Third CS release.
The majority of the tools are working but you can't use CS3 for anything useful.
What does not
The majority of the tools are working but you can't use CS3 with Wine 6.x because the applications windows are loosing focus, docking windows disappear, focus is not returned, crashes, etc. CS3 starts and might work for a minute or two but once you start drawing it either crashes or glitches.
The most stable config with wine 6.x is to override only gdiplus.dll with windows.xp but even in this config CS3 is unusable. The usual overrides of msxml atmlib are not going to help, they're no longer making CS3 work.
What was not tested
Not worth testing it all, the basics are not functional.
If you have Wine 6.x not worth looking this way, use CS5 or CS18
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Apr 02 2021||6.3||No, but has workaround||Yes||Yes||Garbage||Igor Franchuk|
|Show||Linux Mint 19.2 Tina||Sep 16 2019||4.16||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||CyCroN|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Jan 13 2019||4.0-rc6||No||Not installable||No||Garbage||Ethan Nguyen|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 18 2011||1.3.18||No||Not installable||Garbage||Olof Nord|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 17 2011||1.3.13||No, but has workaround||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|7665||Photoshop cs3 beta install fails||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|7828||Photoshop CS3 install / Adobe Setup fails before putting up UI||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|7829||Photoshop CS3 install / Adobe Setup fails at runtime||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|8945||Adobe Indesign CS3, Photoshop CS3, and Flash CS3 fail to install||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|10288||wine_gecko download hangs sometimes (affects e.g. Adobe Photoshop CS3)||CLOSED||WONTFIX||View|
|15432||Adobe Indesign CS3, Illustrator CS3, and Flash CS3 fail to install||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|15568||Adobe Photoshop CS3 installer crashes||CLOSED||WORKSFORME||View|
|15571||Adobe Photoshop CS3 aborts with missing gdiplus functions||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|15572||Adobe Photoshop CS3 and InDesign CS3 have z-order problems and general painting glitches||NEEDINFO||View|
|15583||Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver CS3 Installer look really bad||NEW||View|
|15584||Adobe Dreamweaver, Photoshop CS3: Cancel button in the installer make it crash||CLOSED||WORKSFORME||View|
|15590||Photoshop CS3 installation fails due to Bonjour Service startup error||NEW||View|
|15932||Adobe Photoshop 7, CS3 can't load images from URLs||NEW||View|
|18070||Multiple apps need separate msi custom action server process due to COM/MTA and/or isolation issues (Adobe CS3/CS4, Flash, Windows SDK 2008, Strawberry Perl, MS Office 2010)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|18938||Photoshop CS3 installer gives a Program Error||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|20436||Toolbars in Photoshop CS3 do not render correctly with wine's gdiplus||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|22593||Unable to delete note||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|38065||Adobe Photoshop CS3 broken appearance||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|48435||Photoshop Cs3 Page fault while loading||UNCONFIRMED||View|
First off: don't expect this to work well. Wine does not yet support Photoshop CS3. Only read these instructions if you feel like fiddling around, not if you expect to get a working Photoshop.
OK, now that you know that Wine does not yet fully support Photoshop CS3, here's how I got it to install and run today with wine-1.1.6:
$ cd .wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Adobe/Adobe\ Photoshop\ CS3 $ wine Photoshop.exe
That's it! It runs very slowly, though. Hats off to Jacek for fixing the installer!
I have had problems with the app's license manager giving up because the app was running too slowly. When this happens, you have to remove ~/.wine and reinstall.
Thanks to earther for the following email:
I was having problems with the Photoshop 7 ALT-Click keybinding in a new Debian install running Compiz. I did the standard window manager tweak but it still didn't work properly. Then I discovered an ALT-Click keybinding in the Compiz Window Management > Move Window > Initiate Window Move settings. I changed it to 'super' like in Gnome window management and voila, it seemed to get it working again in Photoshop. You might want to add that bit of info to the clone tool info on the Photoshop 7 page. earther