How To Record Screen To GIF ? - Fosslicious

Saturday, May 12, 2018

How To Record Screen To GIF ?

In linux, many applications that we can use to record the screen and export it into .gif format. But, this time I will discuss one of the simplest screen recorder apps. The app is called Peek.

Peek is one of the most simple screen recorder apps, and when we finish recording, it will automatically export screen recordings to .gif format. The size of the exported file depends on the duration of the record, the long duration will make the size becomes larger.

To install Peek, please go to this site. For ubuntu users, or possibly other linux distros. Can type the following command to install via terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:peek-developers/stable
sudo apt update
sudo apt install peek
In addition, we can also install via flatpak or snappy.

How to use Peek?

Very easy! Please open Peek that already installed on your computer, and will come out a simple view like this:

Peek apps record to gif

Peek not only provides .gif format, but there are other formats like in the picture above. But, in this case, I will try to record the screen with the .gif format. To start recording, please click record as gif menu. You can also setting the screen size as needed. The following is the result of a terminal recording done by Peek.

Gif animation on peek recorder

Peek is one of the screen recorder apps, which I recommend to you, because it's so easy to operate. May be useful.