What algorithm is used to Sort Photos?

I've read a LOT of posts asking about the sorting order for photos within an album.
No one has yet to provide an accurate answer about the sorting algorithm/method used. Some people say to use iPhoto (I have a PC so I can't) which isn't an answer. Other people refer to editing some metadata. No one seems to be answering the main question:
What data is used to sort photos?
File Name (alphabetical) ?
File creation date?
File modified date?
Size?
Type?
Some (hidden) tag like an mp3 has?
It's gotta be something!
What is it?

Well, I figured it out.
It uses the Created Date to sort files.
On my PC, I use a freeware program called AttributeMagicFree
to change the created date and now sorting works as I expect.
http://www.elwinsoft.com/atm.html

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