Replace creation pictures on The Gallery

If you want to replace these awful default pictures for your creations on the official Gallery, you should check out this tutorial.

The Sims 4 Gallery is a great feature but we’d like to change the pictures…

This is now possible thanks to a very useful tool: the Sims 4 Tray Importer, created by Deevo!

Important note: This technique is obviously disapproved by Electronic Arts because of the drifts it can cause. As such, creations uploaded to the Gallery with custom images will be marked with a blue key ("custom content") and will be hidden by default in the search results. They can be displayed by checking the "Include Custom Content" filter in the left sidebar.

What you need

A wonderful software: the Sims 4 Tray Importer

To edit the pictures of your creations on the Gallery, you will need the Sims 4 Tray Importer software in its version 1.3.4 (or later). This software was designed by Deevo, a member of the L’Universims website.

Follow the instructions on this site to install the software.

Available in French, English, German, Chinese, Espanol, Italian, Portuguese, Russian
Compatible with Windows Vista / 7 / 8.x / 10
Not compatible with Windows XP

The S4TI allows you to view creations saved in your Sims 4 library and also to change the images before sharing them in the Gallery
The S4TI allows you to view creations saved in your Sims 4 library and also to change the images before sharing them in the Gallery

Step 1 : Save your creation in The Sims 4 Library

To begin, your creation to be shared must be saved in your The Sims 4 Library

To save a lot or a room, in Build Mode, click on the folder icon in the top menu and follow the instructions.

Sauvegarde d'un terrain dans la bibliothèque du jeu Les Sims 4

To save a Sim or a household, in Create-a-Sim mode, click on the folder icon in the top right menu and follow the instructions.

Sauvegarde d'un Sim/foyer de Sims dans la bibliothèque du jeu Les Sims 4

Once this is done, close the game to move on to the next step.

Une fois votre création sauvegardée dans la bibliothèque, vous pouvez quitter Les Sims 4

Step 2: Find the number of customizable images

Now you will have to find out how many images you can modify for your creation

  1. Open the Sims 4 Tray Importer
  2. Click on your creation (in the list on the left)
  3. In the Files tab, count the number of pictures

If it is a lot, they are BPI files, otherwise they are HHI (households), SGI (Sim) or RMI (room) files.

Note: Among these images, one is duplicated: the presentation image, which exists in large and small format. If you have 4 image files, your creation actually has 3 different images.
Chaque création possède plusieurs images qui seront affichées lors du partage sur la Galerie des Sims 4, et ces images, on peut heureusement les changer !

Here this land has 5 BPI files, so there are a total of 4 different images

Step 3: Prepare your images

Next, you will create your images to replace the ones in the game on the Gallery

You will have to prepare and choose your images. To do this, simply take in-game captures with the C key of your keyboard. You can also read this other tutorial I made about screen captures in The Sims 4 [in French]. Besides, you can discover how I edit the pictures I take for my creations with this video [in French].

Note: Screenshots taken in the game with the C key are saved in the current folder: Documents / Electronic Arts / The Sims 4 / Screenshots.
Tip: Don't worry about resizing your images: the Sims 4 Tray Importer does it automatically!

Presentation picture (thumbnail)

Chaque création possède une image miniature, qui sert lors de l'affichage sur la grille de recherche de la Galerie des Sims 4

This is the image that is displayed when your creation appears in the Gallery search results. It is identical to the large presentation image.

Other pictures

Each creation has a thumbnail image, which is used when displaying on the search grid in The Sims 4 Gallery

These are all the other images of your creation. Among them is the enlarged version of the presentation image.

Your images are ready!

Remember to name them so that they can be easily distinguished.

Le S4TI vous permet de changer plusieurs des images de votre création sur la Galerie des Sims 4

Step 4: Replace the images

Finally, the last step is to change the images of your creation, and upload it to the Sims 4 Gallery

In the Sims 4 Tray Importer :

  1. Click on your creation in the left menu
  2. Go to the Files tab
  3. And make a right–click on one of the pictures (any of them) and choose Replace.
Une fois vos images personnalisées créées, vous pouvez les remplacer en un clic dans le S4TI
  1. Now, for each image in your design that you want to change, click on Replace. Then find and select the images you previously saved.
  2. Once you have changed your images, click on Apply.
The S4TI displays the different images that are associated with your creation

That’s it!

Dernière étape : partager votre création dans la Galerie des Sims 4

All you have to do now is upload your creation to the Gallery, and you’re done!


To go further

Have a look at the L’Universims website

If you want to know more about the Sims 4 Tray Importer, its creator and more generally about The Sims games, don’t hesitate to visit The Universims.

The site offers you numerous guides, news about the game, a support forum and much more.

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