Use Peek for Linux To Record Your Screen and Export Them As GIFs

Peek

Are you in search of a simple (but equally elegant) tool with which you can take recordings of your screen and then export them as GIFs? Look no more because Peek is an elegant lightweight screen capturing tool for exactly that task.

Don’t be carried away into thinking Peek is a general purpose screen recording tool. In short, with regards to the purpose of this nifty lightweight tool, the developer put it accurately, saying:

“Peek 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. It is not a general purpose screen cast app with extended features and it never will be”.

Peek is targeted at GNOME 3 and it works only with X11. As a result, it should work smoothly in your Unity Desktop as long as you don’t have any Locally Integrated Menus enabled.

You can download Peek for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS’ latest release directly from the project’s GitHub page. You will require ffmpeg to install it.

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