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How to install Peek – An Animated GIF Recorder on Linux

Peek is an animated GIF screen recoder that makes it easy to create screencasts of your desired screen area. If you are looking to showcase a demo feature of your app or games, or even provide a visual presentation of a bug report, then Peek is what you need for Linux machines. Its been optimized for generating animated GIFs for gif lovers. Before we proceed on how to install Peek on Ubuntu, lets take a quick look at its features.

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Peek Features

  • Generate animated GIFs from screencast
  • Can record directly to WebM or MP4
  • Used for creating small single short tasks
  • Runs on X11 or inside a GNOME Sheel Wayland session using XWayland

Peek changelog since v1.0.2

  • package: fixed installing man page
  • package: fixed Debian packaging
  • feat: Finish saving file when closing window while rendering
  • feat: Highlight file when launching Dolphin file manager
  • recording: Use raw video for recording GIF with GNOME Shell recorder (this is identical to how FFmpeg recorder works)
  • fix:
    • Failed to record MP4 when dimensions where not divisible by 2
    • Make sure recording starts after countdown is hidden
    • Closing window while recording could leave temp files behind
    • KDE Plasma and XFCE were showing an empty button in notification
    • Place close button on the left on all desktops configured this way
    • Cinammon showing notification with icon
  • i18n: Indonesian and Serbian translation
  • i18n: Updated translations for Basque, Esperanto, French, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian and Ukrainian
  • docs: Added man page
  • package: Removed dark theme hack for Flatpak (proper theme support is part of Flatpak now)
  • package: Updated dependencies for Flatpak and Snap packages
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How to install Peek 1.0.3 on Ubuntu 17.10, Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.04

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

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install peek

How to uninstall Peek from Ubuntu

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove peek

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