Auto fill shapes from a folder of photos

I would like to make flashcards. Is there a way to select a folder of photos or graphics and have them auto fill 16 (or 12 etc.) small rectangles and re-size to fit?
thank you.

I’m able to drag from the finder onto the canvas of an open document to import multiple images using OmniGraffle 7.3 in Sierra. Give that a try to see if it at least takes some of the monotony out of Place Image.

Scripting may be a viable solution. It appears some in the community have looked into this in the past with some archived discussion at

If you would prefer a menu item, please email a feature request for multiple place of images to so that we can track the request officially. We do not currently support selecting more than one image in the Place Image dialog, but I can see why it would be a useful addition.