Animated GIF Recorder ‘Peek’ 1.0.3 Released [Ubuntu PPA]

June 17, 2017 — Leave a comment

peek Animated GIF recorder

Simple animated GIF screen recorder Peek 1.0.2 and then 1.0.3, with packaging fixes, were released a few days ago.

Peek provides a simple user interface allows you to select a screen area to record by moving and resizing the window. There’s a countdown after clicking on the ‘Record’ button.

peek recording area

Peek 1.0.2 / 1.0.3 come with bug-fixes, translation updates and small tweaks:

  • Finish and save recording when closing the app while rendering
  • Highlight file when launching Dolphin file manager
  • Use raw video for recording GIF with GNOME Shell recorder (fix poor video quality)
  • fix app failed to record MP4 when dimensions where not divisible by 2
  • fix the countdown issue.
  • fix that close window while recording could leave temp files behind
  • fix notification in KDE Plasma, Cinnamon and XFCE
  • Place close button on the left on all desktops
  • Translation updates, added man page.

How to Install Peek GIF recorder in Ubuntu:

The developer has made the packages into PPA repository, available for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 17.10, and derivatives.

Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or searching for “Terminal” from app launcher, when it opens, run commands:

  1. Add the Peek stable PPA:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:peek-developers/stable
  2. Then check updates and install peek via commands:
    sudo apt-get update
    
    sudo apt-get install peek

For those who don’t want to add PPA, grab the .deb package from your system from PPA packages page.

Uninstall:

To remove the screen recorder, either use your system package manager or run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove peek

You can also manage the PPA repository by going to System Settings -> Software & Updates -> Other Software tab.

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