Photoshop: I would really use the ability to crop and export multiple images while retaining layers

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I would really use the ability to crop and export multiple images while retaining layers. There are times where I'd like to retain layers in my files but need to apply a consistent crop (which is an awesome feature in Lightroom) but I have not found a way to export -  or save them as - a cropped version while retaining the layers. If anyone has a workaround that'd be great!
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If you want to preserve the layer data but have the canvas size smaller, you can un-check the  "Delete Cropped Pixels" option in the crop tool options at the top of the window.

If you want the canvas to remain the same, but crop to different sizes on export, you can work-around by using the "Asset Generator" plugin. It's a bit more technical, but it also allows you to make a sort of pre-made template you can just swap the image into.

You would  nest the image inside groups with vector or pixel masks at the crop size you wanted, smallest crop top level, getting larger the deeper you went in the groups. Then name each group with  myName_web.png or myName_02.jpg and go to File-> Generator-> Asset Generator.
More info here: https://blogs.adobe.com/samartha/2013/09/a-closer-look-at-the-photoshop-generator-syntax.html
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Just to clarify, it's LIGHTROOM you're wanting to export from? Or save from Photoshop?