continuous tone

Definitions

Computing

  • noun an image such as a photograph that uses all possible values of grey or colours,

Electronics

  • An image, such as a photograph, which is not composed of a dot pattern, as is the case with halftones. A dye-sublimation printer, for instance, may be able to approach such an output.

Publishing

  • noun an image such as a watercolour painting, where the tone shades between dark and light without being broken up into dots, as opposed to halftones and line drawings
  • abbreviationcontone
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