|Latest Wine Version Tested:||7.20|
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What I tried, and can confirm works:
What does not
Glitches during zooming in or out of the image canvas, aka back frames during scaling. I couldn't find a workaround for this annoying issue
No means to update - with the updates available - using the adobe extension manager.
I installed from a CD with the serial key. The installer worked for photoshop, illustrator, indesign, bridge and fireworks from the adobe CS6 installer. Acrobat pro was the only application that failed to install.
To use the installer you must use winetricks and add support for: atmlib allfonts gdiplus msxml3 vcrun2005 vcrun2008 vcrun2010 d3dx9 flash.
I recommend using the gui version of winetricks rather than the command line version, for some reason I was initially having issues where msxml3 and vcrun2008 wouldn't install on a 64bit wineprifix.
What was not tested
A few advanced features:
I give it between a silver or a gold rating, but keep in mind I was able to install photoshop, illustrator, indesign, bridge, and fireworks all at once using the installer with most things working out of the box...
I even managed to get the adobe extension manager installed only it wasn't automatically pulling in the available updates to install for cs6 and instead links to the CC extension page online now.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Nov 26 2022||7.20||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Sick Codes|
|Show||Arch Linux||Jul 29 2021||6.13||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||sidd gautam|
|Current||Arch Linux||Apr 03 2019||4.5||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||Sean|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Mar 15 2019||4.2-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Gray Kas|
|Show||Solus||Apr 27 2019||4.1-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||Adam C|
|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|
|25912||Multiple applications (Google SketchUp 7/8, Photoshop CS6, Mol) don't display the last drawn frame promptly when using binary drivers from Nvidia||NEW||View|
|30239||Multiple Adobe CS6 trial installers fail to initialize, reporting 'Exception caught while getting payloads data combined. Error #1090'||NEW||View|
|35805||"Open file..." box doesn't display image preview in Photoshop CS6||NEW||View|
|37928||Photoshop CS6: Mini-bridge panel does not show directory entries in alphabetical order||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|37929||Photoshop CS6: save for web dialog ( and others ) blur when tooltips are expected to appear||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|38105||Missing window control mechanisms (min/max/expand) and dragging ability while application is in unmaximized state||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|38512||winetricks fontsmooth-rgb partially smooth fonts in Photoshop CS6||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|39087||Photoshop CS6 won't save on a gvfs mounted share||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|39476||Photoshop CS6: dragging a layer does not make it transparent||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|42981||Photoshop CS6, Illustrator CS6 - pressing down when a menu is open switches to the next menu||NEW||View|
|43693||Photoshop CS6, clicking on mini-bridge thumbnail crashes bridge with backtrace (JPG files only)||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|44806||Photoshop CS6: active preference category background color is too dark||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|44807||Photoshop CS6 - dragging a guide generates a position indicator with transparent foreground color||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|45348||Photoshop CS6 doesn't recognize images copied to clipboard by Chromium||NEEDINFO||View|
|47177||Photoshop CS6 and early CC versions can't draw tool boxes anymore (affects all versions of wine)||RESOLVED||NOTOURBUG||View|
|48439||Tool selection bug in adobe Photoshop on Linux mint||UNCONFIRMED||View|
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by Larry Snyder on Saturday March 23rd 2019, 21:13
(Splash screen shows transparent overlay instead of black border, "Save to Web" dialog does not flicker when tooltips display, etc.)
In the X11 Driver section.
Setting these may have undesirable effects for other applications in that prefix, so I suggest keeping this application in a prefix all to itself, with these flags set.
Tested on WINE 3.0 (Xubuntu 18.04) with 64bit prefix and suggested winetricks, using intel integrated graphics.
by Salvador Hernandez on Wednesday October 13th 2021, 5:03
by Filip on Monday December 10th 2018, 5:30
Select Window Rules
Click "New..." to create a new Window Rules
Enter the description
Window Class -> Regular Expression -> Photoshop.exe
Check "Match whole window class"
Check on tab "Size & Position"
Check "Full screen": value Force, No
Check "Ignore Requested Geometry": value Force, Yes
by Electric Prism on Sunday June 5th 2016, 22:48
I'm beginning to wonder if it works better on AMDGPU, Intel Open Graphics and other Open Drivers.
by Robert Munteanu on Monday June 6th 2016, 4:30
by Electric Prism on Monday June 6th 2016, 5:06
Nvidia just struggles and locks up more on Arch wine staging using the blob. I never expected usability and stability to improve but it has on open Intel drivers.
by Robert Munteanu on Thursday June 9th 2016, 3:05
Also, you mentioned that the 'guides are weird'. If there isn't a bug filed for that it might be worth to add it.
by Richard BalÃ¡Å¾ on Tuesday December 22nd 2015, 9:26
I had problems with installation since it always failed. I was experiencing similar problems after installation.
This winetricks line helped to install & to launch:
$ winetricks -q atmlib gdiplus msxml3 msxml6 vcrun2005 vcrun2005sp1 vcrun2008 ie6 fontsmooth-rgb gecko
After that I was able to launch successfully only 32-bit version.
PS works quite good, but drawing tools are still not working properly. And that's sad. Also, after first start PS noticed me that something is wrong with graphics acceleration (I have Intel HD 4400). But other things seems to be working and it is stable.
by Franco on Monday September 23rd 2019, 20:36
by Glenn Van Acker on Friday September 25th 2015, 11:42
by Max S. on Tuesday February 10th 2015, 20:26
I too have experienced issues where some tools will not properly draw when holding the mouse down. Sometimes I can draw squiggles, sometimes it's just a dot.
Thankfully I found a workaround to this issue in tool options.
Simply turn off 'Spacing' for each drawing tool (Brush, Eraser, Pencil, etc). After that, dots should be no more.
This solution may work on older Photoshops.
by Erikas Rudinskas on Thursday December 24th 2015, 2:49
Quick fix for those dots & lines is to use older wine version, which is originally used in POL: 1.7.46-stagging