Install Peek GIF Recorder For Linux Ubuntu

How to install Peek on Ubuntu. Peek is aGIF recorder for Linux Ubuntu, an animated GIF Screen Recorder Tool for Linux Systems.

Peek makes it easy to create short screencasts of a screen area. It was built for the specific use case of recording screen areas, e.g. for easily showing UI features of your own apps or for showing a bug in bug reports. With Peek you simply place the Peek window over the area you want to record and press “Record”. Peek is optimized for generating animated GIFs, but you can also directly record to WebM or MP4 if you prefer.

Peek is not a general purpose screencast app with extended features but rather focuses on the single task of creating small, silent screencasts of an area of the screen for creating GIF animations or silent WebM or MP4 videos.

Peek runs on X11 or inside a GNOME Shell Wayland session using XWayland. Support for more Wayland desktops might be added in the future.

Install Peek On Ubuntu

Run the following commands in Terminal to install Peek GIF recorder on Ubuntu Systems:

sudo apt-get update
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:peek-developers/stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install peek

Once installed, open Peek from Ubuntu Dash.

Peek does not support to capture mouse clicks and/or key strokes natively. Peek is using ImageMagick to optimize the GIF files and reduce the file size. As was shown in issue #3 the resulting files are already small and compare well to other GIF recording software. In the end the GIF format is not well suited for doing large animations with a lot of changes and colors.

Install Peek GIF Recorder For Linux Ubuntu originally posted on Source Digit – Latest Technology, Gadgets & Gizmos.