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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night view of brooklyn bridge

Night View Of Brooklyn Bridge

edison bulbs and blurred lights

Edison Bulbs And Blurred Lights

white copper and wood background

White Copper And Wood Background

plugged in vintage tv on purple infinity background

Plugged In Vintage TV on Purple Infinity Background

toronto flatiron building in summer

Toronto Flatiron Building In Summer

yellow wall with a section of exposed brick

Yellow Wall With A Section Of Exposed Brick

pink paper is ripped revealing blue underneath

Pink Paper Is Ripped Revealing Blue Underneath

succulent closeup

Succulent Closeup

fog and mist over forest trees

Fog And Mist Over Forest Trees

bare winter tree branches

Bare Winter Tree Branches

remote log cabin on calm forest river

Remote Log Cabin On Calm Forest River

close up small pumpkin pile

Close Up Small Pumpkin Pile

autumn table decor

Autumn Table Decor

bright red fruit growing on apple tree

Bright Red Fruit Growing On Apple Tree

stylish tennis player on outdoor court

Stylish Tennis Player On Outdoor Court

several different fruits lay on a pink background

Several Different Fruits Lay On A Pink Background

salvador dali desert

Salvador Dali Desert

rural iceland sunset

Rural Iceland Sunset

water falls like chandelier

Water Falls Like Chandelier

delicate flower

Delicate Flower

abstract image of light leaks with purple background

Abstract Image Of Light Leaks With Purple Background

man canoeing on water

Man Canoeing On Water

long haired horse by fence

Long Haired Horse By Fence

tall green plant on white background

Tall Green Plant On White Background

noel letter tiles on snow

Noel Letter Tiles On Snow

vine growing up a brick wall

Vine Growing Up A Brick Wall

metal bridge angled beams

Metal Bridge Angled Beams

summer city flat iron building

Summer City Flat Iron Building.Jpeg

deconstructed fortune cookie

Deconstructed Fortune Cookie

tall trees reach for blue sky

Tall Trees Reach For Blue Sky

fuchsia blossom closeup

Fuchsia Blossom Closeup

musical instruments for folk music

Musical Instruments For Folk Music

spanish mountain landscape

Spanish Mountain Landscape

coffee beans and mug flatlay

Coffee Beans And Mug Flatlay

woman looking at horizon

Woman Looking At Horizon

romantic horseback riding by ocean

Romantic Horseback Riding By Ocean

desert highway

Desert Highway

montenegro sunset

Montenegro Sunset

rich sunset reflected on waters

Rich Sunset Reflected On Waters

curved rust colored natural walls

Curved Rust Colored Natural Walls

mountains in africa

Mountains In Africa

sailboats in cove

Sailboats In Cove

red and green leaves with wood background

Red And Green Leaves With Wood Background

reflective water texture

Reflective Water Texture

peeling paint wall texture

Peeling Paint Wall Texture

blank white book with rose pedals

Blank White Book With Rose Pedals

one single daisy

One Single Daisy

japanese garden fountain

Japanese Garden Fountain

coffee on white

Coffee On White

road through rocky terrain

Road Through Rocky Terrain

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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.