Classical Halftone
Photoshop-compatible plugin

line img


45° classical halftone screen (Enhanced)
Horizontal classical line screen (Enhanced)
Vertical classical line screen (Enhanced)
Original grayscale image

Halftone results should be judged using the printed result.

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Applies 45° classical halftone and horizontal or vertical line screens to a continuous tone image while simulating the maximum possible number of gray levels at a given halftone screen. The result will print as pure line art.

You can achieve the same effect by using Image > Mode > Bitmap > Halftone > Round dot or Line. This plugin offers the following advantages over the Bitmap Mode conversion or the default halftone screening of grayscale images in the printer or image setter:

Optional you can set the pattern and background color and blend the result with the original image



12 EUR


Tested with WINDOWS XP and WINDOWS 7 - 64 bit
For other Windows versions please test yourself using the demo version below!


Tested with Photoshop 6, 7, CS, CS2, CS3 and CS5.1.
For other versions please test yourself!
A monitor resolution of at least 1024 x 768 pixels is required.
Does not work with Adobe Photoshop (64 bit).


Please try out the demo below before ordering to make shure that the plugin works well with your Photoshop and Windows version.

Supported Image Modes

8 bit, RGB, Grayscale


(Right-click the link and choose "Save")



  1. Close Photoshop if its running
  2. Navigate to the Photoshop application folder into a subfolder named Plug-Ins (i.e. Zusatzmodule in German).
  3. To keep things organized create a meaningful named subfolder in the Plug-Ins folder. Move the downloaded file into this newly-created folder.
  4. In Photoshop use Filter > Martin Koch line art > Classical Halftone to run the plugin.


  1. Navigate to the Photoshop application folder into a subfolder named Plug-Ins (i.e. Zusatzmodule in German).
  2. Find and delete the classicalhalftonedemo.8bf file.

Release notes

Version 1.0 released on July 19, 2007

Version 1.1 released on October 1, 2007
Improved, more accurate grayscale simulation

Version 1.2 released on December 15, 2007
Additional pattern sizes offer line screens to as low as 30 lpi @ 600 ppi