Juxtapose helps storytellers compare two pieces of similar media, including photos, and GIFs. It’s ideal for highlighting then/now stories that explain slow changes over time (growth of a city skyline, regrowth of a forest, etc.) or before/after stories that show the impact of single dramatic events (natural disasters, protests, wars, etc.).
Tips & tricks
- Use images that are the same size.
- Export your images to web quality to improve download time.
- Align your images so that major elements are in alignment.
Create a Juxtapose
It is free, easy to use, and works on all devices. All you need to get started are links to the images you'd like to compare.
Need help? First, please be sure to look at our list of frequently asked questions below.
If you don't find an answer there, try our support forums or use our tech support web form. Please be clear with your question and, if appropriate, include a link to a page which shows the issue with which you need help. We can only answer support questions in English. We try to be prompt, but please understand that we do not have a dedicated tech support staff.
Find a bug? If you are confident you have found a bug, please report it as a GitHub issue. Be sure to include detailed instructions on how to reproduce the bug. If you're not sure, please start with the tech support system.
Frequently asked questions
Do I need to know code to use JuxtaposeJS?Absolutely not. JuxtaposeJS is friction-free. If you have the links to two images, you are ready to use JuxtaposeJS.
Can I customize what JuxtaposeJS looks like?
In it's simplest form, JuxtaposeJS is embedded using an
<iframe>tag. In this form, there's no way to customize the appearance.
<iframe>. JuxtaposeJS is designed with a minimalist style meant to work with most websites. If you want to customize the appearance, you can change most of how it looks with CSS rules. Read more on the Github Wiki.
Does JuxtaposeJS work on iPhone, iPad, and other iOS devices?Yes, JuxtaposeJS works normally on iOS devices.
Can I help build new features for JuxtaposeJS?
Can I upload images to Juxtapose? Can I use [some service] to host images?
Juxtapose does not support uploading images. The URLs for the left and right image should be direct URLs to images, except if you are using Flickr to host images, in which case Juxtapose can transform the Flickr image page URL to the correct format. You can also use images stored on Dropbox.com by clicking on the button with the Dropbox logo.
Services like Imgur and Photobucket generally prohibit 'hotlinking' to images they serve, which is what Juxtapose does, so those will not work, or will stop working after appearing to work.
This page describes a method for using images stored on Google Drive, but this is not technically supported, and could stop working at any time.
This page describes a method for using images stored on Box.com, but this, also, is not technically supported, and could stop working at any time.
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