continuous tone



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


  • 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.


  • 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