Adobe Photoshop Elements

Adobe(R) Photoshop Elements 5.0
Adobe Photoshop Elements software combines power and simplicity so you can make your photos look their best; show them off in creative, entertaining ways; and easily find and view all your photos and video clips.
Edit and enhance
  • NEW Get rich black-and-white conversions.
  • NEW Fine-tune color, brightness, and contrast with new color curves adjustments.
  • Instantly fix photo flaws or use advanced tools for more control.
  • Edit the raw image files from your digital camera for the highest quality results.
  • Stylize your photos with hundreds of effects, and create fun photo composites.
Create and share
  • NEW Put your photos in fun, flexible layouts that you can customize to get the look you envision.
  • NEW Create dynamic slide shows, Flipbooks, CD and DVD covers and labels, and more.
  • NEW Use Flash(R) technology to create interactive galleries for the web.
Find and view
  • See all of your photos in one convenient place, and find photos using visual tags and a variety of viewing options.
  • Quickly find and view all previously saved versions of a photo with Version Sets.
  • Easily archive photos for safekeeping, either on CD or DVD.

Application Details:

Version: 5.0
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.38

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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



Layer filters

Quick fix

Adding a single third-party brush at a time

Almost all general tools

Basically everything except for those listed below

What does not

The clone tool and healing brush don't work because there is a conflict with the alt-click. In Ubuntu there is a default setting that makes alt-click move the window instead and you'd need to figure out how to get rid of it. Spot healing brush is fine.

The organizer won't load because it cant read the "my catalog.psa" file. 

The liquefy command crashes when it gets overloaded with too many edits.

Adding multiple third-party brushes.

Opening the program through the  "Welcome Window"


What was not tested

some filters and effects
adding effects (I tried but couldn't remember how to load them)
doing only a few edits in liquefy and seeing what happens

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

The anti-aliasing on the program font doesn't work and it's extremely slow. To run you have to open the Welcome Window (just click the regular PSE5 link) and in the bottom left corner (where it says "Open With: Welcome Window") click and select "Editor" in the drop down menu. It's otherwise usable!

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 10 20101.1.38Yes Yes BronzeLulu Grass 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Jun 14 20081.0-rc4Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 29 20080.9.59.Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 16 20080.9.58.Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 7.04 "Feisty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 16 20070.9.43.Yes No GarbageAnthony 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
9485 Adobe Photoshop Elements 5 aborts on startup (due to lack of IOCP?) CLOSED FIXED View
9540 Adobe Photoshop Elements 4 and 5 needs native ODBC CLOSED ABANDONED View
9592 Cursor seems not to move in Photoshop CS2 while hovering over a picture CLOSED INVALID View
9593 Adobe Photoshop Elements 5 tries to set the window size to the whole screen ignoring taskbar CLOSED ABANDONED View
10100 Adobe Photoshop Elements 4 and 5 HTML welcome dialog displays scroll bars CLOSED ABANDONED View

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