This post has been migrated and imported into different systems over the years, I have not had a chance to format this post manually so it may be hard to read but I have left it here as a reference.
I decided to write about this pack of jquery image effects I recently got from codecanyon.
You can get the Image Effects Pack here
This sample and the code they give you is pretty awesome, I stumbled across it while looking for a garage door effect for a website I was working on and changed my mind about which effect to use when I saw what this guy had done with the images. I really liked the effect of splitting the initial image on hover and showing either a second image or text beneath it. Actually it will let you do both, anything you can fit in a div will work.
Here is an example of me using it on a swedish site I was working on http://server1.blurple.net/~dolce/
To get the Image Effects Pack click here