countdown
    countdown_prefix: '(', 
    countdown_sufix: ')',
    onStart: function() {
      // Do something wild when the slideshow starts
    onStop: function() {
      // Do something wild when the slideshow stops
  // or 'slide-vert', 'resize', 'fade', 'none' or false
  effect: 'slide-hori', 
  // Move to next/previous image with keyboard arrows?
  enable_keyboard_move: true, 
  // If set to false, you can't go from the last image to the first, and vice versa
  cycle: true, 
  // All hooks has the AdGallery objects as 'this' reference
  hooks: {
    // If you don't want AD Gallery to handle how the description
    // should be displayed, add your own hook. The passed image
    // image object contains all you need
    displayDescription: function(image) {
      alert(image.title +" - "+ image.desc);
  // All callbacks has the AdGallery objects as 'this' reference
  callbacks: {
    // Executes right after the internal init, can be used to choose which images
    // you want to preload
    init: function() {
      // preloadAll uses recursion to preload each image right after one another
      // Or, just preload the first three
    // This gets fired right after the new_image is fully visible
    afterImageVisible: function() {
      // For example, preload the next image
      var context = this;
      this.preloadImage(this.current_index + 1,
        function() {
          // This function gets executed after the image has been loaded

      // Want slide effect for every other image?
      if(this.current_index % 2 == 0) {
        this.settings.effect = 'slide-hori';
      } else {
        this.settings.effect = 'fade';
    // This gets fired right before old_image is about to go away, and new_image
    // is about to come in
    beforeImageVisible: function(new_image, old_image) {
      // Do something wild!

// Set image description'ad-desc', 'This is my description!');

// Change effect on the fly
galleries[0].settings.effect = 'fade';

<div class="ad-gallery">
  <div class="ad-image-wrapper">
  <div class="ad-controls">
  <div class="ad-nav">
    <div class="ad-thumbs">
      <ul class="ad-thumb-list">
          <a href="images/1.jpg">
            <img src="images/thumbs/t1.jpg" title="Title for 1.jpg">
          <a href="images/2.jpg">
            <img src="images/thumbs/t2.jpg" longdesc="" alt="Description of the image 2.jpg">


You can link to images, either by image index or by id. The syntax for linking to the fourth image is:
<a href="#ad-image-3">Fourth image</a>

AD Gallery listens to changes in the url, so you can have internal links on the gallery page to different images. If you don't wish to link by image index, you can give the anchor element in ad-thumb-list an id, and use the id in the link instead, like this:
<ul class="ad-thumb-list">
    <a href="images/1.jpg" id="myimageid">
      <img src="images/thumbs/t1.jpg" class="image0">

<a href="#ad-image-myimageid">Click me!</a>

The url hash is by default updated to the current image, which means that if you reload the page, you see the same image as before the refresh. This can be disabled by passing the update_window_hash setting, like this:
var galleries = $('.ad-gallery').adGallery({update_window_hash: false});

If you have multiple galleries on the same page, you probably want to disable this, unless you have ids on all anchor elements.


You can alter the way it looks by editing the CSS file, or overriding the default CSS rules.

Image sizes

You probably want some other image size than the one in the demo above, and the only thing you need to do for this is to add this pice of CSS.

.ad-gallery {
  width: YOUR-IMAGE-WIDTHpx;
.ad-gallery .ad-image-wrapper {
  height: YOUR-IMAGE-HEIGHTpx;

Or you can specify it in the settings.width and settings.height. If you do that though, the gallery might flicker on page load, since it might take a while before that code runs, so I would suggest that you set it with CSS. If you want bigger thumbnails, the height of the thumb list adjusts itself to that, but you might want to position the arrows next to the list of your thumbs. You do that by adding this CSS and modifying to fit your needs.

.ad-gallery .ad-back {
  left: -20px;
  width: 13px;
  background: url(your_back_button.png) no-repeat;
.ad-gallery .ad-forward {
  right: -20px;
  width: 13px;
  background: url(your_forward_button.png) no-repeat;

Image descriptions

It's now possible (since 1.2.3) to have the image description somewhere else than on top of the big image. To to this, supply the description_wrapper config parameter, which should be a jQuery object, such as $('#descriptions'). Note that the old description isn't removed until the old image is removed. This to enable you to animate the descriptions. If you don't need it, just add:
if (this.current_description) this.current_description.remove();

in the animations that you use.

If that isn't enough for you, and you need complete control over how to display or deal with descriptions, you can add your own hook for that, something like this:
var galleries = $('.ad-gallery').adGallery({
  hooks: {
    displayDescription: function(image) {

The passed image object contains all you need, and `this` inside the function points to the internal AD Gallery object.


You can now add your own animation, by doing something like this.

