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clydecalluvr
 
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Lysithea
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11/24 11:58pm
So, I’ve been trying to collect each of my villagers’ pictures before letting them move away (the given item, not the poster from Harv’s Island), and I’m having some difficulty.

I have been playing the game daily since it’s launch in March. Initially, I started receiving pics from my villagers when gifting them items. Then, around the time of the July update, I started noticing that after that initial wave of pictures that I received, I wasn’t getting pictures from any of my villagers. I know that there is no way to measure friendship levels, but I know I must have a high enough friendship level with most of my villagers considering the majority have been on my island since I started playing and I have been gifting them almost daily. I haven’t received a villager picture since the end of June now.

I am at my wits end now because I’m not sure if I’m doing something wrong, or if the devs changed anything about the picture receiving process. I talk to my villagers multiple times a day, I am gifting non-native fruit to my villagers each day, I always complete the favors they ask of me, I catch their fleas, and I have made sure to send each of them a few letters. I do occasionally give each villager a clothing item or piece of furniture. Even with constantly trying, I have yet to receive a picture from one of my starting two villagers.

I was wondering if anyone else has been experiencing a similar issue, and to see if anyone had any suggestions as to what I can do. I am tired of gifting every day and only receiving mainly clothing outfits in response. Thanks!

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Sarah
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11/24 3:47pm
I am somewhat in the same boat. I am trying to get pictures from all my residents. I usually try to give the furniture or clothing that they like (The app called ACNH travel guide for my iPhone has been a godsend), and I make sure I wrap gifts before giving them.
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Chiyoko
 
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Angie
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Judy has been giving me issues too. she was one of my original 10 and I've been giving her gifts almost daily since I've been able to (I like cute frilly dresses but don't like to wear them myself so since the beginning I've been giving all the cute dresses I find to her) and still nothing. I have 4 other villagers who haven't given me their pictures yet, but they're all relatively new move-ins. every other long term villager has given me their pic.

the most recent picture I've gotten was Curly's after his birthday (July 26th).

even with maxed out friendship, the chance that they give you their picture (assuming you give an expensive enough gift) is just over 10%, so it's possible to just get really unlucky. there is a trick where if you fill your pockets with stuff and gift them an unwrapped stackable item that sells for over 250 bells, they won't be able to give you a present in return because your pockets are full (since they'll only take 1 thing from the stack instead of the whole stack). instead they'll send a present in the mail, and that has a slightly higher chance of being a picture.

also you can tell your friendship is high enough if they ask for a secret greeting. once you're close enough friends for a secret greeting, you're close enough to receive a picture
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clydecalluvr
 
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Lysithea
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Thanks guys for the advice! I'll have to give that app a look, and I didn't know the secret greeting was an indicator of when the friendship level threshold has been met, so thank you!

I had Tybalt's birthday the other day, and I was like 'this is it, I know he'll give me a picture in thanks' and I ended up just receiving a pair of sunglasses. It's just been weird playing the game for over five months and only having three pics now. Hopefully I will get one soon!
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clydecalluvr
 
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Lysithea
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Finally I’ve gotten two more pictures!! And I got both within a span of 24 hours. First, I crafted a kettlebell for Tybalt and customized it to his favorite color, and that got me his picture. The second pic I got was from Audie as a thank you for the birthday present I got her (one of the surfboards).

I’m so glad I made some progress, because for a while there I felt like I was gonna go crazy
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Chiyoko
 
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good to know people are still getting villager pics, bc for a while there I was starting to think maybe there was a new glitch in an update that disabled them

STILL trying to get pics from five of my villagers, including Judy who I've had high enough friendship with for MONTHS
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clydecalluvr
 
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Lysithea
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Same here, definitely was starting to suspect that an unintended update bug removed the ability to receive them.

I'm in the same boat now with Phoebe. She was one of my original two villagers, and I STILL cannot get her picture, even though I gift to her daily. I'm hoping that receiving those two pictures recently will get the ball rolling, because I don't know how much more of this I can take
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I’m in an interesting situation similar to what your describing.
Chadders has been on my island for a Long time he was one of the first full ten. So I say confidently I’ve had him since April.
I’ve gifted him many many high price gifts and fossils daily, and to this day no Chadders Photo.
I know that he’s a Smug villager and the Smug/Snooty personality is supposedly harder to best friend.

So one day Anhka moves in and I adore her and showered her with love and just received her photo from her last week, and to this day still no Chadders photo.

I guess just keep trying? Is it random if they give you their photo or a usual gift even if you’re best friends?

If it’s possible that I accidentally sold chadders photo like to dummy is there a chance or way to get it again?
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clydecalluvr
 
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Lysithea
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From what I know, there is only a small chance each day that a villager with high enough friendship will gift you their picture. You can raise this percentage by gifting them items with colors/themes that they like, which you can find on online guides. Wrapping the gift also helps.

Also, from personal experience (I have no actual data-mined evidence to back this up), I've gotten pictures multiple times now from gifting crafted items that I've customized to the villager's favorite color. I'm not sure if hand-making the gifts raises the possibility each day.

It really just comes down to chance and perseverance. The percentage of receiving the picture each day (even with extremely high friendship points) is very low. Similar to what you're going through with Chadder, Phoebe, who was one of my starting two, still hasn't given me her picture. Meanwhile Zell, who I have only had for a few months, has already given me his picture.

Also, I don't think you can receive a villager's picture a second time through conventional means. So I would be extremely careful about not selling a picture once you've received it. I've never heard of anyone getting a picture a second time without using other means to hack them in.
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Jade
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11/24 6:37pm
I would think (hope) that if you have a different version of the same villager move in you'd be able to get the picture again. It would have to be one who doesn't remember you though.
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Chiyoko
 
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the best item to give villagers to maximize your friendship and chance of getting a picture is any gift wrapped furniture item worth over 1000 bells. furniture gives you +3 friendship points no matter what it is, and gift wrapping adds +1 extra friendship point. if you give them anything worth less than 1000 bells, they won't give you anything in return, so your chance of getting their picture in that transaction is essentially 0%

preferred clothing is only +2 friendship points, and non-preferred clothing is only +1 point, so furniture is always better than clothes (but I give my villagers clothes anyway bc I like them to be cute )

for their birthdays, the best gift to give is gift-wrapped non-native fruit.

also make sure to always catch their fleas. catching fleas is +5 friendship points!

(this is all based on datamined info)

also if you lose a villager picture, you CAN get a second one, but it'll probably take a while
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Kyran
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I got Nana's picture two times simply by giving her a wrapped gift everyday. It's totally by chance.
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clydecalluvr
 
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Lysithea
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