Motif Photos works seamlessly in Apple Photos, transforming your pictures into premium, personalized photo books, calendars, and cards.

Here’s why you should choose Motif to bring your memories to life:

For over a decade while Apple offered printed photo products, Motif Photos printed Apple’s photo books, cards, and calendars.

Motif uses the same printing plant and presses used for previous Apple Photos products. Our papers provide true whiteness, bright colors, and no image bleed on the reverse side, and we source the finest papers and richest inks. Your photo books, calendars, and cards will make a beautiful first impression — and stand the test of time.

Have a photo book project in Apple Photos you need to convert? Motif can convert your Apple photo album projects to Motif projects so you can print them.

Motif delivers to 33 countries across North America and Europe. And you can share your favorite moments with a happy heart knowing we’re deeply committed to using sustainable, durable materials. We constantly strive to minimize our carbon footprint.

With its Image Curation feature, Motif uses machine learning to select your best photos. The app uses your photos’ image resolution, focus, clarity, people, faces, and chronology to recommend your very best images, remove duplicates, and provide easy ways to browse similar images.

Our Autoflow feature flows the curated collection into a photo book or calendar, sequencing them chronologically, selecting the best page layouts, and correctly positioning faces in frames.

Motif’s elegant design themes let you pick a visual design that matches your personal style or that captures key life events like weddings, vacations, anniversaries, birthdays or the simple joys of everyday life. You can, of course, also build your book by hand if you prefer.

Motif makes the selection of colors, themes, fonts and layouts easy, so your final product looks truly professional with so much less time and effort on your part.


Photo Books
Create a photo book from classic and durable hardcovers to modern, magazine-like satin softcovers. Motif photo albums are the perfect way to gift your memories to loved ones or yourself!

Photo Calendars
Celebrate the joy of the year just passed or the promise of the new one ahead with a fresh monthly reminder of the life you live and the people you love. You can create calendars from 12 - 24 months, in all our supported languages, and with local holidays included!

Photo Cards
Whether it’s an elegant invitation, a tasteful thank you, or a tantalizing postcard from abroad, reach out to someone you love with a memory that means something. Motif offers elegant, custom folded cards and casual and convenient postcards.

We want you to be absolutely thrilled with your purchase of a Motif premium photo project. Should you for any reason be less than thrilled, we’ll reprint your project or refund you. 100% guaranteed.

Follow us @motifphotos on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube for tips, tricks and plenty of inspiration.

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What’s New

Version 2.3.1

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

Motif 2.3 delivers a major upgrade to how image boxes and their relative sizes on the page are edited. All current image box controls continue to work as they do now while adding the following new features:

• Image boxes can now be easily resized, while selected, using convenient handles on all four sides. Simply select an image to display the handles.

• Motif’s “Magic Resize” feature conveniently resizes neighboring images as one image is resized. This feature can now be easily turned on or off using a toggle button in the upper right-hand corner of page view. When Magic Resize is off, images can be resized without affecting their neighbors.

• Images can now be layered on top of each other, and with their stacking order easily managed. To layer images, turn Magic Resize off, adjust image size and position as desired, and control their stack order using the Arrange menu in the image palette.

We hope you enjoy the exciting design options these new controls provide.

Moving on, we’ve also made some important enhancements to our checkout and shipping process:

• The performance of the various pages in the checkout process has been improved making it faster and easier to order your project.

• When selecting shipping options, estimated delivery dates are now available. Simply select a shipping option to see the estimated delivery date.

• Once your package has shipped, delivery status updates are now available via a personalized web page and by text message. Your shipping confirmation email contains the link to your delivery status page. The status page contains the option for updates via text message. (This feature is currently only available for shipments to the United States, Canada, Great Britain, France, Germany, Spain and Italy).

Finally, we’ve fixed a few bugs:

We’ve improved the performance of the app when running on machines with only 8Gb of memory (RAM).

We fixed a bug in which custom colors would change slightly when returning to the page after editing.

