Export layers as files in Gimp

You can’t export layers as separate files in Gimp using the default setup, but you can add a plugin for this.

Works with Gimp 2.8 and above.

Just copy the “export_layers.py” file and the subdirectory “export_layers” with other .py files into your gimp plugin directory (e.g. “/home/user/.gimp-2.8/plug-ins”) and Gimp will load the plugin at the next start.

Then look for

  • File-> Export Layers..

and

  • File-> Export Layers to
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