The PhotoSwipe skin combines the PhotoSwipe-5 Lightbox with the popular Justified-Gallery type of grid (images maintain their aspect ratio, and are resized to have the same height, it is also used by Flickr). See and .
It is also possible to select a masonry layout for the thumbnails in the gallery. The skin contains many options to which allows you with possible extra files in the output directory to adapt it to your needs.

The PhotoSwipe skin has the same index page as the FancyBox skin, but the Slide page is replaced by the PhotoSwipe JavaScript gallery developed by Dmitry Semenov, see
Like the Slide Show 4 skin , the LightGallery skin and the FancyBox skin, it is a small single page html5 compliant skin which gives maximum attention to your photos, because it will fill your screen with your photo, by adapting the image size to the screen size of your tablet or computer. The focus is not lead away by other small pictures or text (except the optional image captions).

There are several options to create the theme image and the album title may be displayed at any place in the theme image or above the theme image.
It is also possible to put the album description and / or the link-buttons and / or the audio controller with or without the music name in a theme image.

There are three types of background theme images: a fixed and a non fixed background image and a full screen background theme image with a parallax effect.

You van add your own code via inc-files and by inserting html and/or css code on the 'custom code' page.

You can use the *freefind* search engine to serach in a tree of albums.

Navigation and control is possible via buttons, via the keyboard on a PC and via one finger swipes on the iPhone or iPad and other touch screen devices. The buttons at the top of the index page are optional and can be hidden or displayed by clicking the theme image or the album title.
Navigation on the slide page: Swipe left / right to the next or previous image, spread to zoom in, swipe up or down to close the slide page and return to the index page.

The skin has a responsive layout of the thumbnails gallery: it make an elegant image gallery with the Justified Gallery library. A Justified Image Grid respects the original aspect ratio, no detail is lost due to cropping. It is also possible to display the thumbnails in a grid without the use of the Justified-Gallery.
The height of the thumbnails can be selected as a % of the screen height.

Some settings can be changed by the viewer like the button size and the font size, which is is useful for small devices like an iPhone and in case you have troubles reading small letters. It is also possible to change here the viewing time for a slide in the optional slide show presentation and the viewer can decide to show the Slide image always in full-screen mode The slide show can be started from the slide page, from the index page and fully automatically, where the index page is skipped.

This skin can handle large image descriptions on the slide page: the description can be displayed below the image with a 'more info' text-link which displays a longer description below the image or in a new modal window. It is also possible to display long descriptions in a side panel right of the image or below the images if there is more space.

You can use plain text or html code both in the album description and in the slide descriptions.

Via 7 optional links on the index page, displayed as standard text buttons, as icon buttons, in a tool-bar or in the menu-bar at the top of the index page, you can add links to other albums or web-pages in a new window or in the same window. You can also display a web-page in a frame on the index page.

The optional responsive menu-bar can be replaced by a Hamburger button on small devices.

Optional Facebook.Twitter, Pinterest, WhatsApp and email 'Share' button on the index and slide page and each slide has an optional 'Download' link.

An album may contain a mix of photos and movies.
jAlbums web-locations are supported:
You can make a top album of albums or display the web-location in the slide page.
It is also used to show YouTube or Vimeo videos. Videos can be started automatically (if supported by the browser).

If GPS information is available in a photo, the location can be displayed in Google Maps or OpenStreetMap.
Use my program MakeMap to display the photos in a Google Maps or Google Earth map or OpenStreetMap with links to the slide pages.

If the album contains wide (panorama-) pictures, an expand icon is added to the tool-bar on the slide page, if check-mark 'Spherical Panoramic image' or 'Cylindrical Panoramic image' in the Panoramic image panel for an image has been set. For a 360° cylindrical panorama, you should set also set check-mark '360° panorama', in that case you can endless scroll through the panorama. If you set the 'Spherical Panoramic image' check-mark, the panorama can be viewed in Jérémys Photo Sphere Viewer.

The PhotoSwipe library is licensed under the MIT license for all open source applications.
More information on the “About” tab.


Displays EXIF/IPTC dataTheme image supportMulti-language albumsTransition effect(s)Web page supportSearch within albumSupports foldersTouch interface supportPlays audio filesDisplays mapHas slideshowResponsive layoutjAlbum widget supportFreewareBackground musicPlays video files
Dec 30, 2015
Last updated
May 30, 2023

Commercial use is allowed, but a jAlbum Pro license is needed.
Modifications of the skin are allowed.


5.4.3 May 30, 2023 (current)

It is now possible to use a javascript function in the 7 URL fields on the Links tab. You can use that to add navigation buttons to an album with folders:
Enter javascript:previousindex() in the URL field link #1
Enter javascript:up() in the URL field link #5
Enter javascript:nextindex() in the URL field link #7

The pop-up dialog "You should re-arrange ..." is now displayed as notification, but the console window shows this message for folders with folders before or in between images.

Bug fixes:
The audio player in the theme image was not visible if only the 'Audio player' check-box was checked.
if the skipcomment field on the 'Slide page' tab was empty, no captions were showed.

5.4.1 May 9, 2023 (previous)
3.3.2 Nov 27, 2020 (previous main version)
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