Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop Version 21

Application Details:

Version: CC 2020 (21.0)
License: Subscription
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 7.7

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

- Pretty much all tools

- Importing and quick exporting.

- Working with multiple images simultaneously in different tabs.

- Blur filters, Liquify, Transformation tools

- Camera Raw 14.3 *

- General performance is comparable to Windows

- GPU Acceleration

What does not

- Installation itself.

- Home screen.

- Export As just shows a blank window.

- Filter Gallery seems choppy, does not render some filters, others work fine.

- There are graphical glitches and flickering when hovering over the image with a big brush size (150px+) while zoomed in.

- UI scrollbars sometimes turn white / flicker when zooming in / out, or moving and resizing the Photoshop window.

- Camera Raw GPU acceleration


- Installation -

Install the program like normal under Windows in a virtual machine or actual hardware.

Create a new 64bit wineprefix for Photoshop, set the Windows version to 7 and install the following libraries with winetrics: atmlib fontsmooth=rgb vcrun2008 vcrun2010 vcrun2012 vcrun2013 msxml3 msxml6 vcrun2019 fontsmooth=rgb gdiplus webdings corefonts.

Then copy your Photoshop install from Windows to your wineprefixe's Program Files folder if you want to use Camera Raw, otherwise it doesn't seem to matter where it is placed under Linux. I copied the whole Adobe folder from Windows.

- Camera Raw -

Camera Raw seems to get lost when copying the installation folder from Windows to Linux, so download the installer from Adobe and install it with using your Photoshop's wineprefix like normal. Remember to set your Windows version to 10 in winecfg if you are installing Camera Raw 14.3 +.

* Under KDE Plasma on there seems to be a problem of the plugin window being unfocused while hovering over the different tool, Ok and Cancel buttons. This can be fixed with deselecting "Allow the window manager to control the windows" in winecfg.

Or by forcing Focus protection using the extreme option with window rules, while matching the set rule to just the Camera Raw window, if you want to keep decorated window frames.

- Nvidia GPU's -

With Nvidia's proprietary driver there seems to be an issue of the image not fully updating after using a filter or the Spot healing brush tool.

This can be fixed with using the enviroment variable "__GL_MaxFramesAllowed=1" when launching the program. 

Or you can disable GPU acceleration in Photoshop's preferences which also fixed the problem but slowed the overall performance.

- Export As -

You can set the quick export preferences to match your export as needs under Photoshop's preferences > Export.

What was not tested

- 3D Features

- Working with video

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Jun 03 20227.7No, but has workaround Yes YesSilverArttu 
ShowGentoo LinuxNov 07 20216.20-stagingNo, but has workaround Yes YesSilverRafael Umbelino 
ShowPop!_OS 21.04Aug 27 20216.15N/A Yes NoGarbageZanDev 
ShowPop!_OS 21.04Aug 10 20216.0.1N/A Yes NoSilverZanDev 
ShowUbuntu 20.10 "Groovy" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 10 20216.3No, but has workaround Yes YesSilverVapoOWO 

Known Bugs

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Photoshop 2020
by shrisha on Friday December 17th 2021, 2:25
This is great. Any chance for English language interface photoshop appimage?
Photoshop 2020 Linux 1005 FUNCIONANDO APPIMAGE
by Alex S. GameLinux on Wednesday November 10th 2021, 10:33
Eu consegui fazer funcionar em PT-BR e empacotei em appimage
RE: Photoshop 2020 Linux 1005 FUNCIONANDO APPIMAGE
by shrisha on Saturday December 18th 2021, 6:40
This is great. Any chance for English language interface photoshop appimage?
RE: Photoshop 2020 Linux 1005 FUNCIONANDO APPIMAGE
by Josesk Volpe on Wednesday February 9th 2022, 23:29
You can change language on the application settings
New dialog not working & concrt140.dll
by Davide Z on Saturday April 3rd 2021, 13:54
The "File>New" dialog is showing completely blank for me, luckily pressing enter will confirm the dialog and create a new image, which can then be resized, or you can just drag and drop existing images into the program

The spot healing brush tool was causing a crash, which was fixed by adding an override for concrt140