Linux: create Gif or record video from the screen

By | 09/29/2021

There are a lot of utilities to create a Git animation for Linux, but I like the peek.

Besides the Gif, also can create files in the MP4, WebM, APNG formats.

On the Arch Linux can be installed from the AUR:

sudo pacman -S peek

Run it:


The area, that will be captured during record, is transparent so it’s easy to select necessary field:

To change options, click on the three lines at the top right corner and choose Preferences:

And click on the Record:

Save the resulted file:

And watch it: