The main enhancement of this upgrade is the newly added ability to use user-customized shapes. The upgrade also includes changes to increase performance and quality of output.
Custom shapes can be provided as Windows™ bitmap (.BMP) images. Shapes can be of any size and may include partially transparent areas. They can be rotated and scaled like the shapes generated by Halftone™ itself. A wide range of custom shapes is included with Halftone, demonstrating the possibilities. The average intensity of custom shapes is detected and used to scale them to a useful average size on screen.
Also new is the ability to apply rotational jitter to all available shapes; this lets the rotation of each individual shape be randomized by a specified number of degrees.