Motif: Photo books & canvas 12+

Print your favourite photos

RR Donnelley

    • 4.5 • 554 Ratings
    • Free



Turn the thousands of photos on your phone into precious memories you can treasure for years to come. Motif’s smart technology auto-selects your best pictures seamlessly to create stunning photo books, canvas wall art, and calendars that last a lifetime.

Capture the moments that matter to you simply and beautifully with luxurious products built to last. Our exceptional print quality ensures that your photo books are something to share and treasure.

How to create high quality, customised photo albums, canvases, and calendars using your smartphone:

1. The app intelligently analyzes your photo library to find the best of your memories and albums.

2. Choose from professionally designed layouts and use the autoflow capability for enhanced composition and storytelling.

3. Easily customise your photo book, wall art print, or calendar with colours, patterns, themes, and text.

Most importantly, our exceptional print quality ensures that your photo books, calendars and wall art are something that you’ll love for years to come.

Some photos are just too special to leave on your phone. An amazing vacation, joyful moments with family -- narrate your stories with Motif and create beautiful books, calendars, and canvas photo prints that last. You and those you love can enjoy the memories, over and over again.


- Motif analyzes your photos for clarity, lighting, people, faces, image orientation, panoramas, duplicates, and much more.

- This ensures that only the best images are recommended for your Motif photo book, wall print, or calendar.

- The app’s smart features flow your photos into 80+ professionally built layouts, balancing image orientations, centering, and cropping.

- Personalise your photo project easily and preview your final version within seconds.


- Create your own extra-large hardcover coffee table book or a compact softcover for display. They also make excellent gifts.

- Personalise your book with diverse layouts and tons of colours. You can even customise the text on the spine of your hardcover photo books.

- Design your photo project to perfectly fit your style and budget. Whether it’s a standalone item or part of a larger collection.

-In just a few clicks, put your best photos on canvas. Create photo tiles as small as 10” x 8” or as big as a 36” x 24” photo canvas. Decorate your home and personal spaces with your original wall art.

- Create calendars from 12 - 24 months, in all our supported languages, and with local holidays included. Customise it with your own birthdays, anniversaries, or any special reminders.


- Motif continues the legacy of RR Donnelley, the leading global printing partner for Apple.

- Motif uses the same facilities, presses, materials, and cutting-edge technology.

- We ensure your vibrant photo books, wall prints, and calendars are of the highest quality.

- Showcase your special memories and stories.

Create beautiful photo books, wall prints, and calendars that last. Make your stories last a lifetime.

You’ll be absolutely thrilled with your photobook, canvas or calendar. If you’re not, we aren’t either. We will find a way to make it right. Please contact customer support at

What’s New

Version 3.6

We love your feedback and we update Motif regularly in response to it! Here’s what’s new in this release:

We improved the performance of the My Projects page. Page loading and scrolling are now much smoother!

You can now refer a friend (and get up to 30% off a future order!) from the Account Order Confirmation pages.

We fixed a variety of mostly iOS 16 related bugs.

That’s it for now. Have questions or comments? You can send them to us, here:

Enjoying Motif? Please leave us a positive review!

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
554 Ratings

554 Ratings

annalisa1366 ,

Good app but frustrating check out

This is really easy to use, and quick to create great books. Would like to see more flexibility in book themes - plain white doesn’t appear to be available with 8 pictures/page which is my preference. Check out was excruciating - finally figured out that it doesn’t like spaces in the postcode which it doesn’t tell you - hopefully this will save someone else the frustration! Have ordered my first book and hopefully I’ll be pleased with the results - always used to get my photo books through Apple which were fab - if they are like those I shall be happy.

Developer Response ,

​Hi annalisa1366, thank you for sharing your experience with us. We're sorry that you encountered some challenges while checking out. We appreciate you sharing that information regarding postal codes, we will make sure to offer assistance for any customers who experience similar challenges. We hope to see you again soon! Warm regards, the Motif Team

Abby Criss ,

Good App

For the actual photobook it seems like it’s a great app, easy to use and it shows you if there’s any mistakes/things that need to be changed. However it was really frustrating that you could only write around one line if you wanted to add text otherwise it would pop up with a message saying it had to be changed otherwise you couldn’t checkout. I ended up changing the font size so I’m just hoping it won’t be ridiculously small.

Another issue was that it was extremely difficult to checkout! I kept getting a message saying it couldn’t checkout because my postcode was wrong and I changed it so many times but couldn’t figure out how to fix it. In the end I realised that there couldn’t be a space in between the postcode, like other websites put it. Eventually I got it though so hopefully when it arrives the book will be great!

Developer Response ,

​Hi Abby Criss, thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We're sorry that you encountered some challenges while checking out. We appreciate you sharing that information regarding postal codes, we will make sure to offer assistance for any customers who experience similar challenges. Regarding the text challenge you described, we kindly invite you to send us a line at so we can assist you with this. We hope to see you again soon! Warm regards, the Motif Team

Tim782 ,

Excellent product

My first time using Motif was to create a photo album for my friend’s 40th Birthday. He has a thing about photo albums and has made one for everyone over the years, so it had to be right. I rounded up some photos from my friends, but of course they took their time and work got in the way, so I missed the shipping deadline for most of my usual companies.

Motif was recommended by my girlfriend, mainly for its expedited delivery option. It was so easy to use that I was skeptical about what the result would be. It is absolutely beautiful - hardcover book with dustcover - arrived ahead of schedule and is of fantastic quality. This will be something he will really cherish.

Top marks.

Developer Response ,

Hi Tim782, thank you for the detailed feedback! It's great knowing you're pleased with the quality of our app and products. We're happy to be part of the thoughtful gift to your friend. Again, thank you for choosing Motif. All our best, the Motif Team

App Privacy

The developer, RR Donnelley, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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