// The first argument is the name of your animation, which you then set in
// galleries[0].settings.effect
// The second argument is the function that handles the animation and it takes
// three arguments. The first is a jQuery object to the div that holds the image
// element and the image description element of the image that should be displayed
// The second is the direction, either 'left' or 'right'
// The third is the jQuery object that holds the description
// Your function should return an object like this:
// {old_image: {}, new_image: {}, speed: 100, easing: 'swing'}
// 'speed' and 'easing' are optional
// 'old_image' and 'new_image' are sent to the jQuery animate-method
// so use it just like you would use the $.animate-method
// This function gets executed with the gallery instance as its context
// so 'this' points to the gallery instance
  function(img_container, direction, desc) {
    var current_left = parseInt(img_container.css('left'), 10);
    var current_top = parseInt(img_container.css('top'), 10);
    if(direction == 'left') {
      var old_image_left = '-'+ this.image_wrapper_width +'px';
      img_container.css('left',this.image_wrapper_width +'px');
      var old_image_top = '-'+ this.image_wrapper_height +'px';
      img_container.css('top', this.image_wrapper_height +'px');
    } else {
      var old_image_left = this.image_wrapper_width +'px';
      img_container.css('left','-'+ this.image_wrapper_width +'px');
      var old_image_top = this.image_wrapper_height +'px';
      img_container.css('top', '-'+ this.image_wrapper_height +'px');
    if(desc) {
      desc.css('bottom', '-'+ desc[0].offsetHeight +'px');
      desc.animate({bottom: 0}, this.settings.animation_speed * 2);
    if(this.current_description) {
      this.current_description.css('bottom', '-'+ this.current_description[0].offsetHeight +'px');
    img_container.css('opacity', 0);
    return {old_image: {left: old_image_left, top: old_image_top, opacity: 0},
            new_image: {left: current_left, top: current_top, opacity: 1},
            easing: 'easeInBounce',
            speed: 2500};
galleries[0].settings.effect = 'wild';

Integrate with Fancybox

As reported by jasminj, you can integrate AD Gallery with Fancybox to open the main image in Fancybox when you click on it. Here's some example code:

$(".ad-gallery").on("click", ".ad-image", function() {
    href : $(this).find("img").attr("src"),
    closeBtn: false,
    closeClick : true,
    openEffect : 'elastic',
    openSpeed  : 150,
    closeEffect : 'elastic',
    closeSpeed  : 150,
    helpers : {
      overlay : null

Be sure to add this piece of CSS as well to make the image seem clickable:
.ad-image {
  cursor: pointer;

Last edited May 12, 2012 at 9:24 AM by andersekdahl, version 14


klcom Jun 18, 2014 at 11:56 AM 
Hi, i've added fancybox to adgallery, great!..I have a question: it is possible to navigate images directly from fancybox when I click on image? In other galleries with rel parameter I can do this, but with this integration I can open only a single image with fancybox...Any suggestion? Thanks in advance

bloudon Jan 15, 2014 at 8:36 PM 
Love the gallery! Thank you so much for sharing your efforts. I have set up a horizontal scroll on the thumbnails and am populating the gallery from SQL Datasource. Everything works great, but for some reason the second image of the gallery is disappearing just after load. When I view the source the image is still there, but it is cycling through in the gallery. Any suggestions? Thanks so much!

wallychan Oct 22, 2013 at 2:17 PM 
just finished integrate with PrettyBox. When click at the middle of the gallery image, it pop up PrettyBox image well, but the thumbnail images at the AD Gallery still rolling, so after closing PrettyBox, the original thumbnail go out of sight.
Any means to stop the thumbnail scroll after clicking at the middle of the gallery image?

Maykel Sep 17, 2013 at 6:18 PM 
New tip to add a new Fancybox version:

$(".ad-gallery").on("click", ".ad-image", function()
'type': 'image',
'href': $(this).find("img").attr("src")

bvinod554 Aug 30, 2013 at 11:27 AM 
How to add Close icon

tjelka Jun 10, 2013 at 4:19 PM 
if someone need support for Pretty Photo:
$(".ad-gallery").on("click", ".ad-image", function() {

var isrc=$(this).find("img").attr("src");
var iname=isrc.split('/')[1];
var ititle=$("img[src$='images/thumbs/t"+iname+"']").attr("title");
var idesc=$("img[src$='images/thumbs/t"+iname+"']").attr("alt");


quark40 May 26, 2013 at 8:25 PM 
The thumbs are now in an horizontal row but I want to display them vertically. Is that possible and if so how? I'm very interested too

soundbwoy May 14, 2013 at 6:40 AM 
Is it possible to have the scroller continue after clicking on a thumbnail?

Sonikku Jan 7, 2013 at 4:45 PM 
Hi, how can I have the thumbnail scroller infinite scroll so it just repeats and not stops at the end? Thnks!

rtee Nov 23, 2012 at 6:32 AM 
Would it be possible to have image slideshow on FancyBox when clicking on large image and it will show the image through FancyBox and be able to scroll or click next or previous to view another picture in the list ...

gilberto_ba Sep 21, 2012 at 5:52 PM 
I would like to insert youtube videos but I can not.

qwyrp Aug 31, 2012 at 7:17 PM 
The thumbs are now in an horizontal row but I want to display them vertically. Is that possible and if so how?

Eswaran Jul 4, 2012 at 7:26 AM 
how to remove the gallary or reset

Replacement May 12, 2012 at 9:35 PM 
Awesome! Simply Awesome!!