Friday, November 18, 2016

How to install Peek Record Animated GIF Images on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

Peek 0.8.0 new release, the simple screen recorder for animated GIFs, improves the user experience when finishing the recording and brings some important fixes if Peek was installed into locations other than /usr. Also Peek is now translated into 11 languages.

Peek 0.8.0 Changelog:
  • ui: Change button text while rendering
  • ui: Add a --version command line argument
  • ui: Show file choose directly after recording stops. This way rendering and choosing the file take place in parallel
  • recording: Correctly scale recording area on HiDPI screens
  • i18n: Arabic translation
  • i18n: Catalan translation
  • i18n: French translation
  • i18n: Lithuanian translation
  • i18n: Polish translation
  • i18n: Portuguese (Portugal) translation
  • i18n: Russian translation
  • i18n: Spanish translation
  • i18n: Ukrainian translation
  • misc: Added generic name and sub category to desktop file
  • misc: Added uninstall target, so source installations can be uninstalled with make uninstall
  • fix: Fix DBUS service file if installed to location other than /usr
  • fix: Locales not loaded if not installed to /usr due to missing locale path
Installation instructions:

Open terminal and insert command line...

$ wget

$ sudo dpkg -i peek-0.8.0-Linux.deb

$ sudo apt-get -f install

Once installed, launch peek from Unity Dash or your app launcher

After resizing Peek window to select a screen area, click the Record button to start recording.

Once you stop the recording, a dialog pops-up and prompts you to give a name and select where to save the GIF image.

After you save the GIF image, a dialog pops-up allows you to open the file folder quickly with the GIF image automatic highlighted.


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