Installing Photoshop on Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

I got my Adobe Photoshop 7 running very well on Ubuntu 8.04 Linux. Previously I tried to install CS3 version of Photoshop, but after many issues was not able to install it on Ubuntu. Here is how you can get your Photoshop 7 running on Ubuntu 8.04.

Step 1: Install Wine
On Terminal:

$ sudo apt-get install wine

Step 2: Copying Photoshop program files from Windows.
First of all, you will need to install Photoshop 7 on Windows. After installing it on Windows, create a ‘Adobe’ directory in “/home/YOURNAME/.wine/drive_c/Program Files”.

From windows, copy the Photoshop installed directory from “c:\Program Files\Adobe” to “/home/YOURNAME/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Adobe” in Ubuntu.

Step 3: Importing registry.
In your Windows box, type “regedit” in the command-line and export the whole “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Adobe/” to “adobe.reg.

If your Ubuntu box has as default charset ascii and your Windows box has ucs-2 then on terminal type:

$ sudo recode ucs-2..ascii adobe.reg

After you converted your adobe.reg file, type:

$ sudo wine regedit adobe.reg

Step 4: Create a Launcher to launch Photoshop.
Crete a new launcher on your Desktop and set command to:
wine “c:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop 7.0\Photoshop.exe”

That’s it.

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  1. Dan Kegel 14 February 2009 at 3:15 pm #

    Funny, I just installed Photoshop 7
    tryout version (from
    with wine-1.1.15, and had no problem…
    but then I didn’t try to activate it,
    I just used it in trial mode.

    Is it only the retail disc that has
    trouble, or does activating the tryout
    also have trouble?

    See also

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