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Adobe Photoshop

Photoshop CS was commercially released in October 2003 as the eighth major version of Photoshop. Photoshop CS increased user control with a reworked file browser augmenting search versatility, sorting and sharing capabilities and the Histogram Palette which monitors changes in the image as they are made to the document. Match Color was also introduced in CS, which reads color data to achieve a uniform expression throughout a series of pictures.

Application Details:

Version: CS (8.0)
License: Retail
URL: http://www.adobe.com/products/...
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.0.5

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

After some local OS and winecfg adaptations, PS works as expected.

All brushes, effects, and rendering (e.g. liquify, lightning effects) functions work.


TLDR; after specific adaptations, PS works as advertised.

What does not

[01] On Xubuntu/ xfce, ALT key in PS doesn't work.

[02] With the install of wine + PS on a box with Xubuntu 18.04.2 (HWE), upon boot, the "wine window with PS" becomes unresponsive. This is accompanied with extreme CPU loads. Menus do not respond, and it is not possible to minimise the wine window+PS (i.e. Always on Top). In some occasions, after long periods (e.g. 30 mins), after repeated clicking on the PS menu, the windows open and function is restored. (Renewed install of wine-stable 4.0 or wine-staging 4.2 does not resolve this issue).

Workarounds

[01] ALT key in PS doesn't work. Solution: On Xubuntu, disable SYSTEM > WINDOW MANAGER TWEAKS > ACCESSIBILITY > "Key used to grab and move windows"; set to "None". Explanation: By default, this is set to the ALT key. This disables the ALT functions in PS (e.g. select target for Clone Stamp).

[02] The "wine window with PS" becomes unresponsive. Solution: In winecfg > Graphics > disable/ untick "Allow window manager to control the windows". This will launch PS in its "native" window, and speed and response is restored. This approach works both on Intel and AMD GPU boxen.

What was not tested

TWAIN (use resident XSANE)

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Mar 18 20193.0.5Yes Yes YesGoldBelladonna 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Aug 03 20183.13Yes Yes NoPlatinumIsira Seneviratne 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 21 20161.9.14Yes Yes SilverIsira Seneviratne 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 29 20141.7.28No Not installable Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 13.10 "Saucy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 29 20141.7.17Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
9623 Adobe Photoshop CS2 crashes without Times.TTF from corefonts (PS 7 affected somewhat, too) NEW View
10002 Adobe Illustrator CS and CS2 abort on startup, reporting 'The operation cannot complete because of an unknown error. [PARM]' NEW View
16417 Scanning with Photoshop CS does give an error NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO
  • You shouldn't have to copy Photoshop from Windows; just install it under Wine by running its Setup.exe. (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).
  • Before installing Photoshop, install the Times32 font by downloading and running one of the corefont installers, e.g. http://heanet.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/corefonts/times32.exe , else Photoshop will abort with a "hardware error" [see bug 9623]
  • The Clone tool uses the ALT key in a way that conflicts with many window managers. Here's how to fix that:
    • Ubuntu: System / Windows / Movement Key, and pick "Super" instead of "Alt".
    • Kubuntu: K / System Settings / Look and Feel / Windows / Movement Key, and pick "Super" instead of "Alt"
    • Suse with Gnome: Computer / Control Center / Look and Feel / Windows / Movement Key, and pick "Super" instead of "Alt"
    • Fedora 8 Gnome: System / Preferences / Look and Feel / Windows / Movement Key, and pick "Super" instead of "Alt
    • Suse with KDE: Gecko / Favorites / Configure Desktop / Desktop / Window Behavior / Window Actions / "Inner Window, Titlebar & Frame" , and pick "Meta" instead of "Alt"
    • Earlier KDE: KDE Control Center / Desktop / Window Behavior / Window Actions / turn off the alt-combos.
    • Earlier Gnome: Destop Preferences / Keyboard Layout / Options / Alt/Win key behavior [expand tree]; select new behavior for modifier keys
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.

earther

Comments

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CS locked until you open an image
by tom fraser on Friday February 28th 2014, 3:24
I have found CS very stable since 2007 or so. But now i am on 64bit Ubuntu Studio, wine 1.4.1, i find that when Cs loads i cannot go to any other program. I am stuck in Photoshop - until i open an image - then everything is fine again.
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