I'd love to see a viewer that would 1. yes, it works that way
- show files in the order they are sorted (no slideshow, just some key to move on or back) - which sounds like what you've planned
- allow easy zooming in to selected area (I can see this could be problematic if you're showing so many different formats) e.g. Ctrl+Drag to select area to zoom in - or Ctrl+mousewheel, but that usually doesnt allow zooming into particular area - could be really great if it zoomed into where the mouse arrow was
2. XY's MDBU feature (MouseDownBlowUp: mouse button down on a thumbnail in the file list or on the preview on the preview tab) will always attempt to show the preview in the largest possible size (up to 100%). If this is larger than your screen you can pan around the image by moving the mouse.
I missed your reply here Don (thanks) so here's a belated response:
The 'MouseDownBlowUp' setting has to be changed in Options - it's either full-size or
fit to window - no easy way to change.
I think it would be worth considering some way to zoom into a selected area of an image (with the MDBU setting at 'Fit to window') - you could be making XY the first (and maybe for many, the only) port of call in sorting/organising images - especially in connection with your posts about tagging Re: Why is it so hard to find a decent image organizer?
As I say I dont know of any other file manager that offers this combination and as for image viewers/organisers, once you're used to a good file manager, unless you're a pro photographer, or actually editing pictures, why should
you have to change from that file manager...
This is also the case for people who work with images, especially
mixed in with other files. I deal with a lot of scanned images (it's not fine-art but needs to be a certain standard) - I want to manage them: sort them & get a quick look at the quality of important areas of the scan.
Then if needs be I open them in programme of choice (courtesy xy's portable file associations
I'd have exactly the same requirements for photos though (personal) - but I will be wanting to tag many of them so I'll have to have a closer look at the last few posts in above thread