Why is darcula much lighter on a mac compared to ubuntu?

Why is darcula so much lighter on the mac version of Intellij compared to ubuntu.

I really like the theme and use it all the time, though on my mac it felt a bit too light, the backgrounds feel washed out.  When I installed ubuntu on a vm on my mac and ran intellij its much darker and richer and I really prefer it.

Are the theme values different on the ubuntu and mac versions of intellij or is this somethig else?

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It may be caused by some OS-specific color settings like ColorSync.
You can attach couple of screenshots, let's check RGBs.

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Hello Zac,

as Vassiliy said we need a screenshot. This is mine http://screencast.com/t/kEAH13AaVPT Does your IntelliJ look different?

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Ok this gives me hope at least :)

I'll take a snapshot tonight showing ubuntu and native mac side by side tongiht (Its on my dev box at home) and I'll compare it to intellij also running on my laptop.


zac

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Ok finally got around to doing a grab, the difference is subtle but it looks like my mac matches others, but Ubuntu is darker.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/q66uy71u8dodbmm/intellij.png

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It's the color profile. Macs ship with a standard color profile that favors color accuracy. I'm guessing Ubuntu is favoring "punched-up" colors.

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Right, same with Windows too..

Thanks , glad I'm not going cuckoo...

Right, so.. would kill for a retina iMac about now

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