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This article is about the pictures taken by the player. For the pictures of villagers given to the player, see Picture.

Photos are screen captures of gameplay that can be taken in Animal Crossing: City Folk and Animal Crossing: New Leaf. A photo can be taken at almost any time during the game.

Taking Photos[edit]

In Animal Crossing: City Folk[edit]

A photo can be taken by pressing the 1 button on the Wii Remote. The photo will capture everything shown on the screen at that time, including HUD elements such as the clock. To instantly view the photo, the 2 button can be pressed. The photo can then be saved to an SD Card, and then sent to the Wii, or later uploaded to the internet. The game will store only one photo at a time, and each new photo will erase the one previously taken. To take multiple photos, you must save each one to memory after it is taken and before taking another photo.

As City Folk predates the Wii System Update allowing for high-capacity storage, the game only supports SD Cards up to 2GB. SD Cards exceeding 2GB or SDHC Cards will be considered an "unknown device" by the game and cannot be used to save pictures.

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf[edit]

A photo can be taken by pressing L + R simultaneously, and will capture any HUD elements displayed on the screen at the time of the photo. Only the top screen will be captured—it is not possible to take a photo of the touch-screen (without using third-party software). It is also not possible to take a photo in certain areas. All photos are saved in the SD Card of the Nintendo 3DS, and can be viewed in the Nintendo 3DS Camera application.

The Nintendo 3DS has a limit of 3000 photos that can be stored. When the limit is reached, a warning will be displayed saying that the player is no longer able to take photos/


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