Title: An image steganographic algorithm on smart mechanism of embedding secret data in images

Authors: P. Mohan Kumar; J. Arokia Renjith

Addresses: Department of Information Technology, Jeppiaar Engineering College, Chennai – 119, India ' Department of CSE, Jeppiaar Engineering College, Chennai – 119, India

Abstract: In reversible compressed image data hiding, the exact cover image is restored at approximate efficient rate after extracting the secret data from the stego-image. The improved version of the traditional histogram shifting method as proposed, prevents overflow and underflow to a greater extent. The primary objective of this paper is to develop a high data hiding capability in histogram-based reversible data hiding algorithm by introducing a relatively lower distortion after embedding the secret message.

Keywords: histogram shifting; reversible data hiding; quad-tree segmentation; image security; pixel value differencing; image steganography; compressed image data hiding.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESDF.2016.073732

International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics, 2016 Vol.8 No.1, pp.35 - 52

Received: 12 Jan 2015
Accepted: 20 Jul 2015

Published online: 16 Dec 2015 *

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