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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red white and blue marbling abstract view

Red White And Blue Marbling Abstract View


purple and red marbling abstract view

Purple And Red Marbling Abstract View


purple and white marbling abstract view

Purple And White Marbling Abstract View


abstract image of a blue clouds surrounded by white

Abstract Image Of A Blue Clouds Surrounded By White


abstract image of blue white marbling

Abstract Image Of Blue White Marbling


two slices of orange lay on a sunlit cutting board

Two Slices Of Orange Lay On A Sunlit Cutting Board


two juicy orange slices against red background

Two Juicy Orange Slices Against Red Background


abstract marbled colors in pink and purple

Abstract Marbled Colors In Pink And Purple


close up of a worn barn exterior

Close Up Of A Worn Barn Exterior


rustic wooden barn on a stone foundation

Rustic Wooden Barn On A Stone Foundation


grey worn wood bends separating in the middle

Grey Worn Wood Bends Separating In The Middle


texture of brown hay and other grasses

Texture Of Brown Hay And Other Grasses


brown grass pokes out of freshly fallen snow

Brown Grass Pokes Out Of Freshly Fallen Snow


rustic old window in a stone building

Rustic Old Window In A Stone Building


small puppy plays in a fresh winter snowfall

Small Puppy Plays In A Fresh Winter Snowfall


worn wood texture close up

Worn Wood Texture Close Up


Green And White Marbled Coloring

Green And White Marbled Coloring


The Last Rays Of Sunlight Disappear Behind Hills

The Last Rays Of Sunlight Disappear Behind Hills


white flowing sheet outdoors with a wooden stool in front of it

White Flowing Sheet Outdoors With A Wooden Stool In Front Of It


film reel catches light tangled on a white surface

Film Reel Catches Light Tangled On A White Surface


a film reel lays tangled against a white background

A Film Reel Lays Tangled Against A White Background


film reel taggled against a white background

Film Reel Taggled Against A White Background


black and white photo of a tangled movie reel

Black And White Photo Of A Tangled Movie Reel


a tangled movie reel catching sunlight

A Tangled Movie Reel Catching Sunlight


a film reel lays flat catching the sunlight

A Film Reel Lays Flat Catching The Sunlight


flatlay of colorful candy easter eggs

Flatlay Of Colorful Candy Easter Eggs


colorful chocolate candy easter eggs on white

Colorful Chocolate Candy Easter Eggs On White


red paper curves to make an abstract gradient

Red Paper Curves To Make An Abstract Gradient


cellphone floats above a yellow background

Cellphone Floats Above A Yellow Background


a cellphone floats in the middle of orange background

A Cellphone Floats In The Middle Of Orange Background


cellphone levitates above an orange background

Cellphone Levitates Above An Orange Background


a close up view of a fern outdoors

A Close Up View Of A Fern Outdoors


hands form a heart shape against green leaves

Hands Form A Heart Shape Against Green Leaves


black cellphone floats above pink background

Black Cellphone Floats Above Pink Background


fresh rainfall on green leaves

Fresh Rainfall On Green Leaves


cellphone floats above a soft pink background

Cellphone Floats Above A Soft Pink Background


soft pink and black geometric abstract shapes

Soft Pink And Black Geometric Abstract Shapes


lone tree in a green grassy field

Lone Tree In A Green Grassy Field


a single tree in the middle of a green grassy field

A Single Tree In The Middle Of A Green Grassy Field


hand holds out phone against black background

Hand Holds Out Phone Against Black Background


pink paper is ripped revealing blue underneath

Pink Paper Is Ripped Revealing Blue Underneath


an open courtyard with red lanterns at each doorway

An Open Courtyard With Red Lanterns At Each Doorway


red and gold squares hang from the ceiling

Red And Gold Squares Hang From The Ceiling


paved road bends with red rocky hills in the background

Paved Road Bends With Red Rocky Hills In The Background


coffee beans laid on a pink background

Coffee Beans Laid On A Pink Background


numbers and letters on an orange background

Numbers And Letters On An Orange Background


wooden calendar sits on a white background

Wooden Calendar Sits On A White Background


red foiled hearts on a light blue background

Red Foiled Hearts On A Light Blue Background


red foiled hearts on a pink background

Red Foiled Hearts On A Pink Background


photo of black and pink shapes

Photo Of Black And Pink Shapes


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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.