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Photos,(TP)[citation needed] also called Photographs,(LA)[1] Pictographs,(MM | TWW)[2][3][citation needed] or Pictures,(MM | TP | BotW)[4][citation needed][5] are recurring Objects in The Legend of Zelda series.

Location and Uses

Link's Awakening

In Link's Awakening, during the game's Trading Quest, Mr. Write receives a fake Photograph of Princess Peach from Christine. In Link's Awakening DX, the Photographer can take Photos of Link in various situations, which are saved in The Travels of Link album inside the Camera Shop.

Majora's Mask

Pictograph of Great Bay from Majora's Mask

In Majora's Mask, sepia-toned Pictographs can be taken with the Pictograph Box. They can be given to the Swamp Tourist Center Guide in exchange for prizes. If Link shows him a Pictograph of Tingle or the Deku King, he will receive a Piece of Heart. Link can also show a Pictograph of a Gerudo Pirate to the Fisherman at the Great Bay Coast in exchange for the Seahorse.

In Majora's Mask 3D, Link is able to take full color Pictographs.

The Wind Waker

In The Wind Waker, the Picto Box can only take black and white Pictographs. Once Link upgrades it to the Deluxe Picto Box by completing Lenzo's Research Assistant sidequest, he is able to take full color ones. Lenzo also offers Link Legendary Pictographs, which are special Pictographs that depict subjects that cannot be captured on film by Link. He can purchase them for 50 Rupees in The Wind Waker or 150 in The Wind Waker HD; however, Legendary Pictographs can only be purchased after obtaining the Deluxe Picto Box. In The Wind Waker HD, they are in full color with altered poses. The Legendary Pictograph that is offered changes with each phase of the moon.

At Windfall Island, Link can receive various Treasure Charts by showing Kamo a Pictograph of the full moon, Minenco a Pictograph of herself, and Pompie and Vera a Pictograph of Lenzo talking with Minenco. He can also receive a Piece of Heart by showing a Pictograph of Anton to Linda and vice versa.

Link can show a color Pictograph of a character or enemy to Carlov at the Nintendo Gallery in exchange for a Figurine of the subject. Despite Carlov only accepting color Pictographs, he accepts any sepia-toned Legendary Pictograph.

The Wind Waker HD also features a "selfie" mode in which Link can include himself in the Pictograph. By holding the left stick in certain directions, Link can display various expressions. Also, a golden Carlov icon appears over Pictographs that are suitable for turning them into Figurines.

Legendary Pictographs

Subject The Wind Waker The Wind Waker HD Lunar Phase
Wind Sage Pictograph Fado.png LegendPicFadoWWHD.png Waxing crescent
Earth Sage Pictograph Laruto.png LegendPicLarutoWWHD.png First quarter
King of Hyrule Pictograph King.png LegendPicDaphnesWWHD.png Waxing gibbous
Ganondorf Pictograph Ganon.png LegendPicGanonWWHD.png Full Moon
Great Fairy Pictograph Fairy.png LegendPicFairyWWHD.png Waning gibbous
Jabun Pictograph Jabun.png LegendPicJabunWWHD.png Last quarter
Queen of Fairies Pictograph Queen.png LegendPicQueenWWHD.png Waning crescent


Expression Stick Direction
TWWHD Selfie Happy.png Up
TWWHD Selfie Pained.png Down
TWWHD Selfie Distressed.png Left
TWWHD Selfie Surprised.png Right
TWWHD Selfie Crazed.png Push

Twilight Princess

In Twilight Princess, several Photos of Hena and her siblings can be seen inside her hut in the Fishing Hole. A Photo of the Fishing Hole Man from Ocarina of Time also appears, with Hena claiming that he may be her ancestor.[6] A Photo of Link can also be added after catching the Hylian Loach.

Tri Force Heroes

In Tri Force Heroes, Link can obtain a Camera from the Photo Bro at the Miiverse Gallery. With it and while in the Drablands, Link can take single Photo per level, which is saved in the gallery's album. Link can then talk to the Photo Bro to post any of the Photos onto Miiverse.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name
Legendary Pictograph
Japan Japanese 伝説の写し絵 (Densetsu no Utsushie)
French Republic FrenchEU Photo de Légende
Federal Republic of Germany German Legendäres Lichtbild
Italian Republic Italian Immagini Leggendarie
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Luminografía legendaria



  1. "What's this?! A letter for me?! I'm so happy! ...And look! The letter came with a photograph! " — Mr. Write (Link's Awakening DX)
  2. "Show Pictograph" — N/A (Majora's Mask 3D)
  3. "You can shoot only one pictograph at a time, but you can retake it as many times as you like." — N/A (Majora's Mask)
  4. "Keep this picture?" — N/A (Majora's Mask 3D)
  5. "Pictures you take with the Camera are stored in the album." — Symin (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "That's one of Hyrule's legendary master fisherman! Look, he's got a Hylian loach, doesn't he? He just may be one of my ancestors! Of course, I can't exactly PROVE that... It's kinda just wishful thinking on my part" — Hena (Twilight Princess)