Motif: Print photo memories 4+

Create photo books & wall art

RR Donnelley

    • 4.0 • 188 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 customize 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.

- Personalize 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.

- Personalize your book with diverse layouts and tons of colours. You can even customize 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. Customize 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 3.4.6

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

We enhanced the security of our print PDF file upload and storage systems.

We made the process for installing required upgrades of Motif easier by not requiring you to force quit Photos.

We adjusted the “Low Resolution” image size requirements to produce fewer warnings in the Image Library tray.

We fixed a bug in which the image analysis progress bar shown when syncing projects between multiple Macs could be inaccurate.

To our Login and Registration pages, we added information on how to delete your Motif account and data, should you so wish.

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

4.0 out of 5
188 Ratings

188 Ratings

Hoverstop ,

Worthy Successor to Apple

Having created several Apple Photo Books over the years, I was sorry to see their withdrawal from the market. When I decided to start a new photo book, I searched the internet, and selected Motif because it promised to replicate the Apple system. Having spent a few hours trying to work through the differences which soon became apparent, I abandoned Motif and tried several other other products - every one of which proved to be even more difficult and unreliable! So I went back to my Motif project, and realised how much easier it became with a bit of perseverance… To cut a long story short, I am delighted with the finished product, which is indistinguishable from my Apple Books.

Please, Motif, before I start my next project: don’t make me go through the rigmarole of having laboriously to select the background colour etc of each individual page. Give me the option of making a selection that covers all the pages. Then, if I wish to change any particular page, I can do so.

Developer Response ,

Hi Hoverstop, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We truly appreciate all of our customers' feedback, We strive to continually improve our app in its usability and all aspects. We hope to have an opportunity to work with you again in the future. Best regards, the Motif Team

jofna ,

First Time Experience

I have struggled in the past with various on-line print providers and have never really had a favorite. The difficulty with producing a nice presentable book has often resulted in me giving up before completing the order. To be honest I somehow stumbled across Motif, I think after I tried to find the Apple prints programme. I wanted a book of photos after a special family holiday, when we actually all managed to get away together for the first time. So I was able to easily select the photos and put them into the Motif folder - and hey presto I had the book, it was very easy. I managed to move and change some of the pictures and inserted a title on the cover. I found the provided page layout options very satisfactory. I ordered three of the cheaper soft cover books and was very pleased with the end result. I was somewhat surprised when they arrived from Europe, but having read in one of the reviews about the previous connection Motif appeared to have with Apple, I was comfortable with this fact. So I am a very happy first time customer.
As I placed the final order I was faced with a query about two of the pictures I had used. I could not find anywhere how to find out what was wrong with them, which was a bit disconcerting. So I just went ahead and placed the order - thankfully the end result was good, and I still do not know what was wrong with them. I am not a photography or technical expert, so a little more help would have been welcomed.

Developer Response ,

Hi jofna, thank you for the detailed feedback! It's great to hear you're pleased with our app and print quality. If you have future questions, please visit our FAQ page or email us at Again, thank you for choosing Motif. We look forward to working with you again. All our best, the Motif Team

Polar Muppet ,

Successor to Apple photo books

I was really disappointed when Apple ceased their photo printing products, as I’m a keen photograopher and created a photo year book for the family each year using the Apple service. I’d been doing this for 10 years or so and had built up a collection of albums, all with a similar style. It had become a ‘thing’. The company behind Motif are the photo printing company that Apple used for their photo products. I’ve just recieved my first photo book from Motif, and it’s almost identical to the photo books that I recieved from Apple, but the cost was a bit cheaper as Motif do give away discount vouchers. The book from Motif is the same size, and the paper and print quality is identical as that from Apple, which is to say very good, but not amazing.

Their program is very good and gives more layout options that Apple Photos did, as you can drag the photo dividers into different positions. You cannot edit the photos within the program, but I think that’s because it’s just a print extension, and is a limitation of the integration possible with Apple Photos. This doesn’t realy matter to me as my workflow is always to edit the photos first and then assemble the book.

My only slight critiscm is that the dividers between the photos are slightly thicker than the dividers with the Apple books, which I don’t find as elegant. On the whole though, I’m happy as the quality is the same, format is almost identical and they’re a bit cheaper.

Developer Response ,

Dear Polar Muppet, we are pleased to hear of your positive experience with Motif. It's great to hear such detailed feedback as we use it to further improve our app. We're happy to hear you enjoy using Motif and are pleased with the finished photo books. Looking forward to your next project. Cheers, The Motif Team.

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