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

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What works

Everything I have tried. Which isn't all.

What does not

Installation currently fails under wine versions later than 1.1.17 due to bug 18228 (which might be duplicate of 18070).

Hence, the applications was installed using 1.1.17, not 1.1.20.


What was not tested

Many things.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Installing has to be done in an earlier wine version, 1.1.17 (or perhaps 1.1.16). The procedure is exactly like in this blogpost : The exceptions being that one more thing is needed for the install to work properly, winetricks ie6 and that I used the 1.1.17 version. Here follows the shamelessly stolen and edited installation guide: 1. If you have used wine before, please start of with a clean .wine folder. Or bottle you Photoshop by doing every action with a specific wineprefix. 2. Install Wine 1.1.17 from 3. Download winetricks and install necessary libraries. Also make sure you have a decent driver for your graphics card installed. wget sh winetricks msxml6 gdiplus gecko vcrun2005 ie6 sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts 3. LANG=C before the following command like this: LANG=C wine Setup.exe 4. To fix the text-layer bug, put atmlib.dll in “~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system 32″. You can download it from several places if you search it on google. 5. Install Wine 1.1.20 from your package manager), to fix the menu bar bug. 6. Try running. You can delete /home/[USER]/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Common Files/Adobe/Updater6/Adobe_Updater.exe to stop adobe updater (or unselect it during installation way down in the unexpanded list) **** Comment **** I have only tried with clean .wine-directories, but it might work with used ones as well. I also had some problems seeing the checkboxes during installation, but it was pretty easy to find them(after some clicking). **** /Comment ****

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
18517 Tablet pen pressure or eraser (wacom tablet) are not working in Photoshop CS 4/5 STAGED View
20877 Adobe Bridge cs4 hardware rendering not working NEW View
34061 IETester 0.4.2 crashes on unimplemented function msls31.dll.LsGetRubyLsimethods in IE5.5 mode NEW 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.