We fixed a bug in which empty text boxes, sometimes found in converted Apple projects, would prevent users from entering the checkout process.

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

4.2 out of 5
369 Ratings

369 Ratings

WoodenRabbit75 ,

In many ways better, in one way, worse

Overall, I was pleased after making my first photo book with Motif. It was much more customizable than the old Apple program, but there are a couple of things that I hope to see fixed. 1. Photos get lost in the binding. After getting the book inthe mail, I noticed that all photos on the page that border the binding lose some of the photo. I checked the program to see if I did something wrong. The only way to fix it is to then have a much too big space at the binding. Also, I would then have to manually change ever last page. 2. It would be nice if adding a text box dousn't automatically reformat the size of the photos on the page. Sometimes it's nice to just put the text over the photos, not just under them. 3. Changing the background color to the pages is a pain. Why can't I select all pages and make the change one time to cover every page, or however many pages I select? One at a time is a waste of my time. These are suggestions to make it better, but overall, I am pleased and already working on my next photo book.

Developer Response ,

Hi WoodenRabbit75, we apologize for the late reply and that working with Motif was unsatisfactory for you. Thank you for sharing your comments with us. Be kindly noted that since your review our Development Team has been constantly improving Motif for our customers. Our app has been improved from version 1.9.2 to 2.1+ which offers a lot of improvements. Kind regards, the Motif Team

MCats2 ,

Excellent for photo books

I used Motif for two photo books with my MacBook Air. These were the first photo books I have ever prepared. I looked at several applications and programs and selected Motif because it appeared to be easier to use. I also liked it because I did not need to upload photos until I had completed the project. Although I had a learning curve at the beginning of the first photo book, I also found it relatively easy to make adjustments. I really liked the features - the many different page layouts and text options, the ways to move sets of two pages, the different kinds of photos books (hard cover or soft cover and different sizes), the ability to edit photos as I was working on the photo book. I have received each of these photo books from Motif. They were processed within 2-3 days, and both are beautiful. I had to call customer support twice, and both of those contacts were positive. The only thing I wish could be changed, although it may be difficult, is if one page could be changed at a time, rather than two pages. Otherwise, I highly recommend Motif. I will use Motif the next time I want to make a photo book - and actually can't wait to use Motif again. I am so pleased with Motif's application and product. Thank you!

Developer Response ,

​Hi MCats2, thanks for your feedback! We are very happy that the final product and our service was satisfactory for you! We will pass along your feedback to our Development Team for consideration in future releases of Motif. If you haven't already done so, we'd like to invite you to subscribe to our newsletter at to stay up-to-date with the latest news from us. We hope to see you again soon! Regards, the Motif Team

Sobie1951 ,

Change is not always easy!

I have made many photo books previously in Photo. I was not too happy when they announced that it would go away and be replaced with Motif. I am never excited about learning a new program. I played around with Motif early on and was not too thrilled with what I saw. After a trip to New Orleans recently, I decided to try again. I am very please to report that Motif is easy to learn and I made a great book. There are a few things that are different and maybe a little clunky, but it could be me. First, I would love to see a option where a large image or panorama could be spread over two pages. Second, I was using my MacBook Pro and it crashed a few times. When I quit a few programs in the background it worked flawlessly. Third, it seems that most of my old books are not converting correctly. I am hoping that is a glitch that will be fixed. I also would like an option to place text right on the photo. For the most part, it was easy, fun and painfree. I look forward to making my next project and seeing what improvements are added. I have not received my book yet and will write another review on the quality of the product.

Developer Response ,

​Hi Sobie1951, Thank you for giving Motif another try and taking the time to write this review. We use customer feedback to improve our app so look for an even better Motif in future releases. You'll find videos on adding text to layouts, full-page spread images, and many other topics by visiting We hope this helps and look forward to your next photo project. By the way, we’d also like to let you know, Motif recently launched its iOS version. This means you can create photo books directly from your iPhone or iPad. Just download Motif Photos iOS for free from the App Store. Kind regards, The Motif Team.


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