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Data Sources

From an Array (or NodeList)

Pass an array of any items via dataSource option. Its length will determine amount of slides (which may be modified further from numItems event).

Each item should contain data that you need to generate slide (for image slide it would be src (image URL), width (image width), height, srcset, alt).

If these properties are not present in your initial array, you may "pre-parse" each item from itemData filter.

Without Lightbox module

The Lightbox module connects gallery grid DOM to PhotoSwipe, thus when using a button, it's completely optional and you can just use PhotoSwipe core directly, for example:

import PhotoSwipe from '/photoswipe/photoswipe.esm.js';

const options = {
dataSource: [

// simple image
{
src: 'https://source.unsplash.com/Volo9FYUAzU/1620x1080',
width: 1620,
height: 1080,
alt: 'test image 1'
},

{
src: 'https://source.unsplash.com/RJzHlbKf6eY/1950x1300',
width: 1950,
height: 1300,
alt: 'test image 2'
},

// responsive image
{
srcset: 'https://dummyimage.com/1500x1000/555/fff/?text=1500x1000 1500w, https://dummyimage.com/1200x800/555/fff/?text=1200x800 1200w, https://dummyimage.com/600x400/555/fff/?text=600x400 600w',
src: 'https://dummyimage.com/1500x1000/555/fff/?text=1500x1000',
width: 1500,
height: 1000,
alt: 'test image 3',
},

// HTML slide
{
html: '<div class="custom-html-slide">This is custom HTML slide. <a href="http://example.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Test Link</a>.</div>'
}

],
showHideAnimationType: 'none'
};

document.querySelector('#btn-open-pswp-from-arr').onclick = () => {
options.index = 0; // defines start slide index
const pswp = new PhotoSwipe(options);
pswp.init(); // initializing PhotoSwipe core adds it to DOM
};
.custom-html-slide {
font-size: 40px;
line-height: 45px;
max-width: 400px;
wwidth: 100%;
padding: 0 20px;
margin: 50px auto 0;
color: #fff;
}
.custom-html-slide a {
color: #fff;
text-decoration: underline;
}

With Lightbox module

This example is identical to the previous one, but using Lightbox and dynamically loading the core.

import PhotoSwipeLightbox from '/photoswipe/photoswipe-lightbox.esm.js';

const options = {
dataSource: [

// simple image
{
src: 'https://source.unsplash.com/Volo9FYUAzU/1620x1080',
width: 1620,
height: 1080,
alt: 'test image 1'
},

{
src: 'https://source.unsplash.com/RJzHlbKf6eY/1950x1300',
width: 1950,
height: 1300,
alt: 'test image 2'
},

// responsive image
{
srcset: 'https://dummyimage.com/1500x1000/555/fff/?text=1500x1000 1500w, https://dummyimage.com/1200x800/555/fff/?text=1200x800 1200w, https://dummyimage.com/600x400/555/fff/?text=600x400 600w',
src: 'https://dummyimage.com/1500x1000/555/fff/?text=1500x1000',
width: 1500,
height: 1000,
alt: 'test image 3',
},

// HTML slide
{
html: '<div class="custom-html-slide">This is custom HTML slide. <a href="http://example.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Test Link</a>.</div>'
}

],
showHideAnimationType: 'none',
pswpModule: () => import('/photoswipe/photoswipe.esm.js'),
};
const lightbox = new PhotoSwipeLightbox(options);
lightbox.init();

document.querySelector('#btn-open-pswp-from-arr-lightbox').onclick = () => {
lightbox.loadAndOpen(0); // defines start slide index
};

Custom last slide

To add a custom last slide increase the total number of slides by one using numItems filter and make sure that correct itemData is returned for the last slide.

import PhotoSwipeLightbox from '/photoswipe/photoswipe-lightbox.esm.js';
const lightbox = new PhotoSwipeLightbox({
gallery: '#gallery--custom-last-slide',
children: 'a',
pswpModule: () => import('/photoswipe/photoswipe.esm.js'),

});
lightbox.addFilter('numItems', (numItems) => {
return ++numItems;
});
lightbox.addFilter('itemData', (itemData, index) => {
if (index === lightbox.getNumItems() - 1) {
return {
html: '<div class="custom-html-slide">This is custom HTML slide. <a href="http://example.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Link</a>.</div>',
};
}
return itemData;
});
lightbox.init();

Dynamically generated data

The filter numItems allows you to override the total number of slides. And itemData will trigger every time PhotoSwipe requests data about the slide, which usually happens before slide is displayed or lazy-loaded.

