Peek (software)

Peek is a computer software program for Linux to create simple animated GIF file based on the GIF89a file format. A screencast is created from a user-defined screen area. Peek is optimized for generating animated GIFs, but can also directly record to WebM or MP4.[2][3][4]

Peek on Linux
Developer(s)Philipp Wolfer, Alessandro Toia
Initial release2015
Stable release
1.5.1 / February 19, 2020[1]
Written inVala
Operating systemLinux
Available inMultilingual

Peek is not a general purpose screencast app with extended features but rather focuses on the single task of creating small, silent screencasts of an area of the screen for creating GIF animations or silent WebM or MP4 videos.[5][6]

Peek runs on X11 or inside a GNOME Shell Wayland session using XWayland.[7]

Peek has been featured in Issue 206/2018 of the Linux Magazine.[8]

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  1. ^ "Release 1.5.1 · phw/peek". 2020-02-19. Retrieved 2021-05-02.
  2. ^ "Peek is an Animated GIF Screen Recorder Tool for Linux - OMG! Ubuntu!". OMG! Ubuntu!. 2016-08-30. Retrieved 2018-01-03.
  3. ^ "How to Install Peek Gif Recorder on Ubuntu". OMG! Ubuntu!. 2017-02-21. Retrieved 2018-01-03.
  4. ^ "Install Animated GIF Recorder 'Peek' in Ubuntu 16.04 & Higher - Tips on Ubuntu". Tips on Ubuntu. 2017-03-25. Retrieved 2018-01-03.
  5. ^ "Peek - A Simple Animated Gif Screen Recorder for Linux". Retrieved 2017-08-02.
  6. ^ "Peek - The GIF Screen Recorder Sees A New Release". Retrieved 2018-01-03.
  7. ^ "Record Animated GIF Images in Ubuntu 16.04 via Peek | UbuntuHandbook". Retrieved 2018-01-03.
  8. ^ Langner, Christoph. "In the Can". Linux Magazine. Retrieved 2018-01-04.

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