In Majora's Mask, the Pictograph Box can be obtained after rescuing Koume from the Woods of Mystery. Once she has been rescued, she returns to her post at the Swamp Tourist Center, as the Boat Cruise guide. If Link takes the Boat Cruise ride, Koume gives Link the Pictograph Box.
The Swamp Tourist Center holds a contest on the First Day to see who can take the best pictograph. If Link manages to take a pictograph of the Deku King, he is rewarded with a Piece of Heart. Furthermore, the operator in the Tourist Center also rewards Link if he manages to take a pictograph of his son, Tingle.
As the game progresses, the Fisherman of Great Bay insists that the hero takes a pictograph of one of the Gerudo Pirates as a part of the quest to locate the Zora Eggs. If Link is successful, the Fisherman rewards Link with a Seahorse of which he captured near Pinnacle Rock.
Unfortunately, the Pictograph Box can only store one pictograph at a time.
The Wind Waker
The Pictograph Box is referred to as the "Picto Box" in The Wind Waker. Instead of taking a single pictograph at a time, it allows Link to take up to three at a time. He can find this device in Tingle's Jail Cell, located on Windfall Island. It can be obtained by entering his cell, moving a large box, and solving a maze. Link must successfully make it through the maze without falling into any traps whatsoever. The Picto Box is preserved in a Treasure Chest at the end of the maze. At first, pictographs appear in black and white once taken.
Deluxe Picto Box
The Deluxe Picto Box is the upgraded version of the originally obtained Picto Box. Instead of taking merely black and white pictographs, they instead appear in color. This item is crucial in order to complete the Nintendo Gallery, considering Carlov will only accept colored pictographs. Link must capture the Forest Firefly in a bottle and give it to Lenzo, who then upgrades his Picto Box for him.
The Wind Waker HD
In the HD remake of The Wind Waker, the Picto Box is improved. It is capable of holding up to twelve pictographs instead of three. Additionally, the Deluxe Picto Box is obtained from Lenzo himself after Link completes three tasks for him and becomes his assistant, removing the need for the Forest Firefly. Link can also take pictographs with himself in them. Also, when Link takes a pictograph that can be made into a figurines by Carlov at the Nintendo Gallery, a symbol appears in the upper left of the photo. All pictographs can be posted to Miiverse.