It isn't broken, they recently updated it to show image count of all non-split (or perhaps including split) tabs.
All characters have an image count right below their thumbnail of how much art they have, right? Well I received a character yesterday on another account that said it had 13 artworks, but in the main gallery, it only has 6? If I include the pictures in the side tabs, they add up to 13. I thought the image counter only counted whatever was in the main gallery? Is it broken?
StrawberryLunala The tabs for my character are just basic tabs like all my other characters, but this hasn't taken effect for any of them? I have one character that has dozens of tabs full of art but they aren't included in her image count
the update to the tabs is manual to a degree. old characters with tabs won't update their image counts unless you move an image between the tabs, so none of your old characters have updated (yet). however, this character must've been updated before coming into your hands, so the image count reflects that of all the tabs.
@pyatugolnink It must still be under the works. I tried uploading a test photo to one of the tabs on an old character and the counter went up by 1, but then I deleted it to see what would happen and it didn't remove it from the counter.