Peek 1.5.1

Peek makes it easy to create short screencasts of a screen area. It was built for the specific use case of recording screen areas, e.g. for easily showing UI features of your own apps or for showing a bug in bug reports. With Peek, you simply place the Peek window over the area you want to record and press "Record". Peek is optimized for generating animated GIFs, but you can also directly record to WebM or MP4 if you prefer. 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. Peek runs on X11 or inside a GNOME Shell Wayland session using XWayland. Support for more Wayland desktops might be added in the future (see FAQs below).

Tags screencapture
License GNU GPLv3
State stable

Recent Releases

1.5.123 Feb 2020 03:15 minor feature: Build: building with CMake.
1.5.019 Feb 2020 03:15 minor feature: Feat: Dialog to set recording area size (#246, #519). Feat: Use radio buttons for format selection to easily show selected format. Show error dialog on startup if recording backend is unavailable. missing title in taskbar on KDE Plasma. Changing output format in small UI mode resizes the window. Disable menu during recording. I18n: New translations for Finnish and Hebrew. I18n: Updated translations for Basque, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croation, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Lithuanian, Norwegian Bokmål, Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish and Swedish.
1.4.024 Sep 2019 15:48 minor feature: This is the long overdue 1.4 release, which most importantly fixes some crashes occurring on many systems and updates the UI for new GNOME guidelines. Thanks a lot for everybody who contributed, especially for your patience with this project. Your support has been amazing, most of the things changed here were provided by new contributors. I should have done this release way earlier, and originally it should have been out before GNOME 3.32. But as it sometimes goes real live and other projects kept me busy. Sorry for the long delay. I originally wanted to include more in this release, but in the end it is more important to bring this release out and then focus on the future. I don't want to have such a long delay again. Changes: feat: Move app menu into application Window (#391, #438) feat: New application icon following new GNOME icon guidelines (#114, #390) feat: Set window type hint to UTILITY (ensures window gets opened as floating on tiling window managers) feat: Show shortcut hint in main window (#234, #285) feat: Added Recorder, Video and AudioVideo to desktop files categories (#340) feat: Improved the error message shown on GNOME Shell recording issues feat: Provide more details in error reports fix: Fixed double free error after ffmpeg recording (#419) fix: Fixed building with Vala 0.46.1 (#501) misc: Raised minimum Gtk version to 3.20 i18n: Updated translations for Basque, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Czech, Dutch, Esperanto, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian i18n: New translations for Japanese and Turkish build: New Meson based build (old CMake build is deprecated and will be removed in release 1.5) build: Autogenerate po/LINGUAS