Adobe Photoshop

Released Oct 2008.

Adds more 3D capabilities.

Application Details:

Version: CS4 (11.0)
License: Retail
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.9.22

Maintainers: About Maintainership

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

It installs

What does not

The install window is all gray you can't see what you are typing only (next back buttons)

Program crashes when launched with an unexpected error.


What was not tested

The rest of the program

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 28 20161.9.22Yes Yes NoBronzean anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint 17 "Qiana" x86_64Sep 12 20141.7.26No, but has workaround Yes NoBronzeLinuxSupahFly 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 04 20141.7.11No, but has workaround Yes NoBronzeKen Sharp 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 05 20121.5.14No, but has workaround Yes NoSilveran anonymous user 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Feb 19 20121.4-rc4No Not installable NoGarbageJonas Abrahamsson 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
9615 RPG Maker, Fritz9, Amazon Music Downloader: crash when clicking menu bar. (Screws up Adobe Photoshop CS4 menus, too.) CLOSED FIXED View
13891 start.exe http://someurl/ does not work (affects any app that invokes external browser, e.g. Google Sketchup) CLOSED FIXED View
15638 Adobe Photoshop CS4 installer crashes on unimplemented GetProductInfo if run in Vista mode CLOSED FIXED View
15652 Adobe Photoshop CS4 installer fails CLOSED FIXED View
16144 Acrobat Reader X, XI and Photoshop CS any version crash on complex documents due to missing atmlib.dll (Adobe Type Manager, Windows NT OpenType/Type 1 API Library) CLOSED FIXED View
16385 Photoshop CS4 interface doesn't load CLOSED FIXED View
16430 Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 drop-down menus stick when >1 is selected. CLOSED DUPLICATE View
16499 Adobe Photoshop CS4 crashes upon using text input tool CLOSED FIXED View
16681 Adobe Photoshop CS4 fails to start, complains "Some of the application components are missing..." CLOSED FIXED View
16795 Flash CS4 installer crashes CLOSED DUPLICATE View
17062 Any of Adobe CS4 applications crash at displaying a splash screen CLOSED DUPLICATE View
17433 Photoshop CS4 crash in unimplemented function gdiplus.dll.GdipMeasureDriverString CLOSED FIXED View
18070 Multiple apps need separate msi custom action server process due to COM/MTA and/or isolation issues (Adobe CS3/CS4, Flash, Windows SDK 2008, Strawberry Perl, MS Office 2010) CLOSED FIXED View
18202 Programs show unhandled exception dialog on every run CLOSED FIXED View
18228 Error when installing Adobe Photoshop CS4. CLOSED DUPLICATE View
18305 Photoshop CS4 seems to have display problems (Black/White rectangles) CLOSED INVALID View
18504 ToolTip doesn't hide CLOSED FIXED View
18517 Tablet pen pressure or eraser (wacom tablet) are not working in Photoshop CS 4/5 STAGED View
18579 Photoshop CS4 error in automate/merge HDR and photomerge CLOSED FIXED View
18679 Photoshop CS4 installer asks to install gecko when Wine run from a different folder CLOSED INVALID View
18681 Can not accept license for Adobe CS4 installers CLOSED FIXED View
18684 Photoshop CS4 crashes if it loads SAMYAK-ORIYA.TTF CLOSED INVALID View
18735 Photoshop CS4 crash in unimplemented function GdipGetVisibleClipBoundsI CLOSED FIXED View
18736 Photoshop CS4 crash in unimplemented function GdipDrawDriverString CLOSED FIXED View
18931 Photoshop CS4 page fault on creating new file CLOSED FIXED View
19057 Photoshop CS4 install runs into an un-expected error CLOSED DUPLICATE View
19571 Adobe CS4 installers can not be closed with the X button CLOSED FIXED View
19572 Adobe CS4 installer's Quit window has no buttons most of the time CLOSED FIXED View
19573 Adobe CS4 installer's Quit button doesn't do anything CLOSED FIXED View
19600 Adobe Updater 6 crashes when clicking on "Show Details" CLOSED FIXED View
20281 Adobe Photoshop CS4 installer unusable CLOSED FIXED View
20436 Toolbars in Photoshop CS3 do not render correctly with wine's gdiplus CLOSED FIXED View
20492 Adobe CS4 installer hangs in memory and has to be killed CLOSED FIXED View
20877 Adobe Bridge cs4 hardware rendering not working NEW View
20954 Adobe CS4 installer crashes when going back, then continuing CLOSED ABANDONED View
20955 Adobe CS4 - Licence not shown CLOSED ABANDONED View
20958 Photoshop CS4 fails to install in Vista mode CLOSED ABANDONED View
22373 OnOneMaskPro Photoshop Plugin crashes CLOSED ABANDONED View
22593 Unable to delete note CLOSED FIXED View
23171 Adobe CS4 installer causes a page fault CLOSED FIXED View
23172 Photoshop CS4 page fault on load CLOSED FIXED View
23947 WACOM Pressure sensitivity doesn't work with photoshop CS4 and CS5 CLOSED DUPLICATE View
24365 Adobe Photoshop CS4 installer: completely white / ie6 workaround doesn't work CLOSED FIXED View
24465 Installer of Adobe Photoshop CS4 bootstrapper fails CLOSED FIXED View
25363 Photoshop CS4 Freezes on start while reading preferences CLOSED FIXED View
31683 Adobe Photoshop CS4 installer doesn't do anything CLOSED FIXED View
34061 IETester 0.4.2 crashes on unimplemented function msls31.dll.LsGetRubyLsimethods in IE5.5 mode NEW View
34063 Adobe CS4 installer is painfully slow CLOSED FIXED View
34064 Adobe CS4 installer fails (COM class factory for CLSID_NetFwOpenPort needed) CLOSED FIXED View
34065 Adobe CS4 installer does not render correctly / cannot select components CLOSED ABANDONED View
35502 Photoshop CS4: "Merge to HDR" crashes CLOSED ABANDONED View
35503 Photoshop CS4: Photomerge crashes CLOSED ABANDONED View
37586 Photoshop CS4 hangs on load CLOSED INVALID View
37624 Adobe CS4 installer fails in 'Adobe_FirewallAuthorize' custom action (multiple 'INetFwOpenPort' property accessors are stubs) CLOSED FIXED View
37741 Photoshop CS4 crashes CLOSED DUPLICATE View
46096 Adobe Photoshop CS4 Installer hangs UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes




Due to bug 18070( the installation does not work in the current version of wine(1.1.35), which is pretty sad, since the installed application works well.

There are only three ways make it work and neither are really recom­mended:

1. Compiling from git(not for the faint of heart 

2. Using an older wine version as described in this test data : .

­3. Moving a windows installation is another way(after the steps below are made, that is) but that's not possible for everyone.­

Note: This has not been updated in a long time and is likely out of date.

This is a general instruction on what should be sufficient to install and run Photoshop CS 4 under the current wine version. If the application still does not install or work, a bug report should be made at detailing any errors. T­his guide applies to installations of the trial version­ and the Master collection:

1. If not done already, download the winetricks script: wget

2. Install needed redistributables: sh winetricks msxml6 gdiplus gecko vcrun2005

3. Install MS core fonts(sudo if applicable): sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts

4. Run the installation application(you might need to add a path): LANG=C wine Setup.exe

5. To work around the font layer bug(16499), and on your own risk, download atmlib.dll and copy to /drive_c/windows/system32 .

6. Run the application.

If you at this point have any problems, the correct (and good, non-evil) thing is to check if you bug is already reported among the linked bugs above. If this is you first bug report, look at some other bugs before you file your to get a feel for it. Also read the checklist shown when adding. And don't be afraid to ask if you are unsure.

Please don't use any other workarounds than those mentioned in this howto before submitting bugs as it defines what currently should suffice for the install. Using other workarounds could hide problems.

Please do NOT submit test results for "portable", cracked or in any other way illegal versions; they will be rejected outright. If you want to help out, please either buy the application or use the demo version.

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.