Toggle Emotional Aura for Photos

Allows you to selectively turn on or off emotional auras from photos that were taken with an emotional ambiance.

Default behaviour and improvements

Your sims can take photos on their phones or using cameras of themselves or other sims that can have an emotional ambiance associated with them, e.g. a flirty photo or a confident photo.

If you display these photos as decor in your sims’ homes, then they can radiate an emotional aura which influences the emotions of sims within range of the effect. Sims around a confident photo will gain a confidence boosting moodlet, for example.

The default state is for these photos to have their emotional auras radiating all the time, with no way to turn them off.

Toggle emotional auras for individual photos

This mod adds the ability to select individual photos and choose to turn their emotional auras on or off at will.

The new default setting is for all emotional photos to start with their auras turned off. You can choose to turn them on if you want their auras to influence sims around it.

View emotional artwork

This mod adds an option to view a photo with an emotional ambiance and gain a short term moodlet based on that emotion, which will persist on the sim until the moodlet expires, even when they are out of its emotional aura range.


  • This mod tweak is for The Sims 4 base game on PC/Mac.
  • The mod rewrites the tuning files for photo objects you can hang up on walls or place standing on surfaces. If you have any other mods that change the same tuning files, they may clash with this mod.

Downloading and installing the mod

Download the mod package file and place it in your Mods folder for The Sims 4, found in Documents > Electronic Arts > The Sims 4 > Mods.

The game has been updated, making this mod obsolete.

The ability to toggle emotion aura on and off for photos has been added to the base game with the December 2019 update (PC, so this mod is no longer needed.

Latest updated version: 12 November 2019
Tested with game version PC (December 2019)

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