This paper proposes a method for hiding an important image in a cover image whose size is limited. In this method, in order to save space, a modified search-order coding (MSOC) technique first transforms the important image, then, a randomization procedure permutes the transformed image to further increase the security. Finally, a modulus function embeds the permuted code in a cover image; notably, in the modules function, the modulus base used for a pixel is determined according to the variance of its neighboring pixels. Experimental results show that the images are of high quality. Comparisons with reported methods are provided.
|Number of pages||26|
|Journal||International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence|
|State||Published - 1 Sep 2008|
- Data hiding
- Modulus function
- Search-order coding