Chapter 6. Media

Processing is capable of drawing more than simple lines and shapes. It’s time to learn how to load raster images, vector files, and fonts into our programs to extend the visual possibilities to photography, detailed diagrams, and diverse typefaces.

Processing uses a folder named data to store such files, so that you never have to think about their location when making a sketch that will run on the desktop, on the Web, or on a mobile device. We’ve posted some media files online for you to use in this chapter’s examples:

Download this file, unzip it to the desktop (or somewhere else convenient), and make a mental note of its location.


To unzip on Mac OS X, just double-click the ...

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