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React-spring-lightbox is a flexible image gallery lightbox with native-feeling touch gestures and buttery smooth animations.

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  • ☝️    Mousewheel, swipe or click+drag to page photos
  • ⌨️  Keyboard controls Esc
  • 🐁  Ctrl + Mousewheel or Trackpad Pinch to zoom
  • 🔎  Double/Single-tap or double/single-click to zoom in/out
  • 👌    Pinch to zoom
  • 👈  Panning on zoomed-in images
  • 🏁  Highly performant spring based animations via react-spring
  • No external CSS
  • Implement your own UI
  • Supports IE 11, Edge, Safari, Chrome, Firefox and Opera
  • Full typescript support
  • Supports any <img /> attribute including loading (lazy loading), srcset and aria-*


yarn add react-spring-lightbox


The images prop now accepts a list of objects whose properties can be almost any valid React <img /> prop including srcset, loading (lazy loading) and aria-* attributes.

If you use typescript, the exact type can be imported from import { ImagesListType } from 'react-spring-lightbox';

import React, { useState } from 'react';
import Lightbox, { ImagesListType } from 'react-spring-lightbox';

const images: ImagesListType = [
        src: '',
        loading: 'lazy',
        alt: 'Windows 10 Dark Mode Setting',
        src: '',
        loading: 'lazy',
        alt: 'macOS Mojave Dark Mode Setting',
        src: '',
        loading: 'lazy',
        alt: 'Android 9.0 Dark Mode Setting',

const CoolLightbox = () => {
    const [currentImageIndex, setCurrentIndex] = useState(0);

    const gotoPrevious = () =>
        currentImageIndex > 0 && setCurrentIndex(currentImageIndex - 1);

    const gotoNext = () =>
        currentImageIndex + 1 < images.length &&
        setCurrentIndex(currentImageIndex + 1);

    return (
            /* Add your own UI */
            // renderHeader={() => (<CustomHeader />)}
            // renderFooter={() => (<CustomFooter />)}
            // renderPrevButton={() => (<CustomLeftArrowButton />)}
            // renderNextButton={() => (<CustomRightArrowButton />)}
            // renderImageOverlay={() => (<ImageOverlayComponent >)}

            /* Add styling */
            // className="cool-class"
            // style={{ background: "grey" }}

            /* Handle closing */
            // onClose={handleClose}

            /* Use single or double click to zoom */
            // singleClickToZoom

            /* react-spring config for open/close animation */
            // pageTransitionConfig={{
            //   from: { transform: "scale(0.75)", opacity: 0 },
            //   enter: { transform: "scale(1)", opacity: 1 },
            //   leave: { transform: "scale(0.75)", opacity: 0 },
            //   config: { mass: 1, tension: 320, friction: 32 }
            // }}

export default CoolLightbox;


Prop Description
isOpen Flag that dictates if the lightbox is open or closed
onClose Function that closes the Lightbox
onPrev Function that changes currentIndex to previous image in images
onNext Function that changes currentIndex to next image in images
currentIndex Index of image in images array that is currently shown
renderHeader A React component that renders above the image pager
renderFooter A React component that renders below the image pager
renderPrevButton A React component that is used for previous button in image pager
renderNextButton A React component that is used for next button in image pager
renderImageOverlay A React component that renders within the image stage, useful for creating UI overlays on top of the current image
singleClickToZoom Overrides the default behavior of double clicking causing an image zoom to a single click
images Array of image objects to be shown in Lightbox
className Classes are applied to the root lightbox component
style Inline styles are applied to the root lightbox component
pageTransitionConfig React-Spring useTransition config for page open/close animation

Local Development

Clone the repo

git clone react-spring-lightbox
cd react-spring-lightbox

Setup symlinks

yarn link
cd example
yarn link react-spring-lightbox

Run the library in development mode

yarn start

Run the example app in development mode

cd example
yarn dev

Changes to the library code should hot reload in the demo app


MIT © Tim Ellenberger


📷 A flexible image gallery lightbox with native-feeling touch gestures and buttery smooth animations, built with react-spring.





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