Free PowerPoint Backgrounds

Add Some Interest to Your PowerPoint Presentation With These Free Backgrounds

These free PowerPoint backgrounds will make your next presentation pop and will make it one to remember. The backgrounds are also easy to add to a new or existing presentation, so you get a lot of value for the little effort to find and download one.

The free PowerPoint backgrounds will bring so much more to your presentation than a regular wallpaper will. These backgrounds are made for you to add text, photos, and other slideshow items so you can create a professional looking presentation.

You don't need to have Microsoft PowerPoint to use these free backgrounds. You can use a free presentation software program or a free online presentation maker to create your slideshow and then integrate a free PowerPoint background.

Are you looking for a little more than a background? Here are some completely free PowerPoint themes that will really change the look of your presentation.

Note: Be careful to find the real download links on these websites. Some download pages are full of fake download buttons that will not download the PowerPoint background but instead take you to a different, unrelated website.

Note paper against wood for a PowerPoint background

FreePPTBackgrounds.net is a great source for free PowerPoint backgrounds. Each download is a ZIP file that contains one or more images you can use for the inner slides of a presentation as well as one for the main slide that all follow the same design.

These downloads can be thought of like a PowerPoint theme that's broken up for you to selectively use any image you wish. Some of them even include the template in PPT form.

You can browse by color, newly added, most popular, editor's pick, or by category like sports, nature, buildings, borders and frames, arts, science, and many more. The download pages have full size previews of what the PowerPoint backgrounds look like.

Orange and white flower background for PowerPoint

PPT Backgrounds Templates has lots of high quality, free PowerPoint backgrounds to browse through, and you can subscribe to an RSS feed to find the most popular ones.

Holidays, animated, medical and health, transportation, gradient, love, celebrities, and animals are just some of the categories from the website. There's also a section to see the newest backgrounds.

These PowerPoint backgrounds are downloaded directly as JPG files, meaning you don't have to worry about extracting them from archives.

Multicolored blue and purple PowerPoint background

Indezine has around 250 free images you can download for PowerPoint backgrounds. In addition to a section to find the most recently added backgrounds, one is available for you to search by color or you can browse through two pages of all the images listed out.

Unfortunately, the large list of backgrounds don't have thumbnails, which means you must open each download page to preview each image.

Also, backgrounds downloaded from Indezine are in the ZIP file format, which means you must extract the image file before using it.

Blackboard chalkboard PowerPoint background

You can find some really nice PowerPoint backgrounds at FreePPTBackground.com, most of which are of very nice quality, size, and position, which are great for using in a presentation program.

There are numerous categories, such as colors, food, nature, 3D, vector, wedding. Downloading these backgrounds is as simple as right-clicking on them (or tapping-and-holding for touch screens) and saving the image to your computer.

Note: Pictures taken from FreePPTBackground.com have the website URL written at the bottom.

Green grass and leaves PowerPoint background

PPTback.com is just what it sounds like - a place to find PowerPoint backgrounds.

The backgrounds from this site are image files that you must right-click or tap-and-hold to download. You can look for images in different categories like car backgrounds, drawing backgrounds, landscape backgrounds, and others such as culture, cartoons, abstract, and party.

Most of the backgrounds I looked at were fairly wide and positioned perfectly for adding text, shapes, and other things to a presentation.