Peek – Simple Animated GIF Screen Recorder

Looking for a simple tool that lets you record a section of your screen and export it as a GIF?
Peek is ideal choice for you.
Peek has the most straightforward and intuitive user interface among the GUI GIF recorders. It’s slick in design and simple to use.

It was designed to use ffmpeg and imagemagick to take screencasts of your desktop and animate them to make them Gifs.

Peek makes it easy to create short screencasts of a screen area. 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.

Installation on Ubuntu
Peek has its own official PPA. For installing, use the following commands:

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

Peek can be installed on all distributions supporting Flatpak from Flathub. To install, either download com.uploadedlobster.peek.flatpakref and open it with GNOME Software or install via command line:

flatpak install --user

For full functionality you should also install xdg-desktop-portal-gtk. It is available for most current distributions.
Command line:

flatpak run com.uploadedlobster.peek

To update to the latest version run:

flatpak update --user com.uploadedlobster.peek

Some features of peek:
-Support for HiDPI screens
-Record directly to WebM or MP4 format
-Simple user interface optimized for the task
-Select a screen region to record
-Save recorded video as an optimized animated GIF.

Peek GitHub Repo

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