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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lakeside forest

Lakeside Forest

new york bridges from above

New York Bridges From Above

natural wood fence

Natural Wood Fence

daisies on pink

Daisies On Pink

front facing view of minimal desk setup

Front Facing View Of Minimal Desk Setup

four paper crafted carrots

Four Paper Crafted Carrots

cluster of leaves

Cluster of Leaves

black and white marble texture

Black And White Marble Texture

hotel bed with bamboo details

Hotel Bed With Bamboo Details

fog rolls through forest hillside

Fog Rolls Through forest Hillside

white crane water reflection

White Crane Water Reflection

easter mini chocolate eggs texture

Easter Mini Chocolate Eggs Texture

summer in tokyo at night

Summer In Tokyo At Night

silhouette of person standing on a cliff at sunset

Silhouette Of Person Standing On A Cliff At Sunset

watching the waterfall

Watching The Waterfall

phone with the word inspire on screen

Phone With The Word Inspire On Screen

stoney beach

Stoney Beach

fresh green and purple fancy lettuce

Fresh Green And Purple Fancy Lettuce

rainbow reaches for clouds by shore

Rainbow Reaches For Clouds By Shore

yellow wall with a section of exposed brick

Yellow Wall With A Section Of Exposed Brick

small rocky island in blue ocean shallows

Small Rocky Island In Blue Ocean Shallows

spider and web moonlight silhouette

Spider And Web Moonlight Silhouette

un-ending new york skyline

Un-Ending New York Skyline

coffee beans background

Coffee Beans Background

autumn leaves in water

Autumn Leaves In Water

blue nature

Blue Nature

electric guitar held high

Electric Guitar Held High

boat in the ocean

Boat In The Ocean

storm clouds at sunset

Storm Clouds At Sunset

oregon bridge by multnomah waterfall

Oregon Bridge By Multnomah Waterfall

sunset over fishing village

Sunset Over Fishing Village

high contrast upward glance at pink flowers in bloom

High Contrast Upward Glance At Pink Flowers In Bloom

clouded hills

Clouded Hills

hiking green fields & hills

Hiking Green Fields & Hills

reverse ink volcano

Reverse Ink Volcano

edison bulbs and blurred lights

Edison Bulbs And Blurred Lights

dried leaves frame bottom on wood background

Dried Leaves Frame Bottom On Wood Background

new york night skyline

New York Night Skyline

two rows of stacked shipping containers

Two Rows Of Stacked Shipping Containers

fresh market vegetables

Fresh Market Vegetables

deck and vines texture

Deck And Vines Texture

pink paper is ripped revealing blue underneath

Pink Paper Is Ripped Revealing Blue Underneath

grainy hand falling down

Grainy Hand Falling Down

starry night sky over forest

Starry Night Sky Over Forest

basket of fresh picked apple

Basket Of Fresh Picked Apple

icy glass branches

Icy Glass Branches

abstract image of colored paper in triangular shapes

Abstract Image Of Colored Paper In Triangular Shapes

light art under northern lights

Light Art Under Northern Lights

curved rust colored natural walls

Curved Rust Colored Natural Walls

pink church doors with neon hard above

Pink Church Doors With Neon Hard Above

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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.