Jetpack Carousel


The Carousel lightbox from a plugin called Jetpack is very unique. Its EXIF display capability appeals to photographers. Also, it has the space to host a vast amount of captions. So in case you write novel-length descriptions for photos or telling a story, this lightbox is for you. Visitors can interact with your photos using the comments below each photo.

How does Jetpack Carousel look like?

It's a full screen lightbox that comes with a dark and a light theme. Click on the photos to see it in action!

The above example uses the following, generated shortcode (how to use):
[$justified_image_grid preset=17 row_height=220 height_deviation=0 download_link=alt lightbox=carousel mobile_lightbox=no disable_cropping=yes image_categories=tenerife]

Special usage

Jetpack Carousel has limited special usage, but it's the only lightbox with 3 caption locations, 2 of which support HTML.

The above example uses the following, generated shortcode (how to use):
[$justified_image_grid preset=17 ids=14291 row_height=220 height_deviation=30 link_title_field=caption img_alt_field=alternate caption=reverse-fade overlay=others overlay_opacity=0.4 lightbox=carousel mobile_lightbox=no last_row=center]

Is Jetpack Carousel a good choice for me?

It has certain benefits that no other lightbox can offer. The most important is the commenting ability and the EXIF support.


  • Deeplinking
  • Responsive
  • Comments on photos
  • Display EXIF information
  • 3 captions
  • A light and a dark theme


  • Only for WordPress content
  • No social sharing
  • No video and iframe support

For the glossary of these terms and to find alternative solutions, see the lightbox comparison page.

Learn more about Jetpack Carousel on its project site!

Carousel is detected from the following plugins

How do the settings look like?