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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centered car driving through forest

Centered Car Driving Through Forest


drone view of car driving through forest

Drone View Of Car Driving Through Forest


elaborate building interior with light teal walls

Elaborate Building Interior With Light Teal Walls


young woman shrowded in symmetry

Young Woman Shrowded In Symmetry


protected by rocks under deep blue sky

Protected By Rocks Under Deep Blue SKy


the mehrangarh fort and museum

The Mehrangarh Fort and Museum


cat walking through ornate archway

Cat Walking Through Ornate Archway


woman photographs beautiful architecture

Woman Photographs Beautiful Architecture


man sits within ornate blue hallway

Man Sits Within Ornate Blue Hallway


reflections in front of place of worship

Reflections In Front Of Place Of Worship


woman admiring eastern architecture

Woman Admiring Eastern Architecture


off the beaten path in fall season

Off The Beaten Path In Fall Season


blue and white lighthouse at sunset

Blue And White Lighthouse At Sunset


hikers flock to lighthouse at sunset

Hikers Flock To Lighthouse At Sunset


orange light rays over boastline at sunset

Orange Light Rays Over Boastline At Sunset


beach at sunset in teal and orange

Beach At Sunset In Teal And Orange


orange sunset over coastline

Orange Sunset Over Coastline


sporadically placed flowers on white

Sporadically Placed Flowers On White


minimal flower petals on white

Minimal Flower Petals On White


landscape scattered yellow and purple petals

Landscape Scattered Yellow And Purple Petals


scattered yellow and purple petals

Scattered Yellow And Purple Petals


close up of bright orange lily

Close Up Of Bright Orange Lily


illuminated paint brush on orange

Illuminated Paint Brush On Orange


hand holding up red paint brush

Hand Holding Up Red Paint Brush


tiara placed on the head

Tiara Placed On The Head


sporadic flower petals on white

Sporadic Flower Petals On White


hand placed on flower petals

Hand Placed On Flower Petals


red paint brush on textured background

Red Paint Brush On Textured Background


vivid floral arrangement on dark teal

Vivid Floral Arrangement On Dark Teal


off center portrait of a vivid floral bouquet

Off Center Portrait Of A Vivid Floral Bouquet


close up vivid flower arrangement in all colors

Close Up Vivid Flower Arrangement In All Colors


top down view of vivid floral arrangement

Top Down View Of Vivid Floral Arrangement


portrait of floral arrangement in natural light

Portrait Of Floral Arrangement In Natural Light


off center vivid floral bouquet in clear vase

Off Center Vivid Floral Bouquet In Clear Vase


natural light on bright floral arrangement

Natural Light On Bright Floral Arrangement


off center vivid floral arrangement

Off Center Vivid Floral Arrangement


vivid flower arrangement in all colors

Vivid Flower Arrangement In All Colors


a trio of green candles

A Trio Of Green Candles


fall forest opens out to blue lake

Fall Forest Opens Out To Blue Lake


stream nestled between fall trees

Stream Nestled Between Fall Trees


hand holding pear still on the branch

Hand Holding Pear Still On The Branch


sunlight illuminates rich fall colors

Sunlight Illuminates Rich Fall Colors


all the autumn colors seen from above

All The Autumn Colors Seen From Above


end of a rivers journey

End Of A Rivers Journey


open plan mid century modern apartment

Open Plan Mid Century Modern Apartment


pause and relax with this tea set

Pause And Relax With This Tea Set


boxed macarons in a line

Boxed Macarons In A Line


tea is my love language

Tea Is My Love Language


pastel colored ball point pens

Pastel Colored Ball Point Pens


line of perfectly made macarons

Line Of Perfectly Made Macarons


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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.