Export layer to png file in gimp


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.

Best Answer

  1. select layer
  2. press ctrl+c
  3. press ctrl+shift+v (=paste as new image)
  4. export as whatever you like