HD Background photos and images

Browse through our database 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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Cyan And Gold Abstract Ink


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Landscape Viewing Binoculars


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White Hydrangea Blossoms With Water


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iPhone Background Nature


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Stone Sculptures On Beach


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Boardwalk By The Ocean


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Ocean Waves Crashing


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Stream Water Passing Through Cliffs


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Urban Street In Morning


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Picket Fence & Flowers


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Black & White Concrete Background


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Perfect Yellow Flower


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Beakers For Science With Water


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International Money


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Long View Of New York City


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Rain Coming Down Window


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Blue Beach Waves


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Abstract Blue


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Cute Dog in Blanket


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Palm Trees Sky


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Hiking By Golden Gate Bridge


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Fog On Dark Waters Edge


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Mint Green And Red Ink Drop


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Cloudy Sky From Above


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Red Tropical Flower


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Geometric Glass City Architecture


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Thin Plant Stems In Sun


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Thick Lush Green Forest


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Red Textured Wall


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Pink Lilies In Bloom


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Beach Sunset


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Fashionable Man By Textured Wall


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Cute Phone Wallpaper


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Towering New York Building From Above


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Black Balloon On Yellow


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Ocean Water With Swimmers


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Trees Standing Tall With Blue Sky iPhone Wallpaper


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Pink Petals On Pink


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Hearts On Woodgrain


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Toronto Stunning Sunset


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Textured Rainbow


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Purple And Green Ink Lines


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Light Pink Gerbera Daisy


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Field Of Daisies


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Seaweed Washed Up On Beach


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Woman Holding Flower


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Purple And Red Ink Pool On White


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Fall Leaves In Fallen Tree


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Pink Tulips On Wood Texture


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New York City Buildings And Water Towers


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Stunning HD background photos for commercial use

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.

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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.