Adobe Photoshop Elements

Features a more user-friendly GUI, quick editing function, flash light correction when photographing animals, upload to Social Media sites and a lot more…

Application Details:

Version: 12.0
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.1-staging

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Test Results

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What works

  • All toolbox items
  • All layer functions (adjustment, masks, blend modes)
  • Opening/saving
  • Save for Web
  • Image transform/resize tools

What does not

  • All Elements Organizer features
  • Scanning (WIA Support)
  • Tooltips sometimes persist until Photoshop is closed
  • Dialogs are all fixed size, so dialogs that dynamically change size (e.g. Layer Styles) are clipped
  • Desktop file type integration (KDE Plasma/Dolphin) results in "File could not be found" error on double-clicking sometimes



  1. Mount the install DVD using your regular OS
  2. Create a brand new prefix
  3. Run wine path/to/AutoPlay.exe
  4. Follow the install wizard as normal
  5. Once you see the progress bar, walk away for 15-30 minutes (seriously, don't touch for 15-30 minutes)
  6. A dialog will appear with boxes and/or other language characters, click the button in it
  7. The installer wizard will say that install failed. Ignore it and click Finish
  8. Edit the ~/.local/share/applications/wine/Programs/Adobe Photoshop Elements 12.desktop file
    1. Add __NV_PRIME_RENDER_OFFLOAD=1 __GLX_VENDOR_LIBRARY_NAME=nvidia __VK_LAYER_NV_optimus="NVIDIA_only" before /usr/bin/wine if you have an NVIDIA card and are using the proprietary driver
    2. Replace the final argument (which will be pointing to a .lnk or to an .exe in the Organizer folder) with C:\\\\Program\\ Files\\ \\(x86\\)\\\\Adobe\\\\Photoshop\\ Elements\\ 12\\\\PhotoshopElementsEditor.exe

Photoshop can now be run in editor mode by using the desktop link.

What was not tested

  • Quick and Guided Edits
  • Photomerge
  • Photoshop Projects
  • Online sharing functionality
  • Printing
  • Camera Raw

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentFedora 32 x86_64Apr 14 20216.1-stagingNo, but has workaround Yes YesSilverThomas A. Christensen II 
ShowLinux Mint 19.1 TessaMar 06 20194.0No Not installable NoGarbageArtur Jaros 
ShowopenSUSE Tumbleweed (rolling release)May 20 20183.7No Not installable NoGarbageMaik Wagner 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
32342 Multiple applications and games using 'Webkit' or 'Blink' web browser engine crash on startup ('Arial' and 'Times New Roman' font face name validation) STAGED View

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