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June 23rd, 2009, 10:38 PM
Hi all,

Recently, I got Photoshop CS4 working under Wine 1.1.24. It was portable version.

Also, I use BreezeBrowser Pro to manage my photos. Under Windows, I can set up Photoshop as my editor for BreezeBrowser, just let the program know the path and you're ready.

Is this possible under wine? I've tried:

wine "/path/to/pscs4/Photoshop.exe"

wine \"/path/to/pscs4/Photoshop.exe\"

to no avail.

Is this possible at all?

Thanks in advance,


June 24th, 2009, 03:19 AM
I couldn't see why not. The Windows version of Firefox, under Wine, can initiate other Windows applications you've downloaded from within it's download manager if you choose to do so.

I would assume the path you give CS4 would be in terms of the virtual C:\ drive, assuming you let Wine install BreezeBrowser to this directory.

You wouldn't need to include the wine command for it to do it, I believe.

June 24th, 2009, 04:10 AM
Thanks, Rocky. It doesn't work, I'm sorry to say.

June 24th, 2009, 04:43 AM
If you're specifying an application to launch from within a windows app - you need to specify it in windows terms. ie.

wine "/path/to/pscs4/Photoshop.exe"


"C:\Program Files\...\Photoshop.exe"

June 24th, 2009, 11:35 AM
Thanks NightMKoder. In this particular case it doesn't work.



June 24th, 2009, 05:19 PM
Define "it doesn't work". What exactly happens when you do that? Is there any error output from the app or Wine?

June 24th, 2009, 05:31 PM
Hello cogadh,

Thanks for your post.

The way it is supposed to work is this:

I add the path to Photoshop to the BreezeBrowser preferences as the default external editor.
Once added, I can right-click on an image and select "edit" and Photoshop should open and in turn open the image (in my case, it opens in Adobe Camera Raw, actually)

That second step is not working. Photoshop won't open.

There are no error messages, neither from Wine, Breezebrowser nor PS. PS just won't open.

But I can live with that. Making that work would make my life easier, but not a deal-breaker.

Thanks again,


June 25th, 2009, 01:07 AM
Can you post a wine log from trying to open it?

June 25th, 2009, 05:10 AM
Hmmm... I don't know how to do that!

June 25th, 2009, 05:14 AM
Run the app via the terminal, Wine will output its own error messages there. For example:

cd ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/path/to/app
wine app.exe
When you try to launch PS from BreezeBrowser, Wine should produce some kind of informative message in the terminal.

June 25th, 2009, 05:25 AM
This is what I get:

err:shell:HCR_GetFolderAttributes HCR_GetFolderAttributes should be called for simple PIDL's only!