Adobe Photoshop CS5 (12.0)

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NameAdobe Photoshop
VersionCS5 (12.0)
License Retail
Votes 10
Wine Version1.7.17
Maintainers of this version:
Released April 12 2010

Two versions: Basic and Extended


  • Complex selections made easy
  • Content-Aware Fill
  • HDR Pro and HDR Toning
  • Puppet Warp
  • Mixer Brush and Bristle Tips


  • Easy 3D extrusions with Adobe Repouss√©
  • Quick shadow creation and image-based lights
  • Rich 3D materials library
  • Motion-based content editing
  • Image analysis and measurement
- Wikipedia

Old test results
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What works
Running the program (using an install from windows, see below howto)

What does not

What was not tested
Photo editing, most functions of the program (coming soon).

Additional Comments

Still testing...
Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
ShowUbuntu 13.10 "Saucy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 30 20141.7.17 No Not installable Garbage an anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 13.10 "Saucy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 29 20141.6.2 No Not installable Garbage an anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint 16 "Petra" x86_64Dec 30 20131.7.9 No, but has workaround Yes Bronze an anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 12.10 "Quantal" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 03 20131.5.23 No, but has workaround Yes Bronze T.Kijas 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 02 20121.5.10 Yes Yes Gold an anonymous user 

Known bugs
Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
17195 Multiple applications and games need support for named pipe message mode (NamedPipe datagrams need to be _really_ datagrams) STAGED View
18517 Tablet pen pressure or eraser (wacom tablet) are not working in Photoshop CS 4/5 NEW View
23898 Adobe Photoshop CS5 tool windows stay visible after switching to another program NEW View
29871 drawing in photoshop cs5 is almost impossible STAGED View
30039 Can't download Adobe Photoshop CS 5 trial - Adobe Download Assistant can't log in NEW View
37418 Unable to paste images from linux clipboard to Wine apps workspace (affects Photoshop, Powerpoint etc.) NEW View


# Copying an install from Windows:

# Note: I used a Windows 7 32-bit install. YMMV.

# in Windows:

install CS5

run regedit

navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software

export out the 'Adobe' key, to your Desktop, as adobe_cs5.reg

# back in a real OS and in a CLEAN Wine directory

$ winetricks gdiplus ie6 msxml3 vcrun2005sp1 vcrun2008

# Now, copy files from Windows to Wine:

# If you're on a 64-bit version of Windows, use "Program Files (x86)" instead of "Program Files" (untested though)

# $USER refers to your username

"C:\Program Files\Adobe\" to "$HOME/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Adobe"

"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe" to $HOME/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Common Files/Adobe"

"C:\Documents and Settings\$USER\Application Data\Adobe" to "$HOME/.wine/drive_c/users/$USER/Applications Data/Adobe"

"C:\windows\system32\odbc32.dll" to "$HOME/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32/odbc32.dll"

"C:\windows\system32\odbcint.dll" to "$HOME/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32/odbcint.dll"

# Finally, import the Adobe registry entries. Using the file you made earlier, adobe_cs5.reg:

$ wine regedit adobe_cs5.reg

# Lastly, override odbc32 and odbcint as native:

$ winecfg

choose the library tab, type odbc32 in the override box, and choose add. Repeat for odbcint

# Finally, run photoshop:

$ cd "$HOME/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Adobe/Adobe Photoshop CS5"

$ wine Photoshop.exe

for me, on the first run, I got an error that the trial had expired. On the second run, it worked fine, saying I have 30 days. Each subsequent runs still has the dialog, however.

################## NOTE #################

Do not report bugs to wine with an installation done this way. Wait until the installer bugs are fixed or have patches to workaround them!

HOW TO make the Installer to run

By default, after the installer extract nothing happens.

In order to make the Adobe installer tor run you install the following dependencies, do this:

With winetricks, on terminal type this:

 sh winetricks msxml6 gdiplus gecko vcrun2005sp1 vcrun2008 msxml3 atmlib

Make sure you have msvcr80.dll on your wine's system32 folder.

After checking some sources about gdiplus I also copied gdiplus.dll to system folder

This should make your Installer to boot however making the installer to complete the instalation 100% may need more tweaking

Follow the HOWTO
Posting a comment where you clearly haven't followed the HOWTO will be deleted without warning.  Follow the instructions before asking for help.  The instructions are there for a reason.

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.


Fix font display problem

If you happen to have display problems,

Open a terminal and type this:


Run this script using the following command


Select option 3 from the following screen




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A workaround for installation
by Storm Engineer on Tuesday October 28th 2014, 9:10
A very easy workaround for installation is using the "Portable Edition".

- No installation, works out of box
- No need to add registry entry
- No need to copy DLLs from Windows
- Completely self contained, doesn't place any configs files into the prefix, everything is neatly within the folder of the app.

Steps to set up:
1; Make a new 32 bit prefix (64 bit won't work!):
WINEPREFIX=[path to your custom prefix] WINEARCH=win32 winecfg
2; Install gdiplus, atmlib and corefonts - the rest mentioned above are not needed. Winetricks will automatically set the needed overrides as well:
WINEPREFIX=[path to your custom prefix] WINEARCH=win32 winetricks atmlib gdiplus corefonts
3; Copy the portable folder anywhere in the prefix (I used C:/photoshop_portable ) and run it. Voila!

Now, an additional step may be required, if your brush doesn't draw, but makes only a dot. To fix that you need to patch wine and compile it yourself. Don't worry, it's easy! There are only a few lines you need to comment out in the source code before compiling.

Here is the patch:

(Note: Pastebin cut off the last, empty line, which will probably be needed so makepkg doesn't cry "malformed patch")

Finally, if you are annoyed by tooltips in Photoshop sometimes persisting and not disappearing, there is another patch for that, that you need to apply:


P.s.: Patches created from the solutions found in attachments and comments on bug tickets 29871 and 18517

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CoInitializeEx Attempt to change threading model of this apartment from apartment threaded to multi-threaded
by Kyle Keiper on Tuesday June 24th 2014, 9:43
I'm close to getting the installer to run, but I can't figure out where this error is coming from. It's shutting down the installer, so obviously, it's being a pain. Does anyone know what causes this bug?

err:ole:CoInitializeEx Attempt to change threading model of this apartment from apartment threaded to multi-threaded

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Weird error about color
by Aleksandar on Sunday January 19th 2014, 15:50
I followed whole instruction, went through all steps and im getting weird error about color missing file.

Could not synchronize the color settings because the color settings file could not be found.

After the error i can open some files, but some don't. When i try to open some files photoshop crash and close.

however, odbcint was not in my library

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