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Is there a simple way to export the current selected layer as a png/jpg file in Gimp 2.8.4 ?

I did some searching in google, and the export should do it in gimp 2.6 if the layer is the only visible layer, but I can't get that to work for gimp 2.8

The way I currently do it now is that I select the content, and cut/paste it to a new image, then export the image and close it, but a simple export selected layer would be much more easy to use.

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What OS are you using? –  terdon Mar 27 '13 at 19:39
    
Linux. (Fedora but how does that matter?) –  MTilsted Mar 28 '13 at 4:17
    
You never know, there are often differences in the same software between OSs. –  terdon Mar 28 '13 at 12:24
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I can do this on GIMP 2.8.2 running on Linux. The image below has two layers, one blue and one black.

enter image description here

If I export the image as is, I get a blue png. Now, set the blue layer to invisible:

enter image description here

If I now export this image (CtrlE) I get a nice black .png:

enter image description here

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That works except for 2 things. The result image when exported as png still has the same size as the original image. So try to make your black box smaller and then export it. You will end up with a small black box, with a large transparent area around it. –  MTilsted Mar 28 '13 at 4:17
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