America's Getty Museum has released an "Animal Crossing Art Generator" that allows you to import the world's masterpieces into Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
From Van Gogh and Da Vinci, to modern photography and ancient engravings, you can generate QR codes that can be imported into Animal Crossing and used as designs.
It's the American J. Paul Getty Trust that's released the Animal Crossing Art Generator. Founded by using the art collection of the late oil tycoon J. Paul Getty, the trust now manages the Getty Museum in Los Angeles.
To use the Art Generator, first download the Nintendo Switch Online app. Then, scan QR codes of your choice using the NookLink game connection service.
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After doing this, use the Animal Crossing Art Generator to choose a picture from one of Getty's recommended collections (or search for one). Once you've chosen a picture, select the area where you want to use it, then a sample and QR code display to the right.
If you then open "Designs" in the NookLink section of the Nintendo Switch Online app and scan the QR code, the image is transferred to your designs in Animal Crossing on the Switch, ready to use.
What you do next is up to your imagination. Put the picture on your wall, make some new clothes, or paste it over the ground of your town.
If you can't find the picture you want in the Getty Art Generator, you can use open-access pictures from other museums and galleries. Simply copy and paste an "IIIF manifest" link to import it to the Art Generator.
For example, you could search the Japanese digital archives at IIIF Discovery in Japan · HOME
However, it can be hard finding IIIF images. If you'd like to easily create your own images for use in Animal Crossing, try using this online conversion tool.
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