plug-in is a variation on the Guillotine
plug-in by Adam D. Moss. It is intended to address a shortcoming of the original: Too many windows opened!
plug-in slices the original image along guides just as does the standard Guillotine
plug-in; however, instead of spawning many new images - which clutter the desktop and bog down the processor, this plug-in makes only one new image with multiple layers - one layer for each rectangular region. The user can then selectively copy a single layer from this new image, and paste it as a new image, giving the user greater control. Furthermore, the new image is named with the *.xcf
file suffix. That way, if the user needs to stop processing the layers of the new image before s/he is done, then s/he can simply save the new image in the GIMP's native format - which preserves multiple layers.
When the original Guillotine
plug-in slices an image, each new image has the same number of layers as the original, each copied from the same rectangular region. On the other hand, the Guillotine-into-Layers
plug-in performs a copy-visible-layers action over each region to produce a new layer for the resulting image - implicitly merging the original layers.