Pictograph Box artwork from Majora's Mask
The Wind Waker
Tri Force Heroes
|Location(s)||Southern Swamp (MM)|
Windfall Island (TWW)
The Picto Box, also known as Pictograph Box and Camera, is a recurring item in The Legend of Zelda series.
In Majora's Mask, the Pictograph Box is is a sepia-toned camera which Link obtains from the Swamp Tourist Center after rescuing Koume from the Woods of Mystery. It can hold only one pictograph at a time.
The Swamp Tourist Center runs a Pictograph Contest while the swamp is poisoned. If Link submits a standard pictograph from inside the swamp, Link can choose between a free boat tour or 5 Rupees; if he submits a pictograph of a Big Octo, he can choose between a free boat tour or 20 Rupees; if he submits a pictograph of Tingle (the Swamp Tourist Center Guide's son) or the Deku King, he will be rewarded with a Piece of Heart.
The Fisherman of Great Bay requests Link a pictograph of a Gerudo Pirate in exchange for the Seahorse that he captured near Pinnacle Rock. In Zora Hall, a Zora requests a pictograph of Lulu; if Link gives him a picture including her face, he will give him 20 Rupees.
In Majora's Mask 3D, the Pictograph Box now takes pictographs in full color.
The Wind Waker
In The Wind Waker, the Picto Box allows Link to take and store one black and white pictographs at a time. It is found inside a Treasure Chest at the end of the crawlspace maze in Tingle's jail cell on Windfall Island. In The Wind Waker HD, the storage is increased to twelve images. The Picto Box also has a new feature which enables Link to take self-photographs while making any of nine facial expressions. Link can send pictographs to Miiverse via Tingle Bottle. Pictographs found inside Tingle Bottles can be saved in the Picto Box for later use in the Nintendo Gallery. The Deluxe Picto Box is not required to save color pictographs from Miiverse.
Deluxe Picto Box
The Deluxe Picto Box is an upgraded version of the original Picto Box which allows Link to take pictographs in full color. Lenzo adjusts Link's original Picto Box after he completes his Research Assistant quest. Also, a Forest Firefly is needed in order to upgrade the Picto Box. This is not required in The Wind Waker HD.
The Deluxe Picto Box is necessary to complete the Nintendo Gallery since Carlov only accepts color pictographs. It is also needed for a handful of other sidequests. A New Game Plus file starts with the Deluxe Picto Box from the beginning.
Tri Force Heroes
In Tri Force Heroes, Link receives the Camera from the Photo Bro. The Camera is used to take screenshots of Levels in the Drablands by pressing the X-button, which can then be posted onto the Miiverse through the Miiverse Gallery. The Camera allows screenshots of Levels to be taken without interrupting gameplay between multiple persons during multiplayer. Only one photo can be taken at a time during a Level, which is then saved to the Miiverse Gallery's photo album after the Level's completion. The Camera cannot be used outside the Drablands; screenshots of Hytopia must instead be taken from the Home menu screen.
|Names in Other Regions|
| Pictograph Box
|Deluxe Picto Box|
|Japanese||写し絵の箱 (Utsushie no Hako)||写し絵の箱DX (Utsushie no Hako DX)|
|Spanish||Cámara Pictográfica||Caja Cromográfica|
|Caja luminográfica (MM3D)|
|French||Boîte à Images||Boîte à Images DX|
|French||Boîte à image (MM3D)|
- "The Pictograph Box is an advanced piece of Terminan technology. It is capable of saving one snapshot at a time." — The Great Hyrule Encycopedia, Zelda.com, retrieved March 4, 2016.
- "The Deluxe Picto Box allowed Link to take beautiful snapshots of the amazing people and places he encountered throughout his adventure in the Great Sea." — The Great Hyrule Encycopedia, Zelda.com, retrieved March 4, 2016.