Peek is a GIF creator for Linux that uses FFmpeg and ImageMagick as backend.
Peek runs on X11 or inside a GNOME Shell Wayland session using XWayland. Support for more Wayland desktops or Ubuntu Mir might be added in the future. According to the developers:
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. It is not a general purpose screencast app with extended features and it never will be.Below is a small demo:
To install Peek in Ubuntu, run the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:peek-developers/stable sudo apt update sudo apt install peek