PhotoSwipe opens photos like a native app
Highly optimized for touch, it brings great performance for mobile devices.
PhotoSwipe is a 100% mobile optimized lightbox with touch swipe gestures to navigate between or pinch zoom images. Dmitry Semenov created a high-performance lightweight lightbox solution that is very easy to use for visitors. The inteface is familiar for mobile device users as it looks just like a native app. While it doesn’t support special usages like videos or iframes, it does a perfect job at displaying images, even on desktops.
PhotoSwipe is bundled with modification. PhotoSwipe is easy for visitors but not for developers. It has certain requirements like knowing the image dimensions, that are simply not offered by the majority of galleries and would require custom work to implement. When your galleries are powered by WordPress Gallery Extra you don’t have to worry about these, as it is fully prepared for PhotoSwipe and meets its needs behind the scenes.
For the glossary of these terms and to find alternative solutions, see the lightbox comparison page.
Excellent choice for galleries whenever you feel the white frame better suits your photos. This skin is brought to you by WGExtra and is not available in the original PhotoSwipe.