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Solarized - iTerm2 Color Presets

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Installation

Download current build of iTerm 2 from: http://www.iterm2.com/

NOTE: Only builds 480 (Jan 11 2011) and later support import of color schemes. If the stable release doesn't include this function, grab the nightly build from: http://code.google.com/p/iterm2/downloads/list

Open iTerm 2, open Preferences, click on the "Profiles" (formerly Addresses, formerly Bookmarks) icon in the preferences toolbar, then select the "colors" tab. Click on the "load presets" and select "import...". Select the Solarized Light or Dark theme file.

You have now loaded the Solarized color presets into iTerm 2, but haven't yet applied them. To apply them, simply select an existing profile from the profile list window on the left, or create a new profile. Then select the Solarized Dark or Solarized Light preset from the "Load Presets" drop down.

Ok, I've gone crazy with iTerm2 color management but you are going to be ok. Just realize two things:

  1. Like other apps (Chrome as of this writing) on the Mac, iTerm2 locks in a target color space when you create a new window. If you switch your monitor color space, relaunch iTerm2 and it will pick up the new target color space.

  2. The colors in iTerm2 currently cannot be device colors. They are baked in as generic rgb (which, despite the name, is an actual, specific color space from Apple and is used as a default just like other systems use sRGB as a default). I've switch Solarized Apple Color Picker palettes to use tagged colors by default, so for the most part iTerm2 will match up with other apps where you use Color Picker swatches.

The Values

L*a*b values are canonical (White D65, Reference D50), other values are matched in sRGB space.

SOLARIZED HEX     16/8 TERMCOL  XTERM/HEX   L*A*B      RGB         HSB
--------- ------- ---- -------  ----------- ---------- ----------- -----------
base03    #002b36  8/4 brblack  234 #1c1c1c 15 -12 -12   0  43  54 193 100  21
base02    #073642  0/4 black    235 #262626 20 -12 -12   7  54  66 192  90  26
base01    #586e75 10/7 brgreen  240 #585858 45 -07 -07  88 110 117 194  25  46
base00    #657b83 11/7 bryellow 241 #626262 50 -07 -07 101 123 131 195  23  51
base0     #839496 12/6 brblue   244 #808080 60 -06 -03 131 148 150 186  13  59
base1     #93a1a1 14/4 brcyan   245 #8a8a8a 65 -05 -02 147 161 161 180   9  63
base2     #eee8d5  7/7 white    254 #e4e4e4 92 -00  10 238 232 213  44  11  93
base3     #fdf6e3 15/7 brwhite  230 #ffffd7 97  00  10 253 246 227  44  10  99
yellow    #b58900  3/3 yellow   136 #af8700 60  10  65 181 137   0  45 100  71
orange    #cb4b16  9/3 brred    166 #d75f00 50  50  55 203  75  22  18  89  80
red       #d30102  1/1 red      124 #af0000 45  70  60 211   1   2   0  99  83
magenta   #d33682  5/5 magenta  125 #af005f 50  65 -05 211  54 130 331  74  83
violet    #6c71c4 13/5 brmagenta 61 #5f5faf 50  15 -45 108 113 196 237  45  77
blue      #268bd2  4/4 blue      33 #0087ff 55 -10 -45  38 139 210 205  82  82
cyan      #2aa198  6/6 cyan      37 #00afaf 60 -35 -05  42 161 152 175  74  63
green     #859900  2/2 green     64 #5f8700 60 -20  65 133 153   0  68 100  60
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