I use Adobe Lightroom 4.4 for photo editing. There is one very annoying aspect of this program, it is not available for Linux (only for Windows and Max OS X).
In order to run Lightroom on my computer, I had to use VirtualBox and install Windows 7 in it. This works, but is quite clumsy and annoying. And since Lightroom is the only reason for me to run Windows, I would like to get rid of it.
So I decided to try out Wine. The current version of Wine does not support Lightroom out of the box, but I found some patches which seems make it work. This is how I did it, for Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit.
- Uninstall any Wine installation you might already have
- Prepare to build Wine from source (for some odd reason, it should be
sudo apt-get build-dep wine1.4
- Download Wine 1.6 sources
- Unpack Wine 1.6 sources:
tar -xjf ~/Downloads/wine-1.6.tar.bz2
- Download the necessary patches
- Unpack and apply the paches:
tar -xzf ~/Downloads/wine-1.6-lr5-patches.tar.gz patch -p0 <0-Menu-wine-1.6.patch patch -p0 <1-ConditionVariables-wine-1.6.patch patch -p0 <2-InitOnceExecuteOnce-wine-1.6.patch
- Build and install the patched Wine 1.6:
cd wine-1.6 ./configure make sudo make install
- Install winetricks:
cd /usr/local/bin sudo wget http://winetricks.org/winetricks sudo chmod +x winetricks
- Install cabextract:
sudo apt-get install cabextract
- Prepare and install Lightroom 4.4.1 32-bit:
winetricks win7 wine ~/Downloads/Lightroom_4_LS11_win_4_4_1.exe winetricks winxp winetricks corefonts gdiplus ie7
- Download sRGB color profile
- Unpack and install sRGB color profile:
tar -xzf ~/Downloads/lr-wine-1.5.17.tar.gz cp "sRGB Color Space Profile.icm" ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32/spool/drivers/color
Now you can start Lightroom with this command:
wine "C:\\Program Files\\Adobe\\Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.4.1\\lightroom.exe"
I found most of the information here.