|“||This is one of the few technologies passed down from the Old World, which can turn worthwhile moments into photos.||„|
|— My Time at Portia|
Photos is a feature and gameplay mechanic available in My Time at Portia after the Mission: News Camera has been completed. It allows the player to take photos in the world at will. Generally, to take a photo, visit the Photos section of the menu and select the Take Photo icon in the bottom right corner:
You will then enter a photographer view in which you can zoom in and out, change the pose of the player character, and even move the camera up, down, and around the player character. The camera can move a substantial distance away from the player, allowing for creative framing of your photos.
You can take pictures of yourself in the environment where you're standing by going to the Photos menu and selecting the Take Photo icon in the bottom right corner. Use the photographer view to set up and take a photo. You'll have the option to Save or Delete it. If you choose to save it, you can view it and all other selfies you have saved in the Selfies album under the Photos menu.
To take a photo with a friend, interact with that friend and select the Group Photo icon (if available). Use the photographer view to set up and take a photo. You'll have the option to Save or Delete it. If you choose to save it, you can view it and all other group photos you have saved in the Group Photos album under the Photos menu.
PC players can take as many photos as they desire, though if they take a photo of someone or something they already have a registered photo of, then an option to overwrite the old photo will appear. If the player chooses to overwrite the photo, the new photo will take its place in the album.
If the player desires or needs to delete photos they have taken before, they can go to their album to do so.
Select a photo in the album, then click on the Delete button.
Select a photo in the album with X, then press Square to delete it.
- Xbox One
When cutscenes occur as a part of the story of the game, the Cutscene album under the Photos menu will collect photos from those cutscenes. You can view them at any time in that album. There are at least 32 total that you can collect.
Click Expand to view a snapshot from each of the cutscenes.
When you take photos of creatures in the world, those photos, if taken correctly, will be added to your Collections album in the Photos menu. To correctly take a photo for your collection, position the camera so that the entire creature is visible in the shot. This can prove difficult for certain creatures that move quickly, and acting quickly will be necessary for getting the perfect shot. Fortunately, when in the photographer view, hostile creatures cannot do damage to the player character. If you have framed the photo correctly, a check mark icon will appear on the creature.
There are at least 36 peaceful and hostile creatures that you can add to your collection:
This album contains pictures you have taken of locations in Portia. There are at least 50 locations that can be added to this album:
This album contains pictures you have taken of TBD.