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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bouquets of flowers on display in window

Bouquets Of Flowers On Display In Window

red ink drop in yellow liquid

Red Ink Drop In Yellow Liquid

rainbow and rock cliff

Rainbow And Rock Cliff

snowy mountains reflect in water at sunrise

Snowy Mountains Reflect In Water At Sunrise

pretty pink flower

Pretty Pink Flower

round parkade architecture

Round Parkade Architecture

glitter and unicorn costume headband

Glitter And Unicorn Costume Headband

white crane reflection in dark water

White Crane Reflection In Dark Water

green plants background

Green Plants Background

spilled roasted coffee beans

Spilled Roasted Coffee Beans

city skyscrapers & towers

City Skyscrapers & Towers

leaves & white brick background

Leaves & White Brick Background

under city iron bridge

Under City Iron Bridge

delicate flowers in glossy ceramic vase

Delicate Flowers In Glossy Ceramic Vase

hands form a heart shape against green leaves

Hands Form A Heart Shape Against Green Leaves

hiking volcanic rock

Hiking Volcanic Rock

nyc manhattan brooklyn bridge

NYC Manhattan Brooklyn Bridge

purple ink into green and yellow

Purple Ink Into Green And Yellow

waterfall through trees

Waterfall Through Trees

abstract green & yellow vertical lines

Abstract Green & Yellow Vertical Lines

sparkler at night

Sparkler At Night

purple and black ink drop

Purple And Black Ink Drop

sea ocean waves coast

Sea Ocean Waves Coast

gold helium balloons on white wall

Gold Helium Balloons On White Wall

hand holding black pencil on red background

Hand Holding Black Pencil On Red Background

blue red pink and yellow paper fanned out

Blue Red Pink And Yellow Paper Fanned Out

skateboard in sky

Skateboard In Sky

round colored tile

Round Colored Tile

icelandic fields & nature

Icelandic Fields & Nature

silhouette on ocean rock

Silhouette On Ocean Rock

puffy cloud

Puffy Cloud

man walking away in shadows

Man Walking Away In Shadows

white sequins

White Sequins

rustic living room feel with exposed brick

Rustic Living Room Feel With Exposed Brick

red ink drop on white

Red Ink Drop On White

green ink with yellow and orange drop

Green Ink With Yellow And Orange Drop

blue landscape

Blue Landscape

hiking in africa

Hiking In Africa

the fine petals of a flower bubble pink smoke

The Fine Petals Of A Flower Bubble Pink Smoke

boat in clear blue ocean

Boat In Clear Blue Ocean

cafe brown espresso cup

Cafe Brown Espresso Cup

pink heart made of flower petals

Pink Heart Made Of Flower Petals

city sky sunset

City Sky Sunset

flower bed bright and dark green

Flower Bed Bright And Dark Green

minimal image of tall plant against the wall

Minimal Image Of Tall Plant Against The Wall

portugal rocks with boat

Portugal Rocks With Boat

a green triangle and an orange triangle on paper

A Green Triangle And An Orange Triangle On Paper

sunny misty background

Sunny Misty Background

leaves on orange

Leaves On Orange

pots seeds and leaves

Pots Seeds And Leaves

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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.