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, customized 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 colors, 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 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.

-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 photo book, 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 2.9

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

We’ve expanded our text editing features! You can now adjust the vertical alignment of text boxes, vertical line spacing (leading), and horizontal character spacing.

New pages now default to the last used background color making it much faster and easier to work with custom colored pages.

We fixed a bug in which the saved vs registered email address was shown on the order confirmation page.

We fixed a bug in which the iOS header showing the time, battery life, and other icons appeared in black vs white, making it hard to see.

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
950 Ratings

950 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!

PatfromGA ,

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
  • Identifiers

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:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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


  • Family Sharing

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

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