The following tools are included with the Processing software. Select the tool you want to use from the Tools menu of the Processing Environment. These tools are open source; the code is distributed with Processing.

  • Archive Sketch

    Archives a copy of the current sketch in .zip format. The archive is placed in the same directory as the sketch.

  • Color Selector

    Simple interface for selecting colors as RGB, HSB, and Hex values.

  • Create Font

    Converts fonts into the Processing font format and adds to the current sketch. Opens a dialog box which give options for setting the font, its size, if it is anti-aliased, and if all characters should be generated.

  • Movie Maker

    Creates a QuickTime movie from a sequence of images. Options include setting the size, frame rate, and compression, as well as an audio file.


Contributed tools must be downloaded individually. Select 'Add Tool...' from the Tools menu to select a Tool to download. Contributed tools are developed, documented, and maintained by members of the Processing community. For feedback and support, please post to the Forum. For development discussions post to the Libraries and Tool Development topic. Instructions for creating your own tool are on the Processing GitHub site.