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IDimager allows you to sort the displayed thumbnails in many ways. By default the explored collections are sorted by the image’s file name. In "Tools | Options | General Settings | Collection Viewer" you can define what your preferred default sort order should be.
To change the sort order for an opened collection you can select “View | Sort | any order” from the main menu. Another way to change the sort order is by right clicking at the background area of the Collection Viewer (not on a thumb) and then select “Sort | …” from the context menu. Finally there is the sort button above the thumbnail area in the Collection Viewer which can be clicked to change the order.
The possible sort orders are:
Sorting the collection can be done ascending (small to large/low to high) or descending (large to small/high to low). By selecting a sort order, it will be sorted ascending. You can recognize the sort order by the arrow indicator on the sort button.
To change the sort order, you can click the arrow indicator on the sort button or you can select the same sort order again.
When you have sorted a collection the you'll recognize the sort order by the number 1 indicator in front of that sort item in the sort button's drop down list. When you hold down the [Ctrl] key and the select another sort item then you can combine these sort operations. This way you can, for example, sort of File Name + File Date. Each sort item will display it's sequence number in the active sort order.
You can also manually order your thumbnails by dragging them to a new place in the collection or by using the keyboard strokes for sorting. The next section will explain this is more detail.
Finally, while there are many predefined sorting options, IDimager-Professional also allows the use of Sort Scripts. These are small application scripts that specify how images should be sorted. By default a few sort scripts are deployed with IDimager, and you can access them by clicking the sort button and then selecting "Sort Scripts" from the drop-down menu.
Sort Scripts are intended to support more exotic sort orders that are not supported by default, and they may be very specific to your situation. Visit IDimager's script repository website (http://repository.idimager.com) to find out if a specific script that you need is available as a sort script. With Sort Scripts, IDimager can provide nearly unlimited sorting options to support your workflow.