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How to Download Facebook Photos and Videos

How to Download Facebook Photos and Videos

So you uploaded photos or videos to Facebook, or one of your Facebook Friends did, and you’d like to share them outside of Facebook.

That’s not a problem if your or your “Friend” have a copy available on a smartphone, tablet or computer.

But what if that prized shoot or goofy video has been deleted from everywhere but Facebook?

Just download them to your computer.

Here’s how.

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We’ll Always Have Paris (Apps)

We’ll Always Have Paris (Apps)

When I spent five days in Paris back in 1999, I used paper maps and printed guidebooks to find my way around.

(Guy Moll Flickr Photo)
(Guy Moll Flickr Photo)

But that was seems “So 20th Century” in today’s world when travelers circle the globe with smartphones in their hands and pockets, and tablets in their carry-on bags.

Here are three apps that Kim Eaton of The New York Times suggests that you use on your next (or first) visit to The City of Light.

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Making Movie Trailers from Vacation Videos

Making Movie Trailers from Vacation Videos

When you see a preview of a coming attraction at a movie theater you’re watching a “trailer.”

Movie Preview

Unlike a trailer towed behind a car, a movie “trailer” is like a cart set in front of a horse: It comes first to pique your interest in seeing the film when it is released at a future date, and it may even include scenes that end up on the “cutting room floor” and not in the movie itself.

A “trailer” can be a highly entertaining mélange of scenes: Car chases, dramatic landscapes, and intimate encounters, all rolled up into a two to three minute mini-movie.

If you shoot video clips when you travel, you can assemble them into a “documentary” or “dramatic” movie.

It could take several hours of editing to produce an “epic” movie. But here’s how you can quickly create a “trailer” that will entice your friend and family into watching your “feature-length” film when it’s ready for “prime time” viewing.

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