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ravindra barthwal
ravindra barthwal
2,271 Points

From where i can get background images for my websites


I want to know that from where all the people find images to put on website backgrounds. I am not talking about textures , am talking about background images that i can put on website background as we see in today's modern designing.


3 Answers

Jason Anders
Jason Anders
Treehouse Moderator 145,841 Points

Hi ravindra,

There really are MANY sites to get images from. Search for "royalty-free images" or "free stock photos" on the web. Just be really careful about the license. Make sure you read the license type very thoroughly to prevent any legal issues down the line.

What I've done in the past. Once I know the kind of image I want for the background, I call a local (professional) photographer I know and tell her want I need. She usually can shoot it for me and we just work out a fee for the licensing.


Karalyn Heath
Karalyn Heath
18,033 Points

I like to use pixabay.com.

Derek Etnyre
Derek Etnyre
20,822 Points

I like a site called Morgue File: http://www.morguefile.com/ has lots of decent free images.