How to export a layer without cropping my entire image

I often take screenshots, but then only want to export a portion of the screenshot instead of the entire thing. I know I can crop the image, but I was wondering if there was a way I could export a single layer that is smaller than the entire image without the export including the surrounding empty space that shows up despite having all my other layers turned off?

For instance, I have a canvas size of 5000px^2 containing a layer with size 317x72px. I want to maintain the canvas size because of other layers, so I’ve been cropping the whole image to the smaller layer, exporting, then undoing the cropping. I’d like to just export.


Can’t think of a way to just save a layer in a picture (could be done with a script…). But there is a much more efficient way than your current one:

  • Make layer active
  • Select>All, Edit>Copy, Edit>Paste as>New image
  • File>Export

Which, with the standard shortcuts, is Ctrl+A, Ctrl+C, Ctrl+Shift+V, Ctrl+E.

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