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Exporting individual layers in Photoshop, keeping their sizes
File→Script→Export Layers to Files...
Make sure that Trim Layers is checked before exporting. This will save a 200×200 layer within a 1000×1000 composition as a 200×200 PNG file.
Select Layer and go to Layer → Export As in CS6.
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