Turn the thousands of photos on your phone into the stories of your life. Motif’s smart technology auto-selects your best images to create seamless, stunning photo books and calendars that last.

Capture the moments that matter to you - simply and beautifully.


1. The app intelligently analyzes your photo library so that your memories and albums include your best images.

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

3. Easily customize your photo book or calendar with colors, patterns, themes, and text.

Most importantly, our exceptional print quality ensures that your photobooks are something to share and treasure.

Some photos are just too special to leave on your phone or in the cloud. An amazing vacation. Time spent traveling. Everyday moments with family. Narrate your stories with Motif and create beautiful books 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 or calendar.

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

- And you can personalize your photo project easily, and preview your final version within seconds.


- Extra-large hardcover coffee table book? Compact softcover for display or to gift?

- Personalize your book with diverse layouts and tons of colors. 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.

- Create calendars from 12 - 24 months, in all our supported languages, and with local holidays included.


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

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

- To ensure that your vibrant photo books are of the highest quality.

- Because your memories and stories should be showcased.

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

You’ll be absolutely thrilled with your photobook or calendar. And 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 2.3

We love your feedback, and we update Motif regularly in response to it. Here’s what’s new for you in this release.

We’ve added three new festive Holiday design themes. Look for “Holiday Cheer,” “Holiday Chic - Silver” and “Holiday - Chic Gold” on the Theme selection page when creating a new a project or when changing the Theme of an existing project.

We’ve enhanced the Rearrange and Delete function such that you can now cancel out of it if you change your mind. We also added a Done button to make exiting the function more obvious.

We’ve added Expected Delivery Dates to the shipping options page in the checkout process making it easier to assess what shipping option meets your needs.

We’ve enhanced our Express Book feature to make it smarter and more easily discoverable.

We’ve enhanced our custom color picker to update the page as you edit the color making it easier to create the perfect color for your project.

We’ve enhanced the My Projects page to sort your projects by the date last edited vs the date created making it easier to find your recent projects.

We’ve made it easier to pick images by showing the Image Library by default when tapping on a placeholder graphic.

We’ve added a new 25% off incentive to subscribe to our Motif newsletter which provides fantastic tips, tricks, tutorials, offers, and product feature updates.

We fixed a bug in which the dialog box offering to update the text on the Book Binding (after editing the Cover Title) was shown when the Cover title text had not changed.

We fixed a bug in which there were some differences in the position of background patterns in the Project vs Page Editor views, and between the views in the app and the PDF print file.

We fixed a bug in which the background colors on the Covers, Dust Flaps and Book Binding could be lighter than shown in the color swatches or picker.

We fixed a bug in which the Add Images function showed a long delay in displaying the Image Source options.

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

4.6 out of 5
580 Ratings

580 Ratings

Betsey ,

Wonderful App

I have made many photo books over the years and had used Apple Books until they stopped supporting that platform. Most of the Apps I looked at to use as a replacement limited the number of pages to under 50 and I didn’t like the way they made most of the decisions about placement of photos for you. I also am pretty fussy about how the photos look in the book. I don’t want to send in a clear crisp photo and then have a fuzzy one in the book! I tried making a book using this App on my computer and was very pleased with the results so when the App came out for my phone and iPad, I jumped! At first it took a bit to discover how to do all the things I wanted to with the App, like swapping photos that were placed automatically with ones I preferred in certain spots but it all came together and I am pleased with the results. I could even place photos and write commentary as the vacations unfold if I wanted to because this App is so portable! I really love it. Thanks for the App and I can’t wait to use it for making a calendar!

Developer Response ,

​Dear Betsey, thank you for your feedback. We're thrilled to hear you're pleased with the finished product. Thank you for telling your stories with Motif. We're looking forward to your calendar and any other projects you make with us! Regards, the Motif Team

Baller 1234 ,

This is a Great App

I was very disappointed that Apple discontinued their photo books in iPhoto. I had made many books to document our vacations. Then I discovered this app for the phone. I upgraded to the iPhone 11, which takes amazing pictures. Then I used this app to create a book of my most recent vacation, doing the entire project on my phone. The results were terrific. The printed book looks and feels as good as the old Apple Books. It was very easy to create the book on the app. I was very happy with the outcome. As a side note, I was thinking of upgrading my DSLR camera this holiday. Now, I cannot justify that purchase, when it is so easy to take great pictures and make a beautiful book, all from my phone

Developer Response ,

Hello Baller 1234 - Gosh, you might just be our perfect customer! The experience you just described is exactly what we were hoping to achieve in the iPhone and iPad versions of Motif. So great! And getting better as we’re still hard at work on our Motif mobile apps with some exciting new features, including gorgeous photo calendars, coming this spring!

Patl4 ,

At last, a winner!

I was determined to put my many travel photos into travel books. Tried two very popular formats and quickly got stuck. Someone mentioned Apple s photo book, and knowing how helpful Apple always is with their products, I decided to give it a try. I found it to be very user friendly. Any questions I had could be quickly solved by going back and reviewing the introductory video. I completed and sent off a book with photos of recent travel and when it arrived I was thrilled! So very pleased! Have now sent off my second book.

Developer Response ,

Dear Patl4, we're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed creating your Motif photo book and that our tutorial videos, which can be found on YouTube and at, were able to assist you. Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us! We hope to see you again soon! 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 Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Contact Info
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Data Linked to You

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

  • Purchases
  • Contact Info
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  • Contact Info
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  • Usage Data
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RR Donnelley
275.9 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Simulated Gambling
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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