Adobe Photoshop

Photoshop CC 2015 was released on 15 June 2015. Adobe added several features including Adobe Stock, which is a library of custom stocks. They also added the ability to have more than one layer style, for example in the older versions of Photoshop you could only have one shadow for a layer, but in CC 2015 you can have up to ten. Other minor features like Export As, which is a form of the Save For Web in CC 2014 were also added. CC 2015 also marks the 25th anniversary of Photoshop.

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Application Details:

Version: CC 2015 (16.0)
License: Demo
Votes: 3
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.0

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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

  • Essentials, Motion, Painting, Photography and Typography modes.
  • Filters.
  • Basic tools.
  • Layer style.

*The test for this submission involved the creation of a few .PNG icons making use of almost all the 2D features.
Photoshop CC 2015 should work as well, as a native Linux graphics tool like the GIMP, for this version of Wine.

What does not

  • Export as... feature keeps loading for a long time, relatively speaking.
  • Some Photoshop windows are shown at the top Z-order, of the screen. This was despite having another application as active.


  • In order to avoid Export as... loading long time, I recommend to use the Save as option with the extension desired, because it works as good as in Windows.
  • Hiding the Photoshop windows that are shown at the top will do the trick in order to solve them being at the top. (Minimizing Photoshop won't do the trick).

What was not tested

3D features and plugins.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 18.10 "Cosmic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Mar 13 20194.0Yes Yes YesGoldGabriel Amihalachioaie 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Aug 10 20183.13Yes Yes NoSilverIsira Seneviratne 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Jun 14 20183.9Yes Yes NoBronzeBaustein 
ShowUbuntu 17.10 "Artful" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Nov 29 20172.21-stagingYes Yes NoSilverVincent Warte 
ShowLinux Mint 18.2 "Sonya" x86_64Sep 30 20172.17-stagingYes Yes YesGoldSokolnyk Bohdan 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
38105 Missing window control mechanisms (min/max/expand) and dragging ability while application is in unmaximized state UNCONFIRMED View
39929 Photoshop CC 2015 doesn't run if it is not cleaned up "SLCache" UNCONFIRMED View
41595 Photoshop Palettes Remain Above All X11 Windows UNCONFIRMED View
42034 Photoshop CC 2015: Incorrect/Missing texts with builtin gdiplus when using custom theme NEW View

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The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

Weird "lag" only when on desktop with dedicated GPU
by Zack Phillips on Monday October 12th 2020, 18:03
So I'm running this on both my Pop!_OS desktop and a laptop (also Pop!_OS) and when on the desktop, any changes to a later require an extra click to update, where as on my laptop I've had no such issue. GPU on my desktop is NViDIA GTX 970 with the Nvidia-455 driver, and my laptop is Intel integrated graphics. No idea why my laptop is running PS better than my desktop when every setting I have gone through seems to be exactly the same in both WINE and PS.
App doesn't connect to internet
by justR on Monday April 20th 2020, 12:00
Hi guys. I saw someone also had the same problem, but I didn't find a solution in these comments and in internet also. So please lets try to solve it together, I think it will be helpfull for other users too. When I try to open this app (trial, official, non-cracked) it said that I haven't internet connection, but I have it in my manjaro system. Have any ideas? Thanks in advice.
Log out while increasing brush tool size
by Catalin on Tuesday March 31st 2020, 12:30
I set brush tool and started to press "]" to increase it's size and the screen suddenly got black, I was logged out and everything closed. I tried one more time and this happened again.
Pen pressure stops working when I lift the pen
by Josh on Saturday January 26th 2019, 21:09
Pen pressure is intermittent for me. If I lift the pen off my tablet to start a new stroke there is no longer pen pressure or tilt features. But, if I select the brush again from the presents, pen pressure and tilt are active again. Here's a video of the behavior --
RE: Pen pressure stops working when I lift the pen
by Bartosz Kosiorek on Sunday January 27th 2019, 2:07
Please create bug report with description of the problem, tablet model and logs from wine.
Fix for Black-Screen
by Swan on Friday April 27th 2018, 3:24
If you're facing a black canvas, it helped me to disable the option: "Use Graphics Processor" under Edit > Performance
Can't find internet connection or the clock is set wrong
by Kei Otani on Tuesday February 28th 2017, 13:14
I've tried this with many different wine versions including the setups mentioned above. The install works great, no problem.
Then, I run the program (in Win8 mode) and try to sign in. It tells me that there is no internet connection or that my clock is set wrong, and times-out. I can't get any further than this.

I have checked the internet connection is working using IE in the same wine environment. I figured the clock would be sync'ed automatically from the computer.

Has anyone else run into a similar issue? Please let me know! Thank you!

RE: Can't find internet connection or the clock is set wrong
by Mirko Brombin on Friday March 3rd 2017, 1:14
Are you wifi or eth connected?
RE: Can't find internet connection or the clock is set wrong
by Kei Otani on Saturday March 4th 2017, 16:23
Yes. I'm connected by wifi, and I have tested iexpolorer on the same wine instance, and I can connect to the internet, no problem. I may be missing something though. Please let me know if my testing methods are no good.

