Unfortunately as a new user -- who would dearly wish to like XnView -- I'm completely baffled by this image sorting business. I wish to view image files in date order because that's the way I have them appear in Windows Explorer: "Date Created". When I click on an image file in that "Date created" Windows Explorer folder view on my Windows 7 PC, XnView certainly opens it -- but then, when I click on the righthand arrow to go forward, the next image to pop up isn't in sequence at all.
I can't find any way of accessing the simple, elementary sorting mechanism as found in everything from Irfanview to Faststone to Jpegger, each of which has an instantly available basic menu with options to sort by date, sort by size, sort by name, etc etc. I have XnView build 2.39, November 8, 2016. When I click on "View" in the top menu bar, a drop down list shows only the following:
Auto Image Size
Use transparent index
Use alpha channel
Display Colour Information
No mention at all of "Sort" in those options, yet the sorting -- the sequencing -- of viewed files in the order which the computer user wishes to see them, whether by name or date or size, is surely so important that I'd have expected it to be at the top of that list.
Help appreciated, because I'm finding this all very frustrating.