Creating photo books is supposed to be fun, but sorting through your favorite and duplicate photos takes too long; books come back with blurry, poorly cropped shots and printed on materials that aren't made to last. So we made Motif to fix all of that. Because your best memories deserve better.

Motif intelligently selects your best photos and marks those that won’t print well. Image resolution, focus, emotion, chronology, duplicate removal, and more are used to pick your very best images. Our intelligent native application for Photos on macOS gives you a great start while our interactive editing tools help you create a professional photo book.

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

Our printers and production teams have decades of experience finding durable and sustainable materials, the finest papers, richest inks, and more. Your books, calendars and cards will make a beautiful first impression — and stand the test of time.

Photo Books
From classic and durable hardbacks to modern, magazine-like satin softcovers, Motif photo books are the perfect way to gift your memories to yourself or loved ones.

Photo Calendars
Celebrate the joy of the year just passed or the promise of the new year ahead with a fresh monthly reminder of the life you live and the people you love.

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.

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.

What’s New

Version 2.0.3

Motif is now available in Canada.

Motif is now available in English, German, French, Italian and Spanish translations.

Image and Text blocks can now be moved around the page simply by pressing and dragging them.

Login and Password credentials can now be remembered and auto-populated at Checkout.

The Checkout process has been completely redesigned with almost all reported usability issues fixed.

Added additional checks for image data to address output files occasionally missing images.

Added checks for unsupported or corrupt fonts to avoid output files including unprintable fonts.

The accuracy of pre-checkout text content validation has been greatly enhanced.

A bug in which text boxes would lose some content on deselection has been fixed.

A bug in which left or right aligned spine text was incorrectly positioned on the cover has been fixed.

A bug in which softcover books had alignment issues between the spine and back cover content has been fixed.

A bug in which the converted Apple projects using the “Journal” theme were missing the cover title box has been fixed.

A bug in which unwanted page numbers appeared in converted Apple projects has been fixed.

A bug in which empty text boxes appeared in converted Apple projects has been fixed.

Various fit issues with translated content have been fixed.

Some gaps in translated content have been fixed.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

FrancisSweden ,


I created a book as a gift and I was very satisfied with the result. The payment and shipment was smooth and fast. The app is very user friendly and I was up to speed creating the first project in no time. I had some questions to the Motif team and they were very responsive and quick, best kind of customer care you can experience. I have no doubts in giving a 5 star rating and I am now already on my second project in process.
/ Francis Burton

Farfis ,

My first book project

I have just made my first book project with Motif, a 20 page 25x25 cm book. I learned a lot doing this. I had to find out myself about text frames and picture frames. Sometimes they were hard to adjust in relation to each other, or to enlarge, or to make smaller. It was not always intuitive.
Now I feel I can do anything I want to do, and the book turned out well, but it could have been easier.

Puggilist ,

Text editing bad

There's poor functionality in editing text i cards. Appears as though there's multiple text frames and getting the right one is impossible.

Developer Response ,

Hello Puggilist, thank you for letting us know about your experience with cards. This is an area where we are continuing to make improvements with future releases. Also, there are tips about working with text available in our Working with Text video, located here: More tips and how-to are available at the Support page with links to FAQs or more videos at our Motif Photos YouTube channel. There’s also a great video available while you are working in a Motif project, simply go to the settings gear icon in the upper right and select the View Getting Started Video.


RR Donnelley
133.7 MB

macOS 10.13 or later, 64-bit processor


English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 RR Donnelley & Sons Company. All Rights Reserved.


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