VisualLightBox is a free wizard program that helps you easily generate online photo galleries, website albums with a nice Lightbox-style overlay effect, in a few clicks without writing a single line of code.

Just add your photos into VisualLightBox program window, press "Publish" and your own cool web page album with beautiful LightBox effects will open in the browser instantly!
No javascript, image editing, html coding, css, just a click to get your css web site album ready.

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Lightbox gallery sample

The following image set is generated by VisualLightbox. Click any picture to run Lightbox gallery.

The example above is an in-page usage demo of Lightbox script. The lightbox gallery created with VisualLightbox wizard is placed inside the page layout. You can also check the full-page demo gallery. This example takes whole browser area to show the website gallery.image gallery for your web pageThe photo gallery above is an in-page usage demo of Lightbox gallery. The gallery created with VisualLightbox software is placed inside the website page. You can also check the full-page demo gallery. This example takes whole browser area to show the website gallery.

How to Use

Adding folders with images or images to website image album.

From the Images menu, select Add images... Browse to the location of the folder you'd like to add and select the images. VisualLightBox will now include that folder. Or you can drag the images (folder) to the VisualLightBox software window. The image is copied to your pictures folder and automatically added to your cool web page album.

If you have included the images that you do not wish to be in the website image album, you can easily remove them. Select all images that you wish to remove from online gallery, and select Delete images. from the Images menu. You can pick and choose pictures by holding the CTRL while clicking the pictures you like.

You can also use your Vista Photo Gallery projects (. Vgal) in VisualLightBox.

Add Images To Gallery

Adding caption.

When you select an image you'll see the various information about it, such as:

  • Path, Size - for each image, you will see the file name, full folder path; file size and date of last change.
  • Caption - you can enter any comment or text about the image (up to 512 symbols) in the website photo gallery.

Editing capabilities.

In this website image album program you can easily rotate your pictures using "Rotate Left" and "Rotate Right" buttons.

Right click on the picture and select "Edit images." item to open the selected picture in your default graph tool. You can adjust the color of pictures, as well as fix red-eye and crop out unwanted parts of an image.

Gallery properties.

Change the name of your web photo gallery, the size and quality of your pictures with Website Photo Gallery. From the Gallery menu, select Properties or use "Edit Gallery Properties" button on the toolbar.

On the first tab of the Gallery Properties window you can change the name of your website album and enable/disable the following properties: Slide Show, Auto play Slide Show, Zoom effect, Overlay Shadow.

On the second tab of the Gallery Properties window you can select the thumbnail you want to use, set the Thumbnails Resolution, Thumbnails Quality, Thumbnails Titles.

On the third tab of the Gallery Properties window you can select the templates, the size and quality of your pictures, set background color and change the watermark.

You can set up the various sizes for generated images.

Control the quality of output JPEG format image by defining output "Image quality" and "Thumbnail quality" parameters (0%100%).

Save your photo gallery as project file.

When you exit VisualLightBox application, you'll be asked if you want to save your project. The project consists of the pictures you choose to put on your css web site album and all your settings. It's a good idea to save the project, because that will allow you to change the project in case you decide to do something different with future galleries. So click Yes, then enter a name for your project. To select the location of your project, just click the Browse folders button and choose a different location. Then click Save.

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VisualLightBox is free for non - commercial use.

A small fee is required for business use. VisualLightBox Business Edition additionally provides an option to remove the VisualLightBox. Com credit line as well as a feature to put your own logo to images. After you complete the payment via the secure order form, you will receive a license key instantly by email that turns the VisualLightBox Free Edition into a Business one. You can select the most suitable payment procedure: credit card, PayPal, bank transfer, check etc. Also you can get Business Edition for free if you help with translating Visual LightBox into your native language, please contact us at for more info.

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For general help, troubleshooting and feature requests contact Customer Support at Make sure to include details on your operating system, browser, VisualLightbox version and a link (or relevant code).create a photo gallery web site


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Q:How do I embed the lightbox image gallery into an existing page?

A:To install VisualLightBox gallery on your page you should:

1. Create your gallery in VisualLightBox and publish it on a local drive in any test folder.
2. Open index.html file from the saved folder in any text editor.
3. Copy code for the HEAD section and paste it inside the HEAD section of you own webpage, for example:

<!-- Start VisualLightBox.com HEAD section -->
<link rel="stylesheet" href="engine/css/vlightbox.css" type="text/css" />
<style>#vlightbox a#vlb{display:none}</style>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="engine/css/visuallightbox.css" type="text/css" media="screen" />
<script src="engine/js/jquery.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="engine/js/jquery.tools.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="engine/js/visuallightbox.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<!-- End VisualLightBox.com HEAD section -->


4. Copy code for the BODY section and paste it inside the Body section of you own webpage in the place where you want to have a gallery, for example:

<!-- Start VisualLightBox.com BODY section -->
<div id="vlightbox">
<a rel="lightbox_vlb" href="data/images/dscn6831.jpg" title="DSCN6831"><img src="data/thumbnails/dscn6831.png"><span></span></a>
<a rel="lightbox_vlb" href="data/images/dscn6823.jpg" title="DSCN6823"><img src="data/thumbnails/dscn6823.png"><span></span></a>
<a rel="lightbox_vlb" href="data/images/dscn6819.jpg" title="DSCN6819"><img src="data/thumbnails/dscn6819.png"><span></span></a>
<a id="vlb" href="http://visuallightbox.com">Photo Gallery For Web by VisualLightBox.com v2.1</a>
<!-- End VisualLightBox.com BODY section -->


5. Copy 'data' folder with images and thumbnails and 'engine' folder with .css and .js files into the same folder with your own webpage.
You can find the example on our website: