Most GuideGuide issues are common and easy to fix. Here are a few of the most frequent issues.

Does GuideGuide work on Apple Silicon M1 chips?

“Yes.” To use GuideGuide and other “legacy” extensions on Macs with M1 chips, you will need to run Photoshop with Rosetta until these extensions can be updated to Adobe’s new UXP platform (A new GuideGuide version is in under development). You will also need to ensure that Photoshop has legacy extensions turned on.

  1. Navigate to Photoshop in Finder. It’s probably in /Application/Adobe Photoshop <year>.
  2. Inside the Adobe Photoshop <year> folder you should see another icon called Adobe Photoshop <year>. That’s Photoshop. Right click on it. Choose “Get Info”.
  3. In the “General” section, ensure there is a checkmark next to “Open in Rosetta”.
  4. Close the info window, then launch Photoshop.
  5. In the menubar, navigate to Photoshop > Preferences > Plugins…
  6. In the “Legacy Extensions” section, ensure that “Load Extensions Panels” is checked. If it is not, you will need to restart Photoshop when you are done.
  7. Click “Ok” to close the window.
  8. Find GuideGuide in the menubar at Window > Extensions (legacy) > GuideGuide