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A Blind High-Capacity Wavelet-Based Steganography Technique for Hiding Images into other ImagesHAMAD, S. , KHALIFA, A. , ELHADAD, A.
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blindness, digital images, discrete wavelet transforms, information security, payloads
image(16), wavelet(15), watermarking(12), processing(12), signal(10), hiding(10), steganography(9), information(9), transform(7), images(7)
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Date of Publication: 2014-05-31
Volume 14, Issue 2, Year 2014, On page(s): 35 - 42
ISSN: 1582-7445, e-ISSN: 1844-7600
Digital Object Identifier: 10.4316/AECE.2014.02006
Web of Science Accession Number: 000340868100006
SCOPUS ID: 84901834430
The flourishing field of Steganography is providing effective techniques to hide data into different types of digital media. In this paper, a novel technique is proposed to hide large amounts of image data into true colored images. The proposed method employs wavelet transforms to decompose images in a way similar to the Human Visual System (HVS) for more secure and effective data hiding. The designed model can blindly extract the embedded message without the need to refer to the original cover image. Experimental results showed that the proposed method outperformed all of the existing techniques not only imperceptibility but also in terms of capacity. In fact, the proposed technique showed an outstanding performance on hiding a secret image whose size equals 100% of the cover image while maintaining excellent visual quality of the resultant stego-images.
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