How to use photo mode in Disney Dreamlight Valley

Take a selfie!

Photo mode allows you to take pictures of your avatar and Disney characters around Dreamlight Valley. To unlock photo mode, you must start your journey in Dreamlight Valley and complete Merlin's first task. Merlin will ask you to clear away the thorns in front of the house. After clearing them, you will gain access to your house and phone for pictures.

To use photo mode, open your tool menu by holding RT (Xbox), R2 (PlayStation), or ZR (Switch). While the tool menu is open, select the phone. Once your phone is in your hand, press X (Xbox), Square (PS), or Y (Switch) to enter photo mode.

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Here are the controls once you are in photo mode:

  • Rotate Camera: Right Stick (all platforms)
  • Cycle Views: Bumpers (all platforms)
  • Take Photo: press X (Xbox), Square (PS), or Y (Switch)

You can take selfies with Disney characters simply by aiming the camera at them while in the selfie view of photo mode. You can also earn Dreamlight by taking pictures and collecting your rewards in the Friendship section of the Dreamlight menu.

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How to use photo mode in Disney Dreamlight Valley

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  1. Was wondering how you saved the photos specifically on the switch?

    1. The photos taken in photo mode cannot be saved in-game, but can be saved using the Nintendo Switch capture feature. To save a picture, push the capture button located on the left joy-con on console models, or located below the + Control Pad on Switch Lites.