Earlier I said...
> I confirm that XnView appears to be a very nice program. (Thanks for the hint,
> There does appear to be a newsgroup
> news://news.zoo-logique.org/xnview - though it could be all in
> French, the first language of the author.
A single post to the newsgroup has produced this response. That alone is enough
to convince me that my allegiance to Irfanview may change!
2 NEW newsgroup :
* news://news.zoo-logique.org/xnview.english for english user
* news://news.zoo-logique.org/xnview.dev for GFL SDK developer
news://news.zoo-logique.org/xnview is now only for french users !