11+ Best Magento 2 Photo Gallery Extensions Free & Paid

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Mia Updated: June 01, 2021

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One typical behavior of customers over time is that people only buy things that they can see. This behavior becomes most apparent when a customer comes to a physical store to have a product on hand before purchasing.

It’s no different when it comes to shopping online. Instead of having a try on a physical product, customers tend to search images or videos of the goods on the brand’s website.

A photo gallery is a higher level of using product images to increase sales and build trust with customers. We compile 11+ best Magento photo gallery extensions to make your Magento Store more eye-catching and attractive.

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In essence, product images are an indispensable element of any eCommerce business since they help shoppers better visualize things they’re about to buy. Most importantly, customers feel more confident to make a purchase.

And that brings us to the crux of the issue: Why need a photo gallery on your website? vs. the importance of image optimization?

  • Showcase to your customers your products and excellent services through a collection of high-quality products’ images on your website

  • Not limited to product photos only, you can create photo galleries for different categories and customer groups. Offer great support for further marketing strategies

  • Enable web’s visitors to better understand and visualize your products in practice, hence increasing the sales of your products or services

  • Give buyers an overview of your business, products, and service under more than one perspective

  • Keep potential customers at your site long enough to get interested in one of your products or services represented through the photo gallery

An image can communicate a message much better than words. The problem is whether you can turn it into one of your most competitive advantages over other competitors or not.

For Magento users, it’s vital to have a photo gallery extension with out-of-the-box features that allow creating and using the image gallery effectively.

Below are 11 popular tools to help you create eye-catching and high-quality photo galleries in the marketplace that you should consider.

1. Image Optimizer for Magento 2 by Mageplaza

Image Optimizer for Magento 2 by Mageplaza
Image Optimizer for Magento 2 by Mageplaza

To create an impressive and professional photo gallery, image quality itself plays a very important role. It’s not exaggerating to say the benefits of images or eCommerce websites are numerous to list in this post. Some aspect well-optimized images can power your site:

  • Enhance page loading speed as well as customer experience

  • Positively improve a site’s Google ranking

  • Better attract potential customers, hence boosting conversion rate

With all these benefits, Magento 2 Image Optimizer by Mageplaza enables merchants to take the fullest potential of product images on their site, particularly:

  • Support image compression feature for multiple types of images (PNG, JPG, GIF, TIF, and BMP)

  • Offer 2 compression options: Lossless vs. Custom (Lossy) that bring out images in quality and file sizes for the business’s specific requirements

  • Allow automating the image optimization process that helps cut down the admin’s workload

  • Go along with automatic backup function

Image Gallery For Magento 2 by MageAnts
Image Gallery For Magento 2 by MageAnts

As the name suggests, Image Gallery by MageAnts allows merchants to create visual photo gallery pages. Plus, with this extension, merchants can even showcase customized image galleries or videos to shoppers on selected product and category pages.

Outstanding features:

  • Offer clean and responsive design to showcase all your image galleries in both form: Videos and Images

  • Optimized for full responsiveness on different types of devices

  • Create multiple categories for various product images and videos to target different customer groups

  • Compatible with Magento 2.0.X - 2.4.X

Pricing:

  • For Magento Community: $49

  • For Magneto Enterprise: $128

  • Installation fee (optional): $30

Image Gallery by Magenest
Image Gallery by Magenest

The next one will be a module developed by Magenest Store, which is a “free to download” extension for Magento Community users. Image Gallery by Magenest benefits the store’s admin via a rich feature set, particularly:

Outstanding features:

  • Offer basic features of an image gallery extension such as creating a gallery with simple movements, adding photos, or managing various galleries through the store’s backend

  • Not limited to adding images only, this module of Magenest allows the admin to insert the information into each image’s bottom uploaded on the gallery

  • Web’s visitors can choose to view each image or the whole product gallery

  • Merchants can set the name, status, filter function, and thumbnail picture for each created photo gallery at the backend easily

The only issue with Magenest’s Image Gallery is that it’s only compatible with the Magento 2.2.X and 2.3.X. In other words, this module is now upgraded to work with Magento’s latest version (2.4.X).

Pricing:

  • For Magento Community: Free

  • For Magento Enterprise: $69

  • Installation fee (optional): $50

Photo Gallery by Decima Digital
Photo Gallery by Decima Digital

The Photo Gallery extension by Decima Digital comes with rich functionality for merchants to easily add, manage, and configure the settings of each photo gallery created at the backend.

You can create several tags to filter image galleries or even specific the page to display them on.

