I have a folder with 1000 images of dishes:

I want to make an Anki flashcards deck to memorize all the names of the dishes.
The deck should show me the picture as a question, and show me the dish name as an answer.
Is there any Anki plugin that can do that?


  • Any platform is OK
  • Free, ideally open source
  • on-premise (not a webapp)
  • plugin or standalone program or script
  • Do you care if it is actually a plugin or is an external program fine? I presume since Anki is cross-platform that this should be too right? May 1, 2014 at 13:23
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    @NickWilde: external program is fine too! Edited.
    – Nicolas Raoul
    May 1, 2014 at 16:31
  • Can't you just code them using a LaTeX file?
    – VicAche
    May 1, 2014 at 18:14
  • @VicAche: I am not sure how LaTeX would help here, but feel free to develop the idea in an answer, thanks!
    – Nicolas Raoul
    May 2, 2014 at 0:34
  • It has been a year. Have you found your solution?
    – Ooker
    Aug 5, 2015 at 11:03

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The best solution I have found is to use the Anki plugin Media Import.

It takes all files in a folder, and makes each file into a note with the filename and the image or sound within the file.

Fields are configurable. New notes are put into a special deck, so after importing you can just move them where you want.

Anki media importer

  • Can this add the image to the already existed deck? I have a deck of GRE vocab and would like to add images to the back of the cards
    – Ooker
    Aug 6, 2015 at 6:49
  • @Ooker: You should ask about this as a new question, as it is a different usage.
    – Nicolas Raoul
    Aug 6, 2015 at 8:17
  • well, I just ask if this addon has this feature or not. I think asking a new question might be too much for this
    – Ooker
    Aug 6, 2015 at 8:32

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