I downloaded a DVD-R that someone made of our family and when I go to replay it first picure is clear next picures have gridelines on them
what do I do to make them all clear
Unfortnately, you have posted to the Premiere Elements FAQ sub-forum. I will ask our MOD, Steve Grisetti, to move it out to the main PrE forum, as I do not have MOD capabilities here.
As PrE does not have grids or guides, per se, I have no idea what you are seeing.
Can you please post a screen-cap with the Timeline, and the guidelines?
Glad that Steve moved your post out to the main PrE Forum.
The request for a screen-cap still holds. Not sure what you are seeing, but a screen-cap might well tell the story of what you are seeing.
PS - Thank you Steve!