FAQ

What is BackgroundHD?
BackgroundHD is a vibrant community of creatives, sharing copyright free images and videos. All contents are released under the BackgroundHD License, which makes them safe to use without asking for permission or giving credit to the artist - even for commercial purposes.

Can I use your images?
You can copy, modify, distribute, and use the images, even for commercial purposes, all without asking for permission or giving credits to the artist. However, depicted content may still be protected by trademarks, publicity or privacy rights. Learn more ...

May BackgroundHD images be used on Facebook and other social platforms?
Yes, you may use BackgroundHD images on social media platforms.

Why do I find Shutterstock images on BackgroundHD?
Sponsored images are shown to finance BackgroundHD and to provide a choice of professional photos. Those images are marked with the Shutterstock logo.

SafeSearch: How can I avoid inappropriate or explicit images?
Please make use of our SafeSearch filter, which can help you block inappropriate or explicit images from your search results. The SafeSearch filter isn't 100% accurate, but it helps you avoid most adult content. Learn more ...
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NO HOTLINKING - what does that mean?
If you want to show BackgroundHD images on your website, please upload them to your server. BackgroundHD image URLs don't work on external sites.

Why was my image not accepted?
Images are declined if they are not in agreement with our quality guidelines. Learn more ...

My image was accepted, but it doesn't show on my profile. Why?
It usually takes a few minutes for new images to show up in your profile. In rare cases, it may take a few days. If many images are missing, we're likely running an update and all will be back to normal within an hour.

Can I make a donation without PayPal?
Image authors can only receive donations through PayPal. If you would like to support BackgroundHD, please use any of the following options:

How do I delete my account?
A link for this purpose is given on the settings page of your account.

Does BackgroundHD offer an API?
Yes, we do have an API. Learn all about it in the API documentation.