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Important news about macOS Catalina (Must Read!) | Motif for iOS is here! Download for free from Apple App Store by searching "Motif Photos".

As the premier photo book app for macOS and iOS, Motif can automatically create a gorgeous photo project for you in a matter of seconds. Its smart technology will select your very best images with optimal focus, clarity, lighting, people, image orientation, panoramas, and much more.

You can, of course, customize your photo project to your heart’s content.

Motif for iOS

With your iPhone or iPad, create personalized photo books wherever the moment strikes.

  • Tell your stories from the palm of your hand.
  • Start with your favorite memories and albums - curated automatically.
  • Edit your design effortlessly, with a tap of a finger.
Motif for macOS

On your laptop or desktop, create personalized photo books, photo calendars, and photo cards.

  • Native extension to Apple Photos
  • No exports, transfers, or uploads required
  • Fully customize any photo book project

Create Your Photo Projects with Motif

Photo Books (iOS and macOS)
Photo Calendars (macOS only)
Photo Cards (macOS only)
Experience the joy of creating personalized photo projects with Motif. Our photo book app seamlessly works with Apple Photos in macOS and iOS, doing the heavy-lifting while leaving the creative freedom to you.

Tell Your Story
with Ease.

At Home or On The Go

Start creating right away.

Motif for macOS

Motif runs natively inside Apple Photos on macOS. No exports, transfers, or uploads are needed. Create custom photo books, cards, and calendars in just a few clicks, using your existing photo albums, smart albums, and memories.

Motif for iOS

Motif runs natively on iOS with your iPhone or iPad. It automatically curates and organizes your special memories and existing albums to get your photo book project started.

Elegant Photo Album Themes

Express yourself on every page

Choose from a variety of colors, patterns, and design aesthetics, from whimsical to elegant sophistication and everything in between!

Intelligent Image Selection

Great stories begin with the best photos.

Motif’s intelligent technology automatically analyzes each of your photos. It checks focus, clarity, lighting, people, faces, image orientation, panoramas, duplicates, and much more. Only the best images are recommended to build your photo story.

Intuitive Work Flow

Experience the joy of creating.

Motif can automatically flow your best photo images through 80+ professionally built layouts. It balances image orientations and optimizes image centering and cropping. In seconds, review your personalized photo project, with layered texture, diverse layout, and exceptional design.

Create Attractive Layouts for Your Stories

Customize your unique visual landscape.

Page Layout

Create Your Own Editorial Style.

Choose from 80+ beautiful, professionally designed layouts. Or, simply click and drag to customize your own layouts on macOS. Create your own editorial style. Motif automatically adjusts page composition and recenters your photos every time.

Customize Your Page’s Background

A pop of colour and pattern speaks volumes.

Give your project page a custom look with themed patterns and pops of colours. Feeling adventurous? Apply a pattern over your choice of background colour. Endless possibilities are yours to explore.

A Great Story Comes from Great Editing

Make the most of all your photos and narratives.

Image Editing

Every photo, just as you want it.

Zoom, reposition, rotate, and even swap photos with similar options. Set every photo on every page, exactly as you want it. Edit like a pro with Motif’s intuitive editing tools. In macOS, polish your images with Apple’s powerful Photos editor. Remove red eyes, sharpen blurs, and adjust brightness all without leaving Motif. Your edits apply directly into your Motif project in real time. Powerful tools to help you tell your photo book story.

Text Editing

Tell your story as only you can.

Say as little or as much as you like in your personalized photo project. Select a font that matches your story. Let your photos inspire your writing. Complete your stories with your own narrative.

Clean, Intuitive Interface

Easy-to-use, easy-to-create.
Enjoy a clean, elegant, intuitive user interface with Motif. The editing space provides direct access to both project layout and single page view. Clicking or tapping images and text provides quick and easy access to all editing features.

Convert Apple Photos Projects in macOS

Pick up where you left off.
Original Image
Modified Image Your Apple Photo Book
Your Apple Photo Book
Your Book Converted to Motif

In 2018, Apple sunset its print services. The sun rises again with Motif. Photo book projects you weren’t able to finish there can now be finished here. In just a few clicks, macOS Mojave users can convert their Apple Photos projects into a Motif project with a fairly high degree of accuracy. Project components including layout, page sequences, images, color themes, text, and style will carry over. Your story can be completed with Motif.

Enjoy Your Photo Book Project

Our dedication to excellence came long before our app.

A Heritage of Quality and Trust

Over a decade before Motif’s debut, our parent company, RR Donnelley, began working as the leading global printing partner of Apple. Together, we’ve printed over 75 million customized photo books, calendars, and cards for Apple Photos. Since 1864, RR Donnelley has a rich history as the world’s largest commercial printing supplier.

Carrying on this heritage, Motif uses the same facilities, presses, materials, and processes to deliver top-quality printed photo books, calendars, and cards. Delivering quality remains our mission.

Printing Technology

Your photo book memories deserve the best. Motif uses the best. Our state-of-the-art facilities use cutting-edge technology to produce vibrant photo books, calendars, and cards.

We employ only the best press professionals. We use a premier color management system to ensure perfect color matching. They regularly inspect projects on press to ensure quality. Advanced technology and the trained eye of seasoned professionals work in harmony to deliver the quality your story deserves and handle your memory with respect and care.

Quality Commitment

We deliver outstanding quality, so we leave nothing to chance. Before any photo book project leaves Motif, the Final Quality team carefully inspects on 20+ criteria. We check color, binding, paper quality, and more to ensure you’re happy with the finished piece. If we’re not happy, it doesn’t leave the building. We redo it and send only our best efforts on to you.

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