Nivo zoom is an jQuery plugin that works like a lightbox plugin. The plugin has 5 different zoom types and only weighs 4kb, the plugin operated well in Internet Explorer7+, Firefox3+, Google Chrome and Safari.
3. Cloud Zoom
Cloud Zoom is a jQuery plugin comparable to commercial image zoom products such as Magic Zoom. Compared to the popular jQZoom plugin, Cloud Zoom is smaller, has more features and more robust compatability across browsers.
Some images are worth a closer look, which is why there’s Image Power Zoomer. It gives any image on your page the ability to be magnified when the mouse rolls over it. A “magnifying glass” that appears over the image lets the user zoom in on any portion of it as it follows the cursor around. Furthermore, the magnification power can be adjusted on the fly by turning the mouse wheel back or forth.
You have a small area. You mouse over it. An area pops up giving you a zoomed in closer look. This is a AnythingZoomer jQuery Plugin that does it. I’m not going to tell you what you should use it for or elaborate use-case scenarios. Your own creativity can help you there.
MojoZoom lets you see a zoomed portion of the image by moving the mouse over it, but this one puts the zoomed area in a separate box. You can either let the script create the zoom box for you (with default size and placement) or you can specify any element which will then serve as the zoom “window”.