December 18, 2010

Photoshop 12.0.3 update for CS5 Windows now available

In addition to containing the fixes that were part of the recent 12.0.2 update, the 12.0.3 update for Photoshop CS5 for Windows fixes a tooltip problem that was introduced by 12.0.2, as well as a security vulnerability.  Photoshop CS5 for Mac doesn’t have these problems, so there’s no equivalent update for Mac.

Posted by John Nack at 1:15 AM on December 18, 2010


  • Stefan Klein — 3:04 AM on December 18, 2010

    Unfortunately there`s still that LAB colormanagement bug: LAB pictures get oversaturated on the monitor, if you`re in fullscreen mode.

  • Matiu — 9:07 AM on December 18, 2010

    adobes advice…don´t go into fulscreen mode…

  • banery reklamowe — 4:57 PM on December 18, 2010

    dont expect to much from adobe….

  • Jay — 6:43 PM on December 18, 2010

    No, on the Mac many just can’t update cs5 to 0.2. If you check the forums you will see there is a big install failure issue updating.

  • Pronil Sengupta — 2:00 AM on December 20, 2010

    I tried this at my end and it did work fine. I could update PS CS5 to 12.0.2 on Mac 10.5.8.

    Try reinstalling PS CS5 and then update to 12.0.2. If that does not work do send me the aam logs present at Users\\Library\Application Support\Adobe\AAMUpdater\1.0\

    A screen shot of the failure would also help.

    eMail me the logs at


    • Jay — 11:23 AM on December 20, 2010

      Already working with Jeanne Ru*** on this. And, no, I won’t be reinstalling. It is a work machine new and newly installed CS 5 clean.

  • Jay — 11:23 AM on December 20, 2010

    Oh, and this is a SN X.6.5 issue.

  • Edward Caruso — 7:45 PM on December 21, 2010

    since mac users jumped on this windows update post – I’ll add my question here: Since CS5 arrived – saving and loading liquify meshes takes minutes instead of seconds. This is not acceptable in a professional retouching studio where we use this everyday. I’ve not gotten any response from adobe employees in the forums whether this will be fixed or not. Do you know if this is going to be fixed before CS6?

  • Harry — 11:04 PM on December 21, 2010

    I have the 12.0.3 update on XP, tooltips still aren’t working. Is there something I need to do after updating?

  • Keith — 9:57 AM on December 29, 2010

    When I attempt to update Photoshop CS5 12.0 to 12.0.3 I get “Another Instance of Updater is Running, Try again Later”. I’m running XP and turned “off” everything I can find relating to Adobe updates. Same message occurs when I attempt to update from the Help menu in CS5.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  • Gordon — 6:19 PM on April 07, 2011

    TG I am running win7. Makes updating much easier.
    I just hate having to re-install because of the fool way the Adobe makes you jump thru hoops to re install if you haven’t deactivated first.
    I have had to catastrophic HD failures and the hoops that Adobe requires you to jump through are nuts.

  • Marc West — 1:29 PM on April 10, 2011

    I would like to apply the CS5 12.0.3 update to Photoshop CD5 (64-bit) on Windows 7.

    In connection with the CS5 12.0.3 updates, Abobe says:
    “For convenience and reliability, we highly recommend that you apply this update directly from within Photoshop. To do so, choose ‘Help > Updates…’ in Photoshop CS5 and apply all the necessary updates that are available.'”

    When I do this Help->Updates selection inside Photoshop, it reports “The update server is not responding. The server might be offliine temporarily, or the internet or firewall settings may be incorrect…”
    I’ve tried it several times and get the same message so I conclude the server isn’t offline permamnently. I tried [briefly] switching the firewall off and trying again, but I got the same message.

    Anyone know what “internet or firewall settings” should be used to allow this update of Photoshop?

  • Kath — 1:58 AM on May 03, 2011

    I have CS5 Is there meant to be an enhancement area on the programme. i read the odd thing that reccomends go to enhancement. Maybe I just can’t see it. Hints please

  • Tim — 9:09 PM on May 12, 2011


    I’m running XP SP3 and trialing Photoshop CS5 from the Design Premium download and my tooltips don’t work. Photoshop says it’s version 12.1 x32 so even if I try to go back and install the 12.0.3 update, I can’t. Tooltips work fine in Dreamweaver.

    Has anyone else had this problem? If so, have you been able to get around it?



  • Rosemarie — 8:25 PM on May 26, 2011

    help- in help updater is greyed out , so I cannot update my CS5

  • tandlaeger i polen — 3:24 PM on June 26, 2011

    You can change it into registry: HKLM under Adobe software root

  • Alex Kambey — 6:45 PM on July 03, 2011

    Photoshop is very good for research-related activities that require good image

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