Outstanding features:

  • Developed to be extremely user-friendly for merchants to create unlimited image galleries for their eStores

  • Able to upload a group of images at the same time through the multi-upload functionality

  • Possibly limit the number of images that can be displayed in a photo gallery

  • Allow the store’s admin to add or change the descriptions, names, as well as relevant tags for any created image gallery

  • Add or target some galleries to specific pages for upselling or cross-selling using widgets

  • Offer the best quality for every image uploaded to your gallery using the native Magento auto-resize feature

Pricing: Free

Decima Digital’s Photo Gallery is a “worth-trying” extension for Magento users since it’s a no-risk investment. However, this extension now only supports the usage of the Magento Community edition.

Magento 2 Image Gallery by MageArray
Magento 2 Image Gallery by MageArray

Magento 2 Image Gallery by MageArray

Just like other Magento photo gallery extensions, MageArray’s M2 Image Gallery provides merchants with the ability to publish photo albums of the business’s products, services, events, lookbooks, etc.

Outstanding features:

  • Display and organize multiple images into different categories and gallery pages

  • Offer a range of features to show galleries in different views (product thumbnails, full-sized pictures, images in slideshows)

  • Responsive for all device sizes, which ensure web’s visitors have the best user experience with your photo galleries

  • Get completely control of all photo galleries at the store’s backend

  • Offer the settings for the image’s ratio, title, thumbnail, description, and the background color of the gallery page

  • Also able to change the spacing between the photos displayed in a gallery

  • Users can open the image’s large view in the form of a popup/ lightbox

With irresistibly eye-catching photo displays, the module can empower store owners to impact conversion rate and sales positively. However, MageArray’s Image Gallery doesn’t support adding videos in the gallery.

Pricing: $49

Magento 2 Gallery By BSSCommerce
Magento 2 Gallery By BSSCommerce

Magento 2 Gallery by BSSCommerce has all the essential features a Magento merchant will require on a photo gallery extension. But more than just simple functions, this module of BSSCommerce provides the admin with the ability to:

  • Add Youtube video to the photo gallery

  • Allow changing the meta title and meta description of each photo gallery for better SEO effectiveness

  • Offer 2 layouts for displaying the gallery: Standard layout vs. Ajax layout

  • Photos on the album will be represented in lightbox and auto-play slideshow with attractive transition effects

It’s not difficult for Magento store’s owners to create multiple albums in high quality with many supportive image formats. Apart from that, this module also enables you to:

  • Divide and uploaded photos, videos into multiple albums easily

  • Use widgets to display the photo gallery anywhere on their eStores

  • Developed to be completely responsive on all devices from smartphones to tablets and laptops

  • Import and export an album to CSV file

  • Empower the whole site’s SEO performance through the metadata of each album

  • Compatible with Magento’s latest versions: 2.2.x - 2.3.x - 2.4.x

The only disadvantage of this extension is that it does not support multiple store views.

Pricing:

  • For Magento Community: $79

  • For Magento Enterprise: $229

  • Free installation

Photo (Image) Gallery View by MConnect Media
Photo (Image) Gallery View by MConnect Media

The next extension we mention on this list is the Photo (Image) Gallery View by MConnect Media. Compared to other paid extensions, MConnect Media’s module actually comes at a much higher cost, which’s $185.

With that cost, the MConnect Media’s Photo Gallery View can get out of the same module in some aspects with more enhanced functionalities.

For instance, users can zoom in/ out the images for better viewing, use the navigation buttons when hovering the photos, etc.

Outstanding features:

  • Merchants can use this extension to automate the slideshow of product photos on the product listing page and the category. This automation can also be configured easily at the backend

  • Able to customize available gallery templates that show in the lightbox or popup

  • Offer various photo gallery viewing options: Enlarged images pop up, download option, play/pause Slideshow, Display number of images

  • The admin can upload unlimited photos on a photo gallery with different angles

  • This module is definitely an effective Magento 2 extension that draws visitors’ attention by providing authentic and striking product images.

Pricing: Vary based on the number of your domains and update packages

  • Single Domain: $59

  • 2 Domains: $122

  • 3 Domains: $185

  • Fee for extension updates (optional): $29 for 180 days and $49 for 1 year

  • Installation fee (optional): $50

  • Instant Support (optional): $75

Magento 2 Image Gallery By WebKul
Magento 2 Image Gallery By WebKul

In terms of basic function, Webkul’s Image Gallery extension does come with all essential features to build a product image gallery, from uploading images, creating albums to writing descriptions for each image.

