I wish to make a series of slideshows which can be started from short-cuts. I do not have space to have create each one as a .exe file, and many of them will contain images from more than one directory. To further complicate matters, a given image may be part of more than one slide show. E.g. all photos taken on a given date, all photos from a given tour/trip, all photos containing one or more specified people, etc.

I can write a LISP program which will create .lst files for these slide shows, but I can't figure out what to put in the shortcuts to invoke IrfanView and start it showing the files in a given list.

Am I asking too much?