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Peek Gif Recorder Gets Updated, Now Available from a PPA

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Peek recording itself

Peek, the nifty animated gif screen capture app for Linux desktops, has been updated.

Peek 0.9 reduces the size of temporary files, adds a resolution downsampling option (to help the app use fewer resources when rendering your gif), and introduces fallback support for avconf should ffmpeg be unavailable.

For ultimate control the minimum frame rate can now be set as low as 1 frame per second.

A couple of Ubuntu (or more accurately Unity desktop) fixes are included.

For example, the app now shows a nice NotifyOSD bubble notification when a gif is successfully saved, rather than present you with a confusing box dialog; and Peek adds a ‘close’ button on the left of the app window, rather than the right.

To access the application’s preferences just click the little Peek logo tucked up in the right-hand corner of the app window and select (duh) Preferences.

peek 0.9 on ubuntu 16.04

How to Install Peek Gif Recorder on Ubuntu

To install Peek on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS or above you can now make use of an official Peek PPA, which contains builds of the gif app for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and above.

To add the Peek PPA to your software sources run the following command in a new terminal window:

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

Followed by this command to install Peek:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install peek

Launch the app from the Unity Dash (or your desktop’s equivalent).