Vignette using GIMP

Darkening towards the corners in a photograph. It brings the viewer's attention to the most important part of the photograph.

  • Open the image in Gimp

  •  Create a new layer with layer fill type as Foreground color (Keep the color as black)

  •  Add a Mask to the layer - Initialise layer mask to white(Full opacity)

  • Select the mode as soft light

  •  Use any of the selection tool

  • Select the region

  • Bucket fill the selected region

  • The region which has been bucket fill is bit brighter than the surrounding region

  • Select --> None

  • Select filter -> Gaussian blur and play around with the blur radius

  • Comparison of image before and after vignette is applied

Beetel 450TC3 - Few Web Interface Screenshots

This ADSL2+ Router/Modem is provided by Airtel.
Usually the wifi security page will have the option of showing the WPA passphrase in plain text which this firmware didn't have.

BB connection has a static IP.

Few screenshots of beetel 450TC3

Before even covering the aforementioned Q1, Q given below are satisfied by Q1..

  • What if Mr X don't want whatsapp on mobile 24x7 hogging up battery life, just need it for indoor communication purposes. (or)
  • What if touch-screen display is smaller in smartphone, need larger display for better accessibility(or)
  • Don't need the whole of contact/address book to be listed in whatsapp.(or)
  • Can it be installed on other form factors like laptop or desktop with linux/Win? - Yes, with a virtual full android env available on such machine, whatsapp can be installed

  • In a non-smartphone devices like tablet(HP slate 7 beats special edition) which runs android(android version 4.4.2), download the WhatsApp.apk from
  • Run the prg
  • Follow the On screen Instructions .. see below for the various steps involved.

Whatsapp will gather the contact information from the device(skype, email, hangout) Inorder to add mobile number use contact+ app from google store(include the screeshots from the tablet).