The photo booth charges 500 Bells per photo and the primary use of a photo is to be placed on a player's TPC or replace the current photo on the card. If pressed right before the picture is snapped, the player may use an emotion as a pose for the picture instead of standing normally. The emotions will be stored on the touch screen in the joke book.
Before the photo is taken, the player can modify it with two different filters. Holding the L button turns the picture black and white and the R button gives the picture a sepia tint. The player will have three seconds (six beats) to time the emotion and color of the photo.
While the gate is open, the photo booth icon will glow red, and so will the arrow on the machine. This indicates that the photo booth cannot be used at the current time. Once the gate is closed, the arrow and the icon will turn back to green.