The example below creates a gallery with 1000 images.

import PhotoSwipeLightbox from '/photoswipe/photoswipe-lightbox.esm.js';
const lightbox = new PhotoSwipeLightbox({
showHideAnimationType: 'none',
pswpModule: () => import('/photoswipe/photoswipe.esm.js'),
preload: [1,2],
});
lightbox.addFilter('numItems', (numItems) => {
return 1000;
});
lightbox.addFilter('itemData', (itemData, index) => {
return {
src: 'https://dummyimage.com/100x100/555/fff/?text=' + (index + 1),
width: 100,
height: 100
};;
});
lightbox.init();

document.querySelector('#btn-open-pswp-dyn-gen').onclick = () => {
lightbox.loadAndOpen(0);
};

Custom HTML markup

You may completely override default requirements for HTML markup. In the example below we add thumbnail as background-image, a custom attribute that stores image size, and make sure that zoom transition runs from <a> rather than from <img> within.

We also use domItemData filter, instead of itemData. It fires only once per each slide.

import PhotoSwipeLightbox from '/photoswipe/photoswipe-lightbox.esm.js';

const lightbox = new PhotoSwipeLightbox({
gallery: '#gallery--custom-html-markup',
children: 'a',

// Adjust thumbnail selector,
// (for opening/closing zoom transition)
thumbSelector: 'a',

pswpModule: () => import('/photoswipe/photoswipe.esm.js')
});

lightbox.addFilter('domItemData', (itemData, element, linkEl) => {
if (linkEl) {
const sizeAttr = linkEl.dataset.mySize;

itemData.src = linkEl.href;
itemData.w = Number(sizeAttr.split('x')[0]);
itemData.h = Number(sizeAttr.split('x')[1]);
itemData.msrc = linkEl.dataset.thumbSrc;
itemData.thumbCropped = true;
}

return itemData;
});

lightbox.init();
#gallery--custom-html-markup a {
width: 100px;
height: 100px;

background-size: cover;
background-position: 50% 50%;

text-indent: -300px;
overflowidth: hidden;
}
<div class="pswp-gallery pswp-gallery--single-column" id="gallery--custom-html-markup">
<a href="https://cdn.photoswipe.com/photoswipe-demo-images/photos/1/img-2500.jpg"
data-my-size="1875x2500"
data-thumb-src="https://cdn.photoswipe.com/photoswipe-demo-images/photos/1/img-200.jpg"
style="background-image:url(https://cdn.photoswipe.com/photoswipe-demo-images/photos/1/img-200.jpg)"
target="_blank">Test 1</a>
<a href="https://cdn.photoswipe.com/photoswipe-demo-images/photos/2/img-2500.jpg"
data-my-size="1669x2500"
data-thumb-src="https://cdn.photoswipe.com/photoswipe-demo-images/photos/2/img-200.jpg"
style="background-image:url(https://cdn.photoswipe.com/photoswipe-demo-images/photos/2/img-200.jpg)"
target="_blank">Test 2</a>
<a href="https://cdn.photoswipe.com/photoswipe-demo-images/photos/3/img-2500.jpg"
data-my-size="2500x1666"
data-thumb-src="https://cdn.photoswipe.com/photoswipe-demo-images/photos/3/img-200.jpg"
style="background-image:url(https://cdn.photoswipe.com/photoswipe-demo-images/photos/3/img-200.jpg)"
target="_blank">Test 3</a>
<a href="https://cdn.photoswipe.com/photoswipe-demo-images/photos/4/img-2500.jpg"
data-my-size="2500x1667"
data-thumb-src="https://cdn.photoswipe.com/photoswipe-demo-images/photos/4/img-200.jpg"
style="background-image:url(https://cdn.photoswipe.com/photoswipe-demo-images/photos/4/img-200.jpg)"
target="_blank">Test 4</a>
<a href="https://cdn.photoswipe.com/photoswipe-demo-images/photos/5/img-2500.jpg"
data-my-size="2500x1668"
data-thumb-src="https://cdn.photoswipe.com/photoswipe-demo-images/photos/5/img-200.jpg"
style="background-image:url(https://cdn.photoswipe.com/photoswipe-demo-images/photos/5/img-200.jpg)"
target="_blank">Test 5</a>
<a href="https://cdn.photoswipe.com/photoswipe-demo-images/photos/6/img-2500.jpg"
data-my-size="2500x1667"
data-thumb-src="https://cdn.photoswipe.com/photoswipe-demo-images/photos/6/img-200.jpg"
style="background-image:url(https://cdn.photoswipe.com/photoswipe-demo-images/photos/6/img-200.jpg)"
target="_blank">Test 6</a>
</div>

