Paint Shop Pro

This is version 9 of Paint Shop Pro.

Wine compatibility

Attention: the trial version crashes after the nag screen, use registered version instead.

What works:

  1. Installing application from vendor-supplied package
  2. File open/save/convert
  3. Program preferences dialog
  4. Filters*
  5. Vector tools
  6. Undo/redo*
  7. Editing tools, unless specified below
*with workaround/special configuration. see below.

What doesn't work:

  1. Text tool
  2. Display of file open/save dialogs
  3. "Open With" functionality, E.G. after associating a filetype with PSP9

Application Details:

Version: 9.x
Votes: 4
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.20

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Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

- Vector Filters
- Effects like drop Shaddow etc
- Tube Tool
- text Tool
- open file and save file
- batch processing

What does not



What was not tested

Twain and scanner, camera input

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

jasc installer works ootb, Programm starts

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 19 20141.7.20Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Sep 14 20151.6.2Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowFedora 16 x86May 03 20121.5.2No, but has workaround Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 20 20101.1.36Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 5.x "Lenny"Dec 24 20081.1.11Yes Yes Bronzekerin 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
38275 DeferWindowPos accept NULL HWND and fail at EndDeferWindowPos() UNCONFIRMED View
56182 Paint Shop Pro 9.01 hangs on exit UNCONFIRMED View
56217 Paint Shop Pro 9.01, "learning center" dialog box cannot be closed with built-in gdiplus NEW View
56219 Paint Shop Pro 9.01, printing function doesn't work UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

Native alternatives for non-windows platforms

There are some good alternatives to this application that might exist for your platform. You'll find a list on the main page of this application.

Restoring save/tool/filter functionality

2013-05-03 Admin note: this howto does not appear to have been updated in a long time, and may no longer be valid. It is being kept here for the benefit of anyone who may wish to test and/or update it. 

Although the file open/save dialogs are not fully functional, opening files may be accomplished using the "Browse" feature and the open/save dialogs remain somewhat usable by "feel" (read: rampant, blind clicking.)

In order for most filters, the undo/redo system, and brushes to work you will need to apply the following workaround, adapted from: :

1) Create a file named mkdir.mawk in your ~/My PSP9 Files/ directory, and paste the following section (enclosed in comments) inside.

##Begin mkdir.mawk contents
$0 ~ /JSC/ {
if ($0 ~ /not found in/ && $0 ~ /wine_nt_to_unix_file_name/) {
temp_len=index(temp, ".tmp")+3;
dirname=substr($0,13+index($0, "not found in ")) "/" temp_parts[1];
print "Creating temporary directory:", dirname;

system("mkdir \"" dirname "\"") }

##End mkdir.mawk contents

Save the file, and create a second file in your home directory called runpsp9 - and paste the following inside:

##Begin loader script

sh -c 'env WINEDEBUG="+file" WINEPREFIX="/home/$USER/.wine" \
wine "C:\\Program Files\\Jasc Software Inc\\Paint Shop Pro 9\\Paint Shop Pro 9.exe" 2>&1 | \
awk -f ~/My\ PSP9\ Files/mkdir.mawk'

##End loader script

Save the file, and - in a terminal - run:

$ chmod +x runpsp9
$ chmod 775 runpsp9

and then, as root:

# mv runpsp9 /usr/bin/runpsp9
# chown root:root /usr/bin/runpsp9

Thereafter, you can run Paint Shop Pro 9 by simply executing runpsp9 from your terminal or Run Application box - or by creating a menu entry for it.


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