Instant.js 1.5 allows you to add an instant picture effect (including tilt) to images on your webpages (alternatively: slided.js or filmed.js). It uses unobtrusive javascript to keep your code clean.

It works in all the major browsers - Mozilla Firefox 1.5+, Opera 9+, Safari and IE6+. On older browsers, it'll degrade and your visitors won't notice a thing.

CVI-lab: Get a fast impression of the effects and their illustration qualities.

Setting Up

Download "instant.js" and include it into your webpage.

<script type="text/javascript" src="instant.js"></script>

Using It

To get the instant picture effect just add a class="instant" to the image (minimum dimension: 64x64).



If you want flexibility, use "cvi_instant_lib.js" instead of "instant.js". You can make your images respond to user actions (e.g. changing one or more options when the image is hovered over).

Set defaults using Javascript
cvi_instant.defaultTilt = 'none'; //STR 'n|l|r'-'none|left|right'
cvi_instant.defaultShade = 33; //INT 0-100 (% opacity)
cvi_instant.defaultShadow = 33; //INT 0-100 (% opacity)
cvi_instant.defaultColor = '#f0f4ff'; //STR '#000000'-'#ffffff'
cvi_instant.defaultNoshade = false; //BOOLEAN
cvi_instant.defaultPreserve = false; //BOOLEAN

Add images using Javascript
cvi_instant.add(image, options);
image should be an image element: document.getElementById("myimg")
options can contain one or more values: {tilt: value, shadow: value, shade: value, color: value, noshade: value, preserve: value }
cvi_instant.add(document.getElementById("myimg"), { shadow: 75, shade: 10 });

Modify images using Javascript
cvi_instant.modify(image, options);
If the image has already an effect but a option value has changed, the effect will be changed accordingly.
cvi_instant.modify(document.getElementById("myimg"), { tilt: "left" });

Remove effect from an image using Javascript


Shows some of the things "instant.js" does.

First image with class = "instant itiltleft icolor000000 ishadow50" all other images with class = "instant" only...

beautiful girl



Why use Javascript Instant Image?

In older browsers, the script degrades and your visitors won't notice a thing.


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The inspiration for the script came from polaroid.rb.


Instant.js is distributed under this LICENSE. License permits free of charge use on non-commercial and private web sites only. There are also Commercial Software Licenses available.

Images used are copyrighted and are used for demonstration only.  also visit  CVI-lab, S5 Reloaded and AJAX-FilmDB