Adobe Photoshop Elements

Application Details:

Version: 2.0
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 7.0

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Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

The program runs virtually as intended under a standard Ubuntu install of winehq on Linux Mint 20.3.

What does not

The sunflower splash screen is not transparent.  Non-essential.


Opening Photoshop Elements 2.0 for the first time on a fresh install of winehq produces a sunflower splash screen which obstructs a pop-under prompt requesting you to install Gecko.  The splash screen will not progress beyond "Building Help System" until Gecko is installed.  This can be solved by killing the Photoshop Elements process, accepting the prompt, and relaunching the program.

What was not tested

Most features were not tested, however a cursory exercise confirms that the program is capable of creating new documents, saving those documents (in both .psd and .png), reopening those saved documents, opening documents from newer versions of Photoshop, picking colors, drawing with the brush tool, applying filters, creating layers, merging layers, selecting sections of layers, pasting images between documents, transforming those images, etc.

The text tool could not be tested because default fonts were not installed.

Photoshop Elements 2.0 was also found to occasionally crash during launch under a bare-bones installation of Wine 5.0.  This error could not be reproduced during testing of this install.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentLinux Mint 20.3 "Una"Feb 09 20227.0Yes Yes YesGoldifGremlinThen 
ShowTrisquel GNU/Linux 5.0 STS "Dagda"Oct 30 20111.2.2Yes Yes GoldMaik Wagner 
ShowTrisquel GNU/Linux 4.5 STS "Slaine"Aug 26 20111.2.2Yes Yes PlatinumCJ Griscom 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 10 20101.3.2Yes Yes GoldNathan.N 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 7.x "Wheezy" x86_64Apr 09 20111.0.1Yes Yes PlatinumCJ Griscom 

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