Released April 12 2010
Two versions: Basic and Extended
Nearly everything, with tweaking.
What does not
The installer fails at about 2/3 through. Setting Wine to Windows 7 before running the installer made it finish, though it still gave the message "Some required components have failed to install." But when I tried a third installation, it failed as before, so I'm not sure if this fixes it consistently or was even just a fluke.
The 64-bit version of Photoshop. Wine crashes upon attempting to load it.
Photoshop will crash on opening .psd files (possibly other formats too). Using Winetricks to install atmlib fixed this.
Whenever a file is open, the workspace area went completely black. Reinstalling under a new Wineprefix with a 32-bit architecture seemed to fix this, but it may've been a fluke.
The infamous click and hold to draw brush strokes issue (see bug #29871) is still alive and well.
Attempting to dock new windows to the right panel with the mouse didn't normally register when you were trying to dock the window between two other windows in the panel. Right-clicking in the panel and enabling "Collapse to icons" made this easy. After you're done, just right-click again and uncheck it.
After closing Photoshop, a process called CS5.5ServiceMan would hang around and need to be closed (this may happen on Windows also).
It may need to be run in a virtual desktop to play nice with multiple monitors (on mine some of it was off-screen otherwise).
What was not tested
I tried several different functions (filters, different tools, different files), but there's still much I didn't test.
If you can get it to install, it's worth using under Wine if the brush issue doesn't drive you crazy (I don't use brushes that frequently, so it's workable for me). You can also try installing it under Windows and copying it over if it won't install (see the How To section below), though I got an Adobe Application Manager error when I tried that.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 08 2018||3.0||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Dan Dascalescu|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 22 2018||3.0||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Vlad|
|Show||Ubuntu 13.10 "Saucy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 30 2014||1.7.17||No||Not installable||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 13.10 "Saucy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 29 2014||1.6.2||No||Not installable||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Current||Linux Mint 16 "Petra" x86_64||Dec 30 2013||1.7.9||No, but has workaround||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|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|
|23898||Adobe Photoshop CS5 tool windows stay visible after switching to another program||NEW||View|
|30039||Can't download Adobe Photoshop CS 5 trial - Adobe Download Assistant can't log in||NEW||View|
# Copying an install from Windows:
# Note: I used a Windows 7 32-bit install. YMMV.
# in Windows:
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:
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!
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
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
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