The Guillotine-into-Layers 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! There is, however, a trade-off.
The Guillotine-into-Layers 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.
The second package - v.0.1.1 - contains an executable compiled for Windows platform and French translations - both from samj. See:
The third package - v.0.1.2 - includes German translations from Avarra64. Otherwise, it is identical to the previous package. Vielen Dank, Avarra!
Note: Internationalization 2011-03-02:
If you are attempting to install this package in a language other than English (French or German as of now), I just discovered that I left out a key piece of information...
In the C header file "src/plugin-intl.h", line 40 reads:
#define LOCALEDIR "/usr/share/locale"
LOCALEDIR is is supposed to be the directory where your system stores all available translated texts for all installed applications. I am using Slackware Linux, for which this macro is accurate. You might need to edit this line in order for your installation to be successful. (The file is read-only by default, so in this case, you'll have to change its permissions.)