RE: Can't find internet connection or the clock is set wrong
by Ryad on Saturday March 23rd 2019, 7:59
Hi, do you found a solution for that ?
by Jelmer Portegijs on Saturday February 4th 2017, 9:48
How do you download this? With your provided link it says access denied. And can you provide some sort of guide how to install this? Can you crack this Photoshop if used with PlayOnLinux?
RE: Issues
by Storm Engineer on Tuesday February 21st 2017, 5:25
You need to create an Adobe account, log in, and download the trial. And if you want to keep using it, buy (subscribe) it. It's pretty cheap.

Don't use cracked software please. If you are not willing to pay a few bucks a month for Photoshop, then there are free alternatives, like Krita if you want to paint, or GIMP if you need a general image editor.
Can't open new files
by VacaNickel on Thursday January 19th 2017, 13:08
When I open a picture or a file, I get some glorious graphic bugs.
RE: Can't open new files
by Mirko Brombin on Saturday January 21st 2017, 14:50
Wich config do you use ?
Stuck on Sign In Required screen
by Tobias Alrøe on Thursday October 20th 2016, 9:22
Hi. The installer opens as intended but I'm stuck on the "Sign In Required" screen. The login form is never loaded and the loading spinner just keeps spinning until the connection times out and I'm presented with a "Please connect to the internet and retry" screen. Any ideas on how to solve this?
RE: Stuck on Sign In Required screen
by Tobias Alrøe on Friday October 21st 2016, 2:02
I was using latest stable and not the devel version as specified in
by Duncan Franco on Tuesday October 11th 2016, 17:26
Has anyone tried to set the 64bit version of Photoshop on Wine? I need it for its video import capabilities. I didn't test out for myself yet, just asking if someone has tried
RE: 64bit
by Duncan Franco on Wednesday October 12th 2016, 15:08
it works but it's shit
RE: 64bit
by Alain Roger on Saturday February 11th 2017, 4:43

i'm trying to install Photoshop CC 2015 according to what it's written above and first of all winetricks do not download any 64 bits apps like gdiplus, gecko, atmlib, msxml3 etc...
SO just from this point of view i would be glad to understand if author use win32 or win64 and HOW (step by step) did author do to make it work under 64 architecture.

because such program like photoshop in 32bits is USELESS.
Unable to Install Adobe Photoshop CC 2015
by prasanjitdas111 on Monday February 29th 2016, 6:58

I am new to Unbuntu and Linux. I am trying to install Adobe Photoshop CC 2015. I am getting the following the errors:

The program PDapp.exe has encountered an error a serious problem.

Can anyone help me?
RE: Unable to Install Adobe Photoshop CC 2015
by Jay Faulkner on Saturday March 26th 2016, 12:02

I've not tried it in a little while but IIRC PDapp.exe is the Windows 7-onwards Creative Cloud side of things. Try with a new wine config:

Install Creative Cloud in Windows XP mode. It'll fetch the legacy Adobe Download Manager. Once it's installed, quit out and restart in Windows 7 mode. This should give you access to current Creative Cloud applications in the old launcher.
RE: Unable to Install Adobe Photoshop CC 2015
by Duncan Franco on Tuesday October 11th 2016, 6:34
Had the same problem, using the latest Wine version worked for me
Dialogs Error
by Harindu Dillshan on Saturday January 2nd 2016, 1:00
Some dialog boxes (New,Blending Options , Preferences etc) don't display correctly. Buttons are displayed as black boxes.
RE: Dialogs Error
by Alexandre Assouad on Thursday January 14th 2016, 11:35
Install winetrick atmlib gdiplus msxml3 msxml6 vcrun2005 vcrun2008 fontsmooth-rgb
solved the problem on my side
RE: Dialogs Error
by Pekka Helenius on Wednesday March 30th 2016, 2:03
Only winetricks overrides you need for graphical errors and such are amtlib and gdiplus. I installed none of other additional libraries, and Photoshop is running fine. So,

winetricks amtlib gdiplus

Graphical errors like described by Harindu Dillshan are mostly related to gdiplus library (this is a case, for example, in Adobe Premiere Pro CS3).

If someone can specifically rationalize the reason for installing msxml3 msxml6 vcrun2005 vcrun2008 fontsmooth-rgb, please go ahead. Otherwise I take suggestions of installing those as irrelevant disinformation which should not be repeated to the users.
Fix Fonts
by Empty on Thursday November 19th 2015, 7:40
How to fix fonts on photoshop when splash is runing on the screen and on app?
it's simple tested on plasma 5.4.3 / lxqt / gnome-shell.

Must force dpi on : 96 , use anti-aliasing. (enable) and on configure it
sub-pixel (rendering type): RGB, Hiting style: Slight.

On mate in linux mate won't work. All test work on Archlinux.
RE: Fix Fonts
by Empty on Thursday November 19th 2015, 8:00
Edit: On Mint Mate won't work. All test work on Archlinux.
How to install
by Paulo Lieuthier on Wednesday October 28th 2015, 15:48
If you set your wine to Windows 2008, Photoshop CC 2015 will install. Then, set it to Windows 7. Unfortunately, it still won't work. I'm stuck.
RE: How to install
by Harindu Dillshan on Saturday January 2nd 2016, 0:55
Change wine to Windows 8 after installation . It worked for me at least.
RE: How to install
by Mirko Brombin on Sunday January 1st 2017, 2:58
I confirm, works fine with Windows 8 after installation.