Lightbox JS is a simple, unobtrusive script used to overlay images on the current page. It’s a snap to setup and works on all modern browsers. And honestly, this rivals flash presentations as it has its own “cool” transitions. And it’s compatible with modern browsers as well as backward compatible. What more can you ask for?
Just yesterday I made a flash album by using Picasa and and exported it into a webpage by using SimpleViewer and it was really a professional way of presenting photos. One caveat though is that many of those who want a copy of the pictures emails me that they cannot save the pictures because it is emmbedded in Flash.
Yeah, I know that it is there in the cache. And the SWF only interacts with the XML to call the JPG pics. (did that make you dizzy?) But not all users are as tech savvy as you. So providing them an album that they can right click and save to their hard drive is much better. That’s a usability principle right there. If your users can not understand it, it is probably too complicated for the average users.
What’s New in Version 2.0
* Image Sets: group related images and navigate through them with ease
* Visual Effects: fancy pants transitions
* Backwards Compatibility: yes!