Separate DOM and data

If data is provided as array, but you still want to keep zoom animation. This is often the case when using some kind of dynamic image grid with paging or infinite scroll.

How-to:

  1. Pass array of images to dataSource option.
  2. Use thumbEl filter to provide source of thumbnail element. PhotoSwipe will use its coordinates for animation.
  3. Use placeholderSrc filter to provide the source of placeholder image. Alternatively, you may define msrc property in your data array.
  4. Bind click event to gallery elements and call method lightbox.loadAndOpen(3) (where 3 is image index in your array).

In the example below there are ten images in array, but only three are in DOM.

import PhotoSwipeLightbox from '/photoswipe/photoswipe-lightbox.esm.js';

const images = [
{ id: 1, src: 'https://dummyimage.com/1500x1000/555/fff/?text=Image+1', width: 1500, height: 1000 },
{ id: 2, src: 'https://dummyimage.com/1500x1000/555/fff/?text=Image+2', width: 1500, height: 1000 },
{ id: 3, src: 'https://dummyimage.com/1500x1000/555/fff/?text=Image+3', width: 1500, height: 1000 },
{ id: 4, src: 'https://dummyimage.com/1500x1000/555/fff/?text=Image+4', width: 1500, height: 1000 },
{ id: 5, src: 'https://dummyimage.com/1500x1000/555/fff/?text=Image+5', width: 1500, height: 1000 },
{ id: 6, src: 'https://dummyimage.com/1500x1000/555/fff/?text=Image+6', width: 1500, height: 1000 },
{ id: 7, src: 'https://dummyimage.com/1500x1000/555/fff/?text=Image+7', width: 1500, height: 1000 },
{ id: 8, src: 'https://dummyimage.com/1500x1000/555/fff/?text=Image+8', width: 1500, height: 1000 },
{ id: 9, src: 'https://dummyimage.com/1500x1000/555/fff/?text=Image+9', width: 1500, height: 1000 },
{ id: 10, src: 'https://dummyimage.com/1500x1000/555/fff/?text=Image+10', width: 1500, height: 1000 },
];
const galleryEl = document.querySelector('#gallery--mixed-source');

const lightbox = new PhotoSwipeLightbox({
dataSource: images,
pswpModule: () => import('/photoswipe/photoswipe.esm.js'),
});
lightbox.addFilter('thumbEl', (thumbEl, data, index) => {
const el = galleryEl.querySelector('[data-id="' + data.id + '"] img');
if (el) {
return el;
}
return thumbEl;
});
lightbox.addFilter('placeholderSrc', (placeholderSrc, slide) => {
const el = galleryEl.querySelector('[data-id="' + slide.data.id + '"] img');
if (el) {
return el.src;
}
return placeholderSrc;
});
lightbox.init();

// expose to use within onclick attribute
window.pswpLightbox = lightbox;
<div class="pswp-gallery" id="gallery--mixed-source">
<a onclick="pswpLightbox.loadAndOpen(2);return false;"
data-id="3"
href="https://dummyimage.com/1500x1000/555/fff/?text=Image+3"
target="_blank">
<img src="https://dummyimage.com/150x100/555/fff/?text=Thumb+3" alt="">
</a>
<a onclick="pswpLightbox.loadAndOpen(3);return false;"
data-id="4"
href="https://dummyimage.com/1500x1000/555/fff/?text=Image+4"
target="_blank">
<img src="https://dummyimage.com/150x100/555/fff/?text=Thumb+4" alt="">
</a>
<a onclick="pswpLightbox.loadAndOpen(4);return false;"
data-id="5"
href="https://dummyimage.com/1500x1000/555/fff/?text=Image+5"
target="_blank">
<img src="https://dummyimage.com/150x100/555/fff/?text=Thumb+5" alt="">
</a>
</div>