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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lucky rock with clover

Lucky Rock With Clover

fuchsia blossom closeup

Fuchsia Blossom Closeup

light pink gerbera daisy

Light Pink Gerbera Daisy

desert plant wall

Desert Plant Wall

delicate plant life

Delicate Plant Life

green leaf closeup

Green Leaf Closeup

fuchsia white blossoming flowers

Fuchsia White Blossoming Flowers

dark green foliage

Dark Green Foliage

bright green plant closeup

Bright Green Plant Closeup

delicate orange flowers

Delicate Orange Flowers

yellow spotted leaves

Yellow Spotted Leaves

waxy leaves

Waxy Leaves

water drops in fish pond

Water Drops In Fish Pond

water catching plant

Water Catching Plant

tropical purple flowers

Tropical Purple Flowers

tiny green leaves up close

Tiny Green Leaves Up Close

stone surrounded by ground cover

Stone Surrounded By Ground Cover

seeds & pebbles

Seeds & Pebbles

red tropical flower

Red Tropical Flower

purple summer blossom

Purple Summer Blossom

purple spotted flowers

Purple Spotted Flowers

purple foxgloves

Purple Foxgloves

prickly cactus plant

Prickly Cactus Plant

plant wall on angle

Plant Wall On Angle

plant wall of succulents

Plant Wall Of Succulents

pink lilies in bloom

Pink Lilies In Bloom

palm leaves

Palm Leaves

orange blooms closeup

Orange Blooms Closeup

natural wood fence

Natural Wood Fence

skateboard in sky

Skateboard In Sky

mountain palm trees

Mountain Palm Trees

city bridge at dusk

City Bridge At Dusk

waters edge & plants

Waters Edge & Plants

traveller looks down

Traveller Looks Down

tall trees from below

Tall Trees From Below

looking up at trees

Looking Up At Trees

grass by creek

Grass By Creek

closeup of clover leaves

Closeup Of Clover Leaves

wall of succulents

Wall Of Succulents

purple orchid closeup

Purple Orchid Closeup

blueberries on linen

Blueberries On Linen

sparkler at night

Sparkler At Night

lakeside forest

Lakeside Forest

international money

International Money

writing tools

Writing Tools

pride dog

Pride Dog

paint brushes, palette & canvas

Paint Brushes, Palette & Canvas



vine brick background

Vine Brick Background

red green pepper pile

Red Green Pepper Pile

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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.

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.