Software Fotoblech
patented technology

FOTOBLECH - Software licenses


What does the software do? The FOTOBLECH software converts any image into specialized perforated sheet patterns with varying hole sizes. The algorithm is a patented proprietary development and optimized specifically for the capabilities of punching machines. In addition, there are over 40 pattern generators that create individual patterns.

With our method, more information can be represented per unit area than usual, making the images more recognizable. The software is constantly being expanded and offered in various versions.

Do you only offer the software or do I also get finished sheets? We offer both. Depending on your needs, we can provide the software, the conversion service, or the finished punched perforated sheets.

What do I need to run the software? The software runs on the cloud, which means that no installation or special requirements are needed except for Internet access. It is easy to use and self-explanatory, so you can start your project immediately.

License variants

DESIGNER (Fotoblech)
SVG output, all hole shapes, filters and settings.

PATTERN (Pattern)
Extensive functions for creating patterns.

ARCHITECT (Fotoblech & Pattern)
In addition to DESIGNER: DXF output, masking, mono diameter, statistics.

PRODUCER (Fotoblech & Pattern)
Maximum scope of services, including sample generators and project database: European licenses are sold out.

3 months: € 207.- (€ 69.-/m)
12 months: € 294.- (€ 49.-/m)
3 months: € 1.047.- (€ 349.-/m)
12 months: € 1.788.- (€ 149.-/m)
100 DXFs: € 120.-
12 months: € 828.- (€ 69.-/m)
(In Europe sold out)
12 months: € 1.248.- (€ 104.-/m)
Fotoblech x-xx
Multi-Upload --xx
Autostart --xx
pattern generator -xxx
frame generator -x-x
Fotoblech patent xxxx
smallest/largest hole xxxx
stochastics xxxx
minimal web xxxx
straight/staggered rows xxxx
output format PDF A4 xxxx
output format DXF -xxx
output format CSV ---x
output format SVG xxxx
output format PNG -xxx
output format GIF -x-x
output format JPG xx-x
output format WEBP -xxx
output format PDF full size-xxx
Preview xxxx
ZIP file -xxx
border xxxx
hole shape round xxxx
hole shape square xxxx
hole shape check xxxx
hole shape triangular xxxx
invert xxxx
color preview xxxx
factor xxxx
thresholds x-xx
color distribution x-xx
noise filter xxxx
rim diameter x-xx
mask x-xx
punching probability -xxx
dynamic probability -xxx
color assignments --xx
statistics -xxx
horizontal / vertical -xxx
mono diameter -xxx
transparency gradient -x-x
specific grid --xx
diameter layers --xx
layer splitting ---x
delta XY ---x
weight table ---x
project database ---x
request notification ---x
store and load parameters ---x
slanted perforated sheets --xx
distorted sheets ---x
jitter position -x-x
jitter diameter -xxx
optimal fit pattern -x-x
finger protection ---x
Run-through series ---x
Alter parameters ---x
recording function --xx
toolset -x-x
standard perforated sheet geometries---x
autom. horizontal area partitioning ---x
maximum file size of template 10 MB15 MB15 MB>15 MB
maximum image size of template 4 Mpxx6 Mpx13 Mpx
language German xxxx
language English xxxx
language French xxxx
Screenshot license Designer Screenshot license Pattern Screenshot license Architect Screenshot license Producer

All prices excl. tax

Our patented process


Lunova GmbH has held the FOTOBLECH patent since 2013. It allows for much more information to be transmitted per unit area than would otherwise be possible. This enables finer structures, finer gradations, and better display quality.

The acquisition of a FOTOBLECH software license includes the right to use this patent.

More than perforated sheets

The FOTOBLECH output formats


PDF A4. A format for preview including information on free area and hole density as well as adjustable foreground and background colors. All licenses.
DXF. Vector format. Only with architect and manufacturer license.
SVG. Vector format for viewing on the web.
CSV. Table with vector data. Manufacturer license only.

PNG. Pixel format full color space, lossless
GIF. Pixel format with 256 colors, lossless
JPG. Pixel format full color space, lossy
WEBP. Pixel format full color space, lossy / lossless

PDF Full size. Vector format in full screen and original size.
ZIP. Compressed file containing all specified formats.

Example PDF preview

FOTOBLECH Software: ZIP Archives


Compressed. With our Fotoblech software, you now have the ability to collect and compress all of your output files into a single Zip archive.

This means that you no longer have to save each file individually, but rather have all important files summarized in an archive. This function saves time and significantly simplifies your work processes.

Try it out today and experience the benefits of our innovative Fotoblech software!

FOTOBLECH Software: Convert multiple photos simultaneously.


Multi-Upload. With Fotoblech software, multiple photos can be easily selected and automatically processed in bulk. The plate sizes are taken from the image template.

The finished results are then provided for download in a ZIP file. Entire projects can be easily and quickly converted in one go. (License for manufacturer and architect).

FOTOBLECH Software: Automatic Area Partitioning

Zoning Zoning

Zoning. If the area to be processed is too large for a single sheet, it can be automatically divided into individual sections and generated in a single step. The loaded image is automatically distributed across the individual areas.

Providing the relevant parameters such as the overall width and height of the area, spacing between panels, maximum panel size, any edge treatments, and component labeling, the partitioning is carried out. (Licensed manufacturer and architect).

Harmonious views


Materials. The Fotoblech software enables the creation of views that authentically represent desired materials such as Corten steel and distribute them harmoniously across individual surfaces.

It provides realistic depictions of rust formation, color variations, and surface textures, making the preview of the Fotoblechs precise and aesthetically convincing.

This significantly facilitates the design and decision-making processes for customers.

FOTOBLECH Software: Combination potential with cost savings


Standards. The 'Standard' function for the Fotoblech software allows you to adjust the distances between the rows and columns of your Fotoblech to those of standard perforated sheets. This opens up the possibility of combining your Fotoblech with regular perforated sheets in a project and thereby saving costs.

By adjusting the row and column distances, you can now use multiple stamps and ensure a more efficient production of your Fotoblech. The most suitable standard is proposed. Available in the Manufacturer license.

FOTOBLECH Software: Variant Generator


Runs. With Fotoblech software, patterns are created using algorithms that make each sheet unique. Our random generators provide an endless variety of variations that perfectly suit your needs.

The "Runs" feature allows you to automatically generate any number of different versions of a sheet. With this new feature, we can now create a large number of sheets in no time without sacrificing quality or uniqueness.

Now available in the "Manufacturer" license.

Optimize and try out


Alter. With the "Alter" function we offer the possibility to check and optimize your results.

By slightly varying the parameter settings with each iteration, you automatically generate a series of results. This allows you to compare different options and determine which setting delivers the best possible outcome. Available in the "Manufacturer" license.

FOTOBLECH Software: Capture Function


Aufnahme. Our Fotoblech software is renowned for its user-friendliness and performance, and the "Capture Function" is another highlight that makes your work even more efficient and convenient.

Experience the convenience of downloading all the intermediate results of your project with just one click. Boost your productivity and bring your creative visions to life without any distractions. Everything you need is contained in a single file that you can easily manage and share. Available in the "Manufacturer" license.

DXF - example file

Grid 1

Here you can use the example of the "Grid 1" pattern generator to download both a DXF sample file and a typical photo sheet PDF preview for test purposes. (4-8mm holes)

- PDF-Vorschau und DXF auf Großformatplatte (3000*1500mm)
- PDF-Vorschau und DXF auf Mittelformatplatte (2500*1250mm)

Filtered grid 1 pattern
Grid 1

Layer separation


DXF-Layer. The elements of a DXF conversion for Fotoblech sheets are organized in layers. Each diameter is represented on its own layer. (License manufacturer and architect)

In addition, the drawing can be divided into these layers using the 'DXF layer splitting' function. This allows, for example, CNC machines to process the drawing step by step, diameter by diameter. When the drawing is split, the results are combined in a ZIP archive. (License manufacturer).

Mac and PC compatible


The programme runs entirely in the cloud.

If there is a newer programme version, it will be installed automatically without download or install it again.

Whether you work on a PC or Mac, the software works.

The FOTOBLECH toolset


The software typically generates holes in equal increments, often in whole or half a millimeter, between the smallest and largest possible diameter.

If a certain diameter is not available in production, this can be taken into account by defining a toolset. That means: Less investment in certain dies.

Tool collection

FOTOBLECH Includes: Fine Checkered Pattern


Inside Out. Discover the versatility of Fotoblech! Our powerful tool allows you to create not only square, round, and triangular perforations, but also diamond-shaped ones.

The result? A sophisticated design that enhances any balcony. With Fotoblech, you can unleash your creativity and add perfect accents. Let yourself be inspired!

Image: Checks generated by the "Gradient" tool, with squares offset by 45 degrees, as Corten steel perforated sheet.

Function: Selective probabilities

dynamische Wahrscheinlichkeit dynamische Wahrscheinlichkeit

Dynamically controlled perforation probability

If needed, we can control the probability of punching a hole or not depending on the potential hole size.

Small holes tend not to be punched. Large holes are more likely.

This results in a reduction of the number of punched holes by approx. 50% with a high contrast of the image at the same time.

Function: Dynamic Jitter


With the jitter function we let the holes dance.

Now even more dynamic: The maximum degrees of freedom are calculated for each individual hole and then the position is changed at random. Of course without the holes intersecting.

In the example on the left you can see in combination with the possibility of setting the hole spacing differently horizontally and vertically. This results in a nice line pattern.

FOTOBLECH Special: Photo sheets with frame


Give your photo sheets a frame. A range of different frame shapes give visual support to the content. The frame shape supports the desired expression, for example as a picture or fence panel.
The sheets themselves provide the frame for the sheets. The visually reduced evenness is maintained and not interrupted by uprights or substructures.

Example 1: Coten steel with "Gradient" pattern, jitter effect and frame "balcony01"
Example 2: Galvanised steel with floral pattern and "Balcony02" frame with vertical struts

Finger protection


With certain hole diameters, there is a risk that children can get stuck in it with their fingers.

Wherever children's hands come near the perforated plates, our software should do so with the "finger protection" function certain hole diameters are excluded and converted into harmless hole diameters.

Protection especially for railings
Achern balconies

More efficient punching


Due to the special conversion algorithm all images are stamped with a minimum set of punches. That enables us to punch motifs efficiently and without conversion.