How to Install Peek Gif Screen Recorder in Ubuntu – A Best Gif Recorder for Linux

In this article we are going to learn How to install Peek GIF screen recorder in Ubuntu. Peek is a open source GIF recorder application used to record your computer screen activities for example you can record your desktop screen, record any software installation steps and so on and save as gif animated format. Peek GIF screen recorder is a nice light weight application produces high quality GIF recording output. You will find some more options like delay in seconds before recording starts, you can set your frame rate, Apart from GIF format you can also save your recording’s in MP4 & WebM format, Use keyboard shortcuts to start/stop the recording, Set open file manager after recording, capture the mouse cursor movement…etc..Peek GIF recorder is a GNOME3 desktop based application but also works fine on Unity desktop.

How to Install Peek Gif Screen Recorder in Ubuntu – A Best Gif Recorder for Linux

Follow the below steps to install Peek GIF Screen Recorder in Ubuntu – A Best GIF Recorder for Linux:

Before start the installation we have to install the official PPA repository for Peek GIF screen recorder as it’s not a part of default repository of Ubuntu. So to install the PPA repository use the below command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:peek-developers/stable   # Install PPA Repository
[sudo] password for itsmarttricks: 
 Stable releases of the Peek animated GIF recorder

https://github.com/phw/peek
 More info: https://launchpad.net/~peek-developers/+archive/ubuntu/stable
Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it

gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmp2h1v2tq6/secring.gpg' created
gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmp2h1v2tq6/pubring.gpg' created
gpg: requesting key 76BAFBC6 from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com
gpg: /tmp/tmp2h1v2tq6/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created
gpg: key 76BAFBC6: public key "Launchpad PPA for Peek Developers" imported
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:               imported: 1  (RSA: 1)
OK

After install the official PPA repository let’s update the packages & repository of Ubuntu using below command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get update   # Update Packages & Repositories
Hit:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/git-core/ppa/ubuntu xenial InRelease                                                                                        
Hit:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease                                                                                                 
Hit:3 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease                              
Hit:4 http://ppa.launchpad.net/jeffreyratcliffe/ppa/ubuntu xenial InRelease                    
Hit:5 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease                                  
Hit:6 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease                                
Hit:7 http://ppa.launchpad.net/jtaylor/keepass/ubuntu xenial InRelease   
Hit:8 http://ppa.launchpad.net/nowrep/qupzilla/ubuntu xenial InRelease        
Hit:9 http://ppa.launchpad.net/peek-developers/stable/ubuntu xenial InRelease 
Hit:10 http://ppa.launchpad.net/stebbins/handbrake-releases/ubuntu xenial InRelease
Hit:11 http://ppa.launchpad.net/teejee2008/ppa/ubuntu xenial InRelease         
Reading package lists... Done

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Now we are ready to install the Peek GIF recorder package. So let’s go ahead and install the package using below command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get install peek   # Install Peek GIF screen recorder package
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  git-man liberror-perl libpcre2-8-0 libqt5x11extras5
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
The following additional packages will be installed:
  libkeybinder-3.0-0
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  libkeybinder-3.0-0 peek
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 217 not upgraded.
Need to get 135 kB of archives.
After this operation, 601 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y   ---> Enter 'y' to continue the installation
Get:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/peek-developers/stable/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 peek amd64 1.1.0-0~ppa16~ubuntu16.04.1 [127 kB]
Get:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/universe amd64 libkeybinder-3.0-0 amd64 0.3.1-1 [8,412 B]
Fetched 135 kB in 0s (138 kB/s)                                               
Selecting previously unselected package libkeybinder-3.0-0:amd64.
(Reading database ... 213702 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../libkeybinder-3.0-0_0.3.1-1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking libkeybinder-3.0-0:amd64 (0.3.1-1) ...
Selecting previously unselected package peek.
Preparing to unpack .../peek_1.1.0-0~ppa16~ubuntu16.04.1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking peek (1.1.0-0~ppa16~ubuntu16.04.1) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.23-0ubuntu9) ...
Processing triggers for libglib2.0-0:amd64 (2.48.2-0ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.15-0ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160824-0ubuntu1) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ...
Setting up libkeybinder-3.0-0:amd64 (0.3.1-1) ...
Setting up peek (1.1.0-0~ppa16~ubuntu16.04.1) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.23-0ubuntu9) ...

As you can see above we have successfully installed the Peek GIF screen recorder package. To confirm the same refer the below command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo dpkg -l peek   # Confirm the installed Package
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name                                 Version                 Architecture            Description
+++-====================================-=======================-=======================-=============================================================================
ii  peek                                 1.1.0-0~ppa16~ubuntu16. amd64                   Simple screen recorder with an easy to use interface

Now to open the application just type the command peek on shell prompt.

[email protected]:~$ peek   # Open the GIF Recorder application

You can also open the GIF screen recorder application graphically using Search your computer box.

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How To Uninstall Peek Gif Screen Recorder Application in Ubuntu?

To uninstall the GIF Recorder application use the below command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo dpkg -r peek   # Uninstall GIF Screen Recorder application
(Reading database ... 213754 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing peek (1.1.0-0~ppa16~ubuntu16.04.1) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160824-0ubuntu1) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.15-0ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for libglib2.0-0:amd64 (2.48.2-0ubuntu1) ...

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