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):[$justified_image_grid preset=17 row_height=220 height_deviation=0 download_link=alt lightbox=carousel mobile_lightbox=no disable_cropping=yes image_categories=tenerife]
Jetpack Carousel has limited special usage, but it's the only lightbox with 3 caption locations, 2 of which support HTML.
The above example uses the following, generated shortcode (how to use):[$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.
- 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!