They hey and are not visible to me but only show on another person's computer.
That's because you are hiding the guides, not clearing (deleting) them.
You can hide guides by unchecking them in View > Show > Guides, but if the user has that command checked, they will see the guides.
They can hide the guides, but if you do not want guides to be in the file that you send,make a copy and use the View > Clear Guides command.
Tried it and resent. Waiting to hear from her.
I sent it to another person who says she can't save the attachment even tho she sees it in the email. Can't drag it or double click or save. Weird.
There's other ways to send files. Try out mediafire.com
You upload your files and email the download link. No problems with email limitations on file attachments and you normally get 2 GB of free space.
That worked with "clearing the guides". But she didn't have the guides checked in the first place so she shouldn't have seen them anyway.
The other person who can't open it said:
when I right click I get a list of ways to save it and "save image as" and I save it to the desk top but the image on the desk top is blank. When I click on it I get a window that says it may be an application. It was downloaded from the Internet and will be opened by Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 Are you sure you want to open it? I click open and elements opens up but it says it cannot open the file.
Is it important that it be in native Photoshop format? Can you save a copy as a jpeg, tiff, or png?
Psd is important only if those getting it are expected to edit it as well and that they have Photoshop. If it is to be placed in a page layout program or printed, tiff is a good format to work with, png and jpeg are for the web basically.
About the guides. She said the photos opened with the guides visable and she had to "uncheck" them. It seems they turned on automatically because they were in my file even though she didn't have them turned on initially.
The question now is how did I "hide" them? The guides were not checked. They were turned off under View. I think in previous versions of photoshop command-H would hide guides and selections but that doesn't work anymore. I noticed under View the keyboard shortcut is now command-colon. Don't know how I coud have accidently hit that combo.
The files were all jpg.
Hard for me to say what transpired at your end. I even forget what switches I flip in this program. I remember dimly getting a file with guides in them. Perhaps the author thought that hiding them on his side would hide them when I opened the file.
Anyway perhaps this will help avoid that issue in the future:
Even if the guides are hidden, if View > Clear Guides is active, you have them. If the command is grayed out, there are no guides to clear, and you can send them on. Hope that helps somewhat.