Both Mimeo Photos and Motif are fantastic options for creating photo products as unique as you. In early 2023, Motif was acquired by Mimeo Photos to provide you with even more options to design and ship stunning, professional-quality pieces to friends, family, clients, and yourself – no matter which device you use.
Below are some similarities and differences between Mimeo Photos and Motif.
Both Mimeo Photos and Motif are available on macOS and iOS. On macOS, both apps are fully integrated inside Apple’s Photos app. This means Mac users have direct access to all existing Albums, Smart Albums, Memories, and other image collections within the apps, without having to export or upload.
You can create photo books, calendars, and cards within each of the apps. For each of these products, you can customize your photos and add your own text. You can expect the same great quality from these products, regardless of which app you use to create your project.
Features Unique to Mimeo Photos
With Mimeo Photos, you have a third method for project creation by using Mimeo Photos Cloud, our web-based tool. You can work on the same project from your phone using the iOS app and switch to your computer using Mimeo Cloud on a web browser. We also feature additional project offerings, including wall and tabletop decor, framed prints, and standard prints in various sizes.
Mimeo Photos features 50+ designer themes and hundreds of customizable photo layouts at your fingertips. When adding custom text, you can choose from 135 different fonts. Customize the background of your page with an array of plain colors and unique patterned designs. Add borders to your photos to make them truly stand out.
Choose from 40+ pre-designed themes for your cards, including designs for the holidays, birthdays, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and more. Further enhance your card with custom text, patterned backgrounds, and borders.
Create a calendar beginning in any month, up to 24 months. Choose the day of the week your calendar starts on and whether you’d like to include holidays specific to your country/region. Select from 35+ designer themes, or create from scratch with a blank theme.
Features Unique to Motif
Motif uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to create projects using your best photos. Motif’s intelligence can do the work of gathering together related images so that you don’t have to.
The technology analyzes your images for overall quality and similarity, taking into account things like focus and clarity, people, faces, image orientation, panoramas, and more. Motif uses your best photos and hides duplicates so you can get started quickly.
With Motif, you can preview themes and layouts with your images in the context of your card, book, or calendar. The Motif iOS app includes nearly all of the features of the macOS version, with a fully native user experience optimized for iPhones and iPads.
Choose from 15+ uniquely designed themes, then determine if you’d like your images placed automatically or manually. If you select the automatic option, Motif will flow your best images into more than 80 professionally designed photo book layouts, picking the best combinations of vertical and horizontal compositions, and correctly centering and cropping your images to fit the layouts, making sure faces are not cut off.
Adjust page background with theme colors, a custom color picker, and several pattern options. When adding custom text, you can choose from 180 different fonts and adjust both vertical line spacing as well as horizontal letter spacing.
Select from 4 pre-designed themes. Customize your layouts, colors, and add your own text.
Create a calendar beginning in any month, up to 24 months. Choose the day of the week your calendar starts on and whether you’d like to include holidays specific to your country/region. Select from 15+ designer themes, or create from scratch with a blank theme.