Move over Picasso...Motif has launched wall art! Create your first canvas art piece for 15% less with code MakeSomeArt.

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 quality photo books and calendars that last a lifetime.

Transform your pictures into premium, personalised photo books, calendars, and cards and create wonderful keepsakes using your laptop, today!

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

Quality you can trust
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. Your photo books, calendars, and cards will make a beautiful first impression. They'll stand the test of time as our papers provide true whiteness, bright colours, and no image bleed on the reverse side. Motif uses only the finest papers and richest inks.

Compatible with Apple Photos
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 quickly and easily.

Global and sustainable
Motif delivers to 34 countries across North America, Central America and Europe. And you can share your favourite moments with a happy heart knowing we’re deeply committed to using sustainable, durable materials. We constantly strive to minimise our carbon footprint.

Create your photo projects instantly
Motif uses machine learning to select your best photos. We use 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. Plus, our Autoflow feature flows the curated collection into a photo book, calendar, or card, sequencing them chronologically, selecting the best page layouts, and correctly positioning faces in frames.

Simple to use
Pick a visual design that matches your personal style or that captures key life events like weddings, holidays, 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 colours, 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. 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 tantalising 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.

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What’s New

Version 3.1.0

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

Canvas Wall Decor - Now Available in Europe!
Liven up your living space with gorgeous, gallery quality, printed canvas stretched on high quality wood frames. Available in four popular sizes: 8” x 10”, 10” x 14”, 16” x 20” or 24” x 36” with edge sizes of .75” or 1.5”. Images can wrap onto the edges or you can choose white edges, black, or any color you like.

Creating canvas projects is fast, easy, and works just like Motif books, calendars, and cards, and using the same intelligent image selection and layout features. Easily customize your canvas with collages, text, or whatever inspires you!

To create a Canvas project, select your desired images in Photos and then choose Create > Wall Decor > Motif from the File menu.

We’ve also added the ability to notify you, inside the app, when new versions of Motif are available and to show you helpful “What’s New” content (like this) that lists new features, bug fixes and more.

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

3.3 out of 5
85 Ratings

85 Ratings

Int'l trvlr ,

Not quite as intuitive to use as the old Apple products but not bad.

Pros: very flexible and customizable layouts - probably more so than Apple was, good range of book sizes, good printing quality, reasonable prices, pretty quick turn-around.

Cons: The book themes seem basically the same except for the range of background colours available - which you have to change for each individual page. if you don’t want the default. The app doesn’t always seem to work fully - customer service say it’s because my operating system is not updated but that’s not the case. So I can’t delete unwanted photos from the image tray at the bottom, for example. And when adding text it creates a large text panel at the bottom of the page messing up the existing layout, which is very annoying.

Developer Response ,

Dear Int'l trvlr, thank you for trying our product and sharing your feedback about Motif. Our Product Team listens to each customer's experience and uses it to inform future updates and releases. We're happy to hear you enjoyed creating your photo book using Motif. If you ever have questions, you can reach us at, and we'll be happy to help! We hope to see you again soon! Best regards, 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.

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

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.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Financial Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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