Peek Gif Recorder is the perfect screen capture tool for short and sharp video clips.
It was designed to use ffmpeg and imagemagick to take screencasts of your desktop and animate them to make them Gifs.
It’s that nifty tool for those who might want to demo a bug or a brief gameplay session quickly.
Features of Peek Gif Recorder
Peek offers only one feature, and that is to provide users with top quality gif files of assigned portions of their desktop screens. You can open its preferences to choose open the gif file after saving and the options to set delay count, resolution down-sampling, and framerate.
Install Peek in Linux Systems
You can install Peek’s latest version via its PPA on Ubuntu and Debian distributions:
On Debian and Ubuntu
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:peek-developers/stable $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install peek
If you want to have a latest development version of Peek, you can install it using PPA with daily builds repository as shown:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:peek-developers/daily $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install peek
On Fedora Linux
Fedora 25 user’s can use this repo to install it.
$ sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/Bajoja/Fedora_25/home:Bajoja.repo $ sudo dnf install peek -y
Other Linux distribution users can build and install Peek using CMake as shown:
$ git clone [email protected]:phw/peek.git $ mkdir peek/build $ cd peek/build $ cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr .. $ sudo make install $./peek
For more information visit github project page at https://github.com/phw/peek
How useful do you think Peek can be? Should its approach to app features remain the same? For me, this has taken green recorder’s place. Share your thoughts in the comments below.