With WordPress themes advancing into the world of multiple background support, you may be on the hunt for the perfect background image. There are many different choices out there, but you must find a high quality image to fit with your specific needs. Here’s a look at some of the easiest ways to find your background images.
Image Sizes and Licenses
Every image on the internet is protected by copyright laws, even if they are not mentioned. Always assume the image has a copyright. However, there are places you can find free images you can use without any type of legal issue.
The background image will cover the entire screen, in most cases. This means you need to get an image large enough to do this without losing the quality. The best size will be 1920×1080 or larger. The larger the image, the better the quality will remain on any size screen.
If the theme you are using for WordPress recommends an image size, use the site they recommend.
Free Places to Get Background Images
There are several great free places to find images for your background. Whether you want a natural setting or a simple color with stripes, you can find the right image. Use one of the following websites and you will be able to find plenty of free images to choose from:
- Public Domain Archive
Any of these websites will provide a free image you can use for your background. It’s important to make sure you read the terms and conditions of the site as some will require you provide credit with some images, while others will watermark premium images.
Of course, if you want access to a larger amount of images and potentially better background images, you can pay for a premium image. Some sites allow for subscriptions, while others sell credit packages. Either way, you will be able to get the right background image for your site for a low price if one of the free images won’t work for you.