Install Photoshop On Linux

Adobe Photoshop is a graphics editing program used by professional graphic designers and photographers. There is no native version for the Linux operating system, but an open-source, free utility called Wine allows you to install Windows software, including Adobe Photoshop, on the Linux operating system. The Wine software is available for all Linux distributions. You must have a valid Photoshop CD to install the software.


1. Download and install the latest Wine package for your distribution. You can get it from your distribution’s software repository or from the Wine website (see Resources).

2. Open a terminal window.

3. Type the command “wine iexplore” to install the Wine version of Internet Explorer.

4. Download the Tahoma font (see Resources).

5. Type the command “mv ~/Downloads/tahoma.ttf ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/fonts” to move the font to the Wine fonts directory. Replace “~/Downloads” with the correct path to the Tahoma font.

6. Insert the Photoshop CD in your computer’s CD-ROM drive.

7. Double-click on the CD icon that appears on your desktop.

8. Right-click on the “setup.exe” file.

9. Choose the “Open with Wine Windows Emulator” option.

10. Follow the directions to install Photoshop.

11. Open the Photoshop program. You will find it under the “Wine” section of the “Applications” menu.

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