1000+ HD Background Images and Photos

Browse through our collection of stunning background photographs. Our background images are textured, patterned and arranged to perfectly support the content that you choose to add to your website.

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cheery blossom flowers from below

Cheery Blossom Flowers From Below

tree banches cast shadows on a building wall

Tree Banches Cast Shadows On A Building Wall

abstract image of light leaks with purple background

Abstract Image Of Light Leaks With Purple Background

white flower blooming below a warm sunset

White Flower Blooming Below A Warm Sunset

green and orange textured fern leaf

Green And Orange Textured Fern Leaf

portrait of textured of large green leaves

Portrait Of Textured Of Large Green Leaves

texture of large green leaves in shadows

Texture Of Large Green Leaves In Shadows

close up of a green plant in the night

Close Up Of A Green Plant In The Night

weathered foliage with detailed leaves

Weathered Foliage With Detailed Leaves

detailed fern leave amongst the shadows

Detailed Fern Leave Amongst The Shadows

close up of a green leaf showing its detail

Close Up Of A Green Leaf Showing Its Detail

orange sunlight reflecting on water

Orange Sunlight Reflecting On Water

ripples in monochrome water scene

Ripples In Monochrome Water Scene

a hand holding a mobile phone while looking at photos

A Hand Holding A Mobile Phone While Looking At Photos

hand holds up black mobile phone on red background

Hand Holds Up Black Mobile Phone On Red Background

hand holding red colored pencil on blue background

Hand Holding Red Colored Pencil On Blue Background

hand holding black pencil on blue background

Hand Holding Black Pencil On Blue Background

hand holding black pencil on red background

Hand Holding Black Pencil On Red Background

ahand holding a cigarette on blue background

AHand Holding A Cigarette On Blue Background

big thumbs up on red background

Big Thumbs Up On Red Background

black shoes on contrete with scattered leaves

Black Shoes On Contrete With Scattered Leaves

pair of glasses on a bed

Pair Of Glasses On A Bed

a bar of dark chocolate on white

A Bar Of Dark Chocolate On White

gummy sweets on white fabric

Gummy Sweets On White Fabric

roasted coffee beans on white fabric

Roasted Coffee Beans On White Fabric

several different fruits lay on a pink background

Several Different Fruits Lay On A Pink Background

symmetrical building in monochrome

Symmetrical Building In Monochrome

deep green leaves under shadows

Deep Green Leaves Under Shadows

two black cats on the rocks

Two Black Cats On The Rocks

black cat sits by the rocks

Black Cat Sits By The Rocks

tight cluster of small green plants

Tight Cluster Of Small Green Plants

single orange maple leaf in hand

Single Orange Maple Leaf In Hand

newly blossomed orange flowers

Newly Blossomed Orange Flowers

a silhouetted palm tree at sunset

A Silhouetted Palm Tree At Sunset

an island filled with palm trees

An Island Filled With Palm Trees

museum cuts into the sky

Museum Cuts Into The Sky

a single cactus on a blue background

A Single Cactus On A Blue Background

lowrise building under a deep blue sky

Lowrise Building Under A Deep Blue Sky

plant branch with green leaves

Plant Branch With Green Leaves

plant branch on a white background

Plant Branch On A White Background

a bunch of succulents in a garden

A Bunch Of Succulents In A Garden

deconstructed fortune cookie

Deconstructed Fortune Cookie

pink pill pattern on a blue background

Pink Pill Pattern On A Blue Background

picture perfect trees

Picture Perfect Trees

pastel moon

Pastel Moon

bright lily in dark space

Bright Lily In Dark Space

church ceiling art

Church Ceiling Art

aged stone wall close up

Aged Stone Wall Close Up

man in black on the beach

Man In Black On The Beach

front facing view of minimal desk setup

Front Facing View Of Minimal Desk Setup

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What makes background pictures different?

Background photographs are used very differently that regular images for a number of reasons. When selecting a background image - there are specialized criteria to keep in mind. For starters - background pictures won’t fit into a fixed frame they way other photographs would. When a photo is locked into an article or block of text or shown as part of an advertisement - the dimensions are fixed - meaning that selecting a suitable photo really just comes down to aesthetics.

With background images - things work a little differently. To start, backgrounds are not likely to be in a fixed frame and will need to be equally beautiful when viewed on a large fullscreen, widescreen, or a mobile phone screen. It’s for this reason that web developers will often choose an images of a pattern - so that parts of the it can be cut off by web-browsers and other content that may vary in size and shape without looking like the image is misplaced.

If you’re not using a pattern, you’ll want to make sure the image isn’t too focused. Images with a clear subject don't work as well as background images because parts of the subject may be covered.

You may also choose to use background images to create a parallax scrolling effect. Parallax scrolling has been proven to create a better user experience for web users. This is where a web designer or developer might choose to add content in front of a background images that scrolls faster than the background image itself. This effect is used on web-pages to give the illusion of depth to the page and to create a more dynamic viewing experience.

Images used in parallax scrolling tend to be a little bit different from regular background images. They can be patterns and textures as well - but because portions of the image will scroll by at some point, the images can be a bit more focused - as long as the focus is toward the centre of the image.

Remember that background images take a supporting role in web-page design, so it’s best if they’re simple, clean and patterned. Even if the pattern isn’t design-oriented, you’ll want to go with images without a single, clear subject. Photograph-wise, images like city scapes, landscapes, or large images of busy locations with many subjects tend to look best.

Background images for commercial use

Luckily when it comes to getting the perfect background photo - we’ve got your covered. Our collection of HD photos are perfect for editing and can be used as widescreen backgrounds, full screen backgrounds, and desktop backgrounds and will look equally stunning on both Windows and Mac computers at any size (1600 x 1200, 1440, 1280, 1920).

Take a look at our free, downloadable high resolution images - perfect for your next project.

Background images FAQ

What are background images?

Background images are visual elements that are used to enhance the appearance of a website, presentation, or any other design project. They provide a backdrop or setting for the main content.

What types of background images work best for web-page design?

Background images play a supporting role in web-page design, so it is best to choose simple, clean, and patterned images. Even non-design-oriented patterns can work well. Images without a single, clear subject, such as cityscapes, landscapes, or busy locations with multiple subjects, tend to look best.

Can I use your background images for commercial purposes?

Absolutely! Our collection of high-definition (HD) photos is perfect for editing and can be used as widescreen backgrounds, full-screen backgrounds, and desktop backgrounds. They will look stunning on both Windows and Mac computers at any size, including 1600 x 1200, 1440, 1280, and 1920.

Are your background images available for free download?

Yes, we offer a selection of free, downloadable high-resolution images that are ideal for your next project. These images can be used for commercial purposes and are ready to enhance your designs.