Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)
Everything seems to work correctly. Testing: Install, Startup, History, Filters, Color space conversion, Select/Text/Blur/Pen/Eye Drop/Dodge/Burn Tools, Save for Web, Adjustment Layers, Guides, Snap To, Keyboard shortcuts, Batch, and Image Size.
What does not
Adjustment Layer Setting windows (such as Curves) do not always stay on top of all other windows. All other functionality is disabled (correctly), but the window management is slightly off.
Other bugs listed on the app page.
What was not tested
Anything not listed, but it seems like it would work.
Required: winetricks vcrun6 corefonts
The workaround for: https://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=37655 Disable twain_32.dll: Run winecfg, go to Libraries, Add twain_32.dll, Edit the override and disable the library.
Windows-->Workspace-->Reset Palette Locations is your friend
Keeping Photoshop in it's own desktop can prevent some of the overlapping windows issues with other programs. (Bug #11412)
If Photoshop keeps ignoring the filename you type in while saving as a jpeg, select the filename field again and press Home on the keyboard. You should be able to proceed with the correct filename.
If Save For Web... doesn't work, use Save As.. and set the filetype to jpeg or png.
All steps in bold must be respected to use correctly Photoshop CS2
You shouldn't have to copy Photoshop from Windows; just install
it under Wine by running its "setup.exe" into Photoshop CS2 (R) Directory. "Setup.exe" don't work for Wine's Versions > 1.0. (To run a .exe under wine,
you have to doubleclick it, right click and choose "Run with Wine",
or run it from the commandline using the 'wine' command, depending
on how your Linux distribution integrates Wine.)
Never use a cracked version of Photoshop.
Never run Wine as root.
Use a recent version of Wine (1.0.1 or later). 1.1.0 recommended.
If photoshop was working and now you get this message: "You are not allowed to continue because your accountdoes not have the proper privileges.
Please log in using an account with administrator privileges and try again." Restarting your computer usually fixes this. If photoshop gives you this message the first time you run it, you probably have a different issue. (To explore further, read this, this, and this.)
ALT-Click keybinding and Compiz
Thanks to earther for the following email:
I was having problems with the Photoshop 7 ALT-Click keybinding in a new Debian install running Compiz. I did the standard window manager tweak but it still didn't work properly. Then I discovered an ALT-Click keybinding in the Compiz Window Management > Move Window > Initiate Window Move settings. I changed it to 'super' like in Gnome window management and voila, it seemed to get it working again in Photoshop. You might want to add that bit of info to the clone tool info on the Photoshop 7 page.
Crash due to missing font or corrupted settings file
Admin note: the following information was extracted from a user comment posted on July 13th 2008, and may not be relevant to current Wine.
Problem: Adobe Photoshop CS2 crashes upon startup with an
unrecoverable hardware error. This error occurs on the second and
Symptoms: After loading plugins, tools, brushes, etc., the program
halts with the error message "Unable to continue because of a hardware
or system error. Sorry, but this error is unrecoverable." Clicking OK
results in hard crash.
Diagnosis: This problem is related to a settings file that is created and modified each time Photoshop runs and exits.
Quick Fix: You can force Photoshop CS2 to start by holding down
CTRL+ALT+SHIFT while starting the application Linux or
Command+Option+Shift in Mac OSX. You will be presented with a dialog
box that asks if you wish to delete the settings file. Selecting Yes
will delete the file, and allow the application to start as normal.
PERMANENT FIX: The permanent fix is actually very simple. The
problematic file is the General Settings file, "Adobe Photoshop CS2
Prefs.psp", which references the default fonts Adobe expects to be
installed. If for any reason these fonts, or any other files, are not
installed or not functioning as expected, the application will terminate
to the desktop. This settings file is located here:
Naturally, replace [USER PROFILE] with the user name you are working
Now, if you've encountered this error, you've already run CS2 twice,
and the settings file has already been created and corrupted. Although
deleting it will allow you to start CS2, it will again store a corrupted
file when you exit the application, and next time you start the
application, you'll repeat the same fatal error as usual.
So, having located this file, perform the following steps:
(1) Rename or delete the corrupted file
(2) Start CS2. It should start just fine.
(3) IMMEDIATELY after it has started, change the permissions on the
newly re-created settings file (Adobe Photoshop CS2 Prefs.psp) to READ
ONLY. You can do this in your file browser, or, if you are at the
command line, use the following command:
chmod -w ./Adobe\ Photoshop\ CS2\ Prefs.psp
(4) Rejoice. Your work here is done.
Now, whenever CS2 exits, it will no longer overwrite the fresh,
working settings file, and you will always be able to start it without
the annoying error and subsequent crash.
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Paste image into photoshop
by cesar on Thursday October 9th 2014, 18:45
I did a selection in gimp and I'm able to paste it into other software, but I can do it into photoshop Cs2 running on wine, there is any issue with the clipboard ??.
Just let you know I try to paste a text to photoshop and it works.
Alt key for cloning
by Louis-Philippe Breton on Sunday June 15th 2014, 20:16
On Ubuntu 14, I didn't find the Window setting mentionned in the previous comments. Here's how I made it work:
1)First install dconf-editor. In terminal: sudo apt-get install dconf-tools
2) Launch dconf then : org -> gnome -> desktop -> vm -> preferences.
Set value of mouse-button-modifier to other keys, such as , (I personnaly chose Super with great sucess).