This is a broad class of issues so we probably can't catch every question. If your case isn't covered or the solution posted here doesn't solve it, please consider asking in the Cozy Grove Discord's "photography-help" channel. The friendly folks there can probably answer you faster than our support staff can.
Photo Quest help
- Some photo quests require that you get everything in a single shot, others ("one or more photos") let you get it across multiple photos, and some require that you take multiple photos. Read the Quest Log carefully so you know which is the case for your particular quest!
- Make sure you save your photos that meet the requirements for the quest, and don't delete them until you've turned in the quest.
- If the quest requires, for example, a "basic food", click the food you intend to take a photo of and look in the info panel at its tags. If one of the tags says "basic" then this food will count! But if none of the tags say "basic" then this food won't count. Ditto for things like "pro food" or "processed food". (Note that "pro" is NOT short for "processed"!)
- There's more info here on a particular quest for Party Bear that some folks have difficulty with.
- When a photo quest asks for a critter, it probably wants a picture of an uncaught critter, not one that you've already caught and either left on the ground or put back on the ground.
- "Idle" for an animal means that the animal is colored but not doing an action (such as jumping) that you'd assign a name to. Uncolored animals aren't capable of doing anything so they don't count as being idle.
- "Uncolored" means "not lit by a lamp". This is usually for animals, so either move an animal to an uncolored part of the island, or pick up all of the lamps around an animal. The animal will look asleep and be completely motionless when it's in the "uncolored" state—if yours is still moving, try waiting a bit for it to stop and/or move it deeper into an uncolored area.
- A "landmark" is something big and iconic, like the Cozy Grove sign or the amphitheater near Ranger Bear. If the quest specifies a specific landmark, make sure that you're taking a photo of the right one! Otherwise any landmark should work (but if the one you're trying isn't working, it wouldn't hurt to try a different one).
- A "decoration" is a placeable item such as potted plants or furniture. Since they are placeable, the game doesn't try to figure out ahead of time if there's already a place where you can photograph the required decorations—in fact, there probably isn't such a place. The game assumes that you will stage such items for a picture, then take the photo.
- Photo quests will count a "stack" of items as only 1, not as the quantity in the stack. If you instead split the stack into individual items and drop the individual items, you'll get credit for each of the individuals that are in the photo.
- If the photo quest asks for a "flower blossom", the blossom needs to be on the ground, not still on the plant. If needs be, harvest your plant and drop the blossom on the ground, then take the picture.
- If you need to photograph an imp talking, don't look for an imp requesting food or any other item. Instead, look for a group of imps--occasionally there will be a group in which one imp talks to the other imps, and that's the imp you should take a photo of.
- If the quest asks for something like "3+ animal with tags: rodent", it means a picture of 3 rodents, not a picture of a single rodent with 3+ hearts (happiness icons).
- The number of happiness icons matter for any photo quest.