Adobe Photoshop

CS6 released on Mar 21 2012.

Application Details:

Version: CS6 (13.0)
License: Retail
Votes: 250
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 7.20

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Test Results

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What works

Virtually everything works.

What does not

Text button and other button and fuctions...


What was not tested


Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

The software works but can not use the "Text" function and some other features. And therefore impossible to open .psd that contains text. Please fix this.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowArch Linux x86_64Nov 26 20227.20Yes Yes YesGoldSick Codes 
ShowArch LinuxJul 29 20216.13Yes Yes NoSilversidd gautam 
ShowArch LinuxApr 03 20194.5Yes Yes YesSilverSean 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Mar 15 20194.2-stagingYes Yes YesGoldGray Kas 
ShowSolusApr 27 20194.1-stagingYes Yes NoSilverAdam C 

Known Bugs

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
53805 Photoshop CS6 crashes NEEDINFO View

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Updating the instructions
by Larina Loriasel on Monday July 24th 2023, 8:11
Hello, I am a new linux user and recently I tried running PS CS6 under WINE via following this winehq page's instructions

PS CS6 did install, but I had no 3D Acceleration and it was a buggy experience

I have tried different versions, distros and DE's but the issues persist

However, I recently found this article and I think it might be worth adding to the winehq page, I will be trying this shortly and post my results in a reply
by Larry Snyder on Saturday March 23rd 2019, 21:13
Setting ClientSideGraphcs, Managed, and Decorated registry flags to N resolves many of the graphical problems with this program.

(Splash screen shows transparent overlay instead of black border, "Save to Web" dialog does not flicker when tooltips display, etc.)

See also:

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.
RE: ClientSideGraphics
by Salvador Hernandez on Wednesday October 13th 2021, 5:03
this was helpful for me also, but didn't change Managed because it prevented the app to appear in the task manager
Fixing unmaximize and resizing in KDE Plasma
by Filip on Monday December 10th 2018, 5:30
In System Settings, Window Management do the following:

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
Click Okay
Open Source Graphics vs Blobs
by Electric Prism on Sunday June 5th 2016, 22:48
It seems like it runs better on Intel Open Graphics Driver whereas it runs worse on nVidia blob even though it's just integrated HD Skylake Graphics vs a GTX 970.

I'm beginning to wonder if it works better on AMDGPU, Intel Open Graphics and other Open Drivers.
RE: Open Source Graphics vs Blobs
by Robert Munteanu on Monday June 6th 2016, 4:30
What differences due you see between the two video cards?
RE: Open Source Graphics vs Blobs
by Electric Prism on Monday June 6th 2016, 5:06
Intel freezes up less and can run 1gb files. The guides still dont show right after placing. This weird yellow tooltip also stays stuck on the screen still and sometimes file operations like save freeze when doing 1gb files @ 4k resolution.

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.
RE: Open Source Graphics vs Blobs
by Robert Munteanu on Thursday June 9th 2016, 3:05
OK, thanks for the info.

Also, you mentioned that the 'guides are weird'. If there isn't a bug filed for that it might be worth to add it.
PS CS6 on Wine 1.8
by Richard Baláž 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.

RE: PS CS6 on Wine 1.8
by Franco on Monday September 23rd 2019, 20:36
install oibaf drivers
photoshop cs6
by Glenn Van Acker on Friday September 25th 2015, 11:42
3D support does seem to work if you enable opengl in winecfg
Brush DOTS workaround
by Max S. on Tuesday February 10th 2015, 20:26
Currently running Photoshop CS6 under Wine 1.7.34 on Mint.
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.
RE: Brush DOTS workaround
by Erikas Rudinskas on Thursday December 24th 2015, 2:49
Please see:

Quick fix for those dots & lines is to use older wine version, which is originally used in POL: 1.7.46-stagging