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How to Make a Photo Book on Your iPad

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When it comes to creating a beautiful photo book it may surprise that an iPad is a great device to use. So when asking yourself the question ‘Can I make a photo book on my iPad?’ the answer is a resounding yes.  In fact the iPad is a must-have for photographers – casual picture-takers and professionals, alike.  And if you haven’t used it to create and share photo projects, we’ve compiled a guide to show you exactly how easy it is to make a photo book on an iPad.

Why Should I Make a Photo Book on iPad?

Most people will head to their desktop or laptop when they want to  make a photo book. But if you crave convenience, the iPad has a slight edge. Weighing no more than 1-1/2 pounds, it  is light enough to carry around with you while you’re on the go. .  That means you can create a beautiful photobook whenever inspiration strikes you.

5 Easy Steps to Create a Photo Book on Your iPad

1.   Choose a theme.

A good photo book tells a story. It should draw you in and lead you from one page to the next. To achieve a compelling story, it helps to narrow the focus. Celebrate your  Mom with a selection of special memories where she is the focus or you can even use events to help define your theme a little more. For example, why not celebrate a recent graduate with an array of beautiful graduation shots? The theme can be anything you like, but just remember consistency is key.

Man’s finger flips through his digital photo album, preparing to make a photo book on iPad.

2.   Gather and organize your photos

Open the Apple Photos app on your iPad. If you don’t see everything, you may need to transfer photos from your iPhone to iPad. Activating iCloud is the simplest way to do this. Keep in mind, using iCloud means all your photos and videos will cross over to the iPad. To transfer specific photos or files, use AirDrop or a USB-C cable. And to make things even easier it’s worth, taking the time to organize your photos. Place the images for the photo book in one dedicated album (you can even name it so you’ll be able to search and find it quicker).

3.   Download the Motif Photos app

Motif is the best photo book maker for iPad because it pulls directly from your iOS collection. Motif is a native extension to Apple Photos. Once your photos are in the app, it’s quick-and-easy to make a photo book.. No uploading or exporting required. Also, Motif has an intuitive workflow. But don’t take our word for it. Visit the App Store and search “Motif.” Our Ratings and Reviews of firsthand experiences with the iOS photo book show how easy it is. When you’re done, tap the “Get” button to download Motif to your iPad.  

4.   Select your photo book style

The style of your photo book is determined by the type of cover, the size, and the orientation. Hardcover books are often put on display, like a wedding album or a coffee table book. Whereas, a softcover is ideal for smaller photo projects. From there, pick the perfect photo book size. This decision largely depends on how many photos you have and where you want to display your photo book. The final factor is orientation. If your collection includes mostly landscape photos, pick a photo book that accommodates that. Otherwise, consider a portrait-style or square book to ensure you make the best photo book for iPad.

Father and daughter lying in a fort edit selfies to use in their photo book on iPad.

5.   Customize your design.

Customizations are what make this your project. And thanks to Motif, adding personal touches to your photo book on an iPad is easy. Motif offers a variety of elegant design themes to get you started. Add text easily to identify

Customizations are what make this your project. And thanks to Motif, adding personal touches to your photo book on an iPad is easy. We offer a variety of elegant design themes to get you started. Add text easily to identify dates, locations, and/or people. Make note of where you were and who you were with during those special moments.

So if you’re asking yourself ‘Can I make a photo book on my iPad? The answer is yes and with Motif it’s never been easier. Make the best photo book for iPad that showcases your precious memories, all with a few simple clicks.

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