This reference is for Processing 2.0+. If you have a previous version, use the reference included with your software. If you see any errors or have suggestions, please let us know. If you prefer a more technical reference, visit the Processing Javadoc.

Name

image()

Examples
example pic
PImage img;

void setup() {
  // Images must be in the "data" directory to load correctly
  img = loadImage("laDefense.jpg");
}

void draw() {
  image(img, 0, 0);
}
example pic
PImage img;

void setup() {
  // Images must be in the "data" directory to load correctly
  img = loadImage("laDefense.jpg");
}

void draw() {
  image(img, 0, 0);
  image(img, 0, 0, width/2, height/2);
}
Description The image() function draws an image to the display window. Images must be in the sketch's "data" directory to load correctly. Select "Add file..." from the "Sketch" menu to add the image to the data directory, or just drag the image file onto the sketch window. Processing currently works with GIF, JPEG, and PNG images.

The img parameter specifies the image to display and by default the a and b parameters define the location of its upper-left corner. The image is displayed at its original size unless the c and d parameters specify a different size. The imageMode() function can be used to change the way these parameters draw the image.

The color of an image may be modified with the tint() function. This function will maintain transparency for GIF and PNG images.
Syntax
image(img, a, b)
image(img, a, b, c, d)
Parameters
img PImage: the image to display
a float: x-coordinate of the image
b float: y-coordinate of the image
c float: width to display the image
d float: height to display the image
Returnsvoid
RelatedloadImage()
PImage
imageMode()
tint()
background()
alpha()
Updated on July 25, 2014 01:11:36pm EDT

Creative Commons License