A Raspbian image is a file that you can download onto an SD card which in turn can be used to boot your Raspberry Pi and Via APC into the Raspbian operating system. Using a Raspbian image is the easiest way for a new user to get started with Raspbian.
Raspberry Pi foundation Raspbian Images
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has produced and released their own recommended image of Raspbian. Because this image and subsequent updates will be used by 100,000's of Raspberry Pi users, it should be considered the best supported. However it should be remembered that this image is created by the raspberry Pi foundation not the Raspbian project and as such we don't control what is in it. This image can be downloaded directly from the Raspberry Pi Website Downloads Page.
Preinstalled SD Cards
Looking for a simple way to get your Raspberry Pi up and running? The Pi Hut's Raspberry Pi Store offer quality, branded SD SDHC cards with the latest official Raspbian image preinstalled, ready to be plugged into your Raspberry Pi. Available here:
Unofficial Raspbian Images
Members of the Raspbian community have stepped forward to create their own Raspbian images which they are making available for other people to use. Below is a list of known unofficial Raspbian images.
Images for Raspberry Pi