jQuery helps you to create jQuery animations to put them on your website. The repetitive code provides the much needed highly optimized functions and methods. You may have your desired fulfilled through sample or some excellent tutorial.
Showcasing images gives you opportunity to have interaction with some of interaction techniques like giving your users a caption to slide for more information when they are roaming around images on your website. There is another equally useful feature of cross fade transition which lets you bring one of the faded pictures in superimposing with the current image. You have the liberty to display information on different types of images. Additionally you have jQuery tutorials which explain you the idea of hiding and displaying different elements.