Outstanding features:

  • The admin can create, add and manage various galleries with unlimited photos

  • Able to assign multiple galleries into different groups for better user experience

  • Offer the configurations for opening/closing effects for image display, caption, background, cyclic, interval, border, and slide count. A massive plus points of this extension when it comes to enhancing the photo gallery’s visual effect

  • Web’s visitors can zoom in/ out images displayed on a gallery

This module’s features are basic enough for those who have no specific configuration requirements. Still, compared to free photo gallery extensions, features on this commercial module aren’t impressive at all, for instance:

  • Lack advanced functions such as multiple album layout, SEO metadata for album and gallery, widget support, or multiple store view capabilities

  • Don’t support adding video URL to the album

Pricing:

  • For Magento Community: $99

  • For Magento Enterprise/ Enterprise Cloud: $198

  • Installation fee (optional): $19.8

  • Support service (optional): $39.6 for 6 months and $49.5 for 1 year

Magento Photo Gallery & Product Image Gallery By Fmeextensions
Magento Photo Gallery & Product Image Gallery By Fmeextensions

Another Magento 2 photo gallery extension on this list is the Photo Gallery & Product Image Gallery by Fmeextensions.

Basically, this module allows you to create separate photo gallery pages as well as image galleries on product and category pages with other advanced features.

Outstanding features:

  • Able to display image galleries on products and category pages in an elegant image slider with

  • Allow assigning image gallery pages to various albums and filtering by photo albums as well

  • The admin can configure all thumbnails, sliders, and frames settings easily at the backend

  • Support multi-store views and attractive lightbox for published photo galleries

  • Responsive to all devices, including tablets, desktops, and smartphones

Pricing:

  • For Magento Community edition only: $99

  • Installation fee (optional): $55

Magento 2 Image Gallery by LandofCoder
Magento 2 Image Gallery by LandofCoder

Landofcoder’s Image Gallery is an Magento 2 extension that allows you to upload unlimited image galleries and display photos with multiple layout options.

Outstanding features:

  • Show images in an eye-catching lightbox and slideshow

  • Allow displaying various photo galleries with multiple layouts

  • The admin can add video from Youtube and Vimeo to a photo gallery at the backend with no difficulty

  • Able to add any photo gallery to a product page or place it anywhere using the Gallery Image Widget

  • Freely add and edit photo descriptions, metadata for all images and pictures

  • You can assign photos into various galleries as well as attach image gallery on a separate photo gallery page

  • Offer a lookbook layout.

In addition to the free version of the Magento 2 Image Gallery, LandofCooder does release the M2 Image Gallery Pro with exclusive features for better visual display and higher user experience with your photo galleries.

Pricing:

  • Magento 2 Image Gallery: Free

  • Magento 2 Image Gallery Pro: $169 for both Magento Community Edition and Magento Enterprise edition

Image Gallery Pro for Magento 2 by UImod
Image Gallery Pro for Magento 2 by UImod

The last name on the list we’re about to mention is the Magento 2 Image Gallery by UImod. With this module, the store’s admin can not only create eye-catching galleries with high-quality photos but also videos.

Besides, it empowers your online store with advanced SEO features, which means that you can optimize your albums to better approach customers on Google’s image searching tool.

Outstanding features:

  • Manage and create unlimited photo galleries for images and videos on the Magento-based websites easily from the admin panel

  • Come with 2 gallery layout options: With the filter (search, shuffle, sort, and position) and without filer

  • Support mass uploads, along with the drag and drop functionality

  • Support multiple websites, store and store views. The admin can even restrict galleries display per store views and customer groups

  • Flexibly place a photo gallery anywhere on the website via the gallery widgets

  • Work great on mobile devices

Lightbox with thumbnails expands, closes, plays, and pauses the gallery. Plus, the extension also supports Youtube and Vimeo videos on a lightbox with thumbnails

Pricing:

  • For Magento Community: $99

  • For Magento Commerce: $198

  • Professional installation (optional): $29

  • Professional configuration (optional): $29

The bottom line!

Most of the extensions mentioned above offer the demo version for Magento merchants to experience all provided features. It’s not a bad idea to start with these demos and make an informed decision based on your experience.

I hope this post is helpful for you when choosing which Magento photo gallery extension to install for your online store.

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As a content executive at Mageplaza, Mia Hoang understands the value of content marketing lies in the engagement between the customers and companies. Her wish is to bring a unique voice, different perspectives, and new light